Felixer Training Module and User Manual
If you are a new User of a Felixer please complete the Training Module HERE
You can access the latest version (November 2022) of the Felixer User Manual HERE and the Felixer Crate User Manual HERE (note: not all Felixers have a Crate). The May 2022 version of the Felixer User Manual for V3.1 can be found HERE.
APVMA Felixer 1080 Cartridge Label
Felixer Case Studies
In February 2020 Thylation received $1.2M in grant funding from the Australian Government’s Environment Restoration Fund to support the commercialisation of Felixers, which was successfully delivered on time and on budget by mid-December 2020, supported by an independent audit.
You can read the Summary of the Final Project Outcomes HERE.
A report on the Kangaroo Island deployments from January to July 2021 can be found here.
ESA 2019: Humane and targeted: Felixers enable safe feral cat and fox control in agricultural and peri-urban environments
Natural Resources Kangaroo Island Preliminary findings of the Felixer grooming traps trial
Target Specificity of the Felixer Grooming “Trap”
Pilbara Felixer trial with northern quolls
Wildlife Reintroduction Conference Chicago Felixer poster
Can Felixers control foxes too? A pre-recorded presentation to the 18th Australasian Vertebrate Pest Conference on 26 May 2021.
Predicting the Efficacy of the Felixer Grooming Trap as a Population Control Device in the Tasmanian Midlands.
Bush Heritage Australia safety assessment of Felixer grooming traps in the Western Rangelands
Effectiveness of the Felixer grooming trap for the control of feral cats: a field trial in arid South Australia (Wildlife Research, 2020)
Is the Felixer cat control device safe for marsupial carnivores? (Rickards H. et al, Wildlife Research, 2022)
Cat Mangement Resources
Legge Murphy McGregor Woinarski et al 2016 cat pop size Australia
The hidden costs of cats in Australia: Cat-dependent diseases and human health
Some personal reflections on the present and future of Australia’s fauna in an increasingly fire-prone continent, by Chris Dickman and Tein McDonald
Increasing knowledge to mitigate cat impacts on biodiversity. Webber, B.L. (2020). The Western Australian Biodiversity Science Institute, Perth WA.
The significance of landholder gender and previous knowledge of control methods for effective feral cat (Felis catus) management in south-eastern Australia.
Among the Pigeons: why our cats belong indoors, by John L. Read
John has been responsible for the development of the Felixer from promoting the concept and securing funding to organising trials and initial sales. John has a PhD in Ecosystem Management, has published over 120 scientifc papers on ecology, threatened species and feral cat management and authored 4 popular books including ‘Among The Pigeons, why our cats belong indoors’. (Follow the link to purchase the book from Wakefield Press)
Read Chapter 5 – Stealth and subterfuge
“Meticulously researched, extraordinarily informative, and engagingly written.
John Read has given us a book that throws light on the highly controversial issue of indoor and outdoor cats.
It is a book for cat lovers, for those who care about the natural world, and for doctors.
I hope it will be translated into many languages and be incorporated into animal welfare and environmental curricula.”
~ Jane Goodall
On 27 June 2022 Dr John Read participated in a panel discussion, hosted by the Invasive Species Council, to talk about the ‘Aliens Among Us’ on the impacts of feral and roaming cats.
You can watch the 60 min recording here: Aliens Among Us – Q&A with author & ecologist John Read – YouTube
Media interviews on Felixers
Feral Cat Grooming Traps
Secret reserve protects elusive Australian night parrot SBS
Ecological Horizons and Applidyne Engineering feral cat grooming trap on Nine News SA 9 March 2016
Complément d’enquête. Matous à mater – 4 octobre 2018 (France 2)
John Read on ABC Radio Australia All Over program on 30 August 2020
John Read on ABC Radio Nightlife with Indira Naidoo 12 December 2021
Other articles or websites that may be of interest on Feral cats
Media release Australian Government: $2 million boost in the fight against feral cats
Glovebox Guide for managing Feral Cats – Centre for Invasive Species Solutions
Cat management, is there a silver bullet?
Western Wildlife Newsletter Dec2018 (page 11).
Why Trap-Neuter-Return (TNR) is not an ethical solution for stray cat management
Inside with Cats is a collaboration project that introduces six Kingborough cats (along with their humans), who are embracing life on the inside.
Putting the cat before the wildlife: Exploring cat owners’ beliefs about cat containment as predictors of owner behavior.
Australian Geographic February 2022 ‘A Diabolical problem needing radical answers’: when cats are not so cute.
AusBiz May/June 2022 ‘The quick red fox and even quicker cats’.