I'm going to move Topsy tonight - here's my plan - let me know what you think and if I should change any of it. I read that if I move her at night and keep her in the dark for 2 days she'll forget about her old nest. So I'm going try it.
1. Go before dark and set up the new nest area - blue bankers crate will be covered with a dark beach towel to keep it dark - I'll put a the base to the cat carrier inside to give her a structure to lay on. And I'll put mostly pine shavings but also some straw since that's what she's been sitting on.
2. When it's completely dark outside - take low flashlight & son to coop - get her from the nestbox and cover her with towel for the move & take the two pingpong balls to new nest area and put them in the nest with her on top. Keep her in the dark until Sunday night then remove the towel from the box.
Hopefully that will get her settled on the new nest area. She will have food & water there and ability to get out after Sunday. Hoping she chooses to return to that nest!
So what do you think?