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Old 04-08-2010, 03:46 PM
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Which Cat Flap?

We let Bunk out for the first time without his lead today and he came back! Yay!

However, he now wants to spend every minute of every day exploring, which is fine, but we go on holiday soon and the person that was Cat-Sitting has let us down so we want to get a cat flap so he has the freedom to come and go as he pleases.

Our next door neighbour will pop in and feed him once a day and keep his dry food and water topped up, but is there a cat flap you would recommend?

We have an old wooden stable door at the back and don't know if there's anything spaecial I need to look for...

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Old 05-08-2010, 07:24 AM
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Re: Which Cat Flap?

Mostly it comes down to cost!
The basic flap allows access to your own cat, and all the neighbourhood cats too! Mostly resident cats will be ok with this and will dissuade visitors, occasionally you will find an interloper visiting for breakfast and this CAN be very stressful for your cat.
A step up is the magnetic flap, where the cat wears a magnet on his collar which then only allows him ( or another cat wearing the same mechanism ) to enter the house. This can work well, but cats are prone to losing the collar and magnet which means they can be locked out, also replacememnt magnets can be fairly pricey.
The ultimate cat flap is one which reads your cats id chip and only allows in registered cats. This type is obviously more expensive and I THINK it requires a power supply, but do not have one myself and have never quite figured out how the power bit works!
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Old 05-08-2010, 04:36 PM
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Re: Which Cat Flap?

PET PORTE IS THE BEST CAT FLAP IN THE WORLD!!!
ive had mine for a few months now and its the best purchase i have made for the ccats. it gives you piece of mind that your kitty can come and go and he pleases but it also keeps naughty strays out!
it is expensive but as i say you get a 3 year guarantee and there are how to films on you tube as the instalation requires some thought.
have a look at the website!
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Old 05-08-2010, 06:57 PM
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Re: Which Cat Flap?

Yep totally agree about Pet Porte. We've had one for a few years as had problems with neighbourhood cats & think its great.
We have recently brought the newer version which is even better. Well worth the extra money.
We had had every cat flap under the sun from cheap to expensive
No collar is required, however we still put collars on our cats as they have a tracking device on it but at least they will never be locked out.
A power supply is needed but you can always buy an extension from the company. Not sure if it can run off batteries as well though, would be worth checking with them.
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Re: Which Cat Flap?

Pet Porte all the way. Yes it does need a power supply, but it also has a battery back up to cover power cuts.
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Once again, most definately Pet Porte. it is one the dearer options but well worth it, as long as your cat is chipped it will only read that chip number so will not let any other cats in to do as they please !!!!.. there are aslo many other options on them to consider also like vet mode, permanent lock, etc. take a look on the website, but i dont regret getting mine for a minute...
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Old 06-08-2010, 03:17 PM
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Re: Which Cat Flap?

Hello, we have SUREFLAP, a ID chip one, which works on the same level as the one mentioned in the above post, but sureflap works off batteries, and these last for up to 2 years. Our cats love this, and no more smelly toms spraying on my kitchen worktops too!
Best of luck.
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Old 06-08-2010, 04:28 PM
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Re: Which Cat Flap?

Cant really advise on the best cat flap but just a thought which I am sure you have considered ,Your cat may take a while to get used to both going out and coming in (coming in being the most important)Will your neighbour keep a watch out in case he has problems.
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Old 06-08-2010, 07:32 PM
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Re: Which Cat Flap?

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Hello, we have SUREFLAP, a ID chip one, which works on the same level as the one mentioned in the above post, but sureflap works off batteries, and these last for up to 2 years. Our cats love this, and no more smelly toms spraying on my kitchen worktops too!
Best of luck.
This is the one I have as well. I looked at the PetPorte one but opted for the Sureflap as that runs off batteries. Didn't have any plug sockets available to run one off the mains! Had it fitted now for about 18 months. Changed the batteries once as was going on holiday & didn't want them to run out but the originals weren't flat so may have still had lots of life left in them!
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Old 16-03-2011, 03:02 PM
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Re: Which Cat Flap?

Hello !

Picked up this old thread as I am wondering about micro chip flap.

Puss is used to a normal flap. Next doors cat does come in too quite but he is not aggressive and they have the odd biff-no-claws but at other times settle down together. So not a big problem.

New cat on the block is a different story and she is freaked out by him and at 17 she is not able to assert herself as she would have in years gone by.

I work shifts and so closing cat flap at night is not an option.

I want her to be secure in her old years.

SO .....

1) She is not chipped. Is she too old to chip ? She is used to needles !

2) Flap is not conveniently near a power supply. How long do batteries last?

3) She has developed a habit of hanging around her flap as if to be ready for intruder. (Trench warfare). This worries me that her chip could potentiall open flap and let intruder in but then not out. Worse scenario than we have.

4) Can same flap be reset to another chip if we had another cat ?

5) No power supply by flap - how long do batteries last ?

Do you lovely catty-folks have any experience to help me decide ?

I am not keen on magnet as she still hunts and loses her collars regularly.

THANKS GUYS

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