- Microchip catflap experiences?
Our experience is pretty poor.
First of all, got shredded holding the cat under the thing to code it to the chip. Then the cat wasnt patient enough to get it working so just punched his way out….
Our ordinary cat flap was fine and we enjoyed meeting our cats friends.Posted 4 years ago
got shredded holding the cat under the thing to code it to the chip
Oh, it’s the actual CAT microchip? I stupidly assumed it was a collar chip or suchlike…
Our ordinary cat flap was fine and we enjoyed meeting our cats friends
You haven’t seen the feral flea-bags around here. My little lord fauntleroy would get distressed at such low class moggies marking his home.Posted 4 years agochrispyMember
and I can’t fault it.. took my rather thick cat a while to work out but otherwise its been great not having half the neighbourhood cats in the house. To program, just press a button and push the cat through and its done :D.Posted 4 years agoflowergirlMember
We’ve got a SureFlap Microchip cat flap for our three cats. So long as your cats are used to cat flaps then its easy to set. You just push a button to set it to ‘learn” and wait for the cat to come in. It reads the chip in the cat and that’s it! They don’t have a collar and tag to lose so the only cost is the batteries in the catflap.Posted 4 years ago
My cats used to lose a collar and tag every week between them, so it was costing a fortune! Got ours from t’internet, easy animal has them at the mo for just over £60.ivorhogseyeSubscriber
They are not cheap but what you pay in cat flap you save in destroyed carpets.
Just put petporte into google
Absolutely brilliantPosted 4 years agotonyg2003Subscriber
Hi. We have a SureFlap. I know the company owners who are based in Cambridge – very nice people.
It reads your cats underskin microchips (no collars required) and works really well. For cat nerds you can even hook it up to a webcam.
The SureFlaps folks (at the Uni) developed a new microchip scanning tech and were looking for an application to demonstrate it’s utility. They only made a few cat flaps for friends but the business just took off. It a cool backstory.Posted 4 years agobrokensoulMember
We got a Petporte one for our three boys when one of the neighbourhood cats started coming through the old flap, finishing off any food and spraying in the house.Posted 4 years ago
If it broke, we’d be getting another. We got it from Pet Planet for less than £100. That was a year or two since, though.JRTGMember
Pet Porte here, brilliant and still going strong. As with others keeps the local bully’s out and as we lock our cats in at night, the night mode is brilliant (auto locks the flap when it’s dark and you set the levels so we do before dusk/ after dawn so there is less wildlife kill).Posted 4 years agodan1980Member
I can strongly recommend the sureflap cat flap.
Once I’d got Ollie chipped and he was ready to go out, I installed the flap and just had it set up as a normal flap for the first few days whilst he got used to it.
Then I turned on the programming and let him go through, so it read his microchip.
Once set up to use his chip ID, he initially, because of the click of the magnet, was reluctant to come in/go out, so an hour or so holding treats the other side of the flap encouraged him to go through. Now he’s used to it and happy to run in and out whenever he feels like it.
I’ve seen him in next doors house, who have a normal flap, and I’ve seen their cat stare longingly through my cat flap trying to get in.
There’s a little mirror thing on the inside of the tunnel that needs to be kept clean, so if your cat is a dirty little scrote like mine, occasionally you’ll need to wipe it down with a damp cloth. I’ve had to do that once in 7 months, so it’s not really a chore.Posted 4 years agomrblobbyMember
Got a pet Porte about 5 years ago when we moved house as we kept finding other cats in our house. Final straw was finding the previous owners cat on our bed!
Only problem we’ve had with it was when we left the door open and the control unit side got very wet. Pet Porte sent me a new circuit board for it free of charge. Thinking of upgrading to a newer model though as the old one is quite draughty. New model also has battery back up and I think a better placement of the buttons and power connector.
Had no problem programming it (just the usual scratches.)Posted 4 years agofootflapsSubscriber
We’ve got a Pet-porte cat flap. Cost about £65 from Amazon. Cats came chipped from the Blue Cross. I had to make a small step for them when they were small, to get their shoulders near enough to the sensor for it to work. Other than that, it works fine.Posted 4 years agosamuriMember
Never, ever make the cat flap in only rather than in and out.
Unless of course you want to find out just how many cats visit your house when you’re not there.
We accidentally did this and came back after work to find five cats in our house. We only own two. obviously on finding themselves locked in they went on a shitting and pissing spree.Posted 4 years ago
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