Can anyone advise on cat flaps please?

(7 Posts)
OliviaStabler Tue 16-Aug-16 09:07:14

I have two doors I want to fit a cat flap in. One door is double glazed glass and one is double glazed at the top but the bottom of the door is plastic. I will ask the double glazing frim to fit the cat flaps but I don't know which cat flaps to choose.

The glass door opens onto an enclosed area that no other cats can get into. The plastic bottomed door opens onto the garden and we do occasionally get neighbouring cats enter our garden.

I am most concerned about the need for my cat to wear a collar so she can come and go but also that the cat flaps letting the cold in in the winter.

Can anyone please tell me their experiences and any advice they have? Thanks in advance.

SoupDragon Tue 16-Aug-16 09:10:16

If you get a microchip cat flap, your cat won't need a collar. Assuming, of course, the cat is chipped!

Icequeen01 Tue 16-Aug-16 09:24:19

Definitely second the microchip cat flap. Years ago we used to have a flap which meant my cats had to wear a 'brick' (not sure if that's the technical term smile) on their collar. I was forever buying new collars and bricks as they kept losing them. Then one of my cats managed to somehow get his collar caught around his mouth, luckily it was at home so I was there to free him but it put me right off collars.

Take a look at the Sureflap, can thoroughly recommend.

OliviaStabler Tue 16-Aug-16 09:37:27

Yes, she is chipped :-) I was not sure if that chip could activate a cat flap as she is a git for getting into tight spaces grin

Elizabeth14 Thu 17-Nov-16 19:13:13

Catflaps are great but you sometimes do need to keep the cat indoors. For me, it's when I'm out or when it's dark because my cat drags in 'gifts' . this is all right if the gift is dead, but when you come home to or wake up to a bird flying around the house, you know you need to make the catflap a little more secure. You can buy a great catflap cover on eBay. They can paint them all colours and they're not too expensive. My cat hasn't broken it yet and it's been there for three years now. They're still on eBay, just checked. Reference 262718835111

Tinkerbubbletrouble Thu 17-Nov-16 19:57:02

We have a microchip cat flap. It's awesome!

icy121 Thu 17-Nov-16 22:53:15

elizabeth nothing like when they bring in a living gift and proceed to murder it all over the kitchen confused found a dead wood pigeon the other day and my god it was a total massacre. Grim.

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