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Microchip operated cat flap??

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WetAugust Sun 25-May-14 21:46:40

The neighbour's cat has decided to come in at night and scare my two cats so I need to prevent him from entering the house.

I have a manual Staywell cat flap. I notice that 2 microchip operated cat flaps appear to be available: the Staywell (Petcare) or the SureFlap.

The Staywell reviews are not great but people seem to think the SureFlap is good.

Does anyone have any experience before I blow a lot of money on one?

It has to be micro-chip operated as my two don't wear collars.

Thank you

tobiasfunke Sun 25-May-14 21:58:22

We have had a sureflap for the last 4 years- it's fabulous. No issues at all and no unwanted cats. Worth every penny. I spent more on lost collars and magnets.

QueenOfThorns Sun 25-May-14 22:02:56

We have a Petporte one, I think that's now made by Staywell? It's brilliant. One of my cats has forgotten how to use a normal cat flap because he's got used to hearing the click of the lock releasing when he goes up to it. He's not too bright, though!

rideyourbike Sun 25-May-14 23:37:46

We have a sure flap for our rescue kitten. It works well and easy to fit. Can choose in or out only as well as both ways.

WetAugust Sun 25-May-14 23:43:58

Great thank you for your opinions. Is the Petporte one a D shaped door? Also is SureFlap only available mail order because I can't see it bring dodo anywhere on the high st

I must do this soon as my poor cats are getting very twitchy waiting girl the neighbours cat yo invade!

cozietoesie Mon 26-May-14 07:50:05

I 'think' that the Sureflap is only available online/mail order (so much is these days) but they do seem to have really excellent customer service if that's any reassurance. The Sureflap site itself also has a video on fitting one which, apparently, is very straightforward if you're even a small bit handy.

QueenOfThorns Mon 26-May-14 08:59:57

This is the one that I have. It's shaped just like a normal cat flap, but with a big porch thing outside.

Sleepytea Mon 26-May-14 09:11:32

We have the petporte one and have mixed feelings. We have 2 cats, 1 can use it, the other is too stupid to work it out. There is another cat who does come into the house by barging his way through but he is a very cheeky cat, others would probably be put off. My major issue with it, is that we cannot lock our cats out. This would be fine except she-cat likes to bring in live mice at night and drops them outside the kids bedrooms to play with/eat. We now barricade the door to keep her out at night.
We have had a fault with the flap and customer services were great. We had a replacement sent out to us.

We've got a Sureflap, it has 4 settings (open, closed, in only, out only). We got it online but I have seen them in a branch of Pets Corner.

WetAugust Mon 26-May-14 15:47:37

Have bought a SureFlap from our local Jolleyes.

So, after �80, one tube of mastic, an outing of my trustee junior hacksaw and a bag of cat treats, I now have 2 happy cats happily using their new flap.

Excellent. Thank you all.

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