Anyone got a microchip cat flap for a rather rotund cat?

(17 Posts)
PolterGoose Fri 15-Jan-16 16:48:54

Came home to be greeted by a random cat escaping through the flap having scoffed PolterCat's biscuits. PolterCat was not happy! Despite looking like a right bruiser he's really a bit of a wuss.

I suspect random cat will return now he's had a taste of luxury, so need to consider a microchip flap. But worried about size. PolterCat oozes through a standard Staywell flap, but the Sureflap looks a tad smaller. I don't really want to faff about and make the hole in the door bigger so am wondering if anyone with a circa 7kg cat manages with a standard Sureflap or something else?

Thank you smile

WildeWoman Fri 15-Jan-16 16:51:03

Must. See. Photo. Of. Fat. Cat. very helpful, I know

LaundryFairy Fri 15-Jan-16 16:59:12

The flap dimensions of a standard sureflap are 142x120 mm - is that smaller than the flap your cat is using?

Stradbroke Fri 15-Jan-16 17:01:13

Yep. My cat is about that weight and we have a micro chip cat flap.

He does get through but it can be a bit of a squeeze for him. He gets about half way and then has to put s bit of effort in to get the rest of him through 😀

We do open the door for him of we're home to save him to humiliation.

ThornyBird Fri 15-Jan-16 17:01:37

Our FatCat fits through a microchip cat flap just. It's quite entertaining really grin

I can't remember his weight but he's on large cat flea stuff etc.

PolterGoose Fri 15-Jan-16 17:05:10

If you insist Wilde grin

PolterGoose Fri 15-Jan-16 17:07:16

Laundry the flap he's got measures bigger than that but the door shape is different.

Thanks to other FatCat slaves owners, it sounds like we might just manage!

LaundryFairy Fri 15-Jan-16 17:07:42

He's big and he's gorgeous, Polter!!

Bogburglar99 Fri 15-Jan-16 17:07:56

What's the dimensions? (Of the cat flap)? Bogbastardkitten can't be 7kg yet but is a hefty size and growing, and he just fits through the magnetic one like this. Can't find dimensions on the web.

I think it may depend on the nature of the rotundity - a lot of BBKs apparent bulk is fur and bone structure, so he sort of stretches out and squashes his fur and squeezes through the most improbable gaps. He looks like a magic carpet when in stalk mode. If Poltercats 7kg is more about good living, perhaps more difficult?

Bogburglar99 Fri 15-Jan-16 17:09:50

PS cross post with the photos. He is gorgeous! You don't know his inheritance do you? He looks very like my friends Maine Coon.

WildeWoman Fri 15-Jan-16 17:09:55


PolterGoose Fri 15-Jan-16 17:10:03

He is quite stretchy too which might help...

PolterGoose Fri 15-Jan-16 17:11:58

Bog he's a rescue but we suspect he's got some Maine Coon in there because of his character, he's unlike any cat I've ever had.

WildeWoman Fri 15-Jan-16 17:11:59

just had to go to youtube

PolterGoose Fri 15-Jan-16 17:14:05

Oh dear Wilde shockgrin

PinkSparklyPussyCat Fri 15-Jan-16 17:15:21

We got Harry the Sureflap pet door rather than the cat flap as it's slightly bigger.

Seawig Fri 15-Jan-16 19:11:50

Huntercat is long, fluffy, and nearly 6kg. He squeezes through fine.

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