Pets are very essential in our life. Having a microchip cat flap ensures no unwanted animals get into your house and your cat will be able to exit and re-enter the home being the only animal with a microchip that has been paired to the flap and will be able to get in.
Microchip Cat flaps comes with various benefits ranging from:
Provide pets with a portal between two different environments – usually the indoors and the outdoors. This provides pets with a greater freedom of choice and extends the areas in which they can self-exercise and explore.
Increased exercise, fresh air and opportunities to investigate, fulfilling your cat innate requirements and stimulating them psychologically as they venture through the cat flap.
Keeps your cat safely indoors whilst others are kept at bay by use of microchip flap. Intruding cats are a significant cause of stress for resident cats. Using the microchip feature helps keep out unwanted strays preserving the resident cat’s core territory within the home.
Fitting and Installation
The microchip cat flap is easy to instal and suitable for doors, walls and windows of all materials. They are designed to make fitting as quick and easy as possible – in three easy steps:
Measure the distance from the ground to the pet’s belly and make that measurement from the ground up, onto the door – this makes sure that the cutting template is positioned correctly and that the cat flap is the right height for the pet.
Using the cutting template as a guide, use a drill and jigsaw to cut the hole in the door (except for glass fitting in which instance you should consult a glazier).
Make sure the locking mechanism on the microchip cat flap is on the right side of the house (inside or outside) and ensure your cat is microchipped for easy programming and entry.
Best Microchip Cat Flaps
We have tested 8 best microchiped cat flaps that are good for your homes outlined below.
# 1. SureFlap Microchip Cat Flap
Like most great microchip cat flap brands, the SureFlap Microchip Cat Flap uses RFID technology which allows your cat’s existing identification microchip to be configured as an electronic door key. It is designed mainly for small and medium sized felines and the manufacturers have made it easy to install whether its on doors, windows or wall. You get the necessary accessories to mount sure cat flap. Amazon have rated it a 4.5 mainly because its not only easy to install but also to configure and once configured, your cats collar is stored permanently in sureFlaps memory.
#2. SureFlap Microchip Pet Door
Just like the original catFlap, sureFlap Microchip Pet Door can be used using existing unique identification microchip or RFID collar tag; including one supplied with the product and can be used by upto 32 pets. It is quick to program, more realistic, at the touch of a button and can be installed to fit large cats and small dogs.
The ideal size adviced is for a pet to be no wider than 6 and a half inches on the shoulder and the circumference of their waistline should be no more than 20 and a quarter inches.
#3. Sureflap Dual Scan Microchip Cat Flap, White
This cat flap has a double antenna, which reads a cat’s microchip when it comes into and goes out of the house. This allows you to restrict certain cats to indoor-only, whilst allowing other cats’ access to the outdoors.
If your cat is not microchipped, the dualscan cat door can also be used with a SureFlap RFID Collar Tag and can store up to 32 cats’ identities with the double antenna able to allow only authorised cats in and the rest out. The cat flaps comes transparent and has low noise levels powered by 4 AA batteries. .
If you have a glass door, a SureFlap Cat Door Mounting Adaptor is required and a Cat Door Tunnel Extenders for wall installations. To prevent the cat door flapping it comes with a central magnet on top of the 4-way manual locking mechanism.
#4. PetSafe Microchip Cat Flap
Pet safe uses Radio frequency identification (RFID) technology and opens for your pet only and locks out unwanted pets. However, its also has a 4 way manual lock override just in case. Petsafe initiative recognition system can be used for upto 40 pets and therefore ideal for homes with multiple Pets. It uses 4 AA batteries and has draughtproof as it has an excluder and is also magnetic. It has a rating of 3.5 in Amazon.
#5. Cat Mate Microchip Cat Flap, Brown
Cat Mate is one of the best sellers in the market for a few reasons. One unique feature is that your cat doesn’t need to be microchipped as it comes with a unique Cat Mate ID disc that can be attached to your cats collar for access making it a dream solution to prevent stray cats creeping in. This can be configured for up to 30 cats. Its designed with the cat ergonomics in mind and for the home owner, you have a 4 way rotary setting feature giving you complete control of access rights.
Cat mate uses 4 AA batteries and has a brush sealed flap, magnetic, and waterproof seal to keep the draft out. This product is rated 3.9 in Amazon and has a 3 year guarantee.
#6. Ferplast Swing Cat Flap with Microchip
Swing Ferplast Microchip comes with a patented system that fantastic as has a last direction indicator of your cat. Just like the other microchip flaps it will magically open when your cat is approaching using it innovative antenna. It uses battery and has a wind stopper system that is reliable to keep draft out and foreign cats.
Cats are wonderful pets and if you do not want a strange animal in your house at night ravaging through my dustbin for any leftovers get a microchiped cat flap. Raccoons and neighbours cats can be a big headache in your homes if you just have a traditional cat flap. Microchip cat flaps will ensure your indoor-outdoor cats can be able to go in and out at will and keep other creatures out and give you peace of mind.