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Cat Mate Elite Microchip Cat Flap with Digital Timer & LCD Display for up to 9 Cats, White

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Prop the cat flap open with a peg or strong tape. Give your cat time to get used to going in and out through the hole and lower it slightly over time so that they have to start pushing it a little. If your cat is reluctant to use the flap, try enticing them through with their favourite treats.

A battery-powered cat flap with microchip and timer function, allowing you to give your cat the access it needs, while keeping your home safe from uninvited feline visitors.The Cat Mate Elite Microchip Cat Flat with Timer Control is the ideal way to give your cat the freedom to come and go as it pleases, without the main disadvantage of a cat flap that is always open: the uninvited guests. This cat flap keeps your house as a no-go zone for neighbouring cats or, at night, foxes and martens that mistake it as an invitation to come inside, and saves you the hassle of opening the door or window yourself whenever your cat wants to come inside.

We’ve put together a buying guide below to answer your questions about microchip cat flaps, but if you’re already set on buying one you can scroll down to view our recommendations. Those of us who are already servants to our feline overlords might be laughing at the idea that you can train a cat to do anything. However, there are some simple tips you can try to make your cat use a new cat flap with ease. Microchip cat flaps use a similar scanner, inserted into the cat flap itself in the form of a sensor. Setup is extremely easy: you simply introduce your cat’s microchip to the sensor and the cat flap will store its information. Most flaps will also let you register multiple cats. The best microchip cat flaps you can buy in 2023 1. Cat Mate 360W Microchip Cat Flap: Best for those on a budget

Time of last use/current whereabouts: an LED-display showing whether your cat is currently at home or on the move, as well as the last time the flap was used (up to 3 cats) Setup is easy, with one-button programming. However, this flap is marginally slower to open than some others and this may take your cat a little while to get used to, so be patient. The cat flap has a green light that appears when a chip is read successfully, and the LED light will also indicate when the battery is running low. Powered by four AA batteries, battery life is impressive at around 12 months. Many cats will graze on their food throughout the day but for those cats who have set mealtimes, they might be a bit put out if there is a delay in their food being served. You could change your cat’s mealtimes gradually so they’re less likely to be waiting desperately at the food bowl for an hour when the change does happen. Medication times Finally, remember that your cat won’t want to reach up too far to get in and out of the cat flap. Make sure you install it at a suitable height for their legs.

Your routine

Some cats will have stricter routines than others and might notice changes to your schedule. Here’s how they might be affected: Mealtimes If you would like to learn more about this cat flap, read our full SureFlap Microchip Cat Flap review.

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