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On 7 Dec 2011 at 10:47pm flapper wrote:
Has anyone got a sureflap cat flap ? If you have you know how they work with the cats microchip in letting them in and out the house and keeping unwanted cat intruders out.
I am wanting to know if they are any good, i have had a friend who has had real proplems with theirs and the mechanism not working properly, would be interested to hear from anyone who has them and what they think..shall i get one or not and yes my cat is micro chipped !!!
 
 
On 8 Dec 2011 at 8:23am DFL wrote:
We've got one ! and 3 cats to boot. It works very well. Easy to program, just press the appropriate button while passing cats through one at a time, easy peasy. Haven't had any intruders since. And it has a manual lock as well, so you can control when the cats can come in or out. I went direct and paid £70, bit pricey, but well worth it.
 
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On 8 Dec 2011 at 8:25am Rookie wrote:
I have been thinking about getting one of these too. Thanks.
 
 
On 8 Dec 2011 at 8:25am DFL wrote:
See website below flapper - looks as if the price has gone up though !

Check it out here »
 
 
On 8 Dec 2011 at 9:30am SureFlap wrote:
Hi flapper,
Great to hear you are considering a SureFlap Microchip Cat Flap! If you would like to contact us directly we would be happy to answer any queries that you might have about our product. Just check out the 'Contact Us' section on our website!
Sorry to hear that your friend has been having problems with their SureFlap! If you would like to ask your friend to contact us as well we would be having to find a solution for them and get their SureFlap back into full working order!
With kind regards,
The SureFlap Team

Check it out here »
 
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On 8 Dec 2011 at 10:04am Southover Queen wrote:
Another one to consider is Pet Porte. I've had two - I gave my first one to my lovely neighbours because I knew I wouldn't be using it for several months while I renovated my current house. I've been using this one for about 18 months and it's been faultless. It is mains operated and it does have a tunnel fitting to go through a masonry wall if you need it. (We planned it all into the build!)

I used to have a cat flap which operated using a magnet on a collar, but they were for ever getting lost and I did worry about the cats getting strangled by them. The Pet Porte has transformed that whole experience.

Do get one, whichever you choose. My cat really hates other cats and gets very anxious indeed if he thinks others are going to get inside the house. This solves that problem completely and he's a much happier little cat!
 
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On 8 Dec 2011 at 11:53am Ed Can Do wrote:
On a similar note, does anyone know the best way to put a cat flap into french windows? I'm hoping I can get someone to coe and cut a hole, rather than needing a whole new sheet of glass.
 
 
On 8 Dec 2011 at 1:08pm Bodger wrote:
Ed Can Do...........a sledgehammer is the quickest but might produce the wrong size aperture!
 
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On 8 Dec 2011 at 1:52pm jonnyboy wrote:
Clarks Glass in Ringmer are very helpful. 01273 814077.
 
 
On 8 Dec 2011 at 9:57pm Builder wrote:
I have a pet Porte and it has been brilliant had it 4 years now with 3 cats, only thing I had to do was silicone where sensor meets door/window etc to stop water ingress. Ed can do - It will be easier to get a new piece of glass made or replace it with a plastic panel would be cheaper as I did at my old house
 
 
On 8 Dec 2011 at 11:24pm Flapper wrote:
Thank you everyone for all you helpful suggestions and Sureflap themselfs for coming on here, i got my friend to contact sureflap and they are sending her a new one its seems that its a faulty one which is rare, they have (sureflap) that is, are very keen to get it all sorted for her.
I have never heard of Porte or the fact it mains powered not batteries.
I am going to get a sureflap for sure for my 2 cats as had enough of a bloody awful smelly tom cat that has suddenly appeared and decided to use my kitchen as a loo !
 
 
On 9 Dec 2011 at 8:25am NuffNuncher wrote:
Lost in Lewes on 8th December - Sense of humour - If found please return to the website administrator.
 
 
On 9 Dec 2011 at 9:15am cat lover wrote:
It would seem that Flapper is not keen on having an unwanted cat using his/her kitchen as a toilet. Perhaps he/she could suggest how those of us who don't have or want cats, can stop them from using our property as a toilet, we don't have the option of fitting a cat flap to the perimeter?
It should be the owners responsibility to ensure that their animals do not foul other peoples property.


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