Got a problem that is costing me megabucks!! I will try to refrain from swearing because I am angry, also the cat will not be referred to with his real name, not for identity purposes but because he doesnt deserve the respect at this time. (His name is Fabio)
My cat has an electric cat flap and in order for it to open, a microchip on his collar activates the lock open when he goes near it.
Microchip - £12.99
Collar - £3.50
The bit that annoys me:
It has been 6 months since we put the flap in and the cat keeps going out and coming in with no collar on. This has happened 3 times now, costing around the £15 mark everytime he loses a collar. Normally with past experience a cat loses its collar every year or so or maybe not at all so the first time it didnt annoy me that much but tonight the cat has come in without a collar on again. Before anyone starts asking how the cat gets in without a collar on it doesnt. It bangs on the flap trying to get in and then when someone hears him we open the door. This is really annoying me and more than that it is costing me money. Anyone got any suggestions or solutions or ANYTHING that can help me. We seem to think maybe the cat is fighting with other cats and the collar is coming off in the scrap. Other ideas lead me to think someone is taking the collar off him on purpose. Then the outside chance may be that the cat gets caught on a branch or a spike of a fence and he struggles himself free to avoid dieing but I doubt this will happens 3 times in 6 months.