Sureflap Microchip Cat Flap Amazon DotD - £42.76
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Sureflap Microchip Cat Flap Amazon DotD - £42.76

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Found 24th Mar
Superb price for this popular cat flap that detects your pet's chip and unlocks automatically. Powered by 4 AA batteries which last 12 months. Can be programmed for up to 32 pets.

I bought one 4 years ago and am very happy with it. Unfortunately one of our 2 cats is too stupid to use a cat flap, but the other one has no trouble.
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Only trouble with these is when the cat puts it's head close there is a 'click' as the pin stopping it open moves out of the way. If you have a stupid pussy this frightens them and they won't go out or come in. I of course have a very stupid one.
joyf453611 h, 58 m ago

[Image] If it has a microchip and will fit it's fat body through the hole …[Image] If it has a microchip and will fit it's fat body through the hole it is possible. If the pussy is bigger than the hole I would refer you to the Winnie the Pooh stories.


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Only trouble with these is when the cat puts it's head close there is a 'click' as the pin stopping it open moves out of the way. If you have a stupid pussy this frightens them and they won't go out or come in. I of course have a very stupid one.
Are they easy to fit?
01zesty014 m ago

Are they easy to fit?


Relatively easy yes,but it does involve cutting a hole in your door.
I would always get the Dualscan. I had this one for about a month before a local tom worked out he could pull it open from the outside with his claws, despite it claiming to be unclawable. I emailed Sureflap with evidence (kitchen security cams) and they sent me the Dualscan free of charge, which scans on entry and exit. Excellent customer service though, I must say
01zesty0124th Mar

Are they easy to fit?


not in a double glazed glass door.
Could adult caracal fit through this flap?
We keep our two cats in at night and one of ours totally opens it and gets out when it's on in-only, we have to double lock it. The other one is too thick to work it out though (but we love them)
I have this and it’s perfect for my cat.

I set it it so she can only come in (not out, so I know she’s in at dusk and dawn) and I love that you can hear the click before she comes in. Makes me smile before I even see her!
One of the best investments in pussy I have ever made.
Banned
Would this work for a fat cat
I wish we'd had one of these many years ago when we returned home to find our tom 'entertaining' another cat, on our bed of all places... Funny looking back on it now. The mad Springer we have tends to keep other cats away these days thankfully.
Interestingdiscussion11 m ago

Would this work for a fat cat



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If it has a microchip and will fit it's fat body through the hole it is possible. If the pussy is bigger than the hole I would refer you to the Winnie the Pooh stories.
Edited by: "joyf4536" 24th Mar
My experience...

Two cats. Both so bloody stupid that when the lock clicked they ran away and it took them ten attempts to get through the door.

Then because of their stupidity they wore out the batteries. So I wondered why there were cats mewing outside rather than using the sodding expensive cat flap and realised they had worn out the batteries with their idiocy. I think it is meant to fail open but perhaps they had b*ggered it up by using it on repeat.

If you have cats with double digit brain cells this probably won't be an issue though.

We now have a normal cat flap which works without issue.
Still keeping an eye out for a deal on the larger Sureflap Pet Door as this is way too small for my big cat!
Boy cat thinks it’s ace, let’s himself in and out. Girl cat too lazy, fat and diva-ish to even contemplate it.
Great price!!
What do these to too your home contents insurance?
Hot. Good deal. Need to get a cat now!
Robot7142 h, 48 m ago

Could adult caracal fit through this flap?


Are you really expecting someone to know that? I would read the ad for the flap dimensions and check if your animal can fit through a similar hole.

Not quite sure how you will test this without getting clawed...
My cats afraid of cat flaps. Hole in the door for nothing.
Cats that are afraid of the click can be trained using treats - simples.
The new app connected version of the pet door is amazing. Can control it all from my phone and keep cats in or out, as well as get notified when they use the door.
haslitt7 h, 17 m ago

What do these to too your home contents insurance?


Cant see it being an issue, a burglar would need to be microchipped.

NeelixWasANiceMan6 h, 10 m ago

Cats that are afraid of the click can be trained using treats - simples.


Simples!!!!!! I have the scars to prove you wrong.
Loving the comments. I’m acutely aware our doors and windows have had 50years use since getting our boy, but daren’t get a cat flap due to his liking for bringing in things that aren’t quite dead. Heat added
goswink9 h, 11 m ago

My cats afraid of cat flaps. Hole in the door for nothing.


If the food is on the inside they will soon get used to it , try putting them through it a few times
We have one of these installed and it's fantastic.

The clicking noise is an issue initially but both cats got over it and it's a life saver! We paid twice the price for one of these so definitely worth getting if you have a cat.
We have the Sure feeders, if the noise this flap makes is anything to go by, then your cat will not like it and probably hate/run a mile from it to start with. It took our cats about 4 weeks to get used to the feeders but we just kept at it and eventually they got used to the noise, the movement and not to be frightened of it. Once they are used to using microchipped things life is a lot easier (we have the feeders and a cat flap from a different brand)
joyf453611 h, 58 m ago

[Image] If it has a microchip and will fit it's fat body through the hole …[Image] If it has a microchip and will fit it's fat body through the hole it is possible. If the pussy is bigger than the hole I would refer you to the Winnie the Pooh stories.


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haslitt11 h, 2 m ago

What do these to too your home contents insurance?



Well it does stop cat burglars.....

I don't think it makes a difference, its never a question I've seen on insurance application.
"Powered by 2 AA batteries which last 12 months. Can be programmed for up to 32 pets."

I think that should be 4 AA batteries?, mine uses 4 and lasts around 3 or 4 months on NiMH eneloop style batteries - 1 Cat using it. Works great.
These have a design flaw which means over time the clip which locks the flap weakens and snaps. Sureflap offer a free replacement as they should be.. but breaking every 6 months isn’t great.
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birmingham432 h, 17 m ago

These have a design flaw which means over time the clip which locks the …These have a design flaw which means over time the clip which locks the flap weakens and snaps. Sureflap offer a free replacement as they should be.. but breaking every 6 months isn’t great.


You must have a very heavy-handed cat. Mine's still fine after 4 years.
doublecuffs5 m ago

You must have a very heavy-handed cat. Mine's still fine after 4 years.


Yours certainly isn’t typical after speaking to the customer services. They are even trying to redesign a new front instead of sending out so many replacement clips.
pagehamillton10 h, 59 m ago

If the food is on the inside they will soon get used to it , try putting …If the food is on the inside they will soon get used to it , try putting them through it a few times


You overestimate a stupid cat!
Great flap. Just be sure to keep the sensor area clean as if not it can wear out batteries quickly to the point it will stop working overnight and lock your cat out for the evening.... 🙈
doublecuffs11 h, 4 m ago

You must have a very heavy-handed cat. Mine's still fine after 4 years.


birmingham4310 h, 58 m ago

Yours certainly isn’t typical after speaking to the customer services. T …Yours certainly isn’t typical after speaking to the customer services. They are even trying to redesign a new front instead of sending out so many replacement clips.



Mine is fine after 3 years or so, certainly no problem with the plastic lock.

The batteries tend to last 18 months with maybe 8 or so uses per day.

Oh and this beautiful vision when I come home

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joyf453624th Mar

Only trouble with these is when the cat puts it's head close there is a …Only trouble with these is when the cat puts it's head close there is a 'click' as the pin stopping it open moves out of the way. If you have a stupid pussy this frightens them and they won't go out or come in. I of course have a very stupid one.


We just bought the latest model and the click is much quieter now.

We had the previous version in an older door and had to lock the cat flap because the cat would sometimes bring mice and birds in. We used to hear the click and let her in after we had checked she didn't have anything.

Just bought the latest version as we replaced our door. The click is too quiet to hear now. Therefore we have had to buy a cat doorbell that detects the cat in on the step beside cat flap so we can let her in.
Note this is powered by 4 AA batteries and not 2 as stated in the original posters description
Best cat flaps we have ever had by miles , we moved house recently and have now bought the bigger small dog / cat version. The flap actually works when the cat is close to the door unlike some other brand where the cat is face planting it before it opens , also a cat on the inside of the house walking past it doesn’t set it off so no unwanted visitors if another unwanted cat is walking / staring in through the flap in the garden. Worth also noting that sureflap work with older micro chips too unlike some other flaps that won’t recognise them so good if you have an older cat
Original Poster
andy12877 h, 38 m ago

Note this is powered by 4 AA batteries and not 2 as stated in the original …Note this is powered by 4 AA batteries and not 2 as stated in the original posters description


Apologies. Fixed.
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