Thursday, 1 November 2012

Sure flap :Micro Chip Cat flap

In our household we have been known to be greeted by a sabre tooth beastie with half an ear missing. A  mass of  fur and claws has entered  your house your "Englishman's Castle", Nothing is too small to argue with . You stagger into the gloomy, waving your fluffy bunny slipper, ready to challenge the sabre tooth beastie to a duel, It makes good its escape. Its mass of fluffiness slinking back into the night: you know he'll be back. Life in Suburbia is a battle which is really seen, Why then do you think I send Mr T to make a drink each morning.
Rollie sulking on the decking.
We had a cat flap and yes it function the cat came in and guess what the cat went out, genus don't you agree. Except it was meant to be one of those cat flap that excluded all other cats from getting it. This was achieved by it wearing a little sensor which was mounted on its collar. Nice idea but our two cats got wise to this losing their collars on a regular basis and making us buy new collar and sensors. I think it could have been revenge for making Rollie "Psycho Ninja " cat pretty collars. I think his evil minions were basically laughing at him behind the shed. The only situation Rollie can't avoid was being mirco chipped by the vet "mwahh mwahh "

It didn't take much for Mr T to install the new Sure Flap Micro Chip cat flap.

The pet chip is a tiny glass tube with a microchip which contains a unique identification number. This chip is implanted in your cat's skin and entered on a database, together with its name and your address. Using a chip reader, a vet can then identify the owner of, for example, a lost cat. SureFlap cat flap saves your cat's chip number with just one push of a button. It is possible to programme in up to 32 different chip numbers. Once saved, the SureFlap cat flap will only open for your cat, stray cats or other unwelcome visitors will stay outside. The special design also ensures the cat has no chance to violently force the flap open. 

The antenna that reads the chip is inside the tunnel, giving it exceptional range. Also, if the chip happens to slip from its position, it can still be easily recognised. The flap overs inwards after a fraction of a second and closes automatically a few seconds after your cat has passed through the tunnel. The SureFlap also has a manual 4-way locking system, which comes into effect when chip recognition is not functioning correctly and works without the need for excess effort. SureFlap is easy to install.

 Its measurements fit into many existing holes from other cat flaps. An optional window adaptor can be bought separately for installation in windows; it is also very suitable for covering larger holes. You will find detailed installation instructions in the user manual. Important: Please check the construction of your door before ordering The SureFlap cat flap can be easily installed into any kind of door.

 Mr T had taken the previous step of teaching the cat flap the cats mirco chip. This consisted of basically enticing the cat  through the cat flap. Black cat jack no problems... Rollie well ... was not best pleased.
Jack had no problems with the Sureflap Mircochip Cat flap.
Jack going out the cat flap.

Jack as you see had no problems what so ever dealing with the cat flap. Rollie on the other hand is a whole different kettle of fish. And has sulked over the new installation of the cat flap, this may be due the the fact that that we didn't consult him.

Rollie sulking on the fence.
I think Rollie is spooked by the noise the car flap makes when it comes in it did sulk for a whole day before eventually coming in and if you look at the the below photo I think you will agree its not best pleased.

Moody Kitty is not pleased.

If  I had any small  criticism, its that I would like to see a snugger fit of draught excluder round the cat flap. But as my husband pointed out the moneys in the technology so all in I am really pleased with the new cat flap. Rollie will come around eventually and the wounds   husbands arms will heal as he tried to help Rollie through the cat flap for fifteen minutes.....
Disclosure ( I  Rollie & jack were sent the Sure Flap Mirco Chip Cat flap for review all opinions are theirs and mine )


  1. I too went down the road of collars and magnets. Then nothing. Was fed up with neighbourhood toms coming in polishing off all the cat food and spraying everywhere! So I bought a Sure Flap microchip cat flap, had the cats chipped, and hey presto. Peace and quiet. No more intruders. No more petrified girl cats hiding behind sofas. It's bliss. Would highly recommend them!

  2. Miaow! < random comment from Love All Blogs :)

  3. My magnetic cat flap as been rubbish as cat lost the collar within a week. This sounds great

  4. I could really do with getting a catflap...especially now it's winter!

  5. Perfect present idea for my brother, well for his cat my brother wouldn't fit through there! Thank you


Everytime you comment on this blog you will be sent a kitten ... that could be a lie .. though it would make me very happy Thank You! If you are allergic to cats then wine will be sent .... * that could be a lie also.

Not connected with kittens

In line with new Data Protection legislation (GDPR) by commenting you do so in the knowledge that your name & comment are visible to all who visit this blog and thereby consent to the use of that personal information for that specific purpose.