Microchip cat flaps being a bit more sophisticated than other cat flap types, take a little bit of setting up. This is likely to vary for different models, but there will be a few common steps. On this page there are some really good videos of Petporte and Sureflap microchip cat flap instructions to help you set your microchip cat flap.
Before you install your microchip cat flaps!
First, it would be easier to set up the microchip cat flap before you install it into your wall, door or window. Another important thing to do, is to measure the distance between the floor and the stomach of your pet. This will make sure that the microchip cat door is at a comfortable height for your pet. Be aware that the level of the ground on either side of your door, wall or window might not be the same level.
Power your microchip cat flap
To set up the microchip pet flap itself, you need to put the right batteries into the microchip cat flap to power it or plug it into the mains. The microchip cat flap will need to be put into ‘learning’ mode. On the learning mode, the microchip scanner looks out for pet microchips to scan. The microchip scanner is in the frame of the microchip cat flap and you need your pet to walk into to the microchip pet flap for their microchip to be recorded. One way of doing this is to entice your pet by putting some food on the inside of the microchip cat door, beneath the scanner. Hopefully your pet will go to eat the food and will have their microchip scanned. Make sure you do this for all your pets that you want to use your microchip pet flap. You may just be able to place the microchip cat flap over your pet for their microchip to be read.
Sureflap microchip cat flap instructions
Have a look at this Sureflap video on how to set up a Sureflap microchip cat flap,
And here is a Petsafe video with set up and installation advice for Petsafe microchip cat flaps,
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Managed to set up your microchip cat door, but your scaredy cat won’t use it? Find out how to teach your pet to use your microchip cat flap 🙂
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