This is my review of the microchip version of the Cat Mate cat flap, so if you are trying to buy a cat flap, this is the post for you. The Cat Mate Microchip Cat Flap will not let you down. It works just like other microchip cat flaps, by reading your pet’s microchip and allowing them to enter, whilst denying to those that do not have a microchip registered by the microchip cat flap. What is also great is Cat Mate offer a three year guarantee on their products!
Buy your microchip reading Cat Mate cat flap to give you and your pets piece of mind.
Microchip cat flap use
Just like other microchip cat flaps, this Cat Mate cat flap allows selective entry by reading your pet’s microchip. This means your pet can come and go as they please, without the worry of stray pets entering your home. Also you don’t need to open the door to let your pet in or out.
If your cat or dog is not already microchipped, I would recommend getting them microchipped. It only costs about £20, can be carried out by your vet. Also it and means your pets can be identified if they get lost. Up to 30 cats can be registered for each microchip type Cat Mate cat flap and it is best to register your pets before you install the Cat Mate cat flap. Learn more about getting your pet microchipped.
You can also buy a tag for your pet’s collar, which can be read by the automatic cat flap. This could be a useful option for you, but personally I am not too keen on my cat having a collar.
The microchip cat flap has four way locking, which means you can choose between all four combinations (unlocked in – unlocked out, unlocked in – locked out, locked in – unlocked out and locked in – locked out) of entry and exit for complete control.
Using this Cat Mate cat flap
Installing the Cat Mate microchip cat flap does not take much DIY at all. If you are after any guidance check out the videos on this site for installing through installing through brick, installing through wood and installing through glass, or if you are after a professional cat flap fitter. If you are going to install the cat flap, there are also an adapter kit you can buy. This is really useful when fitting the microchip cat flap through glass panes or brick walls. When installing through a brick wall there is a tunnel liner as well.
It is best to set up the Cat Mate microchip cat flap before you have fitted it, and it is really easy to register your pets with the microchip cat flap. Just put the microchip cat flap into ‘Learn’ mode and place one of your pet’s favourite treats underneath the scanner so their microchip can be read. Here is some more guidance on setting up a microchip cat flap.
You may need to be a bit patient teaching your pet how to use the pet flap for a couple of weeks, especially if they have not used a cat flap before and they may find that the clicking of the locking mechanism spooks them a little. Click here for help on how to teach your pet to use a microchip cat flap.
Just make sure your pet can fit through the microchip pet flap before you buy it! The smallest dimension of the cat flap is 15cm high and 14.4cm wide. Have a look at our sizing comparison table to see how it compares against other models.
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This electronic Cat Mate cat flap is powered by 4 x AA batteries. This is great as it means it is portable and can powered anywhere. You do not need to worry about connecting it to the mains. You could use it for an outdoor pet shelter or a portable cat box. What is really useful is that, an LED indicator will signal when the batteries need replacing. This means you can do so before they run out of charge all together.
This Cat Mate cat flap has a relatively streamlined design and is not at all obtrusive on the eye. It comes in white or brown, which would really blend in well with uPVC or timber doors, brick walls or glass windows.
This microchip pet door has a magnetic closure and a weatherproof seal.
I would definitely recommend buying the Cat Mate Microchip Cat Flap. With a Cat Mate cat flap you get a great three year guarantee and they are so straightforward to set up. Most importantly, it is a good, reliable microchip cat flap. This gives you great piece of mind about your pets’ safety and well being!
Buy your Cat Mate microchip cat flap for below RRP.