If you own a cat, the question you need to ask yourself is whether you want to install a cat flap or not.
The advantage of installing a cat flap is that it makes your cat independent. It allows them to go outdoors and come in as they wish. You don’t have to be there 24/7 beside your cat to open the door for him.
Speaking of cat flaps, there is more than one type. Each type is designed to function differently. Before you set out to get a cat flap for your feline friend, you should know the types. You should call for a cat flap fitter to install the cat door, instead of you doing it on your own.
What are the different types of cat flaps?
Before installing a cat flap, you need to take a lot of things into account. For instance, what type of cat flap you want.
The main types of cat flaps available in the market are:
- Ordinary cat flaps
These cat flaps are simple and allow your cat to enter and leave as they want. This is perfect for people who don’t stay at home for long. But the problem with these cat flaps is that other animals can enter through it as well. It doesn’t have any special features to prevent that. The least you can do is lock an ordinary cat flap to have some amount of control over it.
- Cat flaps with microchips
This is an advanced cat door and best suited for people who are worried about other animals entering the house. This type of cat flap is specially designed to prevent other animals from entering your house. It scans the microchip that is embedded in your cat’s skin to allow it access. You can enter more than one microchip number in the cat flap’s memory. This is useful for people who have more than one cat.
These are the two most popular types of cat flaps available. You can also get a magnetic cat flap that allows access to a cat wearing a magnetic collar.