Having very energetic cats means that it is impossible to keep them indoors.
Cat parents have mixed feelings towards whether a cat should be kept in or let out but to me it all comes down to the type of place you live in (flat vs house), the area you live in (You might not want to have an outdoor cat if you live in central London!) and your cat’s personality.
Installing a microchip cat flap like Sureflap was a “must do” for us…
Sureflap – Where Have You Been All This Time?
My Partner and I live in a terraced house and we adopted our cats 2 and a half years ago. We initially kept them in for 3 weeks to allow them getting used to their new environment, so that they can recognise the smell of their home and return safely after a long night out hunting 😉
During those 3 weeks, while our cats were going insane and jumping on all the furniture, we thoroughly researched the best cat flaps. We wanted one that is activated by the cats’ microchip, to avoid having other people’s cats coming into our house and throwing a party.
Sureflap was our ultimate decision, due to the amount of good reviews we have seen over the Internet. You can view the item and its reviews here.
Not the Cheapest, But it Lasts for Many Years!
While I understand that you can find cheaper cat flaps out there, usually the cheap ones do not have the microchip technology. I also believe that spending a bit more always pays off, whatever the product you need to buy is.
Imagine trying to save $15/£15 now but having to buy a new one again after one year. I don’t see that as a good investment!
As of today (4th August 2018) we have had the Sureflap cat flap for 2 and a half years and we have never had any issues.
Whenever we need to go away on holiday, we feel confident that the cat flap will keep on working and that our cats will still be able to follow their daily routines with no issues.
- Works with your cat’s existing microchip to keep out intruder cats and wildlife
- Compatible with 9, 10 and 15 digit microchips
- No collar or tag is required to operate the SureFlap, which can get lost or snagged
- Runs off 4 AA batteries which last up to a year with normal use
- Includes 4-way manual lock for controlled entry and exit
It Looks Good in Your House, Unlike the Cheap Kind
I have seen cheap cat flaps make modern looking doors look like they are ancient! If you are like me and have a modernly furnished house, then the last thing you want is having something completely out of place.
The Sureflap Microchip Cat Flap looks good and sleek. We bought the white version as our back door is white but they do a brown version too 🙂
If kept clean, the cat flap just looks like it is integral part of the door, which is nice!
Easy to Clean – Oh Yes!
Don’t we all love ‘easy to clean’ stuff? Yes, I think so…
The Sureflap can be easily cleaned by using anti-bacterial wipes. Of course, like with anything, you have to keep on top of things and clean it regularly. It wouldn’t be as easy to clean if you left it dirty for a whole year… You can’t expect miracles 😉
You will also have to remember to clear all the fluff that gets stuck when your cat goes through the door, as this can build up quite quickly if you have a cat who enjoys coming in and going out several times a day… My cats are like rebellious teenagers who some days just come in for dinner and then just go straight out…
Cleaning the cat flap regularly is just a small routine you will have to get used to but believe me… It will make your cat flap last longer and it will always look good 🙂
Sureflap is a Winner!
We are about to move house and we have decided that it is just easier for us to leave this cat flap here for the next tenants to enjoy and buy a new one to install at the new place.
My partner has already ordered another Sureflap to go in the new place. We didn’t feel like changing make as this one has never failed us.
The place we are moving into has got french doors, so we have also had to buy a cat flap adapter to cover the circular hole that will need making on the door glass. This adapter is very cheap and can be found on Amazon too.
I would advise you to go and check a few reviews and the full product description here.
Watch the video below to see how easy it is to set up the cat flap 🙂
What cat flap do you use? Are you thinking of buying the Sureflap or are you already using one?
I would like to hear your opinion, so please feel free to leave a comment below.
I will also be more than happy to answer any questions you have, so please either leave a comment or email me directly at firstname.lastname@example.org 🙂
PS: Make sure you also check out this other review that could be very useful for you my fellow cat parent 😉 Click here!