Best Cat Flaps on the Market
For those who want their kitty to have full independence, it’s important to find the right cat-flap. Cat independence aside, the right cat flap will give added convenience to cat owners who’ll no longer need to listen out for meowing and scratching at the door to let their feline friend in. From basic, to super high-tech, we’ve summed it all up nicely for you…
If we had to choose one, we’d go with the The Cat Mate Elite. This high-tech microchip door will keep strays at bay allowing access to your cat/s alone. We love the smart built-in timer along with the added deluxe features.
Cat Mate Electromagnetic Cat Flap
Unless you’ve got a fat cat, this is a great, modern cat flap for average to small sized cats and even small pooches. If you want to step away from the basic cat flap and avoid strays sneaking their way into your home – then what you need is an electromagnetic door – that’s easy to install, may we add. It might sound complex, but by simply attaching a small magnet to your cats’ collar, it will double as an identifier and a unique four-way locking system on the door means that any animal can exit, but only yours can re-enter – nifty!
SureFlap Microchip Cat Flap
If you’re looking for a seriously smart, high-tech option, this one may be a little pricey, but with good reason – it works together with your cats existing microchip to make sure only your feline friend can enter and exist. It’s compatible with 9-, 10- and 15- digit microchips, and if you have more than one cat, not to worry – it can remember up to 32 microchips! So unless you have some serious cat lady issues, you’re good to go. Measuring 8.2” by 8.2” it’s fine for both small to medium-sized cats and can be placed on doors, windows and walls alike.
The SureFlap Dual Scan Microchip Cat Flap
This is exactly the same as the SureFlap Microchip door with one key difference, and it’s in the name – the ‘dual scan’. This basically means that you can customize the cat flap to respond differently to different cats – perfect if you have more than one. So if one pet keeps bringing back mice, is too young, or maybe has just been to the vet (and isn’t allowed out just yet), you can program the door so that that pet can’t go out, but your other one can – now that’s smart technology!
Cat Door – The Original Cathole Interior Pet Door
For someone looking for an interior cat-door – this one is the purrfect solution to give your cat access to certain rooms where doors remain closed most of the time and treat them to a nice little brush along the way. There’s a special removable brush that attaches to the door – a super cute touch to give your cat some extra grooming along the way – or even to make sure their fur is prim and proper before entering a certain room.
Aluminum Sash Window Pet Door
We aren’t sure why ‘door’ is in the name seeing this is specific to windows – aluminum to be precise. But who said doors had to be on the floor anyway? This one may sound difficult to install but it’s anything but, there’s no need to tear up walls and doors, simply open a window and insert the window pet door instead within minutes. There’s many different sizes available to adjust to your window and there’s even a ‘Chubby Kat’ version (their words) for more squidgeable cats.
The Kitty Pass Interior Cat Door
Just need a simple cat door for your pet to wonder between doors inside your home? The kitty pass is not only simple and low budget, it’s quirky and cute, decorated with cat ears on the front and a cat tail on the rear. It’s definitely the cutest way to let your pet strut between rooms. There’s no screws or bits poking out, just a simple, clean hole for any cat up to 20lbs to safely pass through.
The Cat Mate Elite with Timer
Going back to cat flaps on the fancier end of the scale, the Cat Mate Elite is a smart microchip cat flap that is with 15, 10 and 9 digit pin plus RFID tag compatible. The difference being, it comes with a built in timer, allowing you complete control of when your cat can enter and exit your home. It’s for cats of all sizes (even the chunkiest) and comes with a swanky smart screen on the door itself that will tell you the times your cat comes in and out, allowing you to figure out their daily routine.
The Petsafe Cat Flap
This cat flap works very similarly to the Sureflap but is more suited to cats that are larger than life – up to 17.5lbs in weight that is. It can work with up to 40 separate microchips so again, perfect for multi-cat households. If you live in a particularly cold area, this catflap takes installation seriously and takes steps to be extra draft resistant and allows you to lock it in a number of ways.
Ferplast Cat door
The Ferplast cat door may not look like the smartest microchip cat flap on the block but it has some nice benefits. If your cat isn’t already microchipped, they throw a free one in when you purchase the door. It uses an antenna rather than an orbital sensor meaning the way that your cat has to position their body to gain entrance, doesn’t matter so much. When your cat is close enough it’ll swing open. It comes with a strong wind-stopper and an indicator to tell you when it was last used. Other than a slightly unattractive design, it gets a big thumbs up.
Sherbet Alley Deluxe Pet Portal
Last but not least, if you want a super adorable pet door that comes in an array of pastel colors, this low budget pet portal includes a magnetic weather-tight (magnetically sealed) silicone flap, and is available in three sizes. The steel door includes a dead bolt lock with a decorative frame that is interchangeable. This one may not be the fanciest, but we’ve got to give it to them – it’s super cute!