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Cat Flaps & Doors

Cat Mate Electromagnetic Cat Flap Cat Mate Electromagnetic Cat Flap
£46.30
£34.99
In stock
Description: Easily fitted to wooden doors and panels to 60mm (2.375) thick.Product Dimensions: W 195mm (7.625) x H 242mm (9.5) x D 105mm (4.125)4 Way Lock: YesKeeps Stray Pets Out: YesDoors/Panel (self lining thickness): 60mm (2.375)Walls: YesCut Out Width: 168mm (6.625)Cut Out Height: 219mm (8.625)Click on link below for instructionshttp://www.pet-mate.com/uk/Downloads/254%20templ&instructs%2006…
Cat Mate Lockable Cat Flap White (Code 304W) Cat Mate Lockable Cat Flap White (Code 304W)
£13.35
£11.99
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Description: This economically priced cat flap with uncompromised quality is particularly recommended for thin panel doors and screens to 13mm (0.5) thick.Product Dimensions: W 192mm (7.625) x H 200mm (7.875) x D 25mm (1)2 Way Lock: YesDoors/Panel (self lining thickness): 13mm (0.5)Walls: NoScreens: YesCut Out Width: 165mm (6.5)Cut Out Height: 174mm (6.875)Click on link for instructionshttp://www.…
Cat Mate 4 Way Locking Cat Flap Cat Mate 4 Way Locking Cat Flap
£14.99
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This keenly priced quality cat flap is particularly recommended for thin panel doors to 13mm (0.5) thick and screens.Product Dimensions: W 192mm (7.625) x H 200mm (7.875) x D 25mm (1)4 Way Lock: YesDoors/Panel (self lining thickness): 13mm (0.5)Walls: NoScreens: YesCut Out Width: 165mm (6.5)Cut Out Height: 174mm (6.875)Please click on link for instructionshttp://www.pet-mate.com/uk/Downloads/304-3…
Cat Mate Elite ID Disc Cat Flap Timer Control White 305 Cat Mate Elite ID Disc Cat Flap Timer Control White 305
£113.25
£84.95
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Entry and exit operated by unique electronic I.D. Discs (2 supplied) for up to 9 cats - keeps all other animals out.Individual entry and exit control.4 way lock control.LCD Display shows selected entry and exit lock status, cat location and time since flap last used for up to 3 selected cats. Low battery indicator. Requires 4 x AA batteries (not included) which will give approximately 12 months op…
Cat Mate Glass Fitting Cat Flap White Cat Mate Glass Fitting Cat Flap White
£25.70
£22.95
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Cat Mate Glass Fitting Cat Flap White The attractive circular styling of this 4-Way locking flap is popular for wooden panel doors in addition to glass and acrylic. It is particularly recommended for single/double glazing and very thin panels/screens. Self lining to 1"1/4" (30mm) thick - ideal for all single/double glazing and any panel from 0-30mm thick. (Note: for existing toughened/double glazi…
Cat Mate Large Cat Flap Cat Mate Large Cat Flap
£27.75
£22.99
In stock
Suitable for the largest of cats or small dogs (Yorkshire Terriers, Pekinese, Dachshund etc).Self lining to 50mm (2�) thick.Product Dimensions: W 235mm (9.25) x H 252mm (10) x D 55mm (2.125)4 Way Lock: YesDogs To Shoulder Height: 360mm (14)Doors/Panel (self lining thickness): 50mm (2)Walls: YesCut Out Width: 210mm (8.25)Cut Out Height: 227mm (9)Click on link for instructionshttp://www.pet-mate.com…
Cat Mate Microchip Cat Flap Cat Mate Microchip Cat Flap
£84.95
£57.99
In stock
The Cat Mate Microchip Cat Flap has been developed to offer an easy solution for selective entry control, operated by your cat’s unique implanted identification microchip. The simple functionality and rugged construction of the cat flap will ensure that your home is a peaceful environment for your cat, safe from the problems caused by neighbouring cats. The Cat Mate Microchip Cat Flap is very easy…
Muddy Buddy Black Flap Mate 40*60cm Muddy Buddy Black Flap Mate 40*60cm
£9.99
7 in stock
Muddy Buddy Black Flap Mate 40*60cm The Muddy Buddy (40x60cm) is like a welcoming doormat for your feline friend. The fact that it serves to make sure that muddy paws are not trailed into the house is the real bonus though. With its absorbent fibres, you can make sure that your floors and carpets stay protected. It acts to ‘grip and not slip’ keeping your feline friend firmly planted on the ground…
Staywell Aluminium Large Pet Door Staywell Aluminium Large Pet Door
£56.17
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Staywell Aluminium Large Pet Door - White
Staywell Cat Door 4Way Staywell Cat Door 4Way
£17.87
In stock
STAYWELL CAT DOOR N0 16 4WAY
Staywell Cat Door Manual 4 Way Locking Deluxe Staywell Cat Door Manual 4 Way Locking Deluxe
£24.50
In stock
STAYWELL CAT DOOR MANUAL 4 WAY LOCKING DELUXE

Cat flaps for use in glass doors or upvc doors

A cat flap provides your cat with the independence that they so enjoy and means that you won’t have to keep letting them in and out of the house. Cat flaps can be installed in a location to suit you including in doors, windows and walls. They are simple to install, and cats generally learn to use their own door with ease.

How to Train Your Cat to Use a Cat Flap

Some cats will seize upon any opportunity to escape the house whilst others may need more encouragement. Many cats are bold and inventive and will soon earn to use their cat flaps. Timid cats may fear anything with which they are not familiar.

Whatever the nature of your animal, with a little patience, it will be possible to train them to use their very own back door. Cat Flaps will give your fury friend the freedom they need and will make life much easier for you. You won’t have to leap up to let the cat out in the middle of your favourite TV Programme and when you are out, the cat can come and go as it pleases. The cat flap should also mean that you don’t need to provide a litter tray.

Introducing a cat flap

Your cat may be wary of the Cat Flap initially so begin by gently moving them close to it so they can familiarise themselves with this strange plastic contraption. Keep petting them and they will feel reassured. Prop the door open so they can see and sense the outside world beyond.

Then stand outside and encourage your cat to pass through the hole by offering a treat. They may jump through it of their own accord but if they don’t attempt an exit then return indoors, take hold of them and pass them through yourself. It helps if you have someone else to stand outside and welcome them with a treat. You can then pass them back through the flap and into the house to show them that they can safely return. Repeat the process a few times so that your cat becomes used to the hole and continue to reward them.

A minority of cats may be so timid that they put up a serious fight and it becomes impossible to pass them through the hole without risking hurting them or being attacked yourself. In this case try to familiarise the cat with the flap over a period of hours or days by leaving treats and toys close to it. You can also let the cat watch you pass toys through the flap.

Once your cat is comfortable with the open hole, close the flap and present the cat’s head or paws to it and gently push against it. In this way the animal learns that the door will open for them. They should soon acquire the knack of pushing the door. The flap will make a noise as it opens and closes and this may startle some cats. You can acclimatise them to the noise by keeping them close to the flap and then opening and closing it yourself.

The Final Hurdle

After a period of training, walk away and bide your time. Curiosity will almost always lead even the most timid cat to start experimenting with the flap. If you have other cats then it is also good to let the trainee see them use the flap. This will show them how it done and put their minds at ease. It is a fabulous moment when you hear the door flapping for the first time and you realise that your cat has it all worked out.

At Time for Paws we have an outstanding collection of cat flaps from the Cat Mate and Trixie ranges. From simple two-way flaps to sophisticated electronic models, we offer the perfect cat flaps for all homes and every budget.

Cat flaps that give you control

4 way locking cat flaps are a wise investment if you would like to retain some control of your cat’s movements. These models can be set to allow your cat to enter but not leave the house, to leave but not re-enter or to come and go as it pleases. They can also be locked completely when you don’t want your cat to use their flap.

Magnetic cat flaps with magnetic keys

Magnetic cat flaps are activated by a magnetic key fitted to your Cat's Collars. They are a great choice if you are finding that other cats in the neighbourhood are visiting your home. A visit from another cat can result in your house being sprayed or your cat’s food being eaten. Magnetic cat flaps are installed in the same way as a conventional model and are suitable for multi-cat households as replacement or additional keys are available.

Electronic and microchip cat flaps

The ultimate in cat flaps, electronic models are activated by your cat’s own implanted microchip. They can be programmed to cater for up to nine cats and feature timers so you can keep your cat indoors overnight or whenever it is preferably for your pet to stay indoors. This is a high-tech solution to entry control which prevents the neighbour’s cat from entering your home and gives you maximum control over your own cat’s movements.

Whether you have one cat or several cats, a cat flap will always make life much easier for both you and your pets. They love having their own door and you won’t be at their beck and call quite so much!

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For further reading, Battersea Dogs & Cats Home has a fantastic cat flap advice article

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