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2011/03/28 17:06:38 (permalink)
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Cat flaps

Our neighbours cat keeps coming in at night by forcing its way through our magnetic cat flap can anyone suggest a robust catflap that will keep the cat out?
I've been looking at a microchip one but think the cat may just bash against it and open it.
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    Big D
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    Re:Cat flaps 2011/03/28 17:20:42 (permalink)
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    we had a neighbours cat that kept coming in through ours, sometimes in the day to eat food and sometimes at night, we'd come back from work and the ****er would be asleep on our bed.
     
    one night i woke up as i heard it come through the cat flap and bound up the stairs, so i jumped up and chased the ****er out, he's never come back since.
     
    edit: my point being is if you dont want the cat coming in scare the **** out of it, some of them are so brazen and will force their way in!
    post edited by Big D - 2011/03/28 17:24:55
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    tebow
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    Re:Cat flaps 2011/03/28 17:25:43 (permalink)
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    Big D

    we had a neighbours cat that kept coming in through ours, sometimes in the day to eat food and sometimes at night, we'd come back from work and the ****er would be asleep on our bed.

    one night i woke up as i heard it come through the cat flap and bound up the stairs, so i jumped up and chased the ****er out, he's never come back since.

    I've sprayed him with water and all sorts and he keeps coming back.I was on holiday for 2 weeks I came back to see my cats sleeping next to this other cat. I dont mind the cat to be fair but it isn't my cat to feed! Eats a load of food as well!
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    Re:Cat flaps 2011/03/28 17:43:59 (permalink)
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    Lol I have about 11 different cats which visit my house, only 3 are my own! I dont mind at all...the more the merrier! 
     
    Mines like this one and only my 3 lil ones can get in
     
    http://cgi.ebay.co.uk/Staywell-932-Magnetic-Cat-Flap-(White)_W0QQitemZ150577169689QQcmdZViewItem?rvr_id=221450345345&rvr_id=221450345345&cguid=fc84da5212e0a0aa16e38fd3ffed3c7d
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    Re:Cat flaps 2011/03/28 19:32:12 (permalink)
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    Can you not just lock it at night?
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    tebow
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    Re:Cat flaps 2011/03/28 19:52:16 (permalink)
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    David

    Can you not just lock it at night?

    It is. He can get in still. Its like the cat equivalent of Terry Hollands.
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    Re:Cat flaps 2011/03/28 19:56:27 (permalink)
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    until they start p155ing  and 5hitting everywhere
    Listen. Lock the  cat flap site cat can't get out. 

    You always know when a pesky cat gets in! 

    get out of bed, close all doors,then kick the dog5**** out of the cat, don't kill it.
    You have to lock it in because the first cat I beat up shattered the cat flap, which was locked. Had to buy a new cat flap
    So shut the living room  door



    post edited by jeffhead - 2011/03/28 20:04:23
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    Re:Cat flaps 2011/03/28 20:09:11 (permalink)
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    who would allow 11 cats into their house?
    I love cats too
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    Re:Cat flaps 2011/03/28 20:17:50 (permalink)
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    I have about 11 off the top of my head who visit my garden.. but only my 3 cats can get into my house with the above cat flap. I dont let them all in my house!!! But my garden seems to be a social club for cats! 
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    Re:Cat flaps 2011/03/28 20:20:05 (permalink)
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    David

    Can you not just lock it at night?

    It is. He can get in still. Its like the cat equivalent of Terry Hollands.

    Stick a bottle of smelling salts under its nose, it wont be back after that! 
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    Re:Cat flaps 2011/03/28 20:22:13 (permalink)
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    I've got the magnetic one currently, its not up to it.
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    Re:Cat flaps 2011/03/28 20:38:37 (permalink)
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    is it the same model as above? as I cant understand how a cat could push thru it? If it pushed thru it it would just break and not work again.
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    tebow
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    Re:Cat flaps 2011/03/28 20:46:47 (permalink)
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    Packup Pete

    is it the same model as above? as I cant understand how a cat could push thru it? If it pushed thru it it would just break and not work again.

    Yeh exact same model. Not seen him do it because I'm always in bed when he tries to get in but it makes a huge noise. I then have to get up and get the critter out.
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    Re:Cat flaps 2011/03/28 21:16:00 (permalink)
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    I had a dirty ginger tom coming in our and stinking up the kitchen with his tom piss.
    What I did was lock it so he could get in but not out.
    That scared the crap out of him when I next came in!
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    Re:Cat flaps 2011/03/29 10:45:37 (permalink)
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    I had this as well.  Caught the little **** so many times and gave it cold baths (akin to water boarding), mustard at both ends, chilli at both ends, cut off whiskers, plucked whiskers, slapped it silly, even tried deep heat - didn't do these all at once, the level of 'behaviour corection' escalated each time I caught it (felt bad every time I did it but it was coming in the house eating our cats food and attacking them).  None of the above worked (a quick bath worked on another one however).  We fitted a staywell electronic cat flap and it keeps the sod out - no matter how much it tries to get in, comes with a 3 year guarantee which they honour as our 1st one packed in - sent them a copy of the receipt and got a new one quick, which was good coz the first one got a crack after I forgot it was locked when 'helping' above cat across the kitchen towards the door.
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    Re:Cat flaps 2011/03/29 14:35:25 (permalink)
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    Some of these methods sound quite cruel. We have one cat and several who come into the garden. Luckily none really ever come into the house as ours would chase them off.

    I guess if I was in your situations and it got that bad that someone else's cat kept eating all the food I would get rid of cat flap altogether and let my own in and out. Wouldn't inflict pain on the cat though
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    Re:Cat flaps 2011/03/29 14:52:13 (permalink)
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    Hahaha that is one AMAZING cat!!!
    Forcing his way through robust magnetic cat flaps, being sprayed with water, sleeping with your cats, eating monster amounts of food, equivalent of the Britains Strongest Cat.
    Sounds like a national treasure....
     
    PS. I HATE cats. I think i would have to board up the cat flap. x
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    Re:Cat flaps 2011/03/29 15:04:49 (permalink)
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    Can't really board the cat flap up because I don't particularly want my cats outside all day. Will try one of these electric flaps and if that doesn't work i'll buy another bowl and start feeding him properly! I'm not up for the scare tactics mentioned above really, spraying him with water is my limit. 
    Alternatively I may just install a normal cat flap in my garage and let the little blighter come and go as he wants. Put some cheapo dry food in there as well. Seems like a lot of effort though! 
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    Re:Cat flaps 2011/03/29 17:50:20 (permalink)
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    tebow

    Can't really board the cat flap up because I don't particularly want my cats outside all day. Will try one of these electric flaps and if that doesn't work i'll buy another bowl and start feeding him properly! I'm not up for the scare tactics mentioned above really, spraying him with water is my limit. 
    Alternatively I may just install a normal cat flap in my garage and let the little blighter come and go as he wants. Put some cheapo dry food in there as well. Seems like a lot of effort though! 


    That does seem like ALOT of effort. Not a Sulo nearby is there?
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    Re:Cat flaps 2011/03/29 19:17:54 (permalink)
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     That does seem like ALOT of effort. Not a Sulo nearby is there?

    Haha not sure binning the cat would go down well with the public!
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