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Dermuid
July 10th 04, 07:10 PM
I thought I would up grade and bough a staywell 400 magnetised doodah with
authentic mouse ball collar, well let me tell you here and now that the
magnetic cat flap is useless.
The reason being is the magnetic collar part must come into contact with the
base of the cat flap for it to work otherwise moggie stays out.
My cat uses his paws like a boxer to open the cat flap, once his paw gets
the thing open then he puts his head through.
With the staywell magnetic he would have to put his head through first
making sure his magnet collar bit came in contact with the base to open it.
There is not a cat in hells chance of that happening so I returned the thing
to the shop and got a refund.

The infra red ones are no better IMO.

Is there a cat flap available that does not require the cat to come into
contact as above before the thing will work.

Thanks.

Georges
July 12th 04, 09:09 AM
Yes, there is an excellent one - Staywell too I think, which works by
radio frequency. The collar key and the flaps are coded so any cats
next door, using the same system, can't get though your flap. The
keys are small and light-weight and colour coded. Mains (transformer)
or battery operated flap. There is one snag - the key works from a
yard or so away so another cat, waiting by the door, could slip in
first!



On Sat, 10 Jul 2004 18:10:39 GMT, "Dermuid" >
wrote:

>I thought I would up grade and bough a staywell 400 magnetised doodah with
>authentic mouse ball collar, well let me tell you here and now that the
>magnetic cat flap is useless.
>The reason being is the magnetic collar part must come into contact with the
>base of the cat flap for it to work otherwise moggie stays out.
>My cat uses his paws like a boxer to open the cat flap, once his paw gets
>the thing open then he puts his head through.
>With the staywell magnetic he would have to put his head through first
>making sure his magnet collar bit came in contact with the base to open it.
>There is not a cat in hells chance of that happening so I returned the thing
>to the shop and got a refund.
>
>The infra red ones are no better IMO.
>
>Is there a cat flap available that does not require the cat to come into
>contact as above before the thing will work.
>
>Thanks.
>
>

Georges
July 12th 04, 09:09 AM
Yes, there is an excellent one - Staywell too I think, which works by
radio frequency. The collar key and the flaps are coded so any cats
next door, using the same system, can't get though your flap. The
keys are small and light-weight and colour coded. Mains (transformer)
or battery operated flap. There is one snag - the key works from a
yard or so away so another cat, waiting by the door, could slip in
first!



On Sat, 10 Jul 2004 18:10:39 GMT, "Dermuid" >
wrote:

>I thought I would up grade and bough a staywell 400 magnetised doodah with
>authentic mouse ball collar, well let me tell you here and now that the
>magnetic cat flap is useless.
>The reason being is the magnetic collar part must come into contact with the
>base of the cat flap for it to work otherwise moggie stays out.
>My cat uses his paws like a boxer to open the cat flap, once his paw gets
>the thing open then he puts his head through.
>With the staywell magnetic he would have to put his head through first
>making sure his magnet collar bit came in contact with the base to open it.
>There is not a cat in hells chance of that happening so I returned the thing
>to the shop and got a refund.
>
>The infra red ones are no better IMO.
>
>Is there a cat flap available that does not require the cat to come into
>contact as above before the thing will work.
>
>Thanks.
>
>