Some cat owners decide to install a cat door in their homes. This type of door for one’s feline friend is also called a cat flap. The idea of a cat door is to let a car come in and out without the owner opening the door. These pet openings have come along way since they were initially tried and tested. Their frames are usually made out of plastic or wood. The doors will, of course, resist any wear caused by the cat going through them. Durability and sturdiness are important when considering getting a cat door.
Size And Frame
The size and build of the feline should be considered when buying a cat flap. Some breeds, like the maine coon cat, are larger than average and others are small enough that they lack the strength to push a heavy door. The frame that accommodates the door for the cat should be made of strong material in order to last several years and withstand outside factors such as prying and banging.
The material of the door can be more flexible, with some even being made in glass. Obviously, the size and material of the door should be comfortable to the cat’s size and strength.
Electronic or Magnet-based
These types of cat doors work in coordination with the cat itself. Some of these doors can detect the presence of the cat through the collar it’s wearing. This means that the cat wearing the collar will be the only cat that can go inside or outside the house. This is a safety feature for cats that are chased by children, dogs, or other cats. Of course, if for some reason the collar fails, then the cat has to wait for the owner to let it in. Other types of cat doors detect the animal and not the collar that it’s wearing. There are limitations to the size of the animal that the sensor may detect.
A cat door is a very practical idea. This will let the cat come and go by itself. You can even get a cat flap that will open only for your cat.