Cat Flap for Kittens
Your little kitten has a natural instinct to protect both herself and her territory. To begin with, therefore, she may see a cat flap as a hole in her “home defences”. It’s up to you to help her out, and give her the confidence to use it.
Types of cat flap
A basic cat flap is inexpensive and easy to install. Many people choose cat flaps that come with a lock.
Lockable cat flaps
There are several different lockable cat flaps to choose from:
- Simple locking cat flap – you operate the lock yourself, choosing when to let your kitten in or out
- Electro-magnetic cat flap – activated automatically by a special magnet on your kitten’s collar
- Micro-chip cat flap – activated automatically by your kitten’s unique micro-chip
Getting your kitten used to the cat flap
- Fit the cat flap at the right height for your kitten to step through – this is usually about 6cm above the bottom of the door
- To begin with, prop open the cat flap slightly and tempt your kitten through it with treats and food
- Let your kitten have a good sniff and explore around the area
Try gently lifting your kitten up towards the cat flap to help show her what you expect her to do