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Compré la gatera para mis 3 gatos, el diseño me sorprendió, es muy bonito y la calidad parece buena, pero su problema es funcional. La puerta, al ser redonda, tiene el eje de la portezuela que bascula demasiado bajo limitando el espacio de obertura útil para que pase el gato, dejando un espacio muerto encima y además la puerta no sube ni 90º y menos aún hacia el lado interior, un fallo del diseño. Nada recomendable para gatos de tamaño grande, les cuesta pasar, sobre todo doblar las patas traseras. Los gatos de tamaño más pequeño pasan pero no sin dificultad. Tendré que que poner una gatera convencional a pesar de que me gusta mucho como queda.
La gatera es monisima, una chulada, pero el problema es que no sirve para gatos grandes, al menos en mi caso! yo la adapté a una columna (lo habitual es que esta gatera sea para puerta), y mis gatos más pequeños salían, pero la mayor no hubo manera. Al final me tuve que comprar otra más grande de otro fabricante, ya que este solo tiene una medida, y ahora sin problemas, entran y salen perfectamente.
Optisch schön aber so richtig bequem rausgehen konnten meine Katzen nicht. Etwas kleines Loch,da die Aufhängung, eher leicht über der Mitte ist. Nicht wie bei quadratischen Türen, wo es nur oben befestigt ist. Katze1 hat sich auch mit der Kralle am Rädchen verfangen und gleich ein Plasteteil rausgebrochen. Ich habe die Klappe wieder entfernt. Die Idee ist noch nicht ausgereift
The product shows a big big round door and gives measurements. But the way the door opens there is hardly any actual room for a cat to actually get through, less than 2/3 of that round portal is available for the cat. Gimmicky door negatively affects the function. It's well made, looks great, good installation and hardware. Just go for a bigger size or a square door if you have even a mid-sized cat.
Functionality: We picked this door because it's much cuter looking than the more traditional designs. However the door hinges 1/4 of the way down the circular opening so it makes the entrance for the cats very small. On top of that the door doesn't even swing 90* open, it actually points down a bit so it is very difficult for the cat to get in and out of the door with the door flap on.
There are other reviews saying this as well. I wish we had listened to those reviews. The door is very easy to remove so we removed the door and now the cats can easily walk through the hole in the door. We didn't need to be able to lock the door (it's to get into a private cat box room). But had we needed the door, we would have had to replace the catdoor with a different product (and probably the whole door since it had a weird cat head shaped hole in it now).
Installation: They include stencil which is useful But the holes ended up not matching anyway so it was kind of difficult to install (not terrible though). However, we noticed we had to play with tightening and loosening the screws after it was installed inorder to get the door to swing properly. Also if you do buy this door, put it higher than you think you should. It will help counter act how the door poorly opens. If it's too low it extra hard for the cat to get through. Allllso if you have a cat that's even marginally larger, just get a different door because they will struggle to get through this catdoor without removing the door entirely.
So overall it's cute, I wish it worked better. But it doesn't.
For the first few weeks, I would have given this cat door 5 stars because its super cute and was working out great. Today, our cat's paw got stuck in the cat door and she was injured as a result. We were VERY lucky that we were home at the time and were able to get her loose before any more serious damage occurred. Yes this door is adorable but certainly not worth the injuries sustained. Will be returning and researching a safer alternative.
My cat can keep pushing the door and eventually open it even when its locked (Yes I locked it correctly). This is the stupidest thing since i already made a hole in my garage door and installed it, I can’t even return. On top of that after he pushes himself in, the door gets stuck in open position letting all the cool air into the house from the garage.
If you want a permanent cat hole in your door, this product looks good and can be installed if you have the correct power tools.