Do you share your home with a charismatic cat, clever kitty or motivated moggy? With the world of pet accessories going more and more high-tech, your kitty can stay ‘clawed up’ with our pick of feline-friendly gadgets.
If you’ve ever sat at your desk at work and wondered if your cat was having more fun than you were, find out with the Motorola SCOUT85 pet video camera. You can monitor kitty over a 300 degree angle, at night as well as during the day. You can receive alerts when the room temperature is too hot or too cold, and best of all, there’s two way communication through the audio system! Probably best to turn the link off during meetings, though….
GPS trackers are a great way of keeping a (cat’s) eye on kitty when she’s off on the prowl, but they can be chunky and intrusive. No self-respecting cat wants to go a-wandering with the equivalent of a telephone box strapped to their collar! The Tabcat tracking system looks like a standard pet ID disc, so it won’t cramp your cat’s style. Tabcat also claim you can use it to train your cat to come home, but we’re raising a polite eyebrow there! Take a look at our other posts for more about cat GPS trackers and why GPS trackers are a good idea for your favourite feline.
If you’ve ever come downstairs in the morning to find kitty hosting a ‘paw-ty’ in the kitchen for a dozen of her closest friends, you need an intelligent cat flap. The Microchip Cat Flap, from Sureflap, does exactly what it says on the tin – works on your cat’s microchip to perform an instant ‘open sesame’ to her and her alone. Sureflap also make an intelligent feeder, which can be programmed to open only for a specific pet, ideal for foiling opportunistic cat burglars (or greedy siblings)!
Of course, cat technology extends to the toy department too. Clever cats quickly tire of conventional static cat toys, which don’t put up much of a fight. They’re not always the most stylish home accessories, either. The DART automatic rotating laser light, from PetSafe Brand, neatly solves both these problems. It shoots out random bursts of light for Kitty to chase, with the combination changing constantly to keep felines in fine thinking fettle.
If your moggy is a real miaw-ver and shaker, spending nights on the tiles, caterwauling with her friends or jumping all over the neighbourhood like a cat on a hot tin roof, then you can join her on her journey. Just clip the Eyenimal Cat Videocam to her collar. It’s got a motion sensor built in, so it only records when there’s something going on, and has night vision as well. You can download the finished video via a USB connection so you can make your own ‘best of’ compilation!
If kitty is no copycat, help her stay ahead of the pack now with a perfect cat technology pick – she’ll look like the cat who’s got the cream while she dreams of what the future may hold.