My cats have food bowls programmed to open for each of their regular pet microchips. Each bowl can be also be programmed to open for multiple chip IDs. I am interested in implanting and RFID in my hand to open the bowls without having to put down all of the food I’m trying to serve them while I push the manual open/close button.
I would like to go ahead make clear that I am not very tech savvy, but here are the things I’m thinking about in these early stages of this idea.
First, I looked at the frequencies of the common pet microchips in the US. They are 125kHz, 128kHz, and 134.2kHz. I have not called SureFeed to see the range of frequencies the feeders read, but in this range I see the xEM with a frequency of 125kHz.
Then I thought about the ID number that the feeder gets from the pet’s microchips. It sounds like the common pet US pet microchips have either a 9, 10, or 15 digit ID number. From what I read, I believe the xEM could be cloned with an appropriate UID. Is that correct? I know the xM1 has a writable UID, but the frequency is 136.56MHz.
Is my thinking on the right path? Does anyone think this could work? This whole thing started with a dream I had two nights ago where I had incorporated a regular pet microchip into a ring. My idea morphed into this because I don’t like to wear jewelry, but I can go back to that plan if this new idea is a bad one…
Thanks to any and all for your thoughts and advice!