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Ahsu
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Rating: 5

Awesome automatic feeder

posted 7 years ago

I have researched quite a bit before purchasing this automatic portion control feeder for my 2 cats.

Pros: This seemed to be the best product out there if you're on a budget (~$50 on Amazon). It is compact and light-weight. You can set the timer to feed 3 times a day (breakfast, lunch, dinner) at a set amount (1/4 to 2 cups). The unit holds about 4.5lbs of food which is enough to feed my 2 cats for 7-10 days. The display shows how many feedings have been dispensed which helps you track that the unit is functioning properly. It requires 3 D batteries which is helpful if there is no outlet close to the feeding place, and the screen would show you if your batteries are running low. So far I have not had any malfunction on the unit and I've used it continuously for almost 1 year with the same set of batteries.

Cons: Programming is a bit tricky but once you figure it out it's a breeze. You can not vary the amount fed each time but only the frequency of feeding per day. The portions are not exact as per manual, you have to experiment a bit to figure out the portions dispensed each time and adjust it. The slot where the food come out is too big and my smart and sneaky cat learned to put her paw up the slot to get some food to drop down. I had to tape a piece of cardboard to make the slot smaller. The lid is not screw-on type, just a cap off which can come apart if your unit is knocked over by an overzealous cat. You cannot removed the food tray to wash it or disinfect it from time to time. This unit only uses batteries and not a power supply which is both a pro and con, since I always worry that it can run out of battery when I'm away.

Overall, I'm super happy about this product. It is reliable and really keep my cats on a portion-controlled diet. They love hearing the food drops from the unit and always runs to it and even wait by it when it's almost time for their feeding. I was so impressed about this product I convinced my brother to buy one for my sister-in-law's cat who always wakes them up at 6 am to feed him.

Pros: portion control, low maintenace, compact design

Cons: will explain below

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Cara M.
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Rating: 5

Love it!!!

posted 6 years ago

This is the perfect solution for a cat that tends to overeat (like my little pork chop). YOU set the portion, and how often it drops the food. The only possible drawback is it works so well for weeks on end, you have to remind yourself to check the food supply inside!
Gris is now like pavlov's pooch; he comes running when he hears the motor start to drop the food!

Pros: portion control!!

Cons: none

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Beagle
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Rating: 5

This thing is awesome!

posted 6 years ago

We ordered this because sometimes we work late and can't keep our kittys on schedule. We also thought it would be handy while we were out of town, it would be one less thing for our pet checkers to worry about. I ordered it from Amazon for $44 (petsmart had them for $79). It was pretty much ready to go out of the box, we had to install 3 large batteries (D size I think), set the timer, pour in the food and we were done. Setting the timer can be a bit confusing just read the instructions throughly and you'll probably be ok. We have had it in action for about 5 days now and the kittys are well fed and it has dropped food on schedule with out any problems. It has a great feature for setting cup amounts so this would be great for a pet that was needing weight management. It is also nice because the cats aren't beating our door down in the mornings to be fed at the crack of dawn on the weekends, we get to sleep in a little bit! :) 5 stars for this device, what a great idea!

Pros: Auto feeds in case you are not home

Cons: programing can be a bit tricky

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SpayNneuter
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Rating: 5

Want It So Bad!!!

posted 6 years ago

If I had just one dog I would get this in a heartbeat!!! But I dobt that I will ever have one dog for a long period of time! I have a automatic feeder and I had it filled up to the tip top and my new dog(Bullmastiff) ate the WHOLE thing, about 10 pounds of food(does'nt sound like much but trust me it was) this would be great for her but I do have enough money to buy $80.00 feeders for 3 or so dogs.

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Cons: See Below

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Sylvie2
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Rating: 3

Works great if you have one pet

posted 6 years ago

This is a great idea if you only have one pet especially if you are gone for a day or two or if you are cutting back on calorie intake. If you have several pet this woundn't work. In fact some of my dogs would destroy the container to get the food.

Pros: Easy to adminster

Cons: Only works for one pet

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