This automatic pet feeder has taken the strain of having someone come over and feed my cat. It came packaged very well and bubbles wrapped accordingly. The control panel is easy to read and came with simple instructions. The set up was painless. Excited to see how my cat responds to this.
The instructions claim each portion size is 5g (small dial) or 10g (large dial). I converted 100g of dry cat food = 1 cup. I don't know if my kibble is different or if the machine instructions are wrong because I measured 4 dial turns = 1/2 cup for my kibble. I would recommend you do the same to make sure you are not over or under feeding your cats! Also there's no labeling of which dial is the small or large one. So far my cats like and use it tho!
We bought this to help our pets (dog & cat) lose weight and control their portions and it has worked like a charm! The 2 sizes has helped just in case we forget and get a larger kibble, the sound goes off just before the food drops so they come running and ready for it (best is we recorded a personalized sound for each 1), and best of all within 6 months of having it both are within 1 pound of their ideal weights. There are many more features, but the option to do 1-4 feedings a day with portion size of 1-39 turns makes it perfect for any pet. When we fill the tub full of kibble it generally last between 3-4 weeks depending on the kibble. BUT the best part is neither pet has figured out that we control or can control it so they don't bother us with being hungry which made the transition from free feed to controlled feed super easy. With my career I am on the road all day and could not guarantee I would be able to feed them consistently and now I don't have to worry. I seriously could not imagine my life or my pets (and future pets) lives without this.
I am totally impressed with the service of this company! We recently purchased their 7L feeder for our rabbit since we are taking a vacation soon. Knowing the rabbit might chew on the power cord I placed a tube around it to protect it and routed it outside the cage. Somehow, it was able to get to the cord and chew through it. I contacted Wopet and they immediately sent a replacement power cord. Thanks Wopet for your excellent service!
This cat feeder is working exactly as I hoped. Have had it for over a month and it has been feeding the feral cat that lives near my home every day without fail. There is a record feature and the cat comes running across the yard when she hears the food drop and our recording calling her. We did have to put a bar across the front to prevent the raccoons from winning the food battle. One (or maybe more) raccoon was able to get the fully loaded machine completely out of the "house" (and this unit is substantial) but was not able to get the lid off!! Congrats to the company for making a raccoon proof product! My only suggestion would be to allow the largest setting to drop just a tad more food...that way I can feed the cat fewer times throughout the day. Would definitely buy it again.
Good stuff: feeds my food aggressive cat 4x day- it works. Would be better if: the setup was relatively easy but if you mess up the hour or portion size you will need to press the button multiple times- kind of annoying.
Okay, this has got to be the best purchase ever! I use it for my cats because they keep over eating and disgustingly puking it up. I think it has helped bring that down a little bit because it was happening like everyday. Now I want to get my cats a water filter fountain and an auto cat box! This food dispenser is worth the price all day long. You can set it to 4 different meal times and you can portion each meal separately. You won't regret this purchase! It's super easy to set as long as you read the directions!
Wow this thing is awesome! We are terrible about filling the dinky food bowl, now we have this HUGE automated feeder so we wont have to worry! It feeds them a perfect portion every few hours and plays a recording of my husband saying "here kitty kitty!" They excitedly wait by the bowl wondering if and when and it will dispense food ?? They are quite entertained.
I bought this so we could sleep in and not be bothered before the sun was even close to coming up(!!!) I thought that both of my cats would eat together and share the food, I mean, they get along just fine, so why not? That was not the case. Apparently one of them gets violent when it comes to sharing her food, so we had to go back to their own separate bowls. But this company doesn't have a splitter (yet), so we had to supervise and build our own contraption. Everything is wonderful again ???? Other then that, the feeder works great and the cats got used to it pretty quick and don't bother us in the morning anymore! ??
This thing is great! The recording feature is cool because you can call your pet with it when it dispenses the food. This is a very aesthetically appealing pet feeder. This would be great for anyone who travels a lot or even someone who works long or unusual hours and doesn't want to make their pet eat at crazy hours. I tested it with cereal before pet food, and it was funny, my toddler was excited and I may have found another great use for it when not on vacation! For those moms whose little kids wake before the sun demanding food! J/k :)
andrei kurt aguinaldo
Love this feeder! There's only a couple little 'quirks' to know before you purchase though.. 1) it's programmed in military time (24:00)... know the conversion. Lol ! 2) the meal serving measurements are a bit difficult. With trial and error, i learned! I'll make it easy for you as another reviewer did-each 'serving' is TINY. 12 servings equals about 2 cups of food. I'm using the larger auger as I have a big dog that eats bigger kibble. He gets 6 'servings' at 6:30am, 8 servings at noon and 12 servings at dinner time around 6:30pm. 3) when recording your voice - the tiny pinhole next to the 'MIC' button IS the microphone- try not to cover it with your finger while pressing to record or you'll be very muffled. 4) if you're using the cable to plug it into the wall-the wall plug the unit comes with sticks out from the wall pretty far. I swapped out the one it comes with and use my iPhone wall cube instead. Overall, I love this unit! It's helping to keep my Blackmouth Cur's weight where it needs to be. He's no longer gorging himself on one big bowl of food once or twice a day-he now gets smaller portions throughout the day. A great buy! 1899/12/31
We have a golden retriever puppy. He is our first dog and we love him so much. Since puppy has to eat three meals a day and we both work during the day, we decided to give a try on a automatic pet feeder. We had tried one from Petco, it is useless. Our dog eat half of the food in that container in the first day. He find a way to get into the food. Thank to the return policy, we are able to return to petco. Then we decided to look around Wopet, and this is where we find this pet feeder. It is a pricing pet feeder. And all automatic pet feeders that I was searching are very expensive. I read tons of review about each one of them. This is the one I decided to give a try. It is the best pet product I purchased. I can set up three meals for him (one snack time, which I don't use). I also can record my voice to call him for a meal. It is very stable. My dog cannot find a way to get into his food. It has been 2 and half month, we haven't had any problem with it. We definitely love this product.
I bought this feeder for my ferals for when I'm not home and repurposed old plywood into a box to protect the feeder from raccoons. The raccoons were able to get the bottom tray off, which affects how well the food discharges. I chose this feeder because of the large food reservoir and I can feed up to four times a day and specify the volume of food for each serving. I'll update my review when I know how long the batteries last. I had to chain the feeder (racoons, again) and it's not near an electrical outlet.
I purchased this feeder because I finally got tired of my two pushy, food-motivated cats waking me up to be fed on weekend mornings. I only wish I had purchased it earlier! It has worked great for the six months I've had it, though I did make a couple of modifications to it so it better serves my needs. The food tray that comes with the feeder was too small to accommodate both of my large cats eating at the same time, so I removed it and placed a square melamine tray under the feeder instead. This way, both cats have room to eat and the lip of the tray keeps the food from being scattered across the floor when it's dispensed.
I haven’t tried it yet but the pet feeder came very fast!!! Also I was slightly skeptical because there is no customer service phone number; however Sherry has been great in answering all of my question quickly! I will update my review once I try the product! Thanks again Wopet!
My cat was crazy about feedings, was overweight, and was constantly asking to be fed. I bought the feeder hoping it would lessen all the drama. It did! Now she knows the only food she gets is dispensed by the feeder so it has reduced her behavior of asking me to feed her. The food is dispensed, the message runs and she runs to the feeder. She had manged to open other containers but so far she has been unable to open the Wopet. She has lost weight and I am happy to be out of the feeding frenzy mode.
THIS THING IS AWESOME. My cat was waking me in the AM for attention more than anything. However, with a scheduled 6am meal she leaves me be or comes back to snuggle. It's so easy to add or change meals for when i'm out of town. This is so convenient! I wish I would've splurged for the model you can control from your phone though :)
A little bit pricey but does what advertised
This has worked very well, and I have been very impressed. It was very easy to set up. I would definitely buy again.
The only down side is that you have to know military time because the feeding schedules are from 12 am all the way to 24 but it doesn't giver you an AM or PM sign like a lot of clocks do. But other than that this is amazing. My cat was a little freaked out at first from the noise but now shes use to it and its only been 3 weeks. LOVE this, such a good investment. I also bought the batteries for the back up in case the power goes out which it has a few times so far and my kitty still gets fed.
Could not recommend this product more! Not having to worry about feeding my dog at the same time each day is so worth the money. Highly customizable schedules and and portion sizes make this product amazing. Backup battery power ensures that your animals never miss a meal, and it's very easy to clean! Customizable internal hopper can be switched out according to whatever size food your animal is eating. The only downside is that I think my dog likes this feeder more than me now!!
Easy set up and works perfectly. 60lb dog fed twice a day.
Needed this because my work schedule varies daily. This can be set up to dispense food up to 4 times a day at whatever time you schedule. I have a small dog so I set it to give out 1 cup. A neat little feature is that I can record my voice to let my dog know it is time to eat! I am very happy with this purchase!
Emily N. Kaestner
So easy to use! Great addition for our dog.
Buyer in New Mexico
I found setting the portion size a little difficult. Had to set it on 2 portions to get the correct amount. Wish it offered more than 4 Times for feeding. And I find it impossible to open the lid with only one had. You must push in the button with one hand and open the lid with the other. Better if the lid popped up or at lease released when you push the button.
Makes feeding your pet so easy! I am away at work a lot and no longer have to worry about getting home in time to feed. Plus I know she's getting evenly spaced meals which makes her digestion much better. My cat now knows that her food comes from this machine which has made her cry/meow/beg for food a lot less improving our relationship. I honestly wish I bought this machine years ago!
It took a little while to set it up, but now that we have it programmed (time set, portion amount, etc.) it is such a blessing! I have a large dog and the amount it dispenses on setting 12 is perfect. It has 4 time of day settings which is nice, we only use 2 of them. It was easy to program. My dog hears the food drop and instantly comes and eats, it's really a nice addition and well worth the price.
My only "issue" is with the dish. The food bounces out of it while it is dispensing. Having a French Bulldog means that he's gonna find every last nugget regardless of where it is even if it means pushing the machine over to get to it. I worked around the issue by elevating it and substituting the supplied dish with a large deep sided steel dish that catches each portion.
Easy to set up. Batteries great for electrical outage problems we experience. I don't use the voice notice; our dog figured the times out quickly.
My step-cat was used to unfettered access to all areas of the living space prior to moving in with me. Due to my allergies as well as her fondness for dumping whole glasses of cold water on me in my sleep, she is no longer allowed to be in the bedroom at night. This isolation is clearly bothering her as evidenced by the continual and repeated scratching at the bedroom door, generally 1-2 hours in advance of when her impatient self expects to be fed. I bought this automatic feeder hoping to disassociate myself and my fiancee from the feeding process and maybe leave us the hell alone at night for once. In that regard, it has worked quite well. The feeder comes with two different dispensing "paddles," one for large food and one for smaller kibbles. it ships with the large one installed, but it only takes a screwdriver and about 10 minutes to swap them out. All of the food contact surfaces (bin, paddles, dish) can be removed and hand washed which is nice. I was a little concerned that the cat would find a way to knock the device over and get to the food reservoir, but it is pretty sturdy and the lid latch is designed with a nice "child lock" feature that will keep animals from getting in. Programming the meal size and schedule was surprisingly easy. The instructions are not quite perfectly translated, but if you have programmed an automatic coffee maker before you could probably figure this thing out without the instructions after poking around for a little bit. The voice record function is fun, although I don't think the cat realizes it is my voice coming from the Food Robot. Overall, I am very pleased with the quality of this automatic feeder, and it has significantly reduced the amount of hassling I receive from my beloved step-cat. If she has complaints I just tell her to take it up with the robot.
Love this feeder. Sometimes a little food slips out if you bump into it but it serves its purpose.
cool product an added benefit, I got our cat to comfort my elderly Mother, but because I'm the one that feeds her she stays around me too much and not with my Mom. Now she won't associate me with food, hopefully she will do her job and hang out with mom some more. I would suggest making a better seal on the top to keep the food fresh and opaque cover to keep sunlight out. It would be nice if it was easier to remove the feeding tray for cleaning. I think a trap door on the bottom that opens when the food dispenses would be a good idea, it would help to keep the food fresher and keep pests out.
Follow the instructions to ensure proper setup and it works as it should. Great device!
I bought this about one month ago. It has been working consistently.
Works perfect for feeding my cat small amounts at a time !!! Easy to set up .. so fun to use ... any pet owner who is away from home alot needs this !!! Well worth the price...
This is an amazing product. My only gripe is that the clock is cheap and slows down over time. Other than that, this is an excellent product.
You can set the portion size and up to 4 meals a day! It does not hold as much food as I would like so i will probably buy another since I have 2 dogs, but it works beautifully and can be used with batteries or plugged in!
allows big volume of food for multiple weeks to be stored and dispensed.
This is a good machine that provides what I want. It has some drawbacks, but none that impair its function. That is better than another product I tried. What I like: Accurate portion control in units of about 2.5 teaspoons OR 1/8 cup (See my results, below.) Large bin for when I travel Easy, intuitive interface Wall power with battery backup Tammy is being fully entertained right now by trying to break into it, but is having no luck. (She's a cat.) Drawbacks: The interface is clunky (though also easy). You sometimes have to press a button very many times to cycle to the number you want. Removing the hopper (e.g., to clean it) is guaranteed to spill a good bit of kibble. Changing to the small portion size requires 10 minutes and a screwdriver. Instructions are not quite complete, and are a truly terrible translation. However, everything is so obvious that this really was no obstacle for me. Might not work for very large kibble size. Try measuring your pet's large food with only a 1/8 cup scoop. Hints: Actual portion size Large portion size: 2 portions = 1/4 cup Small portion size: 5 portions = 1/4 cup Unless different machines vary (and I can't see why they would given the way it works) you can rely on this, as I tested it a number of times. The large size isn't good for me, but the small size is sufficient. My cat is currently on 1/2 cup a day. If she were gaining weight, using the large portions I could only reduce that by 1/8 cup, or 25%. That's not fine enough control. On first use, use the "Manual" button 2-3 times to fill the feeder mechanism. (Hold down the button 3 seconds.) To install the smaller portion "wheel", know that there is another screw, not mentioned, inside the hopper, in the center of the little stirring paddle thingy. To remove the serving tray, hold it down with one hand and push the top of the hopper backwards with the other hand. (I don't know why I had trouble with this.)
We recently adopted a cat and being is not always at home makes this cute little creature eat in the right amount at the right time. My daughter recorded her voice which we think is a good idea. We love this product, I even recommended it to my friends
Kayla & Debbie
I just got this yesterday, so I can't speak to how it works long-term. But so far it works great!... after one minor hiccup. When I changed the rotating pinwheel-like mechanism to the small one, I definitely installed it backward. This meant that virtually no food came out the correct end, and almost all the food got lost IN the dispenser (oops). So this review is mostly to say don't be a dumba** like me and install the thing backward ??. One other thing to note, I don't love that the feeding measurements are in grams. It was a little difficult to figure out the correct feeding size, but with a bit of trial and error I got it down. So far kitty loves it! I just got this yesterday, so I can't speak to how it works long-term. But so far it works great!... after one minor hiccup. When I changed the rotating pinwheel-like mechanism to the small one, I definitely installed it backward. This meant that virtually no food came out the correct end, and almost all the food got lost IN the dispenser (oops). So this review is mostly to say don't be a dumba** like me and install the thing backward ??. One other thing to note, I don't love that the feeding measurements are in grams. It was a little difficult to figure out the correct feeding size, but with a bit of trial and error I got it down. So far kitty loves it!
I've had this pet feeder for about a year. It took about 10 minutes to get the thing set up and understand the controls. They make sense - not as intuitive as in iPhone, but I didn't expect that. My cat doesn't bug me in the morning for food, because she knows she will get breakfast at the same time every day. I had one issue with the unit, and I reached out to customer service - they responded very quickly and were extremely . My cousin recommended this product to me, and I've recommended it to several friends, who are happy with it as well.
Excellent. Makes life so easy!!!
I really like this. Plan to order another one when I can afford it. I wish that it had a larger dish and larger portion sizes but it's a wonderful thing
My cat is fat and we just got her on a very specific, portion controlled, diet. However, I can't remember to only feed her 3/4 cup a day at around the same time. This fixed that issue. No more thinking about it at all.
I have an auto feeder for my cat. Purchased this one for my dog. Easy to set up. Love it! Was just using for when we travel, but now use all the time!
Not the most intuitive controls, but after reading instructions and setting up once, you can just set it and forget it. Love that I can program multiple meal modes at different times. Cats love it because I can feed them while I'm at work. Great product!
My dog was having problems if I change the food time (vomit), but with this feeder the problem is solved is amazing, the container is huge and easy to clean.
I ordered this cause i often need to leave home for couple of days and I have 2 cats. Instead of looking for someone to take care of them that time I simply install this, some water and a camera. It gave me the peace of mind that the food will not dry out or get spilled. Thank you
This product is awesome, it's very easy to clean and I do t have to worry about forgetting to feed my dog. I have it set for 2 feedings one for 7am and one for 7pm for the first few days I would watch it to make sure the food was coming out and it did. My dog walked by one day when the food was coming out so he thought every time he walked by food world come out do one day I watched him he walked by the thing 5 times and nothing happen he got mad lol. But I am really happy with this item and it works great
I was hesitant to buy an automatic feeder online but the reviews for this one really helped me take the plunge and do it. And I love it! It's a great design and can hold quite a bit of my cats food. The portion sizing was kind of odd but overall It's helped my cat loose weight! And if your cat is constantly bugging you for food, I highly recommend the automatic feeder. They begin to realize that's the food source now , not you.
My cat used to wake me up at 6am to feed her, now I can sleep better because of this, the portion size is also awesome since I can control her portions and help her lose weight, and of course is perfect if you are gonna be away for a few days and don't have to worry about the food for your pet.
Bob the Builder
I love that I am able to make sure my pup stays in a feeding routine. The only downside is that the portion sizes are very obscure
Works like a charm, but it's incredibly easy for my cat to knock food out of it. Just a small push and it drops a piece or 3
We have three pets in the house that eat the same pet food and this is perfect. I like that you can customize the sound when the food is dispensed. Neat product.
Love this feeder! So easy to use, program and clean up! Feedings are much simpler now
I'm so glad I purchased this automatic feeder! By reading the reviews, we were able to set up the feeder with no problems. It's cute to watch our two dogs taking turns when the food is in the tray! This feeder is so convenient and worked just as described!
This product is a life saver and takes some guilt off of me. Me and my husband work 12 hr days so my puppies would just get one big amount in the morning and at night . And my dogs would eat the big amount in one sitting!!!!!!!! We got this and now they can have smaller portions throughout the day with out feeling as guilty ! And I can leave them a cute message.
Been a few months now and this works amazing! But our dog is smart we had to place it blocked into the corner because he figured out if he bumps it more food comes out lol Been a few months now and this works amazing! But our dog is smart we had to place it blocked into the corner because he figured out if he bumps it more food comes out lol
I have had it for a month. I love it. Easy to program. So far is working great. My cat adjusted to it beautifully. We did not program a voice message because he comes the minute he hears the food drop
We are keeping this in a covered outdoor pen for our beagle dog. So far so good, it works like a charm. You can program four different meal times with different servings and record your voice. We tell our Beagle that "it's time to eat". It is electric, but has a battery backup.
I love everything about this feeder. My hubby and I love to travel so this will be great when we are away for a few days. I can see how much is in the holding tank thanks to the clear lid. The digital display panel is easy to access and I don't have to move the feeder to get at it. I have mine set to feed twice a day and have not experienced any issues with it. My cat actually must have an internal clock because she sits in front of it around the dispense time and waits for it to deliver her food. Highly recommend!
Simple to set up, simple to use and reliable!
Easy to program. I wish it pushed the food out further as our cat doesn't like to eat it so close to the machine and it piles up under. Reliable and has battery backup.
Love this product!
This is one of the best things I've bought. It gives my cats the exact amount I set it for. It has a very wide range of portion size to set it to. When my cats here my voice recording built in calling them that it's time to eat they go running. It's funny. This machine takes the hassle out of feeding my cats. Its very easy to use.
This product wasn't designed the best for easy set up but once you set it up, it's perfect. Took me 3 different attempts to get the right food amount for our cat. The product uses something like 1 unit = 10 grams, which I'm not sure was super accurate. Do a trial run to make sure it produces the amount you want and you'll be good. Plus, you can record a voice memo that plays when the food is distributed.
Cat isn't afraid of it and caught on to the process immediately. Has prevented her from eating herself sick. Tiny bit noisy, but that also serves as additional notification to the cat that food is available. However, if your cat is good at moving/head-butting things they can probably knock additional food out.
My first automated feeder, and it works like a charm. There's nothing fancy here. You program it with a couple of small buttons and a simple LCD screen. Sturdy enough to not be toppled over, and the lid is tamper proof (my cat tried opening it and failed). Seems to be reliable. Even takes standard D-Cell batteries if you're worried about losing power. Even allows you to record a short voice sample. The only thing that could be improved is the way you program the portion size. Since there are no increase and decrease buttons, you can only increase the size before you reach the max and it resets back to zero. This takes a bit more time if you made a mistake or changed your mind.
I couldn't wait for this feeder to arrive and when it did, it didn't disappoint. This is perfect for my two cats (about 9 lbs ea), because the feeder bowl is large enough for both to eat at the same time, though at first, one ate first and the other second. I followed the instructions for 2 feedings a day both 12 hours apart. Instructions made it easy. I've been using this for a month and it has worked perfectly every day since the first day.
Very nice pet feeder. I just bought a puppy and when I go to work I want to keep her feeding schedule the same as when I'm home. So easy to use. I just feed her and watch her thru the camera and make sure everything is okay.
Our new pet feeder arrives on time. Especially like that it has both batteries and electric cord to automatically deliver portioned sizes of food. We have only 1 cat so the smaller portion is perfect for her. She quickly learned when she hears the whirr that her food is being dispensed. She is a lean cat so doesn't have a problem with over eating. But for a cat that is overweight it would be great to limit the food portions and the number of feedings. It can be set for up to 4 times per day. Is nice to be able to be gone for a few days and not need a pet sitter to put the food out at certain times of the day.
This was a little confusing to set up, but it works great. The portion size is very small, so a trial run would be a good thing to do. The tray is pretty level, so the food gets kind of stuck at the back. My cat has learned to pull the food forward to eat it.
Excellent! I researched these well after having another brand that was only battery and failed when batteries did not work. This is attractive, delivers accurately and easy to keep clean Con: harder to program and hard to read the display
Love it so far! Does gain time a bit on the timer. Feedings seem to gain a few minutes after a week or two.
I bought this because my cat has to be fed in small portions, otherwise she enhales her food then throws it up. She likes her breakfast at 2am, so this feeder was a great investment for me and my sleep. It is a bit loud so I placed it in the furthest corner of the kitchen from my bedroom. But they really should fix the hollow dish so its not so loud. It has an extra part to dispense smaller portions sizes which it great for my situation. It was a great product overall. We were both so happy with it. She was fed and I could sleep through the night. But how do you score a product that was great but is now you and your cats unreliable nightmare. I bought this in October, and now it has randomly stopped working on and off. I didn't know why my cat was whining until I realized that the feeder had not fed her for breakfast the past 3 days. And this morning at 5am it just fed her a random portion. I tried to see about exchange/return but it says the window closed already. These are not cheap, so I hope I can work something out. I'll update later with what I find out. Contacted the manufacturer and they have sent me a replacement. Very happy with their quick response a great customer service. I'll update once I receive the replacement.
I like that my dogs get fed on time even when i'm Late getting home from work or if I have to leave them home for 24 hours. It works great. It holds enough that I only have to load it once a week. It's sturdy and well designed, the dogs can't open it up or mess up the program buttons, and they have tried... lol.
This is one of the best purchases I've ever bought. I work long hours away from home at least 12+ hours away from home; this eliminates so much anxiety that my pet will go unfed. I would absolutely reccoment this product to anyone. If you're hesitant because of the price don't let it stop you! My pet loves it!
Autofeeder works well, easy to set up and cat has not been able to break into the feeder. He tries to dig with his paw but so far no luck. Previous timed flip-lid type auto-feeder didn't stand up to his incessant pawing. I would've given this 5 stars for its excellent functionality and ease.. However... it stopped working after 7 months. I bought this autofeeder in October of 2018. It worked great for 7 months until one day all I heard was a whirring noise and no food was being dispensed. I opened up the chassis under the dispenser wheel and found a broken belt (see pictures. the blue line is where the original belt would've been). I was able to reach Wopet customer service via email/message left on their website. They were incredibly polite and after a few emails back and forth they offered to replace the broken one with a brand new autofeeder. So once again I have a new autofeeder and I'm hoping this one will last longer than the first.
I've had this feeder for a couple of days now and have no complaints. I was a little nervous about ordering only one feeder as I have two adult cats who are used to eating out of separate bowls, however, they seem to have adjusted fairly well and the bowl on this feeder is big enough for them to both eat at the same time. It's really nice that you can set up to four meals and adjust the portion sizes. So far I have not had any issues and it seems to be very reliable.
Theodore R. Sladovich, Jr.
Happy with my purchase for the most part. Like the audio recording option, but the playback audio quality is less than desirable. The only other complaint I have is that the rep food receptacle should have been placed on a more diagonal angle. Some dry food remains at the back where food is dispensed. Some food remains back there and my cat has to angle her head to attempt to eat. She has since figured out to use her paw to retrieve from the back of the receptacle.
This product works great! It's easy to use and figure out. I wouldn't recommend changing the 'sizing' component even if u have a small dog like me. Just program it right and leave it like it came in the box. Would recommend
Awesome device!!!! I have used this feeder for well over a month on batteries and it has never failed. I have two Rotties and the volume of food it puts out each feeding is quite a bit more than a small animal. This feeder is accurate and has never failed yet. I don't leave it unattended with the rotties, as I'm not sure it would not survive; however, I love it!
This was a very good find for me. We have a puppy and my daughter is obsessed with the dog so when it comes to feeding the puppy if I let her Poor the food she would make a big mess so this helps keeping the portions the dog should eat. So all my daughter does is takes the puppy to where the food is and I don't have to worry about wasting food. It works great. I refill it every 2 days.
I got this for my 2 cats to share in the event I cannot be home at feeding time and (hopefully) for the occasional overnight travel. I was concerned my fraidy-cat female would run from it, but she took to it right away. I actually use it to store her dry food and put her dish inside the unit's food receptacle for day to day feeding when I'm home to keep her used to going there to eat. It was easy to program and I like that is had several time slots to choose from. I created a rather obnoxious voice recording where I tapped on the unit and used a specific tone and phrasing like I was calling them to eat. I wanted something they'd associate with only this unit and it worked well. The vocal recording is loud enough, but the sound quality is rather poor - but it does the job. I am not as concerned with portion control as I only use this intermittently and I'm using it for 2 cats. I have no way to know who eats what amount, but it was easy to set it so enough food comes out that they won't go hungry if I can't get home for hours. I didn't even bother to deal with the accessory for smaller portions. I just did some trial and error to see how much came out for 2 cats to share. My male cat is an eat-til-he's-full cat, but my female would eat until she exploded, so it's really not something I'll use for regular feeding. I am pleased with this purchase and it meets my needs. I would recommend this product.
I bought this because I sometimes forget to feed my lab or i feed him to much thinking I didn't feed him that day when I did. I have to be careful because my lab will eat even when he isnt hungry and ends up throwing up if he eats to much. I like this because it portions his food size and I can set a time to feed him that way i dont have to remember if his been feed or not. It was simple setting up. It took about 5 minutes to set the date, the portion of the food I wanted to give my dog and what time I wanted it to dispense the food. I liked that it gives you the option to have it plugged in or run it with batteries because I might have it outside in the summer because my dog loves outside so it will probably be running on battery tell it starts to get colder and I have to bring it in.
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This works well for my cat. I don't have to worry that I forgot to feed her. And I just switch it off when I travel. Easy to program.
This product is amazing! It has been a game changer for me and my little fur ball. I love that I can go visit my parents over night and not have to worry about my cat being fed! It has also made a huge impact on my relationship with my cat. He used to wake me up every morning by meowing, pawing my face and just being a nuisance until I fed him. Now, he knows that his food doesn't come from me and bothering me won't get him anything. He stopped! I get to sleep in now and enjoy my mornings and he's happy because he gets fed before I even wake up!
I got this for my cat so when I went into labor I would not have to worry about boarding my cat or relying on a friend or family member to feed my cat for the few days of my hospitalization. We ended up using it several weeks before my due date so she could get used to it. My cat loves her feeder and will wait at her feed times for the food to drop. We set it up with a jingle from Austin Powers with Dr. Evil singing "I want chicken, I want liver, meow mix meow mix please deliver" by holding our phone up to the microphone while playing a video clip from YouTube and it came out really well. She is actually trained now to come running downstairs if she hears the jingle and is not already perched next to the feeder. Since having my baby, we have also relied on this feeder for overnight or weekend trips. The only downside to the device is during ant season it attracts quite a few unwanted pests as they are able to crawl up into the food area.
One of the best product! Our golden retriever loves it. We love that we can set the portion for each meal time and record our own voices. Humane design is awesome too!
This is really awesome because I can put a bag of cat food in it and set the timer to feed my cats. This way when I'm not at home, they are feed and it will feed them all week long. The voice recording is nice, so they can hear my voice. It's easy to set up and clean.
Wow, this gadget is amazing! My dog has gotten used to the sound of the food and the times and now I don't need to worry about whether I have fed her or not. This device does a great job taking care of that. The custom recording is a neat feature and the adjustable portion sizes are a mega bonus! I have not had any issues so far, and it works wonderfully!! Would recommend getting for your dog if your schedule is inflexible.
My son's cat is overweight and he was struggling to control his portion sizing. This eliminates the struggle and feeds the cat when they are at work or away. (side note: the cat is unhappy that he doesn't get as much food. I have seen several dirty look photos.)
I purchased this feeder for my pot belly pig and it works perfectly! I did not attach the food tray and hung it on the fence so she could not root it around to try to get the food out. The programing is very strait forward and in military time which leaves no room to mess up the am and pm feedings which is a great feature. Excellent product so far.
It's already paid for itself since I am only feeding my cats and not every racoon in the neighborhood.
I absolutely am in LOVE with this automatic feeder now! I originally bought this for a long weekend that I would be away from my cat, as I didn't have any close family or friends who could come by to feed Hobbes. This allowed me to program certain feeding times and worked perfectly while I was gone. It was so convenient that I will probably just start using this daily, as sometimes my cat gets fed twice accidentally by both my partner and I. This would eliminate those types of mistakes. Couldn't be easier than use.
I bought this for my rabbit (indoor pet) for when we go out or on a short trip and sometimes can't feed our rabbit on time. It has worked wonderful for the past year without any issues. I set it to feed 3X per day, The serving sizes have a wide variety of ranges and can be customized to fit your pets needs. We really like this and recommend it to anyone who needs to go on a short vacation or can't be home all the time.
This holds a regular bag of cat food. The lid locks tight. Sleek design. Accurate timers. Our cat went from being obsessed with food to being relaxed. He knows when it's time to eat.
The feeder works consistently. The portion size is more or less the same. I make sure it doesn't run low on kibble. It's easy to program, although I wish it didn't run on a 24 hour clock. The other thing that I dislike is opening it. It's hard for me to push the button and lift the top at the same time.