Rated 5 out of 5 by 1
Rated 5 out of 5 by SA77 Great product!
I was on the hunt for automatic cat feeders for my two cats who are VERY early risers. My husband and I were tired of being woken up at 5 in the morning by hungry cats! I was reading reviews for the less expensive products that just rotate, but some of the reviewers said that if you have a food centric animal, they can sniff out the food in the other compartments and rotate it themselves. I have a cat who would do that, and we're trying to control her weight, so that was not an option for us.
Enter this product, which my cats can't adjust or tamper with in any way! What a win. You can set it to dispense the exact amount of food you decide at 3 different times of day. I only set it for twice a day. It's so easy to program. The only difficult part was discovering how much food you want to dispense, but that was just trial and error. It is also battery operated, so it doesn't need to be near any outlets. The tub is also extremely sturdy and has already survived one state line move. The top secures so that the food does not go stale.
So twice a day, every day, like clock work this dispenses the exact amount of food for my cats! It's a miracle! There is only one con for this product, and it's that the dispenser can be quite noisy, but my cats have now Pavlov style associated this with being fed and jump from wherever they are in our house to sprint like the little fatties they are to the feeder. It is also a bit on the pricier side, but it has proven to be worth EVERY PENNY.
It has been a life saver, and my husband and I are no longer jumped on at 5 in the morning! I would absolutely recommend this product to anyone experiencing the same problem, or anyone about to go on a short vacation! We also have cat drinking fountains, so our cats honestly don't really need us when we go away for the weekend! Great job, Cat Mate! This is an excellent, sturdy, and reliable product.
June 10, 2015