Rated 2.8 out of 5 by 76
Rated 1 out of 5
by opy01 Very unreliable!
I normally do not write bad reviews, but this feeder is the most unreliable feeder I've seen. I just bought this to replace the older version of this feeder that decided to just drop food continuously after 2 years of working ok. The instructions for the new feeder say 'Works best with .5”or smaller diameter food' but the prescription cat food I use seems to be too small. There is a gap between the door flap and where the next feeding is stored and when the door is moved some food from the next feeding will either fall through the gap or get stuck in the gap jamming to door.
My cat has figured out that if it moves the feeder or the door flap or just bangs it against the wall, some food will fall out. Before long most of the food for that evening or the next morning is gone. This morning I noticed the bowl was not secured in so I moved the feeder to see why and there was food pile up under the feeder. Over the weekend we counted 4 times in one morning where food randomly fell out.
I've added a photo that shows the gap above the door. This is completely unacceptable.
I will be returning this feeder and do NOT recommend it to anyone. This thing should be recalled and discontinued!
May 9, 2016
Rated 3 out of 5 by 2smartcats Cats can paw food out
The feeder works great and is able to space our cats feedings out to 3 times a day. I also like that it notifies you days before the battery is about to die.
It doesn't work great for us though because our cats figured out that they can paw at the bottom dish piece to remove it, and then constantly paw at the dispenser for food to fall out. So they're getting fed 3 times a day, plus little pieces all day and night
February 13, 2016
Rated 1 out of 5 by DeaR13 Not worth it
I got two of these feeders for my boxers. Not only does it shortchange them on their portions, half the time it doesn't dispense the food at all. I want to return them but can't find the receipt.
January 21, 2016
Rated 2 out of 5 by Valla123456 Plastic Gear Mechanism
In theory this feeder sounds perfect. However, there are a couple of issues with it. First in 2 days my cat figured out that she could stick it paw in the feed chute and make additional food come out. Now, there is a hard plastic door over the food chute that often gets food stuck in it making it much easier for the cat to get her paw up in it and manipulate the feeder wheel mechanism - 1 star. Second, the feeder wheel is a set of 4 flimsy plastic fingers (image uploaded) that are easily manipulated after my cat gets her paw up into the mechanism -1 star. Finally, the as food gets low in the hopper, it dispenses less and less...to the point of dispensing maybe a tablespoon - 1 star. I was most disappointed with the plastic mechanism for dispensing the food though, because any bigger or heavier food would clog it I suspect. Please upgrade the rotating fingers to metal so that pets can't manipulate it so easily!
December 26, 2015