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I bought this for my kitten as I work full time and she was being fed 4 times per day when I got her from the breeder. I’ve had this product for just over 3 months and I like that I have been able to program a schedule once and just refill it every morning before I go to work. However, the one downside which has been driving me crazy is that there seems to be some sort of electrical fault. Initially I thought it was the batteries however when checking them they still had full power and I’ve even replaced them once just in case. I’ve been finding I’ll come home from work and it’s somehow stopped half way through turning to the next bowl and she’s been having to scrape at what’s there and miss her other feeding times as it had just stopped working completely. Or like today, I came home and the bowl has just been on a constant spin since 10:30am and she’s had to dive in to eat where she can while it’s spinning. The only way I’ve found to overcome these situations is by removing the batteries for a short period of time, reinstalling them and then having to reset the clock and feeding times. This has happened at least a dozen or more times since I bought it just over 3 months ago.
L’ho acquistato per avere un dispenser che mi garantisse 2 giorni di autonomia. Purtroppo però il timer consente la distribuzione dei 4 pasti solo nell’arco delle 24 ore. Ho quindi deciso di restituirlo, avendo già acquistato un dispenser per 2 pasti al giorno.
EDIT: Unfortunately it seems I may have a faulty feeder! The screen has frozen on mine several times now, meaning it won't spin around, meaning hungry cat! I have to reset it by removing batteries for 5 minutes. Amazon are sending a replacement - hopefully I just had a faulty unit!
Been wanting a timed cat feeder for a while and decided to go for this one. It has space for 5 meals, but only 4 of these can be hidden at one time.
It has a small screen and 3 buttons. It is slightly fiddly to set up but if you read the instructions carefully it’s easy enough.
To turn the feeder off it states to press and hold the up and down buttons together. This worked fine but it said to do the same to switch it back on but this didn’t work! I had to take the batteries out and wait for it to completely reset before I could get it back on again.
You can set 4 different feeding times, I just have one for morning and one for afternoon. It seems to work fine as if I’ve gone away for the night I come back the next day and it’s span round and the food is gone. The lid clicks down quite firmly so my car isn’t able to break into it to get at the food!
Underneath the feeders are two ice packs which keep the food fresh for longer, especially handy for warmer summer days.
Overall I’m very pleased with this feeder and would definitely recommend it, although I’m not keen to switch it off again as I couldn’t get it to switch back on!
Der Apparat arbeitet reibungslos. Habe ihn erst 5 oder 6 Tage. Hoffentlich bleibt es so. Allerdings muss ich mich einem Kommentar anschliessen. Die Futterschalen hinten sind zu tief. Nicht nur, dass es da sowieso schon enger ist, es fällt auch noch nach Hinten ab. Dann habe ich ein Problem mit den 5 Schalen und nur 4 Schaltzeiten. Das hängt allerdings auch damit zusammen, dass ich den Apparat für Medikamentengabe gebrauchen will. Mein Kater ist schilddrüsenkrank und muss morgens und abends jeweils eine Pille nehmen. Ich habe diese Mini-Dinger in ein Leckerchen verpackt und lege sie jeweils in 2 Schalen. In der ersten Schale 0 ist nichts. Morgens um 5 kommt die nächste (1) mit Medi. Nach 2 Stunden (Freigänger) kommt die nächste (2) mit nichts . Dann kommt die dritte abends um 5 mit Medi. Um 7 abends kommt die 4. wieder ohne. Dann kommt die 5. morgens wieder um 5, wo eigentlich die 1. wieder da sein müsste. Meine Catsitterin ( wenn ich abwesend bin) kommt normalerweise jeden Abend. So kriegen wir das schon hin. Aber mit 5 Schaltzeiten wäre es einfacher gewesen. Schade.
Such a shame. In principle it's great and it's such a simple idea that works really well (when it's working). Setting the time is a bit of a faff but not rocket science. Eventually, we looked at it one day and it was just off. Put in brand new fresh batteries and the screen started displaying all kinds of gobbledygook. Beware of the electronics. It's not very sophisticated and we were forced to send back and claim a refund, which to be fair was back in our bank in a couple of days. Now need to find a better (more expensive) alternative.
i like this unit except for the fact that i cannot programme it on say a monday to deliver a meal on the following morning. some meals were wasted as my cat is a slow eater and i presume the thing turned before her hunger pangs set in again. it is a learning curve
I wanted something for feeding my cats meal portions when we're gone for the day or weekend and thought this would work. Easy set up. Unfortunately my cats are cleaver and managed to open it go get to the food. At least I only put in one portion to test it before using it properly.
I bought 2 of these to feed our cats for when we were away for most of the day. They were relatively easy to set up and use, however after 6 months they both malfunctioned. The machine had trouble rotating, causing it to reset and wiping all scheduled feeds. They are both now a glorified food bowl with little purpose.
This is perfect for feeding a cat if you are only away for a day, 2 at the most. Feeder has 5 compartments with one of them open, so 4 feeds for while away. You can either set 4 times and it will rotate 4 times in one day, set 1 time, it will rotate once a day for 4 days, set 2 times it will rotate twice for 2 days.