Rated 2 out of 5 by B2T1 Problem with timers...
I have two cats and need the lids to open at exactly the same time because one cat is a "chow" cat and the other is a reluctant eater. Even though set to the same time, the lids open up at significantly different times -- from 15 minutes apart to more than an hour. Thus, the automatic timer will not work for me -- even if though I bought 2 of them -- the lids all open at different times, even though they were set (to the best of my ability) to the same time. Frustrating!
October 10, 2014
Rated 5 out of 5 by 600DayTraveler Worry Free
My older cat is diabetic and 'nibbles' all day. This allows me to leave him 'fresh' wet food to accommodate his eating style. The chill pack helps keep the wet food fresh. I also freeze the food, which thaws slowly during the day.
March 27, 2015
Rated 1 out of 5 by Carol Don't waste your money
If it worked, it would be great. About 50% of the time, only one side opens. About 30% of the time, neither side opens. Being so unreliable, it's pretty useless. I don't want to wonder if my cat will get fed or not.
April 28, 2015
Rated 5 out of 5 by Ginny0426 Love this gadget!
I'm a flight attendant and my cat sitter comes in the morning to feed (when I'm gone)...she fills these dishes and sets the timer for 4 and 8 hours...keeps them on schedule and gives me peace of mind...for my toothless elderly gentlemen cats that don't do well with dry food. If you were in doubt...please get this...has worked wonders over the years...I got this one in addition to the one I already have...I have 4 cats...
March 11, 2015
Rated 3 out of 5 by RescueTheCats OK but could be better
I have three of these timer feeders. The numbers wear off the dials very easily. Dry food tends to get caught inside the frame of the feeder and you have to shake it around in different positions to get it out. After some time the top lids also brake off at the bend where they slip into the frame. The good news is you can buy parts for this feeder and it does hold a cold pack. I continue to search for something better.
February 26, 2015
Rated 2 out of 5 by Bluegrass Not great for canned food. Fine for dry.
Timers not the most accurate, but get the job done. The ice pack is so thin that it can't keep wet food cold for 8 hrs, much less overnight. In a pinch, freeze the next day's wet food beforehand, line the icepack compartment with aluminum foil and place unit on top of another cold pack (I have soft ones so I wrap it in a towel and place under the device). I've been able to do an overnight trip that way.
August 21, 2014
Rated 5 out of 5 by ThreeCatsinTuckerGA Very good basic feeder.
I like the simplicity of this feeder. I have two more-complicated versions (for different purposes) but for basic needs (when one needs just a couple of extra meals), you can't beat this one. The time can be adjusted as needed (not-preset) and, best of all, my cat can't raid the box before the desired feeding time! I know some reviews have indicated others' cats got it open before-hand but it's working well for me and mine.
July 28, 2014
Rated 5 out of 5 by Montie Easy to use!
So happy to have found these feeders after spending lots of $$ on more expensive options that did not work out. Simple to use, and very quiet.
August 4, 2015