Cat Mate C20 2-Bowl Automatic Pet Feeder
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
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
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
This feels flimsy, I wouldn't recommend throwing it in a fit of rage or anything. But I know others who have had this unit for years and it continues to work well. I have had mine for only 2 weeks so far, but it gets the job done. I like the smaller size and obviously the lower cost (when compared to other feeder units).
It comes with an ice pack to place underneath the trays. To keep food fresher longer, you may want to also refrigerate or freeze it the day before setting up your feeder, to keep it colder longer.
Can set each timer to open up to 48 hours later. Easy to clean and store. It certainly helps me to know that if I am away overnight, my cat still gets his medications without me having to have a petsitter come in for just one day away.
January 25, 2015
Gave me a good nights sleep
My 2 cats are spoiled and no matter when I feed them they bother me at 4 in the morning. Due to urinary issues I cannot leave out dry food. Setting this auto feeder for a "snack" at 4 kept them from waking me. I love it! I also recommend it if you are going away overnight. It's perfect! Best thing ever and totally worth it!
November 10, 2014
I ordered this product and received it promptly and it works great
October 25, 2014
Simple, practical problem solver
Needed a way to feed kitty midday during long work days. After one test feeding in bowl (separate from feeder), she had no problems having the feeder in her dining area. Small (but plenty big for her), easy to set simple mechanical timers, easy to remove/clean bowls, easy to remove/replace ice pack. No frills, no internet hook up, no web cams ...but hey, it does a great job of feeding the cat. Construction - plastic, sturdy, simple. Note: kitty is, well, a cat (always ready to snack) but is not food driven.
October 11, 2014