This week I noticed problems with the clock and because of that is not dispensing the food. I came here to read the comments to see if someone else had experienced the same and maybe found a solution. And like all the other bad reviews/comments after more than 1 year the clock stopped working. I bought this on August 2021 and after 1 1/2 is stop working. It does seem suspicious that everyone is having the same problem after 1 year. Do not waste your money on this! Things do not last for ever but this was not cheap at all, I thought at least it would last minimum 3 years.
I found it easy to program, and it did work great for 7 months. It was very liberating to not worry about feedings. It's erroring out on the current time suddenly and it won't reset. It isn't dispensing food anymore because it has no concept baseline to work with. We'll be trying a different brand next time.
Not a reliable unit to keep your pets feed. Do not buy!!! It keeps jamming which prevents the automatic feeder from dropping food. It doesn't even alert you!! You only find out because your cat is SUPER hungry. I use dry kibble, just as instructed, too. Such an awful feeling to rely on this product to keep your pets feed while you're gone only to find out it malfunctions on a regular basis.
Bought this a couple years ago for my cat, and this unit still works well. I especially like that the bowl portion is detachable and easily washable if needed. It also runs for a decent amount of time just on batteries, which is nice. However, there's a few things I think it could improve on: - The internal clock in the unit is slightly fast; over time, the schedule has been thrown off (ex. Food is set to dispense at 5 PM in the feeder; food dispenses at 4:45 PM in real time.) - Feeder needs to be slightly tilted so that food falls to the front of the bowl; occasionally the food builds up in front of the opening and gets stuck. That, and my cat thinks the bowl is empty if the food isn't more spread out in the bowl. - Larger dry food pieces tend to jam the machine, but a quick tilt and shake of the feeder usually fixes this. All in all, not quite worth the price given some of the issues, but it works for what I need.
I have tried a couple different dogfood brands in this auto feeder . It constantly jams , errors out and does not dispense food. Poor pupper winds up starving when I am out of town. This unit is unreliable
Easy set up and an easy clean. I love that you can record your own sound for feeding time. Only thing I wish they included was a guide for the feeding portions. Other than refilling food and the occasional cleaning, it is completely hands-free. I have no worries going away for a weekend or longer that my cat will be unfed. D batteries (3) not included; however, it does run off a plug if you choose.
enjoyed this feeder while it worked, it looks nice. However, the clock quit working and the automatic feeder will no longer function. AVOID THIS POOR QUALITY FEEDER.
We ordered this March 2021 to get our cat to stop waking us up at 5 am for breakfast and it was great for a while. But now weirdly, it won't dispense on the programmed times and the clock seems to be glitchy and slowing down. I can still go down and manually dispense portions, but that kinda defeats the purpose. I can't imagine if that had happened while we were away overnight so I'll be replacing with another brand.
I purchased this in June and in September, the automatic feeder continuously jams, requiring me to unjam by lifting the food container to clear the 1 or 2 pieces of food that gets loose and having to reset it.
Don't waste your money. I spent more money on these than I would have a dog sitter and I still had to pay someone to come feed the dogs. It always seems that 1 or 2 of them aren't working. And it is rarely the same ones. Do yourself a favor and don't buy these. If I could send them back I would. I used them for 2 weeks and they started malfunctioning less than a week into use.