Rated 3 out of 5 by Rice123 This product is so-so.
It doesn't discharge the portions very consistently,
some times it seems to give the correct amount for
the amount programed and other times it seems to
give a lot less. We use Blue Buffalo dry cat food only.
The food also hangs up, up in the discharge chute and
doesn't make down into the feeding tray.
August 20, 2016
Rated 5 out of 5 by MamaCrab These feeders are great!
This is my 2nd Aspen Pet Feeder as I just adopted a second dog. I've been using the 1st one for over a year & have only one problem with it. The Kibble I use is a little larger than the recommended size so not all 2 cups worth is dispensed at one time. To get around this I set it to feed "lunch" at 6pm & "dinner" at 6:02 pm.
These feeders make life so much easier, I highly recommend them.
August 13, 2016
Rated 1 out of 5 by Frustratedfeeder1 Do not buy this!
This product is very cheaply made.
It basically works, I programmed it and the food dispensed.
But the bowl does not attach securely and very easily detaches.
Also the lid does not lock easily so if you need to tip the unit for any reason the food spills out all over the place.
I got so fed up with it I threw it in the trash.
Do not waste your money!
August 9, 2016
Rated 1 out of 5 by Midnight poorly made
I had purchased 2 of these units and found that the food tray easily detaches from the unit. I have 3 cats and they all have their own feeders but if one goes off a few seconds sooner they all run to the first feeder and the slightest movement makes the tray detach and the food goes under the unit which they can't get to. It might work for one cat or if you put a baking tray under it to catch the kibble
August 2, 2016
Rated 5 out of 5 by sbjdncmls Product delivers as stated!
This automated pet feeder works well for our finicky cat. She is now fed on time, on schedule and has portion control. This benefits us and her since she is not subject to someone remembering to feed her or over feeding. For months we used a written schedule to assist her weight maintenance but we got off track and she experienced weight gain. Now with the LeBistro portion control she is fed on an appropriate schedule. The pet feeder has worked well since we set it up about 15 days ago. She listens for the pinging of her dry food and goes to the LeBistro. No issues with her getting too much food now! The feeder is well constructed and we are happy with our purchase. Mr. Chewy's culture of excellent customer service also helped me to take the plunge and make this purchase. I'm glad I did.
June 3, 2016
Rated 2 out of 5 by jkm1 Not for a determined cat
I purchased this automatic feeder after our vet recommended regimented food portions and feeding times. Based on reviews, I thought this would be an excellent solution because I am not able to feed 3 times a day.
I found it very easy to program and fill. I think the lid could be improved though. Like other users state, it does not attach securely and can be knocked off, exposing an enormous bowl of kibble ready for the taking. I also do not like how the feeding bowl secures to the feeder. It does not attach securely to the unit, so it can be knocked away easily or nudged away. I have had to reattach many times as food dispensed has fallen behind and pushed it farther away.
The most disappointing feature about the dispenser is that with very little effort, a determined cat can simply put a paw up into the dispenser and with a nudge, dispense food at will. This completely defeats the purpose in my opinion.
Overall, it works, but need some improvements.
October 24, 2015
Rated 4 out of 5 by Allen Not quite the previous style
I purchased this as a replacement for one of my two feeders. It works just as well giving out the preset volumes at the preset times. However, the bowl does not stay in place as well as the old style. When the one cat tries to get some extra food during the day his prying paws easily dislodge the bowl leaving the cat who feeds there eating off of the floor. The older feeder's bowl will stay in place. Other than that, it's a good choice for an automatic feeder. Hopefully it lasts as long as the first one.
June 29, 2016
Rated 2 out of 5 by jaime Great concept just not consistent
Item was a great idea but sadly is not reliable. I had one lasted 4 months before acting up changed batteries and still wasn't consistent with the amount of food it dropped. Received a replacement and right from the start was never consistent with the amount of food. Wish the item worked better as it is a great idea for sure and helps feed your pet more regularly is case you can't get home or aren't home. Hope they redesign the unit and can get a better model out.
June 21, 2016