|Breed Size||Extra Small Breeds, Small Breeds, Medium Breeds, Large Breeds||Extra Small Breeds, Small Breeds||Small Breeds, Medium Breeds||Extra Small Breeds, Small Breeds||Extra Small Breeds, Small Breeds, Medium Breeds|
|Lifestage||Adult, Puppy, Kitten, Senior||Adult, Puppy, Kitten, Senior||Adult||Adult||Puppy, Kitten, Adult, Senior|
|Material||Plastic||Plastic||Plastic||Plastic||Stainless Steel, Metal|
|Bowl & Storage Feature||Automatic, Food Storage, Portion Control||Automatic, Portion Control||Automatic, Portion Control||Automatic||Automatic, Food Storage, Portion Control|
|Capacity (Max)||24-cups||6 Meals - 1-cup each||17-cup||18-cup||24-cups|
|Compatibility||Wi-Fi, Battery Powered, Plug-In Power, Android, Apple iOS||—||Plug-In Power||Plug-In Power, Battery Powered||Plug-In Power, Battery Powered|
It worked really well until it didn't. I was very disappointed when I realized I was getting "fed" notifications without kibble being dispensed. Luckily, I work from home and caught it before my dog missed any meals. I emailed the support team and after needing to follow up, they told me to clean the machine and check that everything was installed correctly. I did and it was. Still, most pre-programmed feedings would dispense 1-3 kibble instead of a full meal. They won't replace it (just offered 20% off my next one) but I won't risk another phantom feeding.
I bought two of these to feed my cats when I'm out of town for work and in-between a pet sitter stopping by to check on them. Set up was a breeze. I have 6G Fiber and it works, no problem. I haven't had any errors and both feeders are dispensing food as scheduled. (I'm monitoring via camera) I only have 2 complaints. 1) I want to be able to customize the feeding schedule more (I'd like to skip feedings that the pet-sitter stops by so they can have canned food for that meal) I can certainly turn the schedule on/off, but it'd be easier to schedule which days/times I'd like. It's currently either every day at the scheduled times or off. 2) I wish it was easier to clean. This is probably not an issue for larger dogs because you go through food more quickly, but with cats getting small portions it will take a while to empty the hopper. So, that leaves me scooping kibble out to wash the hopper out on a regular basis, which is my preference. No one wants stale or rancid kibble.
All of the special features and functions of the feeder work great and as expected. However, serious star docked because of design. My always-hungry 11 lbs. cat shoves his arm up the feeder and can access the conveyor belt, spilling a snack sized amount of kibble for himself. I taped a cardboard barrier across the front which sits above the bowl, and even obstructing those few inches he can still reach inside. I hate that his bad behavior is rewarded with the tinkling sounds of food dropping into the metal bowl.
This is a fantastic pet feeder until one morning my pet didn’t get fed because the feeder wasn’t connected to Wi-Fi. I find it funny that they would say you can use a backup battery to keep the feeder running during a power outage but if your power is out, your Wi-Fi probably is too. So therefore your pet wouldn’t get fed anyway. For something at this price, it should have a small onboard memory to store the latest schedule and clock prior to a power outage or Wi-Fi disconnection. The app should also notify you when feeder has lost power and/or Wi-Fi. So close to being a perfect 5 stars from me but missing some critical low cost integrations for the price you’re paying.
I've had this a few weeks for my two cats. One has learned that when the thing makes sound, it means food. The other, older cat is still too terrified of the sound to realize that it's pouring out food. When it's done, I have to take her to it to show her the food in the bowl. I'm hoping that she'll eventually come around.
So I was pretty hesitant to order an auto feeder because they all have such bad problems sometimes and this one had a few too. When it arrived there’s a small piece that has to be inside the chute that agitates the food so it doesn’t jam up. When the machine was packed for shipping the plastic agitator was on the outside bent out of shape because it wasn’t assembled correctly. Took me a while to figure it out but once I did it started working well. It also doesn’t really measure food very well and it took some trial and error to figure out what setting would actually give enough food. Once it’s primed and filled and you figure out the settings it does work very well. My dogs poos have improved greatly because he’s getting fed while I’m not home instead of getting a huge meal when i get home.
I'm switching from free feeding my three cats to something more reasonable for my one very obese cat. I have the two girls' food locked away with a microchip feeder, and Mr. Fat-Fat gets his food in small portions throughout the day. Great product!
Bought this product with high hopes, and was very disappointed. It failed to dispense the proper amount of food. I set it for 3/4 cup, and once it gave me four single pieces of the Purina Beneful Originals. Not even close! Often if I could get it to dispense 1/4 cup at all, it was a good run for it. Followed all instructions. Verified everything was put together. This product just did not work right. Very disappointed.
After reading many reviews on this product across multiple sites, I purchased it with the splitter attachment (to feed 2 cats) and was ready to love it. While it mostly operates fine, I can't say I'm thrilled with the overall performance. I'll give the positive things about the machine first: 1. The app is set up fairly well, and makes adjusting the time and amount of food easier. 2. The manual feed button comes with a lock setting within the app so that your cat(s) can't press the button to get more food whenever they want. 3. The top lid has good locking mechanisms and stays in place well. My issues with the machine are: 1. It isn't heavy enough at the base, and my cats are able to knock it over fairly easily. 2. The measurements are not very precise. We got this to help with weight management, and the 1/8 cup portion comes out closer to 1/4 cup each time, which is more than what we want to feed for each serving. 3. The feeding chute isn't secure enough, and my cats regularly shake extra food out and are able to get their paws up into the machine to knock extra food out as well. 4. The food splitter attachment says that the "privacy screen" is optional, but none of the pieces stay in place unless you have the privacy screen attached, which makes it a requirement rather than optional. 5. The power cord is quite thin and can easily be chewed through (which feels counterintuitive for a pet feeding device). 6. The app is supposed to notify you of a device malfunction, but my cats have knocked it over (subsequently unplugging it) at least 10 times and I have never received a notification. 7. The single feeder comes with a piece to keep the bowl in place, but there isn't one designed to keep them in place with the splitter, so my cats can (and do) knock the bowls out from under the chute, so it just dumps food on the floor instead. Long story short, I wanted to love it, but am not thrilled with the outcome, and wouldn't recommend it highly to others.
This offers the ability to dispense as little as 2 oz. That's important when you have a cat that inhales his food, but if he gets too much at a time throws it back up! One thing though is it's really loud!