- FEED YOUR PET WHILE YOU'RE AWAY - Schedule up to 4 automated feedings per day using the built-in programmable timer. Program each meal time with a few button clicks on an easy-to-use LCD screen. Control food portions from 2 teaspoons to 4.5 cups per feeding. NEVER MISS A FEEDING. The pet feeder is wall-powered and/or battery-powered. In case of a power outage, the feeder will continue to function on 3 D-size batteries to assure your pet gets fed (batteries not included).
- CONTROL PORTION SIZE OF EACH FEEDING - Dispense anywhere from 2 teaspoons to 4.5 cups dry food per feeding to sustain any size animal. You can program a unique portion size for each automatic feeding, allowing you to ESTABLISH REGULAR EATING ROUTINES throughout the day without any stress.
- RECORD A CUSTOM MESSAGE FOR YOUR PET - Keep your pet excited about meal times! Press and hold the mic button for three seconds to begin recording a message to be played as each feeding dispenses. (e.g. Here, Fido! Come and eat, boy! Good doggy.)
- OPERATING TIPS - Suitable for dry food only, with the food pellet size ranging from 0.2-0.6 inches in diameter; up to 4 meals a day. The removable hygienic feeding tray is dishwasher safe and easy to clean. LARGE STORAGE COMPARTMENT - The main food storage compartment can hold up to 20 CUPS of food and is removable for easy cleaning and refilling.
This is the second automatic feeder for our dog (75 pound mutt) that we've tried; the first was the "PetSafe Healthy Pet Simply Feed" which worked -- ok -- for a little under 18 months. We began to have an issue with the mechanism jamming and not dispensing food on an inconsistent basis. It became a big enough issue where we never knew for sure if our dog got enough food if we weren't there to watch it dispense. She would never let on either way, which didn't help.This unit is priced much more reasonably, is easier and more user friendly to set up and control, and the mechanism seems to me to be a better design. A few more points: * The hopper, which I believe is a little smaller than the other unit we tried in the past, has a clear top and the food level is easily seen. There were a couple of unfortunate instances where our old dispenser ran out of food, causing a (temporary) missed meal. * This unit includes a wall plug, which is available with the other unit but at additional cost. As of this morning, pricing out the other unit with an adapter comes in at just under 150 dollars. There is still a battery back-up for this dispenser, so if you lose power your pet will still get fed. *This dispenser is much easier to program and doesn't require holding onto a two sided reference sheet of commands for future reference like our old unit. Granted, the old unit allowed other features like slow feeding mode, additional feeding times, and early, manual dispensing of food which then automatically skips the next scheduled feeding. This dispenser is more basic, with 4 available feeding times in a day (breakfast, lunch, dinner, and "4th meal") which worked just find for us. Our dog's feeding needs are pretty basic.If I had a complaint, it would be with the initial "fine tuning" needed to get the pet's portion correct. It's based on grams, and each rotation of the hopper delivers 10 grams. So we weighed 2/3 of a cup of dog food, rounded up (our dog would not appreciate rounding down) and we gave that a try. First meal came out a little on the large size (dog did not complain) so we backed it off a bit and got it pretty close on our second try. If I was to do it over again, I'd keep hitting the manual dispense button (each time cycles one hopper of food) until we filled up the appropriate feeding cup. As long as you keep track of how many it takes to do that (6 for us) you should be pretty much set.All in all, for under 90 dollars my wife and I feel this is a better dispenser than our previous purchase. It includes a power adapter, seems to have a better feed / hopper mechanism, and has just enough features so as to not over-complicate the programming and day to day use. If this continues to hold up for us (and exceeds the 18 months we got out of the other product!) we definitely recommend it.
First thing out the box, it comes with a replacement for the motor inside. You can record your voice, but honestly the pouring of the food is loud enough for your cat(s) to run to it, mine sure does.It is in military time, if you have no idea how to read it = any time after 12 subtract 12.Example: 14-12=2PMOr you can just google it lolThe 1 meal portion is really teeny, so I set it for 2 meal portions. I give my cat food every 6 hours.6:00 - Meal size 212:00 - Meal size 118:00 (6PM) - Meal size 200:00 (midnight) - Meal size 1Better to feed my little guy meals throughout the day, and he's an indoor cat so he doesn't need a lot. He likes to snack so that's why I decided to give a small portion after a bigger one.I definitely recommend reading the instructions because the buttons are a little complicated. It is also quite annoying if there isn't enough food to weigh it down so opening it is a hassle. The button just released the lock, but you have to press a hard (which might make it tip) and lift the lid manually. I don't know why they didn't put the buttons on the outside of the plastic glass, there would be no way for a pet to press them. Also, the digital screen is hard to see in certain lighting.The best thing is that my cat doesn't wake me up early anymore to feed him ��⬛
Like many pet parents I realized early on that "free-feeding" was bad for my pet's health because it encouraged poor eating habits that can lead to obesity and eventually expensive vet bills.I did a lot of research and decided on the WoPet feeder. I've been quite impressed.First of all, the device is very well built. I have two large cats and the top of the feeder has a sturdy lock on it. The buttons are so-so, if you push too hard the screen gets distorted which is typical of these "calculator-like" screens. Thankfully, they all work. One minor quibble, sometimes the pet food slides off the end of the feeding bowl. It could use higher edges. Not a big deal and it only requires me to do a tiny bit of cleanup maybe once a week.The product says designed in the USA but the instructions are written in comically-poor english. That's ok though because it is quite easy to set up and the instructions serve their purpose.Most importantly I was concerned with how food was portioned. I tested the device about 5 times using a kitchen scale and basic math to achieve the right portion size. The included guidelines may not be enough because the size of dry pet food varies from brand to brand. Just something to keep in mind. Thankfully, the device dispenses an accurate amount of food every time once it is set up. The weight of the portioned food only varied by 1-3 grams. Excellent!Overall a great product and for the price it is an excellent purchase. I'm very pleased and when my cats get used to their new feeding schedule I'm sure they will be too.
Once configured, it did great at scheduling feedings and portion control. After 6-7 months we noticed that the audio for feedings would play but it would only dispense a tiny bit of food, or skip the feeding completely. The motor was not moving. Replaced batteries, used the power cord, removed the feed bin, it did not change the behavior. Unfortunately inconsistent feeding makes the product unusable. We have contacted Wopet via email and are waiting for a reply to see if they will either send replacement parts or a replacement unit (or just ignore the email)EDIT: Adding back some stars due to good customer service. Contacted WOPET support via their website and they sent a replacement unit. New unit is working great. Still need to pay attention to make sure the feeder is working correctly over time, but new unit is working as expected.
Your browser does not support HTML5 video. We were skeptical at first but this is now a very important appliance in our house. We have a 17 lb adult orange tabby, about 3.5 years old.We got this originally to reduce his early morning I’m hungry wake up calls but then to insure portion control.We started with the bigger portion tray, but after a bit moved down to the smaller one. That wasn’t hard to change but for cats I suggest doing before you try it out the first time to avoid a mess.The coolest part about this was to find lithium ion D batteries. (See photo) We started out using the cable that comes with the feeder, but we keep it in the kitchen and it was not a clean look to have an extra cable in view.I didn’t want to have to buy disposable D batteries—but then I found li-on ones on . Yes, they recharge with a cable. The ones I found have lasted 8 months without being recharged.I’m writing this review because I thought I should recharge them before they die. To keep the programming, I temporarily plugged in the usb cable. You can see why I didn’t want the cable out normally in one of the photos on the review.The video shows out schedule for our cat. We weigh him every few weeks and he’s at a stable weight so this is appropriate!If I could improve this product, I’d ship it with a lithium ion battery built into it. I’d add HomeKit support, visual feed schedule programming in a mobile app and a low battery push notification.But even without all that this is reliable and using these weird Ds it’s good. If you are ok the fence I say give it a go.