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i had this fountain for over 3 years now, and it still works and pumps water just fine. As long as you changing filters and giving it a good wash once in a week or two - it will last! The only time the water flow is slowing down is when filter gets blocked with hair and that's when it 's time to clean it.
Love this fountain. Although it is quite big and bulky my cat loves it and seems to get much more water in her thanks to the fresh water fountain. I'd much prefer a ceramic small sized option though if it existed, for aesthetics and feel of quality more than anything else. Bulky to swap water in between the need of changing the filter, so it doesn't seem to filter as good as I had expected, but perhaps that's me not quite knowing what to expect (this is my first water fountain).
It’s very good fountain and it’s quiet enough for our small 1bedroom flat. You do need to clean it very regularly including all the little spaces. It’s difficult to open a pump to clean it
Useful product but especially do not forget to rinse well under cold water. I'm surprised that lots of black powder comes out which would end up in the water for the cats.
Good and sturdy.
It's quiet enough for our one bed flat but you do need to clean very regularly in all little areas and holes. It's difficult to open a pump! This needs to be cleaned inside as well. I use cotton buds and little brushes
Easy to set up, easy to clean, quiet running. In all a great fountain and above all my cats love it! I highly recommend this product.
Tried this fountain after one of my three Norwegian Forest Cats kept tipping or moving the rest. Because this holds about 3 litres of water with a large round bowl, it doesn't move. All three cats use it, I find it reasonably quiet and reliable. Re : the comments of the flow slowing - As well as cleaning the main filter, there is a small filter on the pump which clogs and slows flow, so clean this filter, also, dismantle the pump for cleaning, as it also clogs up.
The comments of splash back water happening against walls is a load of rubbish. They're obviously filling the water much too high - there's a indicator marked onto the fountain showing you how much is "MAX and MINIMUM" - If you don't take it over the max line, the splashing isn't an issue. The fountain is very quiet, you mostly just hear running water. The cats love it - and it's easy to clean too!
They're very good but don't last as long as I'd expected. Vital for pet health.
This has been a good buy. Our large Ragdoll can't tip this one up and enjoys drinking from various angles. Possibly the best one on the market. Need to keep on top of cleaning and changing filters but after over two years use its still going strong.
As soon as the flow of my fountain decreases or even after a month max, I change the filter. This is done without worry but be careful though to leave the filter under water a few seconds before the place in the machine because there is blackish residues that escapes.
Our 1year old Bengal cross is fascinated by running water, taps, bath etc, but wasn't good at keeping herself hydrated from a bowl. Generally it was something to paw in or push around the floor? When her coat started to suffer, we had to do something to get her to drink more and wondered if a fountain could be the answer. It was an immediate "hit"! She drinks far, far more and watches the fountain in amazement. We can see her coat improving daily. It is very sturdy - even she couldn't shift it and is very quiet. Thank you!
I bought this fountain, after trying several others. This is by far the best. It holds more water and is therefore more stable (one of my cats has a habit of pawing at water fountains, resulting in the smaller fountains spilling water). This fountain also has an adjustable flow on top, so you can have a trickle or a full flow.
I'm not sure if the people saying it splashes everywhere are aware they can reduce the flow of water by turning the dial on the top this reduced flow also reduces water splashing noises! It is 100% quieter than our old Catit one, all 3 can drink from it at once, it also looks pretty good. It says to replace the filters every 2 weeks but using filtered water you can leave it for 3 easily providing the fountain is cleaned and refilled with fresh water regularly, I just give the filter a good rinsing when cleaning. Overall 10/10 from me!
My cats love this. I didn't realise just how much water cats need to drink until I got this. Top marks from my cats. Impressed and worth the money!
Fountain is easy to clean and fill and holds plenty of water. It is not at all noisy and is very stable. The cats used it right away and seem to drink more than they did from a plain bowl.
I have bought a few fountains and because we have Bengals they love running water so the fountains work best. By far this is the best one I have bought. The cats drink from it more than any others I have bought.
I have tried about 4 other fountains. My bengal cats broke 2 of them by opening them and removing the insides! The others they simply would not drink from. From the moment I set this fountain up they were drinking from it and playing in it. It is robust enough not to be knocked over by boisterous bengals but mimics a tap well enough that the water flows and they enjoy using it. I wanted to try a fountain again as I was moving house and wanted to start as I mean to go on - so not having to get up in the middle of the night to turn on a tap (they will not drink from bowls). 5 star delivery service as always from zooplus - the fountain arrived before I did with the removal van!!!!
We have cats that won't drink unless it is from a running tap (expensive!) and cats dehydrated unless we were home... the 360 is brilliant at mimicking a tap. The cats are completely different... at this price you have to give it a go... PS... The filters are much better than the other Drinkwell fountains as they don't leave a grey film at the bottom of the bow!
My cats have only been using this for a few days but they, and I, am completely hooked. We have a multi cat household and the queues have reduced owing to the multple outlets. I would thoroughly recommend it
This is the fourth type of Drinking Fountain I have bought over the years. Being in a hard water area, even with weekly cleaning, the others became scratched trying to remove the build up of deposits on the plastic. This one is simply the best. OK so it is quite big ( great for multi-cat households) but of all those tried this it the quietest, most easily cleaned, minimal deposits come off easily and the cats love it. (all 8 of them) Most drink from the top as they enjoy the running water but if there is a queue they drink from both the fountain jets and the bowl. Having so many cats, and with evaporation in warmer weather, the water level goes down a lot but it is easily topped up daily with fresh cold water which is good for the cats. Wished I had bought one sooner and not wasted money on the others.
We have 6 cats and were dubious about them all using it. But to our surprise, they have all entertained the new addition to the house.It was in use as soon as it was plugged in. We change the amount of spouts on a random basis to give them something different to approach and it has not scared them off. Quieter than our previous fountain.
10 0ut of 10 again water fountain a lot biger than i thought cats and dog love it thankyou zooplus
Brilliant a lot biger than i thought cat &dog love new fountain
I have a Maine Coon cat Phoebe, who is a real water baby and really appreciates a fountain. We started with the original Drinkwell - she liked it but I didn't - a pig to clean properly as too many crannies and corners - it was also very noisy. I went on to the Petmate - Phoebe hated it and refused to use it as the water ran down a slope instead of fountain style. I eventually found the Drinkwell 360 - best ever fountain. It's quiet, easy to clean, very entertaining with lots of spouts to try out (although we settled on two being quite enough). I always use filtered water only as we live in a hard water area. We get literally no hair build up (even tho Phoebe sits with her ruff completely in the water). I can't recommend it highly enough.
This fountain is wonderful! It is very quiet, quieter by half of an average fridge hum. It holds a lot of water the base is about the size of a dinner plate. The basin allows your pet to drink in the event of a power outage. My cats love it and have been drinking more as a result. Worth every penny!
my cat started drinking from the toilet and bath recently and I noticed she drank less and less from the water bowl and more from puddles outside and toilets/taps. drinking water is very important for the pets' health and I think this is a great investment to your cats happiness and health. needless to say, the novelty is great - Tequila spent a few hours entertained with the fountain, washing her paws on it, drinking from the different angles, sniffing it, etc. now that the novelty wore off, she still drinks a lot more water from there than she ever did from the ceramic bowl. I haven't seen any more paw prints on the toilet rim and bath either! it's fiddly to wash though, it expects you to pull it apart and wash the many small parts, then assemble it again once a week? don't really have the time for that, so that's a bit of a pain. you need to take the water pump apart too and wash it by hand, and it's really fiddly to do it. you also need replacement filters, but I guess I can live with that. all in all, the work of cleaning it once again kind of counteracts the fact that with a ceramic water bowl I had to chuck out water and refill with clean water twice a day at least and put ice cubes in it for the cat to display interest in a few swigs. Whereas with the fountain, you fill it up once a week and it keeps the water fresh and pretty clean, the cat is still drinking from it, so it must be good! you can adjust how much water is spilled from the top as well if you don't want the water noise. I can't hear it now. It's also a good Feng Shui alternative - it so happened that the feeding bowl and water location in my flat were where it's auspicious to keep a "water feature" (SE). I think water features are generally naff so never bought one, this is a great alternative, does the Feng Shui job and the cat is delighted and hydrated! that's why it gets 5 stars!
Just wanted to report to those of you who had given up on the replacement filters. I was finally able to order a pack from Zooplus the other day and they have now arrived! Regarding Julian's review. Are you sure you haven't tightened the top of the fountain too much. I only found out by fiddling with it the other day when cleaning it. Now it is flowing out of all 5-way openings perfectly.
This is great to clean , far more hygenic without all the nookx and crannys like the original drinkwell fountain , the filters dont last as long though and they are more expensive also I found the pump is not quite powerfull enough especially when you fit the 4way end on , however all in all a much better product than the original drinkwell fountain , some improvements could be made . So this review is only a 4
I have four elderly cats (youngest being 18yrs). Because of their age I am very concerned over kidney problems and as two of my cats insist on drinking from the tap in the kitchen sink I decided on getting them a fountain. Two of the cats took to it immediately and then a month on all four cats are happily sipping away. Cannot fault it although the actual look of it isn't that appealing but who cares when it does the job!
So glad I found this. gave up on the pack of 3 Great fountain the cats love it
Very impressed with the manufacture build, design and running of this device. My cat got curious very quickly but it took a couple of weeks before he started drinking from it and does so more regularly than I ever seen him drink out of the bowl. It's an obvious thing to say, drinking more water can only be a good thing for a cats health especially at my cats' age (17) The design is such that it sohuld be easy to replace parts that fail instead of having to buy a new one. Also ideal for multiple pets.
This is definitely the best fountain I would say. Ive had the fresh flow and drinkwell platinum and it exceeds both of these for a couple of reasons. It is sooo easy to clean compared to the others and the pump and water flow is v quiet.The multi flow adaptors also allow you to have several streams or just a couple, whatever you fancy! My 3 cats seem to love it and it stops them from drinking from the taps,which is a bonus! If youre thinking of getting a fountain, I recommend it.
We have tried a few other fountains and this is by far the best. Our cats love to drink from it, it is really easy to clean and the pump is virtually silent. Really pleased with our purchase.
I had been wondering about getting a fountain for a while now as I have 2 cats that drink out of the taps.I am so glad I decided to buy this. All 3 of my cats drink from it, it's quiet, and saves having bowls dotted about. I would definitely recommend this.
A great little fountain (smaller than I expected) but a little more noisy than I would have liked. Had to move from kitchen to another part of the house just so I avoid the noise.
My two kittens weren't drinking from a sipper I bought them, and this got some great reviews all over, so I went for it. Very easy to assemble, took a matter of minutes to get it up and running, and the motor is very quiet. They were very unsure of it at first, but after a couple of days they got used to the noise of the water flowing, and are fascinated by it now. I mix it up for them by changing the amount of spouts coming out every time I clean it. I feel safe knowing they are drinking enough, and the fact that it is slowly filtered is great. My only 'complaint' is that the reservoir is bigger than my washing up bowl, which means at cleaning time I get extremely wet, but that's my problem and it's a small price to pay! Highly recommended.
After having this for a day now, I can say that this is definitely a good buy - well worth it. My Siberian kitten is transfixed with flowing water to start off with so she loved it from the second I plugged it in. My 5 year old moggie was a bit unsure but she now plays with it and drinks from the bowl - my Siberian prefers to drink from the water flows. The motor is completely silent, you just have to get used to the sound of the flowing water. I was also supplied with a UK travel adapter so I could plug it into my plugs courtesy of zooplus - thanks guys. We also got two free cans of Cosma food - how nice.
I'd read a lot of fountain reviews and I was apprehensive about any fountain. I needed my 2 boy kittens to drink more water (as they weren't interested before)One of the boys loves putting his mouth under the running water, and the other plays with the spouts of water, then drinks. It's not noisy, but a gentle hum. Extremely happy with it.