Expensive but I am very happy with the feeder - my neighbour's cat used to come and stole all the dry food. Now Olive can have her food just for herself ! Study material and you can wash everything. Expensive but worth it !
I noticed that my 12-year-old cat's chip was no longer readable so he got a new one, and since then I have been able to curb his appetite for food thanks to this bowl! He usually stole food away from my other cat but this allows me to control his food intake and allow her to eat also. The bowl recognizes the microchip quickly and opens / closes very quickly. After 2 days of getting used to it, my cat accepted it completely.
We have 2 cats that couldn't be more different. The smaller one likes to eat their food in stages, while the other devours everything in minutes. Of course, we always had to be careful, otherwise she would have devoured what was left over as well. Therefore, the solution was an automatic feeder.
When it was delivered I was totally impressed with the handling. I had imagined everything to be more difficult. Since our cat is chipped it was even easier. She started naturally eating from it from day 2.
My three cats needed to be fed separately as one was overweight. He was eating the food for the other cats. The other two are grazers and were losing weight. Now I can feed all of them tdifferent foods. I put big kitty feeder in a different room as he is aggressive and tries to push the others away from their bowls. But they all learned within a week that the lids open for them. Yes, expensive but so worth it and very easy to set up.
Initially I had been doubtful about this product but I must admit it has solved all my problems. It is well made and the cat of mine it is for has get used in a couple of days. At the beginning it had been scared about the tunnel but a bit of bacon in the bowl has been sufficient. Now the cat is getting better and its amusing when it goes and open the lid!
We needed the Surefeed Automatic Feeder because Mausi needs a special food. Mausi is sensitive, so we started the training program. We stayed in mode 1 for two weeks and when we switched to mode 2 we had to go back to mode 1 immediately. I had almost given up hope, but after almost 8 weeks of training everything is going perfectly and she always has fresh food for herself. I would buy him over and over! My advice: don't give up !!
I have a super scared foundling kitten at home, who runs away in panic every time people visit and crouches under the bed. It was therefore always very difficult for us to go on vacation longer, because we never really knew whether our kitten would eat enough. It was not pleasant for any of us. The machine has made life easier for all of us. Our snack eater takes when she is hungry and is no longer dependent on other people to get her food. Great!!
I am very enthusiastic about the device. However, you have to know that some care is required. It should be cleaned with a damp cloth at least every other day so that no food remains get into the small cracks and spoils there. Many may wonder if the device is suitable for large cats. Yes it is. It is important that the chip really sits somewhere in the area of the head / neck and not lower.
In the beginning, our cat cheated and devoured the food coming behind where the other cat ate and simply ate with it. After calling customer service, we received instructions on how to set custom modes. The machine now closes immediately when the cat's chip is nearby. Food theft impossible! We are very satisfied! Handling and cleaning also very simple and easy, price - performance absolutely top!
The device is super easy to program, the operation is child's play and the look is also chic. It's a shame that you don't get the coloured food bowls here as accessories.
My cat ate without problems after two weeks. My mother's cat knew after two hours that this thing was a food source. The other cats no longer take any extra food.
We are excited. I would be happy to recommend it.
So for the first time ever this is perfect for my three tigers: a feeding machine with diabetes, a cat who likes to eat in stages and a fussy cat.
As a rule, all of them are fed well and have enough access to food throughout the day. Except when my thieving husky-mix strikes. Either he unlocks the covers neatly or he programs it himself (once is a coincidence, three times on different machines is a skill) and thus has unimpeded access.
The machines are really great. A price shock for 7 cats, of course, but it was the best investment. After a phone call to customer service, I was able to increase the range and activate the anti-intruder mode. Since the machine closes as soon as a second chip is recognized ... Many negative reviews here could have been avoided by a short phone call or an email to customer service (they are super nice) ... A top product that is worth the money !
I have a cat (18) for whom this bowl is simply the best invention ever. I would advertise this product without restrictions!
It's just a shame that here at zooplus you don't get all the accessories, e.g. the attachable hood sets!
For all those who keep complaining about food theft from the front, there is an "anti-intruder mode" !!!
There is a great video on YouTube.
And if you want a ceramic bowl, Google: Sir Fritz oval food plate
Bought 2 of these as have fat boy, Max, (on fat boy diet food) and got 2 kittens (on kitten growing food). Guess which food Max preferred! Kittens took less than 24 hours to figure theirs out. Max is an incredibly scared boy due to being weaned too early and at the grand old age of 12 wondered if he’d ever get it. Ended up contacting the company for advice and after 11 months (!!) we are fully functional. Feeding time is no longer something we dread.
I have 2 timid cats and it took them 2 weeks to eventually get used to the full opening of the lid. if you follow the instructions for each setting, it certainly works - be patient and guided by your cats.
With our recent hot weather, the food has kept fresh and free from any fly visitors - we all love it.
I am very happy with this product and is reasonably priced too.
5 cats, 2 overweight & 3 that graze; each has one & all know which is theirs. The Tortie pulls her tray out looking for more food & looks in other feeders in case they aren’t closed. If opened manually it needs to be closed manually; if cat opens automatically the green light is on & it closes automatically. My big cat needs the tag as his chip is not in the right place due to his size. Cat sitters use these feeders. They are brilliant, definitely recommend for multi-cat households.
Perfect solution for medication and feed quantity control
My cat has to take medication. Our new roommate likes to "steal" for his life, and the cat simply does not get enough food. But now the problem is solved and I can even go on vacation without having to worry that the cat will eat the "drug" treats causing the cat problems. And she had figured out how the device worked before I even had the opportunity to start training mode.
4 cats and all 4 took around 10 min to figure it out and get used to it.
Cats when hungry will start using it and you have to encourage them to use it and they will get over the noise.
Best product my cats love it and It had sorted my problem amazingly😊 I bought 4 so every cat is happy... Well almost every as the 7kg cat is OK diet😂
I have three cats with different eating habits. Two are real vacuum cleaners that leave no residue, but my oldest cat only eats small portions. The SureFeed automatic feeder effectively prevents my other cats from stealing my eldest cat's food. A great product that I can only recommend!