Amazing price for such a nifty little product! I bought one to use for water for my two small dogs as I find that a lot of dust and food bits from their beards end up floating in their usual open water bowl. This dispenser keeps the water fresh and free from dust allowing an easy flow of water from the dispenser. They haven't knocked it over yet but I'm thinking a thick elastic band would do the job of keeping it in place.
Easy to tip open, hard to fill, dispenses unevenly.
For the price, it's okay but there are a lot of drawbacks. First, it's very easy for the animal to tip up the top part, (deliberately to get at food/for fun because cat do that sort of thing/because it's just too loose). Secondly, bigger food doesn't fall through the hole easily as there's no real slope, you need very, very small food. Thirdly, it's next to impossible to fill with water. At most you can get it 1/3 full. Using icecubes and topping off with water helps a little.
Absolutely Brillient... Until the Cat learns to open it...
Yes that's right, by 5 month old kitten thinks the best thing in the world is to knock the top off and have water gush all over the floor!!! Until then I had two and thought they were absolutely brilliant... but the don't lock into place and a smart cat can knock it off easily!
Not working like it should
You can use it for water, but I needed it for dry food and it didn't work. I needed to shake it all the time , to get it down into the bowl, because it stuck "always".
Ok for price
I was using this for my rabbits and sometimes it would just not refill so it was unreliable. I had to use the 'food dispensing side' instead and it is really hard to refill or to put back into the cage without getting water everywhere. It works this way but it is annoying, at least they can't knock it over I guess, and it does hold enough water for one day but I wish I had gotten one that refills at the top instead.
ok for price
The food didn't refill without being shaken so was left empty, my cat would just push the food compartment off either intentionally or while eating and create a huge mess! Food everywhere... Maybe better for different animals but the parts could do with being screwed together
This is a good product does the job you need it to do, I ordered two one for water and one for dry food.
perfect as water dispenser, not so perfect as food dispenser. Food does get stuck, so doesn't really do the job. I would still recommend it.
Good value for money, sometimes needs tilting too refil. However OK for the price.
fab price and easy to use, although my cat has a habbit of nocking the thing over!!!
trixie water and food dispenser
brilliant, never been dissapointed in zooplus or the trixie range. Pets love it, happy days.
got this as a free gift , im using it in 1 of my catterys , and its perfect very happy with it , so much so im going to buy some more, as id brought some off ebay and nothing comes upto this, my persian cats love it thank you zooplus
I honestly don't know what people are complaining about. If they find it tricky to do, they must be doing it really wrong! I'm currently using two of them, one for water and one for food. While it's true that the food gets a bit stuck, my cat quickly learnt to stick his paw inside and food will come down again! It's a really good product at bargain price.
i brought this for my 3 cats thinking it would prevent water going stale and provide fresh water! . . . . but i find you cant fully fill it up as soon as you put the bottom back on and turn it the right way up its almost half empty again, because it is plastic it needs washed ever 2 days also my youngest cat has a habit of nocking it over and the water goes everywhere! but its not a bad idea just a few flaws.
This has made my rabbit happy. I stand it on a plastic box outside his cage, and push the water dish between the bars. If your cage bars are to close then hacksaw one out to make room. Using it this way, the rabbit can not knock it over, or kick the water container, which would make it leak. As it will be about 7" above floor level, it means the rabbit has to reach up to drink, but it is a far more natural way for the rabbit to lap up the water, than for it to have to get it from a tube, the method most pet shops offer. and the water stays clean. By fitting the top on tight first, tilting it back so as to fill it under the tap through the bottom, you can fill it to within 1" of full
Great for water
I bought the smaller one of these for my guinea pigs run as they kept tipping over a normal bowl. This is very easy to fill and use. My piggies haven't managed to tip it over even though they have tried. 5 stars
Perfectly adequate for a little sipper
As long as you have the 'long end' of the reservoir in the right position this is perfectly adeqate for providing fresh water. Mine fits quite snugly so there's a small trickle effect which is fine. A quick jiggle or twist releases more if needed.
Brought 2 for Water
Not one of the best products I have puchased. Has a few design flaws that need tweeking. Have finally worked out that to stop the dispenser losing most of it's water you have to make sure that the longest lip of the water holder needs to be at the front so that it sits in the bottom dish. This way you do not lose as much water as it fills the bowl much more slowly. On the plus side it does hold a large amount of water per dispenser so you do not have to constantly keep having to refil bowls all day. Good if you have cats/dogs that drink lots
used for water
I brought 2 of these for the rabbits and they are brilliant. I have no problems filling them, I dont spill any water at all most of the time now. As long as the top is the right way round, my dad found that one out!
Great for water
easy to fill with water and there is 3 days supply for one cat. Food gets stuck so I just leave a large bowl of kibble.