For those of you stopping by for the weekly Friendly Fill-Ins, we will be posting ours tomorrow with our Caturday Art, which will include our 2017 Christmas cards.
PetSafe® Six Meal Feeder
Today we are reviewing the PetSafe® Six Meal Feeder. When I agreed to try out this product, I thought it worked in a different manner and that I could program it for six different cats. That, however, is not the case.
The feeder can be programed to dispense up to six meals per day but not meals for individual pets. When Dad Tom and I discovered how it worked, we decided to use it for Sawyer’s kitten food. It hasn’t kept the other cats from eating his food, but it does allow him to get first crack at it. When he hears the food drop into the bowl from the holding chamber, he comes running. We have it scheduled to release food every four hours.
Each chamber is large enough for one cup of dry or semi-moist food. Unless you are feeding multiple pets, we can’t imagine you would need to load in that much food. But, it is nice to have the option.
The feeder is easy to fill after removing the clear, locking lid, which allows you to see if you need to refill the chambers. This design also ensures that the food remains fresh and pilfering paws cannot remove food from full chambers.
I think the best use of the feeder will be for those who are trying to keep their pet from over-eating. Once Sawyer is off kitten food, we will be using it for the regular kibble that the others eat. As we have a few pudgies in our house, I will be happy to have a way to limit their intake. And if needed, I can immediately dispense the next meal by the push of a button.
The feeder has an LCD display and built in clock. It is easy to set-up and easily programmable. Setting the actual clock to the current and correct time, however, was not easy, as it can be advanced only one minute at a time.
Additional Facts About the PetSafe® Six Meal Feeder
- A removable, one-cup, dishwasher-safe bowl is included;
- Four D-cell alkaline batteries are required but not included;
- Feeder has a one-year warranty;
- Feeder is for indoor use only;
- Materials are food grade and free of BPA;
- Assembled feeder is 9.6 inches wide by 15.7 inches long X 6.4 inches high;
- Your cat will prefer the box, as evidenced below.
In conclusion, I would recommend this product for anyone who wants to control their cat’s food consumption or is away from home all day or overnight.
Disclaimer: Kitties Blue received one PetSafe® Six Meal Feeder free-of-charge in exchange for our fair and honest review.
If you are looking for the perfect gift for the pet guardian or pet in your life, PetSafe® Six Meal Feeder is available on the PetSafe® web-site for $89.99 with free shipping and Amazon for $83.51 with free-shipping if you have Amazon Prime.