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Okay so, you’re looking for an automatic feeder for cats,
but you hit a couple of problems. Problem number one: awesome
quality feeders are so expensive that they practically melt
your wallet. Problem number two: the affordable ones are
questionable in quality.
Well of course not all affordable ones are bad, however, the
sad truth is most of them are completely craptastic! I checked
out a few message boards on cats, and I often hear owners
complaining about the cheap ones not functioning all too well
or they simply do not last long. And I gotta agree with those
folks because I too have my share of experience with using
affordable but crummy feeders.
So, after checking out here and there and testing some
models, I’ve come to the conclusion that there are only two
worthwhile and quite inexpensive automatic feeders for cats.
The first one is designed for wet food eating cats, while the
other dispenses dry kibbles.
Here’s a good quality
and inexpensive wet food feeder for cats…
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The Crown Majestic Kibble
Feeding Machine for CatAlright what makes this auto kibble dispenser
so worthwhile? Well, the most important thing is it works
and it works very well. You can set it up so that the
machine dispenses up to four meals per day. Pretty cool
It’s such an awesome feeling to be able to relax and
not having the cats bugging you for food because the machine
will do all the feeding, up to four times, automatically.
Another convenience is the feeder’s ability to dispense
varying amounts of food. It allows you to set ¼ quarter cup of
kibbles all the way to a full cup. So this means the machine is
capable of dispensing ¼, ½, ¾ and a whole cup of dry
Now, just keep in mind that the amount dispensed may not be
a hundred percent accurate because one has to take into
consideration the size of kibbles.
The good thing about this feeder is that it’s not difficult
to test the amount of feeding you want. Testing is done by
putting in some kibbles in the round hopper and pressing the
If it doesn’t dispense the amount you like, just tweak the
adjuster inside the hopper until you get the desired amount.
Testing is real easy and won’t take long for you to get it
Setting up the dispensing frequency was a little confusing
in the beginning, but after messing around with the settings
combined with the aid of the accompanied user manual, I was
able to figure it all out.
User manual is included and if you take the time to
read it, you’ll surely be able to figure it out too. This
stylish feeding machine for cat comes with a water bottle which
is pretty small in my opinion. I don’t use it much so I leave
it aside. Yes, the bottle is detachable.
Another cool feature is the ability to run the machine via
AC adapter or AA batteries. If you opt for the latter, you’ll
need a total of four batteries. Overall, this is a good
quality, functional yet inexpensive automatic feeder.
Sure, it has a couple of flaws like how confusing it is to
set the feeding frequency and the fact that your settings will
reset if you turn off the machine, or if you take the plug off
the wall outlet.
Price –wise, it’s not that expensive because you’re buying a
real quality cat food dispenser automatic feature that works
great, it’s convenient, helpful, and pretty durable as well.
You get can get it from Amazon for around $65 - $70 per pop
including shipping which is free of charge. Follow the link
below for more info.
The Cat Mate C20
Automatic Wet Food Feeder for CatsI have a couple of cats that like to eat only
wet food. You could dump a whole 20lb bag of Evolution
brand (a highly rated brand by the way) cat kibbles in
front of these two and they won’t even bother sniffing
the kibbles, let alone eat them. So if I couldn’t be
around to feed these two fussy eaters, then I’ll set up
the C20 wet food feeder for cats.
And you’re gonna need two units if you’re planning on feeding
the wet food to two adult cats. Kittens are generally willing
to share with one another, but the adult ones from my
experience, would hiss and growl at each other!
Anyway, the Cat Mate C20 works like it’s
supposed to. It comes with a built-in ice pack to keep the food
fresh and you can purchase additional ice packs if you wish. I
think you should get another ice pack if you plan on using this
feeder frequently. It’s less hassle that way because you get to
exchange the packs right away. This is a very user friendly
It’s so easy to load the wet food, installing
the freezer pack, setting the timer, etc. The unit has two
trays meaning it can only serve two meals per day. The timer is
very reliable and pretty accurate. The timer on this feeder is
an analog one so feeding timing has to be set according to the
amount of hours.
So for instance, if you load up the food at 7
am and you want the feeder to open the tray cover at 3 pm, then
you set the amount to 8 hours. It’s that simple. Now from my
experience, the accuracy of the timer could sometimes be a
little off by between 5 – 10 minutes. No big deal for me and my
cats (I think!)
All in all, this is a very decent automatic
feeder for cats on a wet food diet. It’s reliable and fairly
durable. The battery compartment is a bit on the flimsy side
Yes, by the way, this device is 100% battery
operated. You’ll need only one AA battery to get it running.
Here, check out this link for more even more info on the