If you’ve been away from home for a few days and do not know how to handle your cat’s meals, you might have considered buying a cat food dispenser. Also called “pet feeders”, they are automated bowls that can regulate the flow of food into the bowl, also setting schedules, quantities and more. These cat food vending machines are spreading more and more, thanks to advancing technology and increasingly lowering prices.
Obviously the advice is not to leave the cat alone for many days, and still rely on a trusted person who comes to check, as long as you’re away, if everything is fine, because you never know that the dispenser of croquettes is blocks, and there are problems in feeding the cat.
Why use a cat automatic feeder
The cat food dispenser can be useful, as we said, if we go away from home for a few days, and we want the cat food to be kept intact and delivered in pre-established doses, without the risk that the cat will binge immediately and not leave more food for the following days.
Cats dispensers can be useful even if we have overweight cats , in order to provide the right ration of food every day without having to weigh, but also if we want to give the right daily dose of croquettes every day to our cats, without having to weigh them everyday.
Types of food dispenser for cats
There are distributors of cat kibbles , which are the most common since the kibble have fewer problems of deterioration, but there are also wet food dispensers for cats , they are automatic bowls that deliver food to the cat at pre-established times and quantities.
Another distinction we can make between types of cat food distributors is that between “drop” dispensers and “pop-up” dispensers.
In the former, those in the fall, the food is dropped into the bowl below at pre-set intervals, so they are more suitable dispensers to the croquettes, not to the wet food.
The second category is the pop-up, which are automatic bowls for cats that make food appear when we set the timer.
This article will focus on electronic dispensers, those for which you can automatically set the presentation of the meal, at intervals that we decide, and we will not deal with the classic dispensers of croquettes that just fill and leave them to the cat, and the croquettes they fall from above from above.
There are also cat food dosers that also have an integrated water bowl, but I’ve already told you about the automatic water dispenser for cats in this article .
Let’s look at some models of cat food distributors in detail, and see the differences and prices.
WOPET Automatic Timer Cat and Dog Feeder with Voice Recording LY-104 – 4 Meals
Wopet Automatic Timer Cat and Dog Feeder LY-104 Makes Feeding Hassle Free for Pets’ Dietary Health & Well-being. Set Up to 4 Daily Distribution Alarms; Simply Pick Your Portion Size & Unit Dispenses Dry Meals. The LCD screen device and complete functions make the operate is very easy. Record Personal Meal Call Up to 10 Seconds; Runs on 3 D Batteries or DC Power Cable to Outlet. Conveniently feeds your pet whether you are at home or away!provide a interesting and better quality of living for your pet with WOPET!
Customize Frequency:4 feeding times can be set for any time
Voice Recorder and Speaker: Personal voice message calls your pet
Food Category: Dry dog or cat food; no canned or wet food snacks
*Product Size: 8.3 x 13 inches (15 inches with tray)
*Food Container: 17 cups
* Rated Voltage: 110-240V
* Power Adapter Voltage: 5V/2A
* Battery Powered：Requires D Batteries (not included) 3 Pieces
What You Get:
1 x WOPET feeder(Stainless Steel Bowl)
1 x Manual
1 x Power Adapter
1 x USB cable
Automatic vending machine for cats Amzdeal
Let’s start with this model of automatic food dispenser for cats that you find on Amazon.
It can hold about 3kg of croquettes, you can set from one to three meals a day via the LDC monitor that tells you the portions, the number of meals, the time etc.
It is powered by 3 batteries, which last about 3 months, so it is not related to domestic electricity, with the risk that you are missing until you are away.
Cat Bistro food dispenser
This is a croquettes dispenser that you can find on Zooplus.
It has a 2.2 kg tank of croquettes, you can program at predefined times to distribute up to 3 meals a day.
You can program each meal to distribute from a minimum of 60 to a maximum of 480 ml of croquettes.
It is programmed via the LCD screen and operates via 3 1.5 volt batteries.
Automatic wet food dispenser for cats
With this dispenser you can also supply wet food to cats.
Of course the wet food deteriorates, so it is only to be used for a limited time, I do not recommend if you leave home several days.
This automatic cat feeder can deliver up to 5 meals a day, separating them from each other.
You program through the LCD screen, and you can also set here 10 seconds of recording your voice.
It is powered by 4 x 5V batteries and each meal can contain up to 120g of food to be supplied.
Automatic feeder for Trixie cats
On Zooplus you can find this automatic feeder.
It can provide up to 4 meals, with four programming possibilities:
- 1 meal per day each at the same time of day (up to 4 days)
- 2 per day each at the same time of day (up to 2 days)
- 3 a day, the fourth bowl open the next day
- 4 per day, each at a