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HICTOP Automatic Pet Feeder Auto Cat Dog Timed Programmable Food Dispenser Feeder for Medium Small Pet Puppy Kitten Portion Control Up to 4 Meals Day M30 6L Black

Last Updated: September 16, 2020 (Refresh Now)
9.2
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Review Summary - 233 recent, verified reviews

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Ease of Use
 65
set, easy to set, super, easy to program, clean
+100%
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" ...  I found that it was easy to set up.  ...  "
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" ...  It's very easy to set up and I love that you need fingers to work the mechanism to open it.  ...  "
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" ...  It was very simple and straightforward to program both the time and the portions of the meals.  ...  "
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" ...  It is so very easy to use.  ...  "
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" ...  The portions are great and are easy to customize.  ...  "
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" ...  But once again, it's really easy to figure out, set up, and put to use.  ...  "
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" ...  It is super easy to program to feed up to 4x/day.  ...  "
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" ...  It saves me time and it is so convenient to use.  ...  "
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Storage
 47
dispenser, tray, size, store, space
+94%
-6%
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" ...  The feeder holds enough food to feed our cats for over a week.  ...  "
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" ...  It is a great buy for the price the portion sizes aren’t initially for big dogs so for a regular feed 5-7 portions are needed other than that a good well built product.  ...  "
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" ...  Nice large container to keep food for many servings.  ...  "
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" ...  I think the prob size is in the small side, but you can change how many portions come out at each mealtime.  ...  "
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" ...  I like the big window in the front so you can see how much is in the food compartment .  ...  "
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" ...  I just received the feeder, its designed nicely, its a sturdy little machine. ... Also, I should note, it holds a lot of cat food, which is great!!!!!!!  ...  "
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" ...  Second, the clear material in the front allows me to know how much food are there in the storage.  ...  "
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" ...  Can store upto 12 cups of food.  ...  "
Cleaning
 37
clean, food, remove, removable, nice
+97%
-3%
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" ...  This one looked nice simple and most of all was black, I didn't want a white one that would show all the dirty stuff .  ...  "
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" ...  The programming piece is super simple to set up and it's visible, but inside the unit so it doesn't get dirty.  ...  "
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" ...  I like how neat and clean these look, and that I don’t have to wake up early on the weekend to keep the dogs on their regular feeding schedule.  ...  "
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" ...  I do recommend buying food that is smaller kibble, it prevents clogs, and its easy to find. ... The removable tray is a nice feature, makes it easy to clean.  ...  "
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" ...  Very easy to set it up/to program and clean when needed.  ...  "
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" ...  The product works perfectly and is super easy to clean.  ...  "
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" ...  The metal dish is a must because the cat will leave some saliva and it is easy to remove and clean as needed.  ...  "
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" ...  Plus easy to put in the dish washer to clean.  ...  "
Scan Quality
 25
really, like, set, portion, easy to set
+96%
-4%
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" ...  Really like this feeder.  ...  "
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" ...  My wife and I absolutely love this feeder!!!  ...  "
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" ...  This is a very nice feeder.  ...  "
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" ...  I love this feeder!  ...  "
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" ...  I love this feeder.  ...  "
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" ...  I happy with this automatic feeder.  ...  "
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" ...  would highly recommend this feeder  ...  "
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" ...  This feeder is great, and works really well.  ...  "
For Travel
 22
cat, backup, worry, trip, thing
+91%
-9%
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" ...  so great if you are going on vacation.  ...  "
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" ...  The container is large enough that we can put plenty of food in there if we go on vacation or something.  ...  "
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" ...  You set your pece in mind cause when you go on vacation or whatever you have someone to feed your love pets!  ...  "
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" ...  This is a GREAT product for your fur babies, especially when on vacation.  ...  "
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" ...  I got this for my cats for when I go away on vacation or for the weekend.  ...  "
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" ...  much better than having a plane recipient for food.  ...  "
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" ...  One trip saved enough to cover the cost of the product!  ...  "
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" ...  I go away on vacations a lot (for 5-7 days at a time) and not having to rely on a cat sitter is great!  ...  "
Design
 22
better, looks, well, use, really
+95%
-5%
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" ...  Black design modern looking  ...  "
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" ...  It looks very good and doesn’t look cheap (which I was worried about with any product I bought!  ...  "
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" ...  there was so many to choose from I just went with the look.  ...  "
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" ...  Looks to be great quality and built to last.  ...  "
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" ...  Additionally, it is really pleasing to look at!  ...  "
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" ...  Plus, it looks much nicer than the plastic bowls we had there before.  ...  "
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" ...  It's also more sleek looking, and a better size than expected. ... really cute box!  ...  "
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" ...  Sleek look, easy to use and great price.  ...  "
Food Items
 21
bowl, meals, meal, different, 4
+100%
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" ...  We have 3 dogs so having the ability to set up to 4 different meal times, each with specific portion sizes make this perfect for us.  ...  "
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" ...  More meals than only four would be ideal for mutiple pet owners since not all of them can eat at the same time.  ...  "
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" ...  You are able to select the amount of food and the time of feeding for breakfast, lunch, dinner and a 4th meal if needed.  ...  "
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" ...  Now with this unit, I had set it up to dispense the food at a certain time everyday (we did 3 meals but you can do 4).  ...  "
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" ...  If it reaches the top of the bowl the food will stop dispensing.  ...  "
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" ...  I love the window to see the amount of food in the unit, love the fact that you can set each meal time/portion, love the voice recording part as well.  ...  "
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" ...  Great food bowl - makes less work for me!  ...  "
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" ...  We like that you can pick different meal size amounts for different meals of the day (breakfast and dinner can be larger portions than lunch, etc.)  ...  "
Product Reliability
 20
weeks, working, update, like, far
+95%
-5%
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" ...  Have used this for a few days. ... Seems reliable so far.  ...  "
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" ...  I have been using it for almost a month and it has worked perfectly everytime!  ...  "
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" ...  We have had them about 2 weeks now and they are working great and we are very happy with them.  ...  "
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" ...  Amazing for when you work late nights or away for a few days.  ...  "
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" ...  Will update later on that.  ...  "
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" ...  I no longer feel guilty about working late because I know he's being fed on time!  ...  "
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" ...  It works really well and ive had it for about 2-3 weeks now and its still going strong.  ...  "
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" ...  We needed something that was reliable and wouldn't malfunction when we'd be gone for 3-4 days at a time.  ...  "
Battery Life
 20
backup, vacation, use, peace, mind
+95%
-5%
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" ...  The battery backup gave me such needed peace of mind on the vacation.  ...  "
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" ...  What's also nice is that it has two power sources, one for the wall and backup batteries.  ...  "
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" ...  This feeder is both battery operated and electric, which is convenient.  ...  "
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" ...  The large round window in the front is helpful to know how much food is left and The battery backup is a bonus.  ...  "
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" ...  I’m using it with batteries right now to see how long they last.  ...  "
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" ...  I love the fact I can plug it in vs batteries.  ...  "
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" ...  Plugs in and has battery back up so worry free.  ...  "
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" ...  Third, this machine allows me to use battery or power.  ...  "
Setup
 19
set, setup, instructions, feeder, easy to set
+100%
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" ...  Programming it took about 10 minutes.  ...  "
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" ...  !so easy to install and it looks so nice  ...  "
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" ...  But once again, it's really easy to figure out, set up, and put to use.  ...  "
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" ...  I liked how easy the set-up instructions were, and how easy it is to change the settings.  ...  "
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" ...  Easy to setup, flexible to your needs, and robust.  ...  "
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" ...  I was worried when I got it that it would be complicated but set up was very easy and self explanatory.  ...  "
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" ...  It is easy to set up, I just followed the instruction and it is set very quick and easily.  ...  "
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" ...  I also have to say that it was the easiest to set up and program.  ...  "
Build Quality
 16
unit, sturdy, metal, like, really
+94%
-6%
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" ...  It's also nice that they included a protective casing for the wire to keep my pet and the feeder safe from any chewing incidents.  ...  "
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" ...  I could have paid $40-50 for a less sturdy and stylish unit, but I plan to have this one around for a few years, at least.  ...  "
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" ...  lol, can't say how it will hold up over time (haven't had it that long) but the construction of it seems solid, was very easy to program (def.  ...  "
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" ...  I like the metal plate liner in the reservoir.  ...  "
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" ...  It has a simple dispensing mechanism that seems like it won't break like the others, and the glass window is really nice because I can easily tell when it needs to be refilled.  ...  "
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" ...  The quality is actually nicer than I expected, its made with great plastic materials, it sits flush on the flooring and doesn't rock or tip and best of all my dog can't lift it!!!  ...  "
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" ...  The unit appears to be well constructed.  ...  "
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" ...  the rotating dispenser portion is considerably sturdier than our old one (which broke).  ...  "
Call quality
 15
recorded, message, greeting, sounds, kitty
+80%
-20%
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" ...  I would have given 5 stars but the voice call is very quiet.  ...  "
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" ...  It even has a recorder so you can record your voice, calling your cat to eat.  ...  "
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" ...  It can also record the voice and call the cat when the food is about to release.  ...  "
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" ...  Voice recording is a neat feature.  ...  "
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" ...  I love the voice recording function.  ...  "
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" ...  It took about 2 days of use for the kittens to get "trained" I used the voice record feature so I call them to the feeder.  ...  "
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" ...  The voice feature is amazing and my cats love it!  ...  "
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" ...  The voice recording option is useful as well.  ...  "
Ease of Cleaning
 13
clean, remove, nice, easily
+100%
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" ...  The product works perfectly and is super easy to clean.  ...  "
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" ...  #3 Ease of cleaning and #4 Programability.  ...  "
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" ...  A very nice machine that is easy to clean.  ...  "
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" ...  Very easy to set it up/to program and clean when needed.  ...  "
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" ...  You can remove it easily to clean it.  ...  "
Size
 13
size, use, sizes, make, easy
+100%
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" ...  It feels sturdy and weighs a decent amount.  ...  "
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" ...  Portion size was easy, as was the 4 feeding times.  ...  "
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" ...  Its looks good and very compact.  ...  "
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" ...  Better than that is the portion size.  ...  "
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" ...  Perfect customized portion size.  ...  "
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" ...  Portions are of descent size.  ...  "
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" ...  !buy it is you have small animals because it’s really convenient .  ...  "
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" ...  It's great specially for when I'm at work, portion size works perfect for my cats.  ...  "
Price
 11
+91%
-9%
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" ...  Overall, I think it is a wonderful purchase and worth the money.  ...  "
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" ...  So far it’s been well worth the money.  ...  "
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" ...  Also, portions seem to come out consistently and at a better rate.  ...  "
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" ...  Overall, this is a great feeder for it’s price.  ...  "
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" ...  dose the job and great value for the price.  ...  "
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" ...  I simply like it especially for the money i paid!  ...  "
Cables
 11
wire, like, chew, battery, well
+100%
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" ...  It comes with a plug-in power cord, but I like to use 3 x D size batteries.  ...  "
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" ...  We use battery to power this, so no cords needed, which is a huge plus.  ...  "
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" ...  The cable is really long, which makes it great for places that are a little further from an outlet.  ...  "
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" ...  It’s nice to not have to worry about them chewing a power wire.  ...  "
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" ...  It also came with a cord protector to keep pets from chewing on it which was super nice though took a few extra minutes to put in place.  ...  "
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" ...  Plus it came with a wire-wrapper!!  ...  "
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" ...  It’s very well put together, and even comes with a wire protector in case any of your pets chew wires.  ...  "
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" ...  The stainless steel bowl is easy to wipe out and the cord is long enough to allow me to place the unit where it needs to be.  ...  "
Fit
 11
well, sturdy, store, sizes, really
+100%
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" ...  It really fit right into their modern condo. ... But the portion sizes are great.  ...  "
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" ...  It has a simple dispensing mechanism that seems like it won't break like the others, and the glass window is really nice because I can easily tell when it needs to be refilled.  ...  "
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" ...  The feeder holds enough food to feed our cats for over a week.  ...  "
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" ...  It's a solid dispenser and fits my and my cat's need(s).  ...  "
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" ...  It was packaged very securely.  ...  "
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" ...  It's just about enough to comfortably hold a 4 lb.  ...  "
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" ...  Another wonderful feature that I like is that the lid snaps closed on top and locks into place which means my little one cannot simply reach inside and throw the food all over the floor  ...  "
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" ...  The portion sizes are perfect.  ...  "
Washing
 9
feeder, automatic, wash, food
+89%
-11%
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" ...   We've had this automatic feeder for almost a week now and it's performed perfectly.  ...  "
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" ...  This is the third automatic feeder we have purchased for our pets, and probably the BEST. ... #2 Ease of loading.  ...  "
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" ...  This automatic feeder has been great for 2 cats!  ...  "
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" ...  We've gone through a few automatic pet feeders and this is my favorite so far.  ...  "
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" ...  The tray is also removable which I like a lot so I can wash the tray very often and it is easy to wash.  ...  "
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" ...  I happy with this automatic feeder.  ...  "
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" ...  Hence my search for the perfect automatic feeder started.  ...  "
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" ...  This is a second automatic feeder that I've bought.  ...  "
Controls
 9
time, size, manual, make, little
+78%
-22%
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" ...  The best feature is its portion control settings!  ...  "
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" ...  I also like the fact that the flip top lid covers all the buttons and keeps my cats from messing with the device.  ...  "
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" ...  I like the portion control.  ...  "
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" ...  If you don't want to bother programming it, there is also a manual button to make it dispense servings on demand.  ...  "
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" ...  The controls are pretty simple and easy to understand.  ...  "
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" ...  (2) Portion control is easily adjustable.  ...  "
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" ...  The instructions are very clear, and it's nice to have multiple function buttons  ...  "
Sleep Tracking
 9
cat, work
+100%
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" ...  We were sleep deprived and grumpy.  ...  "
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" ...  Two important benefits are that it allows me to sleep in on the mornings that I don't have to get up for work and if I have other plans or have to work late I don't worry about his majesty getting dinner.  ...  "
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" ...  Hopefully this will allow me to sleep peacefully into the morning without having 10 pounds of feline jumping onto me.  ...  "
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" ...  It’s been a year and a half since Leo has graced our life and our sleep schedule. ... I have not had this product long but let me tell you, it is worth every $ for the extra sleep I am getting.  ...  "
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" ...  I work odd hours at times so this has definitely a big help(admittedly also nice being able to sleep in on days off).  ...  "
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" ...  I now can sleep easy (actually sleep) knowing that my cats won't wake me up at 6am to be fed.  ...  "
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" ...  I get such better sleep and it really saved my life!  ...  "
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" ...  This one is just right for the cat to hear but let us stay sleeping.  ...  "
Heating
 9
always
+78%
-22%
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" ...  It would dispense food every time that you touched it.  ...  "
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" ...  The food portions are sufficient.  ...  "
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" ...  With this machine my cat can eat at certain times and amount of food.  ...  "
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" ...  Over i want to say this is a solid feeder for dry food.  ...  "
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" ...  And it seems the food will stay more fresh as well.  ...  "
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" ...  We are no longer encouraging him to meow for food.  ...  "
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" ...  My cat always sticks her paws underneath where the food is dispensed and always finds a way to get more food out.  ...  "
Marketplace
 7
like, amazon
+100%
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" ...  I hope this helps someone who was overwhelmed with pictures of kittens next to EVERY.  ...  "
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" ...  I like that it looks very nice and modern and not outlandish like some other feeders on Amazon.  ...  "
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" ...  It functions exactly as advertised.  ...  "
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" ...   Thank you for your good product.  ...  "
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" ...  I am so happy that I found this product on Amazon and I absolutely love Amazon for offering this at a price that I could actually afford.  ...  "
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" ...  But overall I think it is great quality and exactly as advertised.  ...  "
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" ...  This better design has a see through glass as you can see from the picture.  ...  "
Features
 7
+100%
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" ...  The best feature is its portion control settings!  ...  "
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" ...  Highly recfomend and love the smart feature.  ...  "
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" ...  I really love the extra features on this as well, not only are you able to set timers and portion sizes, but you can also record your voice and play it for your pet.  ...  "
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" ...  Some features that I think makes it a good tool for me:  ...  "
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" ...  It is an innovative design auto feeder.  ...  "
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" ...  I enjoy several features:  ...  "
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" ...  - 3 seconds of lock function to prevent unexpected Settings from changing.  ...  "
Sound Quality
 6
sounds, sound, speaker, recorded, psst
+83%
-17%
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" ...  Makes you sound pretty funky so we don't use that feature lol  ...  "
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" ...  You can record a few seconds of whatever sound you want to call your pet over.  ...  "
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" ...  It's also very quiet to humans but my cat can hear it go off from any room in the house and makes his way over to it.  ...  "
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" ...  which is cute as help, I use it for my cat who is still really scared of everything and loves the pss psst psst sound.  ...  "
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" ...  It is so quiet you almost don't even hear it .  ...  "
Power Consumption
 5
+100%
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" ...  (I prefer to use the power.)  ...  "
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" ...  So even if the power goes out while you're not home, your pet will still eat as per normal.  ...  "
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" ...  Can have two kinds of power sources.  ...  "
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" ...  I love you have dual power source options.  ...  "
Delivery
 5
+100%
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" ...  really cute box!  ...  "
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" ...  I was very impressed when I opened the Box.  ...  "
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" ...  - easily plan up to 6 meals with consistent portion delivery.  ...  "
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" ...  It was packaged very securely.  ...  "
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" ...  This came ready-to-use right out of the box.  ...  "
Baking
 5
bowl, dog
+100%
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" ...  She used to cry if she was able to see the bottom of her bowl  ...  "
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" ...  Great food bowl - makes less work for me!  ...  "
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" ...  My cat loves to pull her food out and eat it on the floor because there's too much in her bowl. ... This can be set at levels for her to not have too much in her bowl at a time.  ...  "
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" ...  Lula (the adorable dog) expresses her hunger by pawing at her dog food bowl.  ...  "
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" ...  For our use, this is good when we are at home, as our little girl needs some supplements added to her food bowl daily.  ...  "
Charging
 5
use, usb
+100%
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" ...  It is very easy to program and both the battery and USB works simultaneously.  ...  "
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" ...  I chose to use the batteries since I did not want to use up an extra outlet.  ...  "
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" ...  I like that unit can operate off battery power or electricity thanks to the USB cord.  ...  "
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" ...  Its stylish i love the usb port and of course there is the battery too but i rather usb.  ...  "
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" ...  I received this product free of charge for an unbiased review.  ...  "
For Running
 4
+100%
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" ...  Of course it’s a recording of me calling him to go eat and like he loves his mama he always goes running to it!  ...  "
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" ...  Really useful, and the cat loves hearing the plinking of the food and goes running.  ...  "
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" ...  It had everything needed right out of the box and I had it up and running in minutes.  ...  "
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" ...  I like to see them in person before buying them) When it starts spitting out food every 6 hours my girl, Hermione, comes running for the food!  ...  "
Capacity
 4
small
+100%
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" ...  This makes our lives easier not having to worry about getting home on time!  ...  "
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" ...  My house sitter never had to worry about feeding my pups.  ...  "
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" ...  We are very busy pet parents so its perfect.  ...  "
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" ...  I can now see when we are low from across the room.  ...  "
As Gift
 4
+100%
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" ...  This is by far the best gift I have ever bought for myself!  ...  "
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" ...  Makes a great gift!  ...  "
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" ...  I bought a gift for my friend's cat, he liked it very much.  ...  "
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" ...  I may end up getting a second one as a gift for my daughter.  ...  "
Volume
 4
+50%
-50%
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" ...  It seems that each portion is approximately 24 milliliters of volume.  ...  "
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" ...  My cats HATE the speaker part so I don’t use that.  ...  "
Accuracy
 4
+100%
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" ...  Easy to set times and the drops are extremely accurate.  ...  "
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" ...  I'm not sure about the portion size or if my conversations were accurate.  ...  "
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" ...  I wish the portions were actually accurate.  ...  "
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" ...  The time is also pretty accurate when you set it up correctly.  ...  "
Product As Described
 4
+100%
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" ...  I hope this helps someone who was overwhelmed with pictures of kittens next to EVERY.  ...  "
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" ...  It functions exactly as advertised.  ...  "
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" ...  But overall I think it is great quality and exactly as advertised.  ...  "
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" ...  This better design has a see through glass as you can see from the picture.  ...  "
Ports
 4
wall, power, like, cord
+100%
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" ...  works with USB connection and Ac power have very easy setup guide along with the package  ...  "
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" ...  Its stylish i love the usb port and of course there is the battery too but i rather usb.  ...  "
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" ...  *the L shaped USB plug in the back so it would sit close to the wall  ...  "
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" ...  Oh, btw, it's quite cool that it has a standard USB power adapter, so we even plugged it into our wall outlet that has built-in USB ports.  ...  "
Comfort
 4
+75%
-25%
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" ...  It's very easy to set up and I love that you need fingers to work the mechanism to open it.  ...  "
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" ...  Well my grandfather fell and called my dad for help.  ...  "
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" ...  It’s sleek and black and not a total eye-sore.  ...  "
User Manual
 3
step, portion
+33%
-67%
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" ...  It never dispensed the proper amount and even on manual feeding it did not dispense enough for three cats that eat a lot.  ...  "
Overall performance
 3
+100%
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" ...  Overall it does the job.  ...  "
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" ...  This does the job.  ...  "
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" ...  It's reliable and extremely customizable.  ...  "
Microphone
 3
voice, sounds, recorded
+100%
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" ...  You can record a few seconds of whatever sound you want to call your pet over.  ...  "
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" ...  It has voice recording also.  ...  "
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" ...  The sound level of the recording is perfect.  ...  "

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