Some flaws, but the best feeder so far
I went through a few other pet feeders before I could find one that was reliable enough and that my cat couldn't break into. My cat is extremely food-motivated, and with past feeders, he would either find a way to get to the food inside, or the feeder was so light he would bat it all over the house. This one is heavy and sturdy enough that he couldn't move it, and he couldn't get inside. It's easy enough to set the clock and feeding times on this feeder. However, there is no on/off switch, so when the feeder is not in use, you have to take the batteries out, which is annoying, because then you have to reset the clock and feeding times every time. Another problem I have with this feeder is that if you feed wet food and you're gone for a long time, it doesn't have a very good system for keeping the food fresh. There is a single slot for an ice pack, and it's located under the first compartment, which makes no sense whatsoever. That compartment is always exposed, so if you put any food in there, that's what will get eaten first. So it doesn't need to be refrigerated. The food that's stored in the feeder for a later feeding has no refrigeration at all. Sometimes if I'm gone for more than 12 hours, I'll put ice packs on top of the feeder, but I'm not sure how much that helps. Despite these seemingly common-sense design flaws, this is probably the best feeder there is. I've had it for several years and it's always been reliable until now - the tray doesn't turn at all anymore for some reason. But it lasted a good while. There don't seem to be any better options out there, so I will buy another one of these. I would recommend taking the batteries out between uses, or they'll drain quickly. It still seems to work when the battery life is low though; the tray just turns more slowly.
Reviewed by: (Verified Buyer) Hutcherz from .