For American pet owners, perhaps the most problematic thing about U.K.-based company Andrew James Ltd. is that their automated dog and cat feeders are hard to get on the west side of the Atlantic. Amazon.com doesn't carry them. Amazon.co.uk does, but they don't deliver to the United States. So unless you have a line on a specialty importer, you may need to have a British friend ship one to you. (Check import regulations first.)
The Andrew James 90-Day Pet Feeder (which is really more like a 90-meal feeder) looks like a medium-sized aquarium filled with dry cat food The number of days and/or meals in the name is an estimate. You can set both portion size and number of meals that are served daily in the 90-Days' tray. An interesting extra feature: You can use the built-in recorder to "talk" to your cats and dogs at meal time. (Whether they'll know it's your voice is another matter.)
Some customers complain that programming the device is less than intuitive. You can get some idea of the difficulty curve by looking up the device on YouTube and watching the Support Department video. It doesn't appear to be any more difficult than programming the average digital alarm clock would be if it also served multiple bowls of breakfast cereal (which admittedly isn't saying much).
If you'd like an equivalent to the 90-Day Feeder that's easier to find in the United States, consider checking out the Pet-Mate Cat Mate C3000 or the Pet Feedster Automated Feeder, both of which serve similar amounts of kibble in programmable portions over length periods.
This dispenser has worked reliably...If the motor were to be made quieter and the dispensing of food on the flat were more reliable I would give it 5 stars
The pet feeder from Andrew James is far more easy to set the amount of food per portion, this is the whole purpose of being automatic, well done.
Smart sensors prevent the trays from overfilling, and even allows for portion sized monitoring, perhaps making it great for those overweight pets.
Great automatic pet feeder. It does what it says on the box. I've had it for about a year and it is still running with the first set of batteries I put into it.
The parts were very easy to assemble though the lid locking mechanism takes a little effort to get right...feeding tray is quite large, there was room for both cats.
Brilliant product...Feeds several times a day if you want it to. You control the portions. Very pleased indeed.
Overall the automatic feeder is a very robust unit, at no point have my cats been able to break into it like some feeders I know and has definitely been worth every penny.