For many pet owners, feeding can be a logistical quandary. Sometimes work schedules or upcoming vacations demand robotic alternatives to pet sitters or pet boarding, options which are either unreliable or prohibitively expensive. Automatic pet feeders fill this need by being there when the pet owner can't or won't be. The most important aspect of pet feeding, certainly to the pet, is the schedule, and here too automated feeders prove invaluable by relinquishing kibble according to the owner's pre-programmed settings, such as with the Petwatch PW SA and Petmate Aspen Pet Lebistro.
Since 1983, Koolatron, a Canadian company, has manufactured and distributed thermo-electric and refrigeration products. They continue to expand their product line to include outdoor equipment and home care conveniences, including pet feeders such as the Lentek 6-Day Feeder. This feeder is similar to the Andrew James 6 Day Pet Feeder minus the voice recording and playback features. Six separate food trays hold 2/3 cup of dry, or 5 1/2 ounces of moist, food each. The owner merely needs to place the food in each chamber, then set the timer to activate in 6, 12 or 24 hours. The automated timer and self-opening food tray does the rest.
The Lentek 6-Day feeder features a removable lid and food trays for easy cleaning. It also comes with 2 refreshable inserts, which are basically small ice packs to keep wet food fresh. It requires one 9-volt battery, which is not included. Also, this feeder does not have a back-up system to store settings, so when the battery is taken out, whatever settings were in the feeder will have to be reset when the battery is replaced. And unlike on the Andrew James feeder, there is one slot on the Lentek that always stays open, so really there are only 5 fresh future meals.
Perfect. Easy to program, reliable and perfect for our cats. Will be ordering a second one.
Went away for 2 days and my very persistent hungry cat didn't break into it like the other one. A bit difficult to open at first to set it up but easy to program.
This device was easy to use, and worked very well. We have 3 cats. We bought 1 dish for each of them. Works for either canned food or dry kibble.
It works well, and does what it says. The quality of construction is solid, and when you fill the bottom with water, it becomes quite sturdy.
Purchased for a rabbit and though I was skeptical at first, it was the perfect device.
This product does exactly what it says. I am on the road constantly, and this feeder provides our cat with fresh food even though I'm not at home.
This product has helped my dog and me out tremendously. I don't have to rush home to make sure he is fed and he doesn't have to wait all day for me to get home.
Did not like it. You have no way to set the timer except for the time you turn it on... I used this one week and then bought a better one with programmable clock...
Pretty noisy when in movement, but alerts animals food is available. Took my cats a while not to be scared of the noise. Not of greatest quality, but cheaper than boarding.