Petwant 5 Meal Automatic Pet Feeder Review

PetWant 5-Meal Automatic Feeder

PetWant 5-Meal Automatic Feeder

Petwant 5 meal pet feeder allows you to program your pet’s feeding schedule up to 5 meals a day, one at present time.

With Petwant’s digital timer you can program each meal to be served to the hour and minute you choose, with no preset times like other feeders.

The feeder is suitable for dry food and if you want to feed your cat wet food, it needs to be served in less than 24 hours.

PetWant 5 meals pet feeder has CE/RoHS certificate. The CE marking certifies that a product has met EU standards for consumer safety, including health or environmental requirements.

FEATURES

  • 24-hour Feeding Time Setting
  • Serves up to 5 meals per day, one at present time (with clockwise rotation)
  • Sensitive touch control panel
  • Blue backlight LCD display (1.77″ x 0.78″)
  • Low Battery Indicator
  • Built-in Distribution Alarm
  • 10 seconds voice recording that plays 3 times before each meal
  • Locking Mechanism on lid
  • Memory Function that keeps the programming after a power outage
  • Non-skid feet to keep the feeder in place
  • Dishwasher Proof (Cover and Food Tray)
  • Feeder’s dimension: 12″(L) x 13.2″(W) x 3.2″(H)
  • Capacity of each compartment: 240ml (total tray 240ml x 5)
  • The edge side of each compartment: 5.5” wide (the widest side)
  • Weight: 2.9 lbs
  • Material: ABS
  • Dual power supply system: 4x”C” alkaline batteries (not included) or AC/DC Adapter 5V/1A standard
  • 100% Satisfaction Guarantee
Dimensions

Dimensions

WHAT COMES WITH THE UNIT

√ 1 x Automatic Pet Feeder

√ 1 x AC/DC Power Adapter

√ 1 x English User Manual

 

HOW IT WORKS

Inner rotating tray

Inner rotating tray

PetWant feeder can feed your cat up to 5 meals, one will be always exposed at present time. So only 4 meals can be programmed.

The inside tray with the 5 compartments rotates clockwise exposing one compartment at a time and the lid keeps still.

This tray can be easily lifted out with the push of a button located in front of the feeder.

To program the unit you need to program the current time on the feeder, then program each compartment according to the number of meals to be dispensed in one day, up to 4.

Finally you can record your personal message calling your cat to eat.

Easy to Assemble

Assembling (click to enlarge)

With this feeder you can setup a feeding schedule of one meal a day for 4 days or two meals a day for 2 days, etc. Only 4 meals are programmable since once it’s exposed.

If you want the feeder to dispense one meal a day for 4 days, you just need to program one meal time to the hour of your preference, and then skip the other numbers. The tray will always rotate at the time of the day you chose so if you place the food in the 4 compartments, you can leave the feeder up to 4 days without refilling it.

The timer works similar to the cellphone alarm so it’s really easy to program.

 

WHAT ARE THE PROS AND CONS OF PETWANT 5-MEAL AUTOMATIC FEEDER?

 

PROS

  • Easy to setup
  • The feeder retains the programming if power outage occurs or when changing batteries.
  • It features dual supply power: AC adapter or batteries
  • It comes with a AC adapter
  • Battery life indicator
  • Non-skid feet keep the feeder from moving around the floor
  • Tray is easily removable and dishwasher safe
  • You can customize a feeding schedule according to your cat’s needs.
  • Secure locking system on top lid that can be only released by a push of a button.
  • Touch buttons are highly sensitive
  • With voice personal message calling your cat to eat

 

CONS

  • If the lid isn’t snapped properly, a smart cat can outsmart the feeder and pull the lid from inside.
  • Food compartment could be narrow and deep for cats with a big head.
  • The audio quality of the recording isn’t good.
  • Some customers report that voice recorder function doesn’t work
  • Manual of user isn’t very detailed
  • Programming it’s in military time (24-hrs instead 12hrs)
  • It doesn’t have ice packs, if used with wet food needs to be served in less than 24 hours.
  • There are no spare trays for backup

 

TIPS

—Some customers freeze the wet food for a few hours and place it in the feeder for the next morning.

—Placing the lid back on it’s a little tricky because it fits very precisely without any play once it is locked.

 

CONCLUSION

PetWant 5 Meals Automatic Pet Feeder is a product made in China that is distributed for several brands, but the manufacturer is PetWant. The quality of this unit is higher than other low priced dish shaped feeders made in China, however a few customers report that the audio feature doesn’t work. Anyway, the Company offers 100% satisfaction guarantee.

With this automatic feeder if you want to feed your cat several times per day you will need to refill the dish every day, but if you feed your cat once a day you can leave the unit for 4 days.

√ PetWant 5-Meal Automatic Pet Feeder is suitable for:

  • Cats that need to eat several small portions throughout the day, up to 5
  • For a docile cat that won’t try to break into the feeder
  • For small faced cats

x The feeder may not be suitable:

  • For big faced cats
  • For cats with sensitive whiskers
  • If you want to leave the feeder alone for several days (unless your cat eats once a day)
  • To feed wet food for several days

Lorena Avila is a Marketing Engineer, Writer, cat figures collector, cat lover and cat owner as well but above all a very passionate investigator of felines. She started investigating cat products 5 years ago when she couldn't find reliable reviews on the internet to buy an automatic feeder for her own cat and since then she has been helping others providing honest information online.