WOpet 1-Meal Automatic Cat Feeder Review

Wopet 1-Meal Automatic feeder

Wopet 1-meal is an automatic cat feeder that allows you to feed your cat one meal at the time you select. The unit features a counter clock timer and you can set the time of dispensing by choosing the numbers of hours ahead of the present time.

The unit can dispense dry or wet food and it features an ice pack to keep wet food fresh.

You can attach this feeder to another one with special clips so you can make a 2-meal feeder or more.

 

FEATURES

  • Automatic cat feeder to dispense one meal at the selected time
  • You can make it a 2 or 3 meal auto feeder by attaching one or two units on your existing feeder.
  • Color: Multicolor arbitrary combination
  • It serves dry or wet food
  • It comes with a ice pack to keep the wet food fresh
  • Counter clock dial timer allows you to choose one meal within 48 hours.
  • Dimensions: 9” x 5.1” x 3”
  • Dimension of eating area without the bowl inside: 4.25” W X 4.75” L x 2.5” D
  • It works with 1 x AA battery not included
  • It comes with 2 connector clips and 3 sucker cups
  • Capacity: Approx. 2 cups dry food

 

HOW IT WOKS

Timer

Wopet 1-meal automatic feeder works with a dial that you need to turn to the right to choose how many hours ahead you want the unit to open, lining up the arrow to the amount of hours you choose, similar to a kitchen counter clock.

For example, if you are setting up the feeder at 5 pm and you want it to open at 8 pm you need to move the dial 3 hours lining up the arrow with the mark that represents the 3. The numbers on the dial are every 4 hours, the rest are only marks (as seen on the picture).

The mechanism of the feeder is simple and very similar to the Catmate C10; the lid features a small tab that gets under the dial, blocking the lid from opening and the dial has a small opening that when matching the latch it releases the lid to open.

Assemblable with 2 or more units

The feeder is suitable to dispense dry and wet food but during hot weather is advisable to feed only dry food unless you want to use it within 3 or 4 hours (check the tips if you want to use it longer with wet food).

Wopet doesn’t feature a power ON/OFF button but it has a locking switch mechanism in front of the unit that you need to switch to the left (facing the feeder) that allows you to keep the lid closed without the timer working. When in locked mode, the feeder won’t dispense, this feature is only good if you don’t want to use the feeder and you want to keep the lid closed and stop the dial from turning and using the battery.

As long as the feeder is setup to dispense at a certain time, once the unit dispenses the meal, the timer will keep running because it has a 48 hours range and the dial will do the whole turn. Also, the lid will stay opened after dispensing the food.

 

PROS

  • Easy to setup
  • Convenient and simple to use
  • Ice pack to keep the food fresh
  • Small footprint with a sleek design
  • It comes with clips if you want to attach another feeder to it
  • Detachable tray for easy washing
  • The timer is easy to operate, no complicated digital timers
  • Suitable for wet and dry food
  • Good price

 

CONS

  • It doesn’t have a On/Off power button, only a manual locking switch that will keep the lid closed.
  • It keeps using batteries after dispensing since the dial keeps turning (the timer will keep running until you manually lock the lid)
  • For the above reasons, the ticking sound doesn’t stop after dispensing.
  • You need to turn the dial every day to setup the meal
  • It doesn’t have alarm or voice call for the cat to know the food is ready
  • Ticking noise of timer could annoy some people
  • As the timer is not digital it’s not very accurate (error margin could be from 10 to 30 minutes approx.)
  • The ice pack is small and doesn’t stay frozen for very long
  • It works only with an hour interval

TIPS

Removable tray

  • When setting up the feeder make sure to unlock the locking mechanism, otherwise the feeder won’t open. The switch is in front of the feeder.
  • If you want to feed your cat fresh wet food for longer than 3 or 4 hours put the wet food in the refrigerator, plus you need to freeze the ice pack. Both things will do the trick.
  • By purchasing replacement bowls you can leave wet food in the refrigerator for the next meal. Also, as the ice pack will melt, a good idea is getting ice pack replaceament
  • Make sure to have more batteries as backup

 

CONCLUSION

Wopet is a simple automatic feeder that will serve the purpose of feeding your cat one meal at the time you want. This unit allows you to create a 2-meal or even a 3-meal feeder by buying extra units and attaching them with the provided special clips.

Wopet helps you to feed your cat so you don’t have to wake up at 4 or 5 to feed it. The unit has some cons but the feeder is simple and convenient to operate so they are easy to overcome.

√ Wopet 1-Meal automatic feeder is suitable:

  • To feed your cat one meal within 48 hours
  • To feed wet or dry food
  • To feed your cat snacks in between meals

x This unit may not be suitable:

  • If you require your cat to eat at a very accurate time
  • If you want to keep wet food in the feeder longer than 10 hours (using food from the fridge+ice pack)
  • If you want a built-to-last, solid unit

If you get this unit in Amazon you will have options of multiple coupons, for example, a free cat toy or discounts in other WOpet cat products.

 

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.