My cat Sophie’s never had an issue drinking water from a water bowl. However, two years ago I decided to start using a pet water fountain in order to increase my cat’s water intake. And yes, she started drinking much more when using a fountain. The pet water fountains I have reviewed have different styles and prices, and I particularly wanted to review an economic unit that works, so I could offer my readers a low-price option. Then by coincidence, I was asked by Wopet Company to review their Wopet W300 pet water fountain and here it is.
Features of Wopet W300
- Capacity: 2L(67 Oz)
- Material: ABS eco-friendly plastic, BPA-free
- Portable size and lightweight
- Transparent reservoir
- Easy to assemble
- Quiet, under 35dB
- Silver ion technology on the resin layer helps soften water and keep it from developing bacteria
- Two flow designs: Flower and bubblier-style water outlet
- Triple activated filtration system with 34mm thick filter
- Pre-filter on the top lid prevents hair or debris to make its way down the water and into the pump.
- USB cord (USB plug not included, recommended 5V, 1A adapter).
What comes in the box
- Wopet water fountain (base and cover)
- Pump & USB cord
- Pre-filter sponge (installed in pump)
- Rubber connector
- Flower waterfall top and flower waterfall lower pipe
- Small brush
- Operation Manual
How does Wopet W300 Pet Fountain work?
The Wopet water fountain features a pump that recirculates the water from the bottom to the top so the flow comes out onto the surface through a pipe with a flower-shaped cap on top, or through a bubbling lower pipe in case you remove the flower cap. The cat drinks from the fountain or directly from the dripping water that comes out of the flower or the pipe. When the water recirculates it falls down into a small screen that catches hair and debris and through a thick filter that filters the water before it reaches the water reservoir.
How to Set it Up
You need to do the following steps to set up the fountain:
- First, you need to wipe clean the parts.
- Soak the filter for 5 minutes and when it’s done, let water run through it to remove carbon dust.
- Open the filter screen and put the soaked filter inside, and put the screen’s lid back on.
- Get the cord through the side opening of the reservoir and place the pump onto the bottom by pressing so the suction cups attach the pump firmly to the base.
- Assemble the rubber tube connector on top of the pump making sure the cutout side of the rubber tube connector faces toward the cord.
- Put the cover onto the base, making sure to insert the rubber tube connector inside the built-in tube of the cover.
- Insert the flower into the opening of the cover.
- Connect the USB cord with the USB plug (the USB plug is not included).
- Plug the unit and let the fountain do the rest.
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How to Clean it
You need to clean the fountain every 2 weeks or every week if you live in an area with hard water. To clean the flower lower pipe and the cover’s pipe use the provided brush. Wash the parts with lukewarm water and soft soap, making sure not to scrub the plastic when washing. Rinse thoroughly and dry well.
Change the filter every 2-3 weeks, depending on the number of cats using the fountain. Regarding the pump, it’s recommended to clean it every two weeks to extend its life.
What are the Pros & Cons of Wopet Pet Fountain?
The things that I liked the most and what I didn’t like too much, check them out:
- The transparent reservoir allows you to see the water level at a glance.
- Good water capacity
- Filter features triple activated system, and eliminates germs with silver ions.
- The fountain is really quiet you can even put it in the bedroom
- The water stream doesn’t create splashing so it doesn’t scare cats
- Removable flower lid so you use it with flower flow or bubbling style.
- Portable and lightweight, good for traveling
- Cats can still drink water in case of a power outage
- The transparent cover entices cats to adopt the fountain faster since it looks like a real pond.
- The fountain could be too small for large cats with wide faces.
- Water flow recirculates slowly and some of the water stays on top even when the fountain is unplugged.
- Water may not come out from all the flower’s water sites because of the slower stream (this is a “pro” for my cat, she doesn’t like any water particles on her face).
- It doesn’t come with a USB plug
- The full line is too high, if you fill the reservoir up to the full line the fountain may overflood (just fill it a little lower than the full mark).
My Final Thoughts
Wopet W300 pet water fountain works as intended to provide cats moving water to drink from. The water flow is slow and the re-circulation is slow too since part of the water stays on the surface. This characteristic makes this unit suitable for cats that don’t like water splashing onto their faces when they are drinking, even the tiniest water particles. Also, the fountain is quiet which I appreciate. What I really liked and that I haven’t seen in other fountains is the Wopet transparent cover. This makes the fountain look from above like a natural pond that enticed my cat to drink from the fountain almost immediately. This was unexpected since my cat usually takes from an hour up to a day to warm up to a new fountain.
If you are looking for a budget pet water fountain that recirculates enough to create moving water I recommend this unit. The fountain is on the small side and lightweight, and it works. I suggest cleaning the fountain every week since the water recirculation is not that strong so it’s necessary a weekly cleaning. The manufacturer states that the pump may last up to 2-3 years if you clean it every 2 weeks religiously. I will update this review if I see the pump dying before that.
All in all, I recommend it as a low price fountain, and especially for:
- Average-sized cats that don’t like water splashing on their faces.
- Shy cats
- A cat that is a beginner using a cat drinking fountain.