Petmate LeBistro Five-pound Programmable Portion Control Feeder
 
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Petmate LeBistro Five-pound Programmable Portion Control Feeder

Overall Rating Rating 3.6  |  41 reviews  |  Write a review
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Item #: 13389695
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    The Petmate LeBistro programmable feeder not only reliably delivers portion-controlled meals to pets while the pet parent is away, it also eliminates the daily chore of scooping and measuring. The bowl is removable and top-shelf dishwasher safe....more

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    The Petmate LeBistro prrogrammable feeder not only reliably delivers portion-controlled meals to pets while the pet parent is away, it also eliminates the daily chore of scooping and measuring. The bowl is removable and top-shelf dishwasher safe.

    • Large LCD screen and built-in meal counter
    • 3 simple buttons take the pet parent throughout the process
    • Food hopper is conveniently transparent for monitoring food levels at a glance
    • Handy twist-lock lid keeps the food fresh and secure
    • Dispenses 1/4 to 2 cups per serving up to three times a day
    • Use for dry cat or dog food
    • Dimensions: 14 inches high x 10 inches wide x 15 inches deep
    • Requires 3 D batteries (not included)
Dimensions:
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Warranty:
1 year Limited Manufacturer
Materials:
Durable Plastic
Model No:
24232
Brand: Petmate

Features

  • Color
    White
  • Material
    Plastic
  • Pet
    Cat, Dog
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  • Needs Tinkering

    I read all the reviews here on Overstock and another Website. I was concerned about two things: one the portion size and second, my cat's ability to play Houdini and reach for food. My cat is smart, but never did I think she would attempt to stick her paw up the food chute. I was wrong. The instant I set it done and she smelled the food, her paw was up there. What I did was cut thick paper (about three inches wide and one and three fourths long, and tape it over the extra chute space). So far she had not tried that again and the food come out without any issue. With regard to the portions, my hubby had made saran wrap pillows to limit how much food comes out. Others who have said the portions are too much for small cat kibble are correct. To make this work, some tinkering is needed. Otherwise it is working great. Now we can sleep in on a Saturday and not hear the mournful wailing of our cat.

    • Did the image onsite match the product? No
    • Did the description onsite accurately describe the product? A little
    • How is the quality of the product? Average
    • Would you recommend this to a friend? Yes
  • Petmate Feeder

    This is our 2ndPetmate feeder. They work well. You can set up top 3 feedings per day at 1/4 cup, 1/2 cup, 3/4cups, 1 cup, and 1 1/4 cups. The only complaint I have is that when the battery gets week you think it is still working but it does not. We are going to buy the wall electric wall pug input to solve this problem.

    • Would you recommend this to a friend? Yes
  • Had for a long time and have loved it

    I have had this feeder for five years (purchased it from XXXXXXXX the first time) and it worked beautifully for the whole five years. I didn't even have to change the batteries until very recently. A few days ago, though, it finally crapped out on me and the timer is malfunctioning. I had hopes it would last forever, but alas I guess it is not to be so. I read some of the reviews from others on this site and I have not had the problems they have had. My cat doesn't try to outsmart the machine. She just sits there patiently waiting until it dispenses her food - so I can't attest to any problems there. The portion control amounts were consistent as far as I could tell and it always dispensed food exactly on time. I will be purchasing another one here on Overstock because I am happy to have had five years and no problems from this machine.

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    • Would you recommend this to a friend? Yes
  • This product doesn't function well

    I like my cat to eat a small portion of food 3 times a day, but this product is regularly not able to properly dispense that amount. It often only lets a few crumbs out when at the lowest cup amount. When I put it at the second cup amount, it lets out far too much food. What is strange is that I bought this product to replace the exact same product I've had for almost 3 years which funtioned fine. I do not know if overstock.com has "seconds" or slightly defective products for sale on purpose or if Le Bistro has changed something about their product. In the end, I wasn't able to return it in time, but as it stands, I am very dissatisfied.

    • How did the image on site compare with the actual product? image was accurate
    • How accurate was the on site description of the product? accurate except that the door which releases the food is malfunctioning
    • Please tell us about the quality of the product. Very poor
    • Would you recommend this to a friend? No
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  • Great answer for weight loss and meowing kitties!

    As a small animal veterinarian, I am constantly looking for new options for weight loss and behavioral problems with cats. This feeder fits the bill! I have programmed ours to three feedings 1/2 cup per feeding per day! Our kitties now, instead of waking us up in the morning, sit patiently in front of the feeder for their breakfast! The only complaint is that the feedings don't seem to go small enough for one cat, and it can be a little picky about the type of food (seems to to best with uniform kibble like ***** ******* *****. *Note - when the unit says that the battery is low, it will often last for months beyond that little red light!* Some of my clients have complained about very smart kitties being able to steal food from the next meal in the hopper -- ours haven't figured it out yet and we've had these feeders for over a year. This last one I purchased and gave to a friend, who enjoys it very much.

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    • Would you recommend this to a friend? Yes
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    kjj245 from Fremont, CA, Aug 12, 2014

  • Consistent but drops down too much food

    This is a mixed review. Overall the feeder has great attributes. You can set it for up to 3 times a day and allows for several different size portions which comes in handy. It is much better then the feeders that you have to fill the individual portions if you are traveling as it will allegedly go up to 99 feedings. However.... the down part of this feeder is that the portion size is inconsistent. I have a small kitten/cat and only need the portion size of 1/4 of a cup per feeding. The first few times, it only dropped down 11 small kitten chow pieces at a time, now it drops down a larger amount, probably around a 1/2 of a cup which is too much for a small kitten. I have stopped using it on a regular basis and just use the feeder when I am going out of town in order that I do not overfeed the kitten. I have heard that the batteries wear out quickly but I have not experienced that as I have discontinued using the feeder on a daily basis and haven't used it for a long period of time. My kitten had no problems getting used to the feeder and the sound was not as loud as I expected. The kitten was able to hear the food as it dropped down and knew that she had fresh food. I would recommend the feeder for consistency and reliability that the cat would get fed, but with the 1/4 of a cup setting, it is way too much food to be used on a daily basis.

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    • Would you recommend this to a friend? Yes
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    nado27 from San Diego, California, Jul 17, 2014

  • petmate lebistro programmable portion control feed

    The Lebistro petmate programmable portion control feeder is wonderful. l am trying to help my pet lose weight and l work long hours this feeder feeds her automatically three times a day at one fourth cup size portions. The best part l don't have to get up at 5AM to feed her. She will complain to me on occasion but she is now associating the feeder as the one to wait on for food. I think she is losing weight already and l have only had the machine a few weeks.

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    • Would you recommend this to a friend? Yes
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    mosiasabi from Calif, Jun 1, 2014

  • Life saver!

    Our cat used to wake us every morning at 6:20 meowing for food. With this we set the time and it automatically feeds to our set times. It has 3 meal options a day although we only use the breakfast one and you can choose how much is dispensed at each feeding. I did purchase the ac adapter for it because it was using so many batteries. I keep batteries in it for power loss only. A real lifesaver for a scheduled cat.

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    • Would you recommend this to a friend? Yes
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    kpietro from East Coast, Apr 21, 2014

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    This product give me the freedom to leave for a weekend without the worry of someone coming into my house to feed my cats. It is pretty easy to program and did purchase an adapter so I did not have to rely on batteries. My only complaint is the portion control. Sometimes it gives more sometimes less.

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    auntiedenise from Columbus, OH, Jan 7, 2014

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this price including shipping fee? i m in Bangkok, Thailand. doorforpet on Oct 8, 2012
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Processing an order is the best way for an accurate quote, considering where you are and what you will be shipping. overstockcustomercare1 on Oct 8, 2012
 
 

Do you sell the plug that goes with this also so I can plug it in instead of having to use D batteries? bethc9 on Apr 6, 2012
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We do sell the plug. Please see item number 14064587. overstockcustomercare1 on Apr 9, 2012
 
 

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