I recently started buying more from “overstock” since I moved into my new penthouse. I wanted to flourish my new place with all gold and white. And all new products. This review is only written so the next consumer has 0 hesitation to purchase this item. Because I have bought it. Received it. And truly love it. It was better than I anticipated. Truly. Good buy! Go for it!!!!!!
The feeder arrived in a white plastic, not black. When putting it together,I spilled quite a bit of food until I realized that it doesn't lock into place very firmly, and the lid has to have the small arrows lined up in order to remove it.Our cat is overweight, having spent six years in one room with 50 cats at the rescue house where we adopted him. He was 18 pounds, and he probably should be 12 pounds. He's currently 14 pounds and losing, much to his dismay. I had been feeding him at dawn and dusk, so that he would come home and be inside by sunrise and sunset, when the coyotes are busy hunting for food. He's very food-motivated, so he never misses a mealtime.We've only had the feeder a few days, and he's already used to it. One thing to be careful of: The hopper is clear, and since cats are visual animals, our cat ate the quarter cup portion, looked at all that food still in the bin, and immediately started putting his paw up into the opening, successfully getting more food to fall into the bowl. Uh Oh! So, I turned the bowl towards the wall, and that made the angle too difficult for him to get more food. Then he started turning the machine towards himself, and I thought I might have to tape the machine in place. I kept turning the bowl towards the wall, though, and he lost interest in trying to get the food out of the opening (for now). I do hope he's not going to try again to manipulate the machine. He's pretty smart, and he's pretty hungry, but so far (two days), so good. I would recommend this to other pet owners who either want to limit the food the animal gets or travels a lot. We plan to leave him at home alone on our next short trip, and it seems this will work well. Be careful when handling the machine, as the hopper is flimsy and not attachéd too firmly to the base.
I like the look and height of this feeder. Fits in perfect in my laundry/ dog room. Stainless steel bowls are deep and easy to clean. The only complaint is that the white paint around where the bowls set look streaky and appear dirty. I probably will end up having to spray paint it white again in the future.
I purchased this item for my 2 GSD's. I recently had back surgery & can not bend. Altho this is meant to be a feeder I bought it for water dishes. It works beautifully w/ only one glitch. The legs do not want to go completely down into the slots allocated for them. I have tried using the end of my rubber covered hammers but they they do not move. Fortunately, the bowels are rather shallow & therefore I can put a small amt. of water at a time in them. So far, no accidents of the thing being knocked over. I might add that I chose white sand, obtained from a cement / sand pit, to fill the legs. I thought that would be denser than pebbles, which would have air between the pebbles. I also super glued the stoppers in place. I am pleased w/ what I bought & will eventually figure out how to get the legs more securely seated. Actually, I am more than pleased. it allows me to take care of my animals myself.
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