Autopetfeeder - Some common questions regarding the Autopetfeeder?

AutoPetFeeder, Automatic Pet Feeder, Electronic Pet Feeder.

Can I feed cats and dogs?

You can feed cats, dogs, ferrets, pigs and any pet that eats dry pellet food.

What size feeder should I purchase?

The small feeder is recommended for pets who weigh less than 15 lbs. The medium feeder is recomended for pets who weigh greater than 15 lbs and less than 40 lbs. The large feeder is recomended for pets who weigh greater than 40 lbs.

How much feed can I store in the feeder?

You can store approximately 20lbs of feed in the larger model and 10 lbs in the medium and 5lbs in the small model.

What kind of pet food can I feed in the feeder?

You can feed only dry food in the feeder. The dry foods cannot be greater than 3/4 inch or 18 mm in dimensions in length, width or height.

How much food does the Autopetfeeder feed?

The Autopetfeeder is an electronic programmable pet food feeder. It comes in three sizes so that you can choose the feed rate for your pet. You can program the timer in one minute increments and to feed your pet 8 times a day. The feed rate for the various sizes are:

  • Large - minimum feed per minute is 1/2 cup
  • Medium - minimum feed per minute is 3/8 cup
  • Small - minimum feed per minute is 3/16 cup

Is the timer easy to program?

The Autopetfeeder comes with a digital timer that can be easily programmed in a few minutes. The timer also features a manual override button if you wish to give some more food to your pet occasionally. The manual overide button can also shut off the timer, enabling you to take your pet with you out of town for a few days. The timer will remember the programs till you get back and activate the auto mode. The timer comes with a battery backup to retain the programs in memory.

Does the pet feeder get jammed?

It is possible that larger pet feeds greater than 3/8 inch can jam the small feeder and greater than 3/4 inch can jam the medium and large feeder.

How does the feeder work?

The feeder consists of a feed storage container and a feeder assembly housing. The electric motor that drives the feeder is controlled by a timer and you can set the amount of feed and the time of feed on the timer.

What happens if my pet does not eat all of the food?

It's quite natural for pets to eat a little more or less each time they feed. If there is some food left over in the bowl after one feed cycle, your pet will probably eat the leftover food during the next feed cycle. The feeder will always put out a certain amount of food at a certain time of day. If you notice that your pet has leftovers in the bowl and the leftover quantity increases during every feed cycle then you have to either set the time for too much feed and or your pet may be ill. You should at that point reduce the feed time and continue to watch your pet's habits.

Can I leave the pet unattended with the pet feeder for 3 to 4 days?

Autopetfeeder is not recommended for use for long term pet feed for unattended pets. It is intended for the modern day convenience of people with busy schedules, unforeseen situations (getting home later then from a party or movie) and as a convenience to the pet owner. The pet owner does not have to manually open a container, measure a predetermined amount of feed and pour it into the bowl for the pet at appropriate times of the day. This monotonous chore is taken away by Autopetfeeder.

How do I clean the feeder?

Turn off the feeder and disconnect the timer from the wall socket. Empty the feeder of all feed. Using a sponge and water wipe the plastic container and the feeder housing. Do not try to take apart the motor and its housing for cleaning. Do not power up the motor to clean the insides of the feed unit. Do not immerse in water to clean the feeder. The feed storage container and the bowl may be washed in running water. Allow time for all parts to dry before reusing feeder.

What materials are user in the construction of the Autopetfeeder?

All components in the feeder are made of rubber, plastic and plated steel.

Is there a safety interlock?

The feeders are all provided with a safety interlock switch. In the event the bottle/storage container is removed from the base, the Autopetfeeder is disabled.

Is there a safety hazard for the pets?

There is no safety hazard for the pets. All moving components and housing are in an inaccessible area. The electric cord is protected by a flexible metal cover to prevent pets from chewing on the cord.

Is the Autopetfeeder UL approved?

The Autopetfeeder is UL approved and the file # is 5GX3.


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