My kitten, Holley, is now 8 months old. If there is one thing we know about her, it is that she LOVES food – she is 100% food motivated! And truthfully, not very motivated by anything else. In the past, we have had issues with her waking us up at all hours of the night because she wanted to eat. Sometimes we would lock her out of the bedroom, but then she would sit at the door and meow. I felt so guilty! It was very stressful for us. I found an automatic cat feeder on Amazon and decided to spend the $40 and see if it could work for us. It has been a lifesaver!
We struggled with her for weeks, and now it is rare to have her wake us up in the night. We purchased the Qpets 6-Meal Automatic Pet Feeder from Amazon.
This model was only $40, and it has 6 trays. It is easy to program and you can leave a cute message that plays when it’s time for your kitty to eat! Holley loves it. I put a small amount in each tray so she isn’t overeating, but I think she really enjoys the frequency. We scheduled it to go off 3 times throughout the night and 3 throughout the day. Every night before bed I fill all 6 trays and hit the ‘start now’ button, and it is set for the new day. The feeder comes with instructions on how to program it to go off over multiple days, as well.
The best part is, when she does feel extra hungry and anxious for food, she will meow at the feeder instead of meowing at us. The feeder is well built and she can’t get into it with her pawing. The machine runs on 4 C batteries. We have been using it for about a month, and they haven’t run out of juice yet. It is plastic and comes apart easily, and it is also easy to clean! I definitely recommend this product to anyone who is struggling with a food obsessed kitty.
6 feeding trays, scheduled feeding times, great for people who work long hours, can be used during trips, keeps cat focused on feeder and not owners for food, gives cat routine
Runs on batteries, may not be ideal for multiple cat households (one cat may hog it and cause others to miss meals)
Do you have a favorite feeder or tips on how to help your food obsessed kitty? Leave a comment below and let us know! If you try this product, let us know how it works for you.