If you want to easily feed your pets dry food, consider the Xiaomi Smart Pet Food Feeder. It doesn't take up much space, connects to your Wi-Fi, and you can remotely dispense kibbles even when you're not at home.
- 3.5L bin
- Battery-power backup
- Suitable for kibble size of 5mm to 12mm
The feeder comes in two parts, the kibble container and the feeding bowl holder. The latter attaches to the former via magnets. I like that the bowl is made from food-grade steel. It's also lot more hygienic, since it's easier to clean, and you don't have to worry about micro scratches where bacteria can grow. The bowl design also ensures that it will only fit in one direction, and there's a marking to help guide you.
Its curved design also helps keep kibbles inside the bowl. I noticed that my cats are eating a lot cleaner. I didn't find food all over the floor once they are done eating compared to the flat metal tray of my usual feeder. At first, I thought that it was a fluke, but after two weeks of testing I'm pretty sure food remains in the bowl a lot better. Do note that Xiaomi recommends a certain size of kibbles. Too small, too big, or the wrong shape, and it may block the exit. So far, I've had no issues, though smaller kibbles may bounce out when the feeder is dispensing.
Storing kibble is simple. The latch is at the back, which you push down to open the cover. The bin has 3.5L of space, sufficient to put 1.8kg, or about 20 days of food. The app lets you monitor the amount of food dispensed, schedule feedings, and give you warnings when food is low. It will also tell you to replace expired desiccant cartridges. Each cartridge lasts for a month. You can also set a child lock to prevent food from being accidentally dispensed.
At S$169, the Xiaomi Smart Pet Feeder is a pretty good feeder for your cat or dog. It makes feeding your pets dry food pretty easy, especially if you can't make it home in time to feed them. It's available on the official Xiaomi's Lazada and Shopee stores, but you can probably get it much cheaper from other stores, too.
Note: Review unit provided by Xiaomi.
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