March 31, 2019

Pet Feedster USA PF-10 Cat Feeder Review

A number of automatic cat feeders on the market are not really designed for cats as well as cat owners in mind. As such, you may find certain automatic feeders bringing you more troubles rather than helping you. Don’t fret as the Pet Feedster USA PF-10 Cat Feeder is one feeder that is designed for both cats and cat owners in mind. This feeder is an improved version of the old version of Pet Feedster Pet Feeder.

This automatic cat feeder comes with small chutes to prevent your pet from stealing food off the feeder when you are not looking. It is easy to program, has a solution for power failure in the form of backup battery as well as dishwater safe food bowls to make life easier for cat owners who hate washing up.

The feeder has an innovative feature which is an improved jam proof flex feeder that is different from conventional automatic cat feeders that work on gravity or mechanism which can crush food to small pieces as well as causing the feeders to jam in due time. With this feature, there is no chance of having a jammed feeder and cause your pet cat to go hungry.

This feeder can hold up to 10 pounds of cat food. It can dispense food at any given time up to 6 cups or as little as 1 teaspoon of kibble, depending on the size of the food. It works well with any dry food that is between 1/8 inch to ¾ inch in size. You can program the feeder to dispense food up to 5 times a day.

It comes with a removable ant stop water tray below the unit that is patented. This water tray prevents ants from getting into the holding area for the food. I believe many cat owners will find this water tray feature useful.

Pet Feedster USA PF-10 Cat Feeder

Product Details

  • Dimensions – 13.8 x 17 x 15 inches
  • Weight – 9.5 pounds
  • Shipping weight – 9.6 pounds
  • 12 months warranty

Features

  • Small chute to prevent your cat from getting more food off the feeder.
  • Improved flex feeder that allows you to dispense food with peace of mind without jamming the feeder.
  • Dispense dry food of different shapes, sizes and types from 1/8 inch to ¾ inch in size.
  • Dispense up to 5 meals a day.
  • Food hopper can hold up to 10 pounds of food.
  • Meal portions can be up to 5 cups or as little as 1 teaspoon making it ideal for those cats on special diets.
  • Individual meal portions can be programmed according to dietary requirements.
  • Comes with a digital timer for accurate setting of feeding times.
  • Comes with an LCD screen with backlit for easy reading.
  • Able to run on either or both AC/DC power adapter and batteries at the same time.
  • Able to retain programming settings when there are power outages, unplugged or when changing batteries.
  • Food bowl is removable and dishwasher safe.
  • The feeder is solidly built from durable ABS materials.
  • A little transparent window on the unit which allows you to check the amount of food left in the unit and whether is it time to top up.
  • Comes with a water tray that prevents ants from reaching the food in the hopper, making the feeder ant-proof.

Pros

  • With its battery backup option, this unit is very reliable in dispensing meals to your pet cat on time. No longer do you need to worry about power outages or the likes when you are not at home.
  • The jam proof flex feeder prevents food from jamming the feeder. Also, the improved flex feeder allows dry food of all shapes, sizes and types to be fed to your cat.
  • With the small chute, your cat can no longer steal food and enjoy little snacks.
  • Meal portions can be individually customized to suit your pet cat’s dietary needs.
  • Meals are dispensed on time due to the inbuilt digital timer.
  • The food hopper can hold up to 10 pounds of food.
  • Inbuilt backlit LCD screen allows you to read in the dark with just a push of a button.
  • Programming settings are retained with no need to reprogram if unplugged, in the event of a power outage or when changing batteries.
  • Removable and dishwasher safe food bowl.
  • Patented water tray which makes the feeder ant-proof.
  • Perfect for both indoor and outdoor uses due to its ant-proof feature.
  • The feeder’s size and solidly built base make it very stable and not easy for cats to tip over.
  • The food bowl is big and can allow up to 2 cats to feed at the same time.
  • Runs quietly in the background as compared to other automatic cat feeders.
  • Most parts of the feeder can be replaced when damaged.
  • Excellent customer support when compared to other manufacturers.

Cons

  • You can only adjust the meal sizes in the beginning, this makes the programming setup not really that intuitive.
  • The food hopper is not airtight due to its design.
  • This feeder is not for the budget conscious cat owners.
  • Not suitable for small apartments due to its large size.
  • Not really suitable for multiple cats, especially if you have more than 2 cats.

The Pet Feedster USA PF-10 Cat Feeder is touted to be user friendly and relatively easy to program is actually. This makes it easy for those who are fed up with automatic cat feeders that are hard to program. However, the programming is not really that intuitive as the portion of each meal can only be adjusted at the beginning. Hopefully, Pet Feedster will be able to do something about it in the near future.

The option of having a battery backup is also pretty nifty. Even when running the feeder using the battery option, your battery can last you a good four to six months. There is another thing I like about the Pet Feedster USA PF-10 Cat Feeder and that it is ant-proof.

If you have a pet cat that keeps on stealing food from your existing feeder or on special diets that need customized meal portions, the Pet Feedster USA PF-10 Cat Feeder will be ideal for you. Also, those cat owners who are always traveling or not at home most of the time and need a reliable automatic cat feeder, this feeder with its battery backup option will be most suitable.

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