PETLY Automatic Pet Feeder Review

PETLY Pet Feeder is another innovative product designed to feed your pet dry food in scheduled portions and times at the same time remaining eco-friendly to the environment and practically has full control over your cats bad habits in over eating in cats and dogs.

If you see the petly in the images you will notice who great it looks with its modern Apple iMac with its retractable tray and portable design that would fit in with almost any decor, but does this great looking pet feeder stack up to the rest?

Let’s find out

The first thing to take note is how the unit is powered, the manufacturer boasts that lasts for 6 months on batteries which likely get its eco-friendly title which would get around 6 – 12 and every six months to power and the Petly has a light up indicator which tells you when batteries need replacing.

Apart from its eco-friendliness, it has the ability schedule 4 feeding times a day with the option to dispense 5 to 50 grams per portion depending on your cat’s dietary needs. It should be noted that this feeder only takes dry food and the recommend food size is 3/5 and there has been reports of jamming with kibbles larger than the recommended size.

 

petly auto feeder control panelFeatures of the PETLY

  • Eco Friendly
  • Powered by batteries (four D Alkaline batteries)
  • Lasts 6 months on full batteries
  • 4 times a day meals

 

How the PETLY Works

inside the petly feederThe Petly reminds me of the old Apple iPods with the button in the middle and the dial around the button.

The programming is quite simple to get the hang of it while setting up a maximum of 4 feeding times for your dog or cat with a minimum of 30-minute intervals between each feeding time.

The only thing that should be noted is that the tray must be out before you set and forget, the retractable tray function makes it easy for portability but some users forget to lay out the tray.

The rest is easy to manage like this the LED that tells you when its time to fill up the hopper or when the battery needs to be changed.

The only real problem with this unit is the lack of back up of the previously scheduled information, so once the batteries are out you have to start from square one in getting the feeder back on line and this is probably not bad once in 6 months but it can be annoying to some users.

 

Pros and cons of the Petly Pet Food Feeder

Pros

The PETLY Automatic Pet Feeder is made with the highest quality for maximum durability and is the best choice for pet owners who desire an automatic cat feeder that is accurate and reliable in operation. While meals can be scheduled and adjusted individually, the user still has the option to feed their pet manually between feeding times. Setting the unit up is easy from opening the product since it comes assembled, to set your pet’s schedules, to cleaning since the food tray can be removed.

Though the unit only works with batteries, it has quite a long life (about 6 months) until they have to be replaced. Your pet’s schedules will be saved even if the unit is off while changing the batteries, for example.
This unit elegant and minimal design ensures that it will look good anywhere in your home. Moreover, the lid seals tightly so the smell of your pet’s food won’t leak into your house.

  • Durable and elegant design
  • Manual feeding options
  • 6 months of use (with batteries)
  • Saves feeding parameters even if the unit is offer or the batteries are being changed
  • Airtight to prevent food smell to be emitted.

Cons

This unit only works with smaller sized kibble (about 3/5′ in diameter) so jamming may occur. The lid, while it seals away the smell, the lid is not transparent so the user will have to regularly open the unit to check if it needs to be refilled; this, in turn, will cause the smell of the pet food to leak into your house.
There is no backup power to this unit, so it’s imperative that the user pays attention to the LED indicator. Batteries are not included in the box.

  • Only works with smaller sized kibbles
  • Regularly check if there is food in the unit
  • No backup power source
  • Price is very high

My Conclusion

It’s not the cheapest unit on the market but Its a great option for pet owners who need to feed their pets on a schedule, or pet owners who cannot be home throughout the day and want to make sure their pets don’t overeat/eat enough. Its simple design works with every home, and the dial eliminates confusion during setup.

The price point is not an ideal for most people and I can see this being a massive turn off.

 

Where to get the PETLY for the best deal

The PETLY cat food dispenser, though pricey for about $420.00 are normal good retailers its only $329 on Amazon.

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