Wonder Bowl Selective Pet Feeder – Review
If you are looking to feed and maintain a number of pets in your household, then the Wonder Bowl Selective automatic Feeder can work with your needs. But this is not your ordinary food system for multiple pets; this Wonder Bowl can work for your pets with special dietary requirements. This is also a very responsive feeder since this works with a unique tag, and the food will only be served when the tag has been detected.
In short, this unit can work if you need to feed your pets in a special way, or your cats require specific dietary requirements. This can become the perfect solution for you if you want to prepare a specific meal for your specific pet. The bowl will not slide, and this is dishwasher safe, thus cleaning and maintaining this system is made easier.
Understanding How the Wonder Bowl Feeder Works
This is backed by an infrared technology that is used to detect the tags that are worn by your pets. Once the technology has detected the tags, the unit will open up, and the identified cat is given access to the food.
Wonder Bowl Features
- Can work for pet owners with more than two cats in the household
- Powered by 3 D-cell batteries, and these are not included in the pack
- Prevent kids and other unwanted pets from snatching food from the unit
- Design prevents the unit from sliding
- The bowl that comes with the unit will accommodate up to 1.5 cups of dry food
- Comes with a 1-year warranty
- Comes with 1 collar tag
- Users can buy additional tags in case there are multiple cats in the household
- Users need to buy the AC adapter
The Advantages and Disadvantages of the Selective Pet Feeder
My final conclusion
This Wonder Bowl is an interesting feeder that comes with a reliable technology. This is equipped with an infrared sensor, which will then detect the appropriate tags that are worn by the pets. While the technology looks promising, this product comes with some limitations, as noted by some customers and users:
- Some pet owners noticed that the unit will automatically close the lid as soon as it loses contact with the tag. This normally happens when the cats adopt an awkward position when eating, or when they move their heads to the sides. Also, some pet owners noted the large construction of the tags which are heavy to wear for small cats.
- To make this cat food dispenser work better, users need to adjust the configurations of the pet feeder.
- Also, the lid will open if the cats are 2 feet away from the unit. This means that the lid and the food will be opened for cats, even if the cats are just walking by.
Based on customer reviews and experiences and our own tests of the unit, we have found out that this cat feeder will not easily work with small cats, or nervous cats. If you want to get one, we recommend that you adjust first the unit in order for it to work properly.
But if you have cats that require a specific diet, or into prescription diet, we recommend that you give this Wonder Bowl a try. You just need to make sure that your pets are properly trained on how to use the unit, and you can also add some more tags and sensors in case you have multiple cats or other pets in your household.