I will be honest, I’m a little conflicted about this product, and giveaway. Because I think all us kitties should be able to eat each other’s food… and the SureFeed Microchip Pet Feeder was created to prevent just that! Not only is it an automatic pet feeder, it can read your pet’s microchip and keep everyone else out.
Disclosure: we were given the SureFeed Microchip Pet Feeder to review and promote.
The problem we have here is that Binga eats much slower than she used to when she was younger. For quite a while now, my human has been feeding her in a kennel to keep out me and Boodie. It has never been a satisfactory solution because Binga rarely finishes all her food, and somebody has to be around when she wants to go back and graze some more. That makes it hard when we have a pet sitter who only shows up a couple times a day. Or when the humans are going somewhere all day.
When someone from Sure Petcare offered to let us have one of their Microchip Pet Feeders for Binga to review, my human jumped at it. They even offered to give us an extra colored bowl and mat (it comes standard with a gray bowl and mat). Of course my human chose pink.
So how did it work? See for yourself in the quick, 1:12 video below:
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It was easy to coax Binga over with some treats so that the feeder could read her microchip. In fact, the SureFeed Microchip Pet Feeder has a memory that can record 32 different identities. It also comes with a SureFlap RFID collar tag, if your pet doesn’t have a readable microchip.
Other features of the SureFeed Microchip Pet Feeder:
- The reader is compatible with microchips worldwide
- The feeder works for wet food, dry food… or both (a bowl with a divider is included).
- The bowl capacity is 400 ml (approximately two pouches of wet food).
- Because it is sealed, the food stays fresher longer.
- Great for weight management, prescription diets, and slow eaters like Binga.
- Four C batteries (not included) will run the feeder for 6-months.
To be honest, the SureFeed Microchip Pet Feeder is not totally infallible. Boodie and I can sneak around the other side of the feeder while Binga is eating and still steal some food. But we can’t take full advantage because the moment she walks away, it shuts. And if the feeder is set in a corner, that makes it harder for us to sneak around Binga. (And in case you are wondering, yes, she growls when we try to take her food. Not that it stops us!)
Binga is enjoying her Microchip Pet Feeder. Me? Um, not so much! But I do have great news for those of you with a cat that needs to be fed separately from the others. The Sure Petcare people said I could have a giveaway — and it’s worldwide! So all my readers can enter, as long as it’s permissible in your country, state or province. All you need to do is leave a comment on this blog post, and say you did on the Rafflecopter widget! Once you’ve done that, you’ll have more options to earn more entry points, and a better chance to win. The giveaway goes until Midnight Pacific Time on Monday, October 8. Good luck!