A lot of people in India responded to my previous posts titled ‘Automatic Cat feeder: A Revolution In Pet Feeding?’. Yes! I can feel your pain. I know what it is like to feel as if your pet is getting deprived while other pets seemly have all the fun. I’ve heard the lamentations about why India doesn’t have a reasonably priced automatic pet feeder! So as promised, I did some digging and I found a few products that may… I repeat MAY be the answer to your problem. I now present to you the automatic pet feeders that are available in India.
They aren’t as fancy as their foreign counterparts but they may just be what you need. Especially if you leave your pet alone at home for extended periods of time!
Let’s take a look at some of the options that seem to be pocket friendly.
Please note that these products are for both cats and dogs!
TRIXIE TX1 AUTOMATIC FOOD DISPENSER
The Trixie TX1 automatic pet feeder is a simple food dispenser. It comes with an in built timer which can be set by the pet parent. The flap of the automatic pet feeder opens as per the settings that have been registered.
What Is The Upside To using This Automatic Pet Feeder?
Unlike most automatic pet feeders, the Trixie TX1 can be used for both wet food and for dry food. It is designed for a meal that is around 300 ml large.
Keeping wet food out in our climatic conditions is not something most of us would be comfortable with. This is essentially because we worry about the food getting spoilt. The Trixie TX1 however has a unique solution to this problem. It has incorporated the use of an ice bag (which comes with the product). This ice pack fits comfortably under the device.
The Trixie TX1 also comes with a non slip mechanism which is largely in place due to its rubber feet. This means that your pet won’t move the dish all over the house. That in turn means less spillage!
While the device is easy to clean, easy to use and is battery operated (all things that we look for!), it has one big disadvantage! You can use it for only one meal. This means that this product is ideal for people who need to provide their pet with a meal in the afternoon when they are at work. It does not work for longer periods of time. Quite frankly, you shouldn’t be leaving your pet alone for such extended periods of time!
GENERIC PET FEEDER
This is another automatic pet feeder that I found on Amazon. Although it doesn’t have any reviews on the Amazon India site, it has 53 customers and a 3 star rating on its .com counterpart! Considering the meagre number of options that are available to us, this still feels like a good buy. Let’s take a look at why.
How Does The Generic Pet Feeder Work?
This particular automatic pet feeder has 6 separate food compartments. This means that the timer can be set for 6 different food times. When you compare it to the Trixie TX1, this automatic feeder does have an added edge here!
Since it works on a rotatory function, the Generic Automatic Pet feeder can store both dry and wet food. The six compartments allow you to choose to use dry food in some and wet food in others.
The Generic Pet feeder also comes with an easy to read LCD display. This makes programming the feeding times so much easier.
What Makes This Automatic Pet Feeder So Special?
Unlike the Trixie TX1, The Generic pet feeder allows you to record your voice for your pet. So every time the message cycles through for a feed, your recorded message will play automatically. This serves as an audible reassurance for your pet.
ARE THERE ANY MORE AUTOMATIC PET FEEDERS OUT THERE IN THE INDIAN MARKET?
There are a few more automatic pet feeders which are available in the Indian market. There is only one which is cheaper than the two that I have described. It however has only one buyer and a really bad review so I wouldn’t advice buying it.
The other automatic pet feeders have a price range that is on the higher end. One of them is the Esky Automated Pet feeder. You can see it displayed on your right.
The other automatic pet feeder in this price range is slightly less expensive. Be forewarned though… While it is slightly cheaper it will still burn a hole in your pocket.
This automatic pet feeder is a product by Automatic Feeding and is designed for dogs and cats of all sizes. It has a 10.6 L capacity and can dispense food 1 to 4 times a day.
This product also allows you to record a message for your pet.
The last two automatic pet feeders are meant to be used for dry food. They are however very expensive and are not really worth that much money as you can get better for the same price. Surprised? Take a look a some of the products that I have mentioned in Automatic Cat feeder: A Revolution In Pet Feeding?. You will find that even though they are not all cheap, some of them will cost less than the above two products. I say this after taking the delivery charges and the custom charges into consideration!
What’s my final verdict? Well… In my opinion, if you are looking for something that is pocket friendly then consider the first two options. If you don’t mind spending extra, well… Then shop on the Amazon.com webpage. It’s more cost effective. You will also have a better and wider choice!