Most of the small animals featured on the Super Feeder site are cats. But the feeder works for other animals too, including guinea pigs. I purchased the unit to dispense timothy pellets for two piggies. It is set up to feed a total of 1/4 cup in 24 hours, split into 6 feedings. So much healthier to feed several small portions, than one large serving. And I don't have to be home for them to eat. I recently had to switch to a different brand, which was a different size. Fortunately, viewing the YouTube videos reminded me how adjust the time and auger. Now if I could only stop their water bottle from dripping...
Free shipping plus 5% off on all Super Feeders! Although not shown in the primary picture, the special polycarbonate chute cover comes installed. This automatic cat Super Feeder® features a special dishwasher-safe bowl made with a special high-grade kitchenware material known as SAN by Kibisan® and especially designed to spread kibbles to the outer edge for better food access to pets and away from the feeder's chute cover. This popular compact combo includes a Super Feeder weekly ACDT-20 DIGITAL TIMER which will keep time and programs for months when disconnected. It can be programmed to trigger your Super Feeder up to 8 times per day, group of days or all days of the week/year. If desired, you will also be able to program some "in-between snacks with just a few kibbles by programming the timer for just a few seconds of run time between main meals or even entirely control different portions throughout the day, overriding the feeder's own portion controller. Using associated accessories, you could control the feeder with most home automation/Wi-Fi systems. This feeder also comes with a heavy-duty black ABS stand with rubber feet and a new black powder-coated mounting bracket. Combo package includes: CSF-3 Cat/Small Animal Super Feeder, two practically indestructible polycarbonate clear extensions to make the total feeder capacity slightly over a quart (about 1.5 lb of food), which could be increased later with extra clear 2-cup extensions or with a 1.5 gallon (28 cups-5 lb) hopper optionally available from us, a low voltage power supply with 6' cord, and detailed instructions (even a video is available for assembly, timer and operation). Minimal assembly is required with just a supplied screwdriver. Voltage required: Power supply (supplied) 110-240VAC 50-60Hz 12VDC output, Timer 120V 60Hz-USA style plugs only-not battery operated.
Original CSF-3 Super Feeder serviceable for years to come, made in USA and sold by Super-Feed for over 24 years! All parts readily available and easy to replace if ever needed. For pets that may vomit if eating too much, adjust it from very tiny snacks (just very few kibbles many times per day instead of a slow feed feeder) to larger portions up to 8 times per day with the supplied digital timer. Some Wi-Fi/automation/voice command systems may also be used. See example how Google works for a customer using voice activation.
NOTE ABOUT TIMER: We also offer the ACDT-19 digital timer which will provide up to 20 meals per day without in-between main meal snacks option available using the included ACDT-20 digital timer with seconds function. Just ask to switch timer from ACDT-20 to ACDT-19 in comments section of order.
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Compact: CSF-3 Feeder overall size mounted (space needed): 10 x 11 x 15 inches tall This feeder with stand is recommended for indoor use only. The stand should not be used outdoors. Although not shown in the primary picture, if you have a crafty "locksmith" cat when it comes to trying to get to the food, the special polycarbonate chute cover comes installed.
NOTE: Small 1/4" round (spherical) kibbles like offered by Science Diet or other brands are recommended for best portion accuracy, but most other kibbles will work fine up to 5/8" diameter with perhaps a slightly reduced portion accuracy. Please be aware that the feeder will not “count’ kibbles, but tests have shown that an overall portion accuracy of +/- 0.1 to 0.2 ounce from one portion to another is possible. Although performance is guaranteed with recommended food as described, please be advised that due to variance of kibble sizes and shapes, 100% portion accuracy simply cannot be guaranteed for all feed cycles. That would of course apply to any feeder other than one with pre-filled compartments.
NOTE: USING A NAME BRAND LIKE "SCIENCE DIET" IS ONLY A BRAND EXAMPLE.
Customer examples of various outdoor installations.
How to operate the Super Feeder® with a cell phone, iPad, Android device or home automation system with with voice command like Alexa or other type like Google :
First, be sure to adjust your super feeder's desired portion size by plugging the power supply into a power outlet and adjusting the feed duration controller with the little supplied plastic screwdriver as explained in your feeder's manual or video. Then plug the power supply into the Smart Plug after you have installed it just like you would a lamp.
System we tested and recommend:
The TP-LINK HS100 Smart Wi-Fi Plug is perfect to control your Super Feeder® remotely for up to 15 meals/snacks per day. It is one of the easiest we tested to install and use. Just follow directions included with the Smart Wi-Fi Plug. All you will need to do once installed is program suggested 2 minutes of "on" time for each feed cycle time of day you want. Make sure you program "on" and "off" time, i.e. 8:00 AM and off at 8:02 AM for each time of day you want to feed your pet. Also select all or certain days of the week you want to trigger your Super Feeder® to feed your pet. The feeder runs only for time in seconds you previously adjusted the feeder to give you the portion needed and then stops. You may of course trigger your Super Feeder® anytime by remotely turning it on for a few seconds and turning it back off yourself from your device. You may install and operate several Wi-Fi Plugs and feeders simultaneously in different places within range of local Wi-Fi. Note: The feeder must have been powered down for at least 2 minutes between feed cycles to assure it triggers again. If it has not been off long enough like repeatedly turning it on and off, the feeder will not work, which is normal. You could also control the Super Feeder® by voice command using this TP-LINK Smart Plug compatible with Amazon Alexa®. The TP-Link Camera could be a great addition. Many ways to operate your Super Feeder®. This is what makes it so unique!
A great companion to this Super Feeder combo would be adding the Kasa KC120 Cam 1080p Smart Home Security Camera by TP-Link. Unlike so many other built-in cheap camera feeders, that separate day/night camera is perfect because you can place it where you want and vary the field of vision and close-up on whatever you want as well as being able to record, speak and listen to your pet. Makes a great pet monitoring system!
(These systems not included)
Other systems recommended by past customers:
For Wi-Fi control, the Wemo Wi-Fi switches by Belkin have been used successfully. Various systems that are currently being used are available from smarthome.com Note: Some systems offered on the market today suffer from perpetual changes and updates rendering some systems unusable if not compatible with certain Wi-Fi systems. Some Wi-Fi switches on the market may not work if the socket does not turn off completely (some do and some may not like used for dimming lights), meaning that any residual power coming out of it during its off time will prevent the feeder from resetting itself between programmed feed cycles and will prevent it from triggering.
Using various timers:
You still retain the option to use just about any type of common lamp timer to operate your Super Feeder®. Anything that will turn on a lamp or appliance will trigger and operate the Super Feeder®.
CAT TRAINED TO HUNT FOR FOOD BY CUSTOMER USING HIS OWN CUSTOMIZED SYSTEM (very funny!)
We are very impressed with our timed cat feeder with the digital timer. Best $270 (with cdn exchange) our family has ever spent!!
This kit came with everything we needed to get our cats set up with the new automatic feeder. We had one of the rotating feeders before, and our cats broke into it easily. They haven't been able to break into this one, and it's allowed us to set it and forget it. I also really like the wide bowl that comes with it as it makes it easier for our cats to share. Definitely watch the set-up video as you set it up. Worth the cost.
We live in Europe and couldn't find a decent cat feeder so we dug deep, bought this feeder, despite high shipping costs and customs fees we are very happy with the feeder. It was a right faff to set up, but luckily my husband took that challenge. We had to mount it to the wall as our hungry cat dragged the feeder across the hall floor! We had to buy a European digital timer; pity the timer is not integrated into the product. But now we have it set up it's working a treat and our food loving cat now gets fed 5 times a day with 10 gram amounts. We are happy with the product; we have tried many feeders and this is the only one our cat has not destroyed!!!!
I've just received the feeder so we're still adjusting to it and the new feeding schedule but it's solidly built, works like a charm and couldn't be made or sold by nicer people
This is extremely well designed. The video links made assembly and set-up easy.
Assembly was easy with the use of the video. Before buying, I called the company and the gentleman I spoke to was very helpful in my selection process. After setup, feeder has performed as advertised. However, it's nice to know that if anything should happen, help is just a phone call away.
There are several lower cost options out there but after reading on line reviews, most of them had a variety of documented performance issues. The first clue that this feeder was above average in nature was the careful, protective packaging it came in. The second indication of a quality product was the enclosed checklist of enclosed parts that demonstrated strong quality control measures. The third indication, was the detailed, easy to understand instructions. The only minor issue we had was getting the digital timer programed. The directions for the timer were a bit lacking and confusing. Over all, we love this product and even better yet, so does out cat. So looking forward to many more uninterupted early mornings of sleep. So refreshing to see an obvious concern for a well designed product. Thanks.
Other feeders I've had before were like a constant candy machine for my cat. She would stick her paw in there and kibbles would come out whenever she pleased. The quality of the super feeder is unrivaled along with its customer service. I also appreciate that it's a family owned and operated business. They truly care and believe in the product they sell. I adopted a second cat and now I have two super feeders!
Love this feeder. It allows wife and I to sleep through the night. Was worried our very smart cat would figure out how to burgle food from it. Happily that hasn't happened. We have two cats and they both run to it when it drops food (8 times per day). So far they seem to take turns eating. Occasionally they will eat together. The only suggestion I have is to make a bowl that splits the food to the far left and right sides of the bowl. Otherwise the food falls to the middle of the bowl and they are less likely to share at the same time.
This is the best auto feeder! Being able to buy accessories and/or parts is simply unheard of these days. A family run business makes all the difference. Customer service is wonderful and personal. These people really care about what they are making and selling. The feeder is adaptable to any situation. It works exactly as they say it will. My 4 cats love it! I have 2 feeders and they are used every day - not just on vacation. If you are considering an auto feeder, look no farther. This is the one to buy!
Assembly took me some time, however the instructions were clear and easy to follow. This product is worth the cost, is definitely high quality. My feeder arrived in one week, as it was sent to Canada. Was well packaged, and arrived in good condition. Am happy to not have to hire a sitter for the cats anymore, and that I don't have to deal with behaviour problems as a result of a late feeding.
Solid built unit that looks very dependable to feed my cats while I'm out of town!
Two friends of mine use this feeder for their cats and they loved it. It's also in the top 2 of several blogs I read when researching a new feeder. So I felt comfortable with choosing it once I decided to switch away from a battery operated feeder. It is awesome. I am able to program exact amounts of food for my fat cat throughout the day, instead of a single food dump in the morning. I don't have to worry about a battery running low and the thing not feeding her. It did have to be assembled, but it wasn't super difficult. Just follow the instructions in the manual, it came with all the tools needed (2 screwdrivers). And programming the feeder and the timer was easier than expected. I thought I would have to watch the videos, but the written instructions were clear and easy to understand. Figuring out the amounts of food to dispense was the most time consuming, but worth it since my cat is on a diet and needs strict portion control. I also appreciate that I was kept informed of every step in the shipping process.
I am now owned by a little starved cat who showed up on my back porch...and that made four cats, and three existing Superfeeders. Not a happy mealtime. I bought a fourth Superfeeder, and again was able to set it up with minimal trouble. I was pleasantly surprised to see that the quality of materials was still excellent, and the instructions clear (watch the videos for absolutely foolproof instruction). I noted that there were even some improvements over my older Superfeeders (such as a chute cover that was already installed--I now have four "locksmith" cats!). The Superfeeder is beautifully designed and constructed, to be sturdy over many years of use, and to feed accurately and reliably. My cats give Superfeeder 5 stars, especially because they get an early AM feeding without waiting for me to get out of bed! I give it 5 stars, because I get to sleep past 4:30 AM, and my cats are healthy, happy, and a good weight.
This is an expensive bit of kit for a pet, but was really the only option to feed 4+ times per day, with a 1/2 cup total. Dodger, aka, the Big Fat Kitty can now stick to his diet, with no sympathy overfeedings from "R2FeedU", as we've nicknamed the SuperFeeder. I watched the video before deciding to purchase, so I was easily able to set it up upon arrival. Easy enough to set the Super Feeder so that 2 cycles = 1/4 cup. The digital timer makes it super easy to set 4 feedings, plus a couple of "don't bother me with your whining" small snacks every day. Just a week in, we had a 6 hour power outage (Blizzard of 2015), and while it won't run without power, the internal battery backup in the digital timer picked up right on schedule once the power was restored. Nice! That gives me the confidence to leave the BFK dependent on the feeder when I travel. Kitty immediately learned the sound of the kibble dropping, while I was setting it up. He now comes running when feeding commences. He still whines at his humans for feeding, but we're all adapting quite well! He's not much of a safecracker, but this thing seems quite secure, I wouldn't be concerned if your cat is a food thief. While I've not had it terribly long, if it proves durable, and I expect it will, it should be a great value.
I appreciated the customer service. I spoke with the owner and he answered all of my questions. I ordered it direct It shipped fast and they kept me up to date on the delivery every step of the way. For me install was easy. It works perfect. Have already shown it to some of my friends. The only thing I need to do is order the 1.5 gallon hopper. I didn't think to bug it on my initial order. I highly recommend this to any cat owner. Thanks.
We have three cats, two adults and a kitten. The adults have been throwing up every other day from the moment we adopted them. We tried everything to help them and then just accepted that it was what they did. When we had to go away for a two week period and our sitters were unavailable, we purchased this feeder and loved it. So much so that we got another. It wasn't until a few months went by that we realized that the cats weren't throwing up anymore. The constancy and detachment from us has decreased their food-related anxiety and they no longer gulp their food. The machine is incredibly well built--we've had no problems at all with any of ours and no matter how hard they try, the cat's can't get into it. However, my son did pull the tower down (with the extra large container on it) and it was a royal mess, but that's my fault for not securing it well enough. Very happy with my purchases.
I've purchased this to make ski weekends more feasible; finding neighbours to come feed was a bit of a pain. Assembly was easy. I read a lot of the reviews on how complex it is. I wouldn't say it's complex, it's just that it's several steps and small screws. If you think it'll take 2 minutes and be ready for use, that's the wrong approach. Read the instructions, have a beer. Program setup: digital controller is easy. Getting the right food amount took a few minutes. I'd just scoop in the amount of food they usually get and cycle the power on to see if the time was set right. The set screw is tiny for those who don't see small things easily, but manageable. End use: it seems reliable. I black electrical taped the cord to the back in a few spots so it's nice and tidy against the wall. Of course like the other reviews, after awe and amazement at first, the furballs hear it from wherever in the house and start an all out sprint for food whenever it runs. It's helpful to manage feed times, and as of yet I can't comment on reliability as it's only been a week.
Love it! Love it! LOVE IT!! I purchased the CSF-3 (#17D combo) for my Scottish Fold boy, Puma. He's a smart little brainiac kitty, but cannot out-smart this device. Furthermore, it's really well designed (thank you!) and very sturdy. I can't say enough good things about it, so how could I not provide a review? Here's some of why it's so rad: - easy to assemble - solid construction/materials - accommodates smaller size kibble, including Puma's little 1/4" disc shape prescription food - making adjustments for how much food dispenses was super fast and easy and it is totally consistent. - digital timer is great and programmed like a charm. - customer service was INCREDIBLE!! It is exactly what l was hoping for, after searching for weeks for the perfect feeder. Lovin it....!! Thanks Super-Feeder Team!! XO Puma & Kristie
I needed to purchase a feeder to use for weekends when we are off skiing. My precious two kitties are on a raw food diet so I had several hurdles to get over. One was picking the best organic kibbles, which I found. Next was to be absolutley sure I had the most reliable feeder for them. I spent weeks reading reviews on various feeders and was quite disappointed with all of them, for some reason they were pretty much failures as far as reliability and dependability. I happened upon the SuperFeeders website at one point in my internet surfing, noted the price was high, but when I saw the made in the USA and the reviews I had to order it and give it a try myself. I am one to know that if you are going to by something very well made, you are going to pay for it and that is exactly what I did. I am thrilled with the feeder. Installation was simple, I followed the youtube video. Digital timer instructions were also clear. It just takes time to sit down and focus and it can be done easily. We did improvise and install two pvc pipes to 'split' the feed between the two kitties. We also constructed a divider between the two kitties. Again, it took a little focus and we figured out how to do it and not have 'houdini' kitties pull it apart. I have used the feeder on the digital timer for a few days to try it out. The kitties come running when they hear it, and by the way the feeder is not loud...the food hitting the bowl is what you hear. GREAT product, love it. Will recommend it to anyone! ( I would gladly send a photo of how we rigged up the feeder for two kitties to anyone who needs it, it's simple). THANK YOU SUPERFEEDER PEOPLE FOR A GREAT PRODUCT!
After checking out many, many dispensers. I finally decided on this one. Thank-you for making such a great product. With the attached instructions, I was able to assemble, fine tune the amount of food and program the timer with ease. Sure, it is probably one of the most expensive ones on the market but it sure works great. The attention to small details like a braided power supply cord and a chute cover puts this product in a class of its own. Having just got it, I don't see any reason why I shouldn't have several years of excellent service from this product unlike the reviews I have read from the other so called good dispensers.
Setup was pretty easy to follow, both the video and the written instructions. The only issue was the one screw that seemed to not catch for the metal retaining strap. I used a wider screw of my own and it worked fine. So far the whining for food seems to have stopped. She gets three meals a day for a total of 2/3 cup. Setting up the 6 AM feeding seems to work well for our sleeping sake.