An automatic cat feeder can give your cat access to food at set times every day. This is ideal if you will be away for the night, or need to feed your cat small meals throughout the day when you’re at work.
They can give set portions, which is ideal if your cat is on a controlled diet. They are a perfect alternative to ordinary cat food bowls if you’re concerned about the freshness of food, mould build-up, and attracting pests, too.
We tested 16 different automatic feeders and rated them in terms of ease of use, flexibility, accuracy, and how fresh they kept the food.
Our favourite by far was the SureFeed Microchip Feeder. It reacts to your cat’s microchip being present, so they can eat when they’re hungry rather than at set times. It also stops other cats from gaining access to food which isn’t theirs. All you need to do is link the microchip to the feeder and away you go.
We narrowed the rest of the list down to help you find the one which suits your lifestyle and your cat.