Best Automatic Pet Feeders iMore 2019

We love animals here at iMore, and many of us have our own dogs, cats, or even birds (or we have family and friends with them). However, our daily lives get a bit hectic at times, making it hard to feed our pets on a regular schedule sometimes, no matter what species. Fortunately, there are automatic feeders out there that make our lives easier while keeping the pets happy and fed!

Meal planning for pets: PetSafe 5-Meal Pet Feeder

This simple and affordable feeder is saucer-shaped and allows you to store five portions of food for your cat or dog. You can program the digital clock and timer to open and reveal one portion at a time throughout the day to keep your pet fed. It uses four D-cell batteries, is easy to clean, and the shape means your pet won't be able to knock it over when you're away.

$50 at Amazon

For all your feeding needs: PetSafe Healthy Pet Automatic Feeder

The Healthy Pet Automatic Feeder from PetSafe lets you store up to 24 cups of dry cat or dog food in the storage container, and the stainless steel bowl can hold up to five cups at a time for meals. You can customize the feeder to dispense up to 12 meals a day at regular intervals, with customizable portions ranging from one-eighth of a cup to four cups. There are three feeding modes too, so your pet doesn't eat too much in too little of time.

$130 at Amazon

Veterinarian recommended: PortionProRx Automatic Pet Feeder

The PortionProRx feeder holds up to 30 cups of food in the storage bin and you can set each meal portion to be from half a cup to six cups. You can then split that up into 2-6 meals per day. This feeder is great for multi-pet homes or prescription diets because it uses smart RFID tech — place a special tag on your pet that communicates with the feeder, and it will open or close the feeder based on which pet is approaching.

$199 at Amazon

Add your voice to meal time: WESTLINK 6L Automatic Pet Feeder

This automatic pet feeder allows owners to record a 10-second clip of their voice to call their pets over when it's time to eat. The storage bin holds up to 6 liters of dry food at a time and comes with an easy-to-use timer to set the schedule. It can do four meals a day.

$86 at Amazon

Budget pick: AmazonBasics Self-Dispensing Gravity Pet Feeder and Waterer

Simple but effective! The AmazonBasics gravity pet feeder and waterer bundle provides owners with a basic automatic feeder that works with gravity. The feeder holds up to 12 pounds, while the waterer holds 2.5 gallons for the large size (small is six pounds and one gallon). It's a basic device but ensures a constant supply of food and water for pets who are able to exercise self-control. Plus, the price is great for tight budgets.

$27 at Amazon

For the bird lovers: Tidy Seed No-Mess Bird Feeder

This bird feeder is made of clear acrylic and easily attaches to the inside or outside of your bird's cage via metal hooks. It comes in two sizes and can easily store enough bird seed to last several days at a time. It's also a "no-mess" feeder, so when your bird enters and eats, they leave the hulls and uneaten seed in the bottom compartment.

$20 at Amazon

Many of us here at iMore have pets of our own, and we totally understand what it's like to have busy schedules and annoyed pets who judge us and question why we didn't feed them on time. These feeders are designed to keep your pet full and happy, while you have less to worry about. Our personal favorite is the PetSafe Healthy Pet Automatic Feeder because the three feeding modes allow to you to customize it to your pet's eating habits, which is amazing.

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