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Reassure Your Pet With a Familiar Voice When You're Away
Contech Electronics CHATBOWL112 ChatterBowl Talking Pet Feeder
Contech Electronics CHATBOWL112 ChatterBowl Talking Pet Feeder
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Contech Electronics CHATBOWL112 ChatterBowl Talking Pet Feeder
Item# 6103CB
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Overview

  • Pet bowl records your voice (up to 10 seconds)
  • Good for cats or dogs
  • Holds 5 cups of food or water
  • Light sensor in the bowl

Essential Info

Does your pet miss you when you're away? Now your baby can hear your voice any time with the ChatterBowl talking pet bowl. The ChatterBowl records your voice and plays it back when the sensor detects a change in light level. Just record your message (up to 10 seconds) and your voice will play whenever your pet comes to eat or drink. Ideal for free feeding or as a water dish, the ChatterBowl helps keep your best friend company, even when you're away from home.

The ChatterBowl requires four AAA batteries, sold separately.

Hands-On Research:
It was quite entertaining watching our cats interact with the Chatter Bowl. At first they looked around, trying to figure out where the voice came from, and later they got very comfortable with it and seemed to enjoy walking up to the bowl, hearing our familiar voice, calling them to "eat." We think this would make a great gift for any dog or cat lover, especially someone who is gone from home, when the comforting sound of their voice would be a welcomed sound for the pets who miss them.

What's Included

  • ChatterBowl
  • Talk Box
  • Instructions

  • More Info


    Separation Anxiety
    There are many degrees of anxiety that some dogs feel when their owners are away, ranging from lonely listlessness to extreme behavior problems. In severe cases, the dog can destroy household belongings, perhaps even injure itself.

    While the ChatterBowl isn't designed as a solution to Separation Anxiety, trainers, veterinarians and behaviorists feel it could be a useful component in a total anxiety treatment regimen. One medical journal suggests that dogs suffering from Separation Anxiety could benefit from taped recordings of their owner's voice. If that is true, then your ChatterBowl is certainly an easy way to leave your voice when you're away.

    How It Works
    Voice playback is triggered by a photoelectric cell that senses change in lighting (such as when your pet approaches) so the bowl works best in well-lit areas.

    Remove the talk-box to wash. Wash with mild soap and cold water, as hot water may damage the lens, using a non-abrasive sponge, or on the top rack of your dishwasher.

    Recording a message on the TalkBox:
    1. Press the power button at the bottom of the TalkBox.
    2. Slide the REC/LOCK button to the REC position.
    3. Press the REC button to record your message, up to 10 seconds. Your mouth should be 2-3 inches from the microphone (labeled MIC).
    4. Slide the REC/LOCK button back to LOCK.

    Tips & Tricks
  • Water or food? ChatterBowl works best if your pet visits a number of times throughout the day, so for best results, use it for water or dry free-feeding
  • To familiarize your pets with the ChatterBowl, let them watch you record and then replay the message the first few times
  • If you turn the bowl to face a light source, playback can be triggered from farther away, as your pet approaches the bowl (and casts a shadow across the bowl); in this way, ChatterBowl can invite your pet to drink or eat

  • Specifications

    Specifications

    Manufacturer:Contech
    Manufacturer Product No.:CHATBOWL112
    UPC:059463002472
    Dimensions:8.5" x 8.5" x 5"
    Weight:2 lb.
    Bowl Capacity:5 cups
    Warranty:2 years, limited



    Important notes:
    Only merchandise credit for defective items returned within 30 days of purchase. No other returns allowed on this item.
    Manufacturer contact information: Contech Electronics Inc, Tel: (800) 767-8658

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    Chatterbowl - Seperation Anxiety  Chatterbowl - Pets Love Your Voice  Talkbox  Bowl 

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    M D -- granbury, TX   3/5/2009
    It seems to work fine but the Humans thought it was more clever than the cats opinion.

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