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Battery-Powered Automatic Pet Feeder Feeds Your Pets When You're Away From Home
LeBistro Portion-Control Feeder
LeBistro Portion-Control Feeder
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LeBistro Portion Control Feeder, 4.2 lb
Item# 61860
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Overview

  • Programmable feeder dispenses meals up to three times daily for better pet health
  • 4.2-pound holder dispenses portions from 1/4 cup to 2 cups, as programmed
  • Battery-operated unit requires no electricity to function

Essential Info

Some studies have shown that feeding your pet smaller meals over the course of the day can prevent pet obesity and lead to better health. Unfortunately, most working people can't get home to feed the cat at lunchtime, and many will forget to put out the dog's breakfast in their rush to get out the door in the morning! Make sure your pet is fed regular amounts on a steady feeding schedule with the LeBistro Portion-Control Feeder, a programmable, automatic pet feeder that dispenses portions from 1/4 cup to 2 cups at three selected times per day. The LeBistro Portion-Control Feeder is powered by three D batteries (sold separately).

Manuals/Software

What's Included

  • Hopper
  • Hopper lid
  • Food chute
  • Feeding bowl
  • Instructions
  • More Info


    Automatic Pet Feeder Dispenses Any Dry Dog or Cat Food
    The LeBistro Portion-Control Feeder is easily programmed. Set the times you want your pet's food dispensed and the amount he is to receive at each meal. The hopper holds 4.2 pounds of food, and it handles a full range of dry food sizes, shapes and types.

    Note: Please be sure someone visits your pet daily!

    Specifications

    Specifications

    Manufacturer:Doskocil Manufacturing Company
    Manufacturer Product No.:24230
    UPC:029695242304
    Dimensions:14.5" L x 8.875" W x 15.125" H
    Weight:3 lbs.
    Capacity:Hopper: 4.2 lbs.; base unit fully loaded, bowl & wheel will hold additional 1.3 lbs.
    Wheel Dispensing Capacity:1/4 cup per click or 1 cup per complete revolution
    Power:3 D batteries
    Battery Life:Up to 1 year
    Warranty:1 year, limited


    Important notes:
    Defective exchanges for identical item within 30 days of purchase. After 30 days, please contact the manufacturer.
    Manufacturer contact information: Doskocil Mfg Co Inc, Tel: (888) 367-5624 Ext 143

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    Reviews

    86 Ratings
    5 star: 43%  (37)
    4 star: 30%  (26)
    3 star: 3%  (3)
    2 star: 8%  (7)
    1 star: 15%  (13)
    Average Customer Rating
    (86 customer ratings)
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    Mary -- rutherford, NJ   11/15/2011
    Le bistro was working well for the first few months. But now I find it does not obey the commands I am programming it to do. I have programmed the unit to feed 3 revolutions of dry food 3x a day for breakfast, lunch and dinner. It does not give three turns. SOmetimes one, sometimes two, but not three anymore. I also find I cannot set the current time at 12 noon because there is no number 2 as an option. I have to wait until 1 Pm to set the current time. This item is a great concept but is not reliable or user friendly with regards to programming it. The manufacturer needs to get back to the drawing board to work out the flaws in this product.
    Buzz -- United States   11/12/2011
    Note: On this product, the hour of 12 will be shown and programed as 00. This is a programming glitch, as it was made in China and the Chinese report the 12th hour as 00, whether AM or PM. E.g: 12:30 PM will show and program as 00:30 PM 12:30 AM if you feed at this hour will show as 00:30 AM. Quiz: What will the feeder show 12:14 PM as? Answer: 00:14 PM Hope this helps...
    dleland -- ann arbor, MI   9/17/2011
    Works great, but a little hard to program.
    Love it -- Texas   7/6/2011
    I love this. I was really hesitant to buy a product so expensive for my cat, but man I would do it in a heart beat again. My cat was eating way too much food and my vet told me I needed to feed him at the same time everyday and to measure my cats food each time. I was in college at the time so there was no way I could feed him regularly so I found this and bought it. My cat immediately started using it. He got so used to the time that he would sit next to it and wait for it to go off each meal. He had the timing down within seconds of when it was about to go off. Eventually he got used to being fed the same amount at the same time and quit gorging himself. I began loosing weight also. I have now had my machine for about 6 years now. It still works just as well as it did the day I bought it. I have now bought my new dog one as well. They do not make this model anymore so I bought the newer model. I have had a bit of trouble with it. The food always gets jammed and turns off. If you Can get your hands on the older model it is worth every Penney.
    Keith -- reading, PA   6/6/2011
    Easy to program and set up. However, the reason I got it is I have 3 cats and one of them eats the others' food. This solved that problem for about 1 hour until all 3 of them learned how to stick their paws up the feeder and poke at the food until it fell. It completely defeated the purpose of portion control and now I'm stuck with 3 of them....terrible product
    Megan -- kalamazoo, Michigan   2/14/2011
    Goes through batteries quickly, would be better if you could hook an adapter up to it. It's difficult to program, especially when the display fades in and out. Smacking it makes it come back in clear, but still - shouldn't have to do that!
    John -- western suburbs, Illinois   2/16/2010
    The programming is not intuitive, but once it's set up, it works very well. I have had no problems with the quantity of food no matter what brand of kibble I use. It took my cat a couple of years to figure out how to stick her paw up to release more food, but a piece of cardboard taped to reduce the size of the opening took care of that. The newer models have the chute designed differently, I see. My batteries seem to last at least a year. The only thing I have to do is to remember to refill it, which sometimes I do forget - bad on me!
    kim -- Kentucky   9/10/2009
    I agree with Michele. I am feeding chicken soup for the dog lover's soul adult large breed, which is 1/2 in diameter. I am feeding a great dane, and when this unit dispenses a measley 3 kibble meal, she starves! This unit can NOT be trusted for such an important task!
    petmommy -- Kentucky   5/30/2009
    At first I thought this was the best thing ever, but after going away on a two day trip, I came home to find that hardly NO food had left the hopper, although the meal counter read that it fed each meal it was programmed to. SO, I waited around for the next meal and saw that it only spit out 8 bits of kibble! This product is not reliable enough to depend on feeding your pet while out of town. It does work sometimes, but like I said, you can't rely on it to do it's job. If you don't want your pet to starve, then get a different feeder!
    ALISON -- concord, NC   2/26/2009
    Works great. I am pleased with this purchase.
    NICHOLE -- bend, OR   2/10/2009
    Love this product, works great and I have had no problems with it. Was not that hard to set up the first time, just had to repeat steps but once it is set up, you never have to fuss with it again. I would highly recommend.
    MICHELE -- brooklyn, NY   2/5/2009
    very unreliable; difficult to program;cheaply made;not a good product for such an important job; sent it back
    CHERYL -- wolcott, CT   1/13/2009
    I love it - my cat's not eating too much and I don't have to worry about being there to feed him.
    STEVE -- newhall, CA   1/9/2009
    Works fine, a little hard to program.
    SARA -- norwich, CT   1/8/2009
    This is a great and reliable product. My boys love it and I don't have to worry about working late or going away for the weekend anymore. It's also perfect if you are trying to keep your indoor cats on a diet!
    ALVYNE -- defiance, MO   1/2/2009
    This was a gift and it was well received
    CAROLYN -- new braunfels, TX   12/27/2008
    This automatic feeder works very well. The only thing keeping me from giving it 5 stars is the fact that it is a little on the difficult side to set up. The instrustions are OK, but you have to keep referring back to them. It's not very intuitive. But once set up, it works like a charm. I am very happy with it and so are my 2 dogs.
    VANCE -- woodbridge, VA   12/25/2008
    Timely shipping! Product works as advertised.
    DAVID -- south san francisco, CA   12/22/2008
    The product works as advertised, however the 3 buttons used to set the clock, feeding time and portion controls are not quite as intuitive (or functionally marked) as they could be.
    PAMELA -- san bruno, CA   12/19/2008
    My cats are getting so used to it that they sit in front about 15 mintues before, just waiting.

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