Sure Microchip Pet Feeder Connect Review

Verdict

If you need to control or monitor what your pets are eating, especially in a multi-pet home, the Sure Microchip Pet Feeder Connect could be your friend. This smart feeding station uses your pet’s microchip to open only to the right animal, while the built-in scale ensures that you feed the right amount and can control the amount of food consumed at each sitting . It’s a bit pricey, but if you need that level of control, it works wonders.

Advantages

  • Quiet operation
  • Easy to put in place
  • Nice report

Key specifications

  • Price of the opinion: $179.99
  • Double or single configuration
  • Control of the application
  • Microchip reader

Ensuring that your pet gets its fair share of food can be a nightmare, especially in households with multiple pets or if you have pets that diet or special medications. It is this nightmare that the Sure Microchip Pet Feeder Connect is designed to eliminate, by reading the microchip in the neck of the animal to open it only for him.

This Connect version of the charger (there is also a standalone version) is also connected to the Sure Hub, which allows you to monitor eating habits. The hub also works with the Pet Door Connect, as well. Quality construction and an almost silent opening are excellent and a useful way to track what your pets are eating.

Sure Microchip Pet Feeder Connect is easy to set up, but cloud service was not as reliable as it should be.

It is easy enough to configure the Sure Microchip Pet Feeder Connect. Once you have installed the four D-type batteries, you can connect the power supply to the hub, which looks like a cat. If you have the Pet Door Connect, you will probably already have a hub, so you can simply buy the Pet Feeder Connect (£ 119.99); if you do not have a hub, you will need it and you can buy it with the charger for £ 169.98. The following feeders can also be connected to the hub.

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Hub connects your power station to the Internet

Once the charger is connected to the hub, you can use the application to assign a pet to the charger. If you already have pets in your app, you can simply select them and their chip ID is sent to the charger. As a Pet Door Connect user, I had already registered my three cats so I could choose one.

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If you do not have any pets registered, you must follow the instructions on the screen to put the bowl in learning mode. You must then place your animal under the arch so that his microchip is read. Once you have added a new animal to the system, you can name it, tell what kind of animal it is (cat or dog), add a photo and select a sex.

As clever as it may be, the backend was not as reliable as it should be. During the tests, a few times, I could not remove a pet from the loader and assign another one. For a whole day, the feed distributor was not connected, even though I received notifications. However, since then, it has been said that a lot of work has been done to improve reliability and that I have not noticed any problem for a few weeks now.

Sure Microchip Pet Feeder Connect works perfectly when it’s setup and lets you monitor what your pet is eating

Each pet food distributor can take a double bowl or a single bowl, depending on whether you want a mix of food or just a load of food. From the app, you can set the amount and type of food that each bowl contains.

To refuel, press the button at the back to open the top, press the zero button to reset the scales, insert the food and watch the green lights fill: when everything is lit, it means that you pressed the weight target you set. You can also zero the scales from the application, although it takes a lot more time.

Sure Microchip Pet Feeder Connect Food

The lights tell you when you have added enough food

Getting a pack of food or a tin can is easy, but the arch makes it difficult to use a box of dried food – you might need a scoop. When food is in place, press the button on the back again and the lid will close to prevent flies from entering.

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When the registered animal approaches, the lid opens and he can start eating. There is a short delay when they finish before the lid closes, allowing an animal who raises his head back to return to continue eating. the time is short enough that another pet can not eat and eat everything.

Pets must get used to the new charger, which can take a long time. My first cat, Monty, got on it immediately: I just put it in place, I let it watch the lid open, then it came back. After that, he went to the bowl for each meal. My next cat, PJ, did not like it so much and kept running. Fortunately, there is a training mode that does not completely close the lid to help pets get used to it. There are four steps to go from almost completely open to almost completely closed. For nervous pets, move slowly through the steps.

Sure Microchip Pet Feeder Connect Monty Eating

The feeder is almost silent, but it may take some time for some animals to get used to it.

Once a cat has eaten, you receive a message telling you how much he has eaten. Since the application, you can monitor eating habits and see when your pet has eaten. This is great information if you have an animal that needs to gain weight, like me, because you can check how much it has eaten in the day.

Sure Microchip Pet Feeder Connect is easy to maintain and offers a choice of additional bowl colors

Of course, it’s easy to keep your Pet Feeder Connect clean. All the outside plastic is easy to clean, and you can lift the plastic flap thoroughly to remove food debris stuck on the underside.

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The bowls lift up and can be washed by hand along the bowl supports and the silicone mat on which your pet feeds. Food may fall inside the feeder, but the bottom will unclip so you can remove it and clean all the food in this way.

Sure Microchip Pet Feeder Connect empty bowls

Cuvettes, carpet and underside lift up for easy cleaning

For multi-pet households, you can buy bowls and mats of different colors, which will help you and your furry friends identify the foods for which.

Should I buy the Sure Microchip Pet Feeder Connect?

If you have multiple pets in which your animals are stealing food, or if you are dieting or medications for pets, the Sure Microchip Pet Feeder Connect is a great tool to limit access, control the amount of food that they eat and keep it flying.

It’s also a convenient way to monitor your pet’s eating habits, to see not only when he eats, but also how much he eats every visit to Feeder. The result is a lot more information about your pet and means that even if you are on vacation, you can make sure your pet eats properly.

Sure Microchip Pet Feeder Connect Pets

The information you can get can be invaluable to make sure your animals are eating well

It’s frustrating that the application did not reach the level I expected, with some errors when changing settings during testing. Granted, most of the time, you will not need to make any changes, but if you do, I think the experience will be smoother.

The price is quite high, but there are no other feeders with the same range of features. If you wish to have more control over the timing and type of meals of your pets, the Sure Microchip Pet Feeder Connect is a great product that integrates seamlessly with other Connect products, including the pet component company.

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If you have multiple pets in which your animals are stealing food, or if you are dieting or medications for pets, the Sure Microchip Pet Feeder Connect is a great tool to limit access, control the amount of food that they eat and keep it flying.

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