Overview: The Sure Petcare SureFeed Microchip Pet Feeder (MPF001) is designed for
multi-pet homes to prevent pets from stealing each other's food. The feeder
recognizes your pet's implanted microchip or RFID collar tag, and opens the
powered lid only for the intended pet. When the pet walks away, the lid will
automatically close. This ensures that prescription pet food is consumed by the right
pet, and that another pet won't gobble up the intended pet's food when he's not eating. The pet feeder comes with a single bowl, a split bowl, a rubber mat, and an
RFID collar tag. The feeder is designed for indoor use only, and is recommended for cats and small dogs.
Microchip Pet Feeder: The pet feeder has a built-in
microchip reader that recognizes your dog's or cat's implanted RFID microchip or
collar tag and opens the lid on the food bowl. Each microchip and collar
tag must be registered with the microchip reader so it can be recognized. The
Microchip Pet Feeder is compatible with all microchips commonly used for pets,
including those with 15-digit, 10-digit, and 9-digit models.
Note: Additional RFID collar tags are sold separately by
the manufacturer. Up to 32 pets can be programmed into the pet feeder at the
Food Bowls: The Microchip Pet Feeder comes with two bowls -- a single
bowl and a split bowl (for using wet and dry food simultaneously). Each bowl has
the capacity of about 400ml (13.5 fluid ounces), or two pouches of wet food. The
bowls have a rubber gasket around the top. When the lid of the feeder is closed,
it seals the bowl, keeping the food fresh and prevents flies from entering. A
silicone rubber mat is included for catching food scraps, making it easy to
clean. The bowls and mat should be hand washed only. Additional food bowls in
different colors are available from the manufacturer.
On Board Controls: The feeder has three buttons on the rear
panel for manual operation and programming:
- Open/Close: A large round button lets you manually open
or close the feeder lid as needed. This is handy for inserting or removing
the bowl or cleaning the feeder.
- Add Pet: The Add Pet button puts the microchip reader
into Learn mode. When your pet eats from the bowl for the first time, the
microchip reader will recognize his microchip or RFID collar tag, and enter
the number into memory. You will need to program the chip/tag for each pet
in the household into the microchip reader.
- Training Function: The "Fn" button starts the
multi-stage training function for introducing your pet to his new feeder.
The amount of time required for each stage will vary with each pet
(days/weeks). You should give your pet ample time with each stage until he
is happy with his new feeder, and will eat without worry. It is recommended
that each pet has his own feeder, placed in separate areas.
Lid Closure Delay: The lid closes shortly after your pet exits the
feeder. If other pets are stealing the food after the intended pet has left the
area, you can shorten the delay time before the lid closes. If your pet seems
nervous about the lid movement, you can lengthen the delay time to give him more
time to move away before the lid closes. The delay time switch is on the bottom
of the feeder, and is numbered I (shortest delay), II (standard delay), and III
Power: The SureFeed Microchip Pet Feeder is powered by four C cell batteries.
High quality, brand name batteries are recommended for best results. Fresh
batteries last approximately 6 months.
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