There are several theories why cats drink from anywhere but their own bowl. First, they do not drink near the place where they just ate, because they believe that the water may be contaminated with ptomaine. Second: they treat water in their plate as a finite resource, so they “save” it and look for it somewhere else just in case. Third: for cats, stagnant water seems dirty, while running, murmuring water seems clean.
And the fourth, the most obvious: if water is poured into a bowl, then wool and dust from the air get into it. I would not drink such water, and the cat does not want to. The auto drinker solves this problem. The pump drives water through the filter in a circle, eliminating foreign inclusions.
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The fountain consists of: water outlet pipe, stainless steel drinking tray, six-layer carbon filter, filter tray, pump, water tank and adapter. Also included in the kit: a “flower” nozzle, a sponge for washing the drinker, two pairs of spare latches, tweezers (useful when cleaning the water pump), a brush (such disposable brushes are used mainly for combing extended eyelashes).
The pump has a small LED bulb that provides a blue background light. If there is not enough water, then the backlight changes to red. The device will automatically turn off when there is not enough water.
Drinker dimensions: 20.3 cm * 19 cm * 15 cm. Power cable length 1.5 m. Weight 800 grams, capacity 2 liters of water. This volume is enough for more than 7 days, provided that one cat uses the drinker (a cat needs about 40-50 ml of water per 1 kg of weight).
The drinker consumes 0.35W-0.5W. Unfortunately, I am not strong in physics, so I will be grateful if you explain to me what this means, a lot or a little.
The drinker is not absolutely silent, a quiet sound of the pump is heard from it and occasionally – the murmur and gurgling of water. I don’t keep the drinker on all the time. I turn it on only when the cat comes up to her to drink or to rid the water of wool. By the way, the water remaining in the upper “saucer” is quite enough for the cat to get drunk, even without turning on the drinker.
The “flower” in the center can be installed in three positions of different heights or not installed at all, the height of the fountain will depend on this. In the instruction, the operating modes are called as follows: source; source + waterfall; spring + seething waterfall.
According to the recommendations of veterinarians, the water for the cat should be boiled or filtered. The manufacturer recommends changing the water in the drinker at least once a week, completely washing the fountain at least twice a month, and changing the filter monthly. I asked the seller how I can buy replacement filters and he gave me the links. 4 pieces: https://aliexpress.com/item/1005005218618858.html 8 pieces: https://aliexpress.com/item/1005005217700664.html Before the first use, the filter had to be soaked in clean water with a temperature of 5 to 50 degrees by 5 minutes.
At first, the cat did not show interest in the drinker, but I removed his bowl and a day later he, without persuasion, came up and drank. Now he has already learned the fountain, and drinks from it.
I would like to note the convenient height of the drinker – the animal does not need to bend low. My cat is a spinal cat, and it is much more convenient for him to drink from a high drinking bowl.
To compare the size, I photographed the fountain next to the robot vacuum cleaner.
Ryzhik is happy, he is used to the drinker, he drinks clean water. I liked its laconic design and the fact that you do not need to constantly pour water from the bowl and fill it.
I showed the review to the seller and he gave a promotional code: FP10007 , which will give a $3 discount.