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Obey Your Cat's Demands and Build an Automated Food Dispenser

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Oppenheimer
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Where is the bowl?
Oppenheimer   9/27/2016 10:16:41 AM
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So, um, like how does the food get into the bowl? I looked at all the photos, read a lot of the documentation. All I found was something that implied this box somehow sits above the bowl.

But Are there some sort of standoff's or feet or something, to raise the box above the bowl? Then how does cats head fit between box and bowl so they can get to the food? Is the box somehow offset a bit from the bowl, so it only covers a portion of the bowl? Or maybe the feet or so tall, there is room for cat to fit their head under the box?

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Re: Where is the bowl?
78RPM   9/27/2016 1:02:15 PM
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Oppenheimer, I'm not the author but I clicked on the video and watched. If you look closely you can see a clear plastic tube about 1 1/2" or 2" in diameter that goes from the feeder mounted to the wall down to the bowl. The food drops through that tube. The author can correct me if I'm wrong.

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Re: Where is the bowl?
Oppenheimer   9/27/2016 1:44:21 PM
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Ah. Thanks. I am at work. Can't play videos on the network.

So, the bowl sits adjacent to the wall mounted box, and the tube angles over to dump into bowl from the side? So nothing is directly above the bowl?

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Depends on the cat
FinnickyFinn   9/28/2016 9:23:18 AM
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It all depends on the cat. I have two cats and once in a while we face the situation where nobody is at home for several days. We have simple gravity-fed water dispensers and for the food leave out a baking sheet with crunchies. Typically, only very little of the food is eaten when we get back.

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