Home automation idea: Feed your pets while you're out of the house with an automatic pet feeder
Benefits of an Automatic Pet Feeder
An automatic pet feeder can be a great way to make sure your pet is getting the food they need, even when you're away. There are two main types: gravity feeders and electric pet feeders. Gravity feeders will constantly dispense food throughout the day so that your pet has access to it at all times and electric pet feeders are set on a timer to dispense food once or twice a day, depending on their setting. Both have benefits, depending on how much and how often your pet eats.
Advantages of a Gravity Feeder
A gravity feeder offers the convenience of having food available for your pets throughout the day, which is great if they like to snack or graze throughout the day. It's also beneficial if you're away from home frequently and don't always know when they'll need food. The constant stream also means there's never any wasted food because whatever isn't eaten will get pushed back into the hopper for later use.
Pros of an Electric Pet Feeder
Electric pet feeders are great for those who want more control over their pet's feeding times. You can set it up to dispense food once or twice a day so that you know exactly when your pets will be eating without having to worry about them over-eating while you're gone. This type of feeder is also typically more affordable than gravity models and can last longer since there are no moving parts that need replacing.