My soon-to-be eight-month baby boy has still yet to crawl (he’s a late bloomer), but when he does I know that the cat’s food is going to be the first thing he goes for. I’ve been racking my brain on where to move his food (it’s currently on the dining room floor) to no avail. However, the Microchip Activated Pet Feeder ($79.95) might solve all m problems. Meant to prevent access to other dogs or cats in the home, the feeder is a lidded pet bowl that will automatically open only when the intended pet approaches. that intended pet will have a microchip tag that attaches to their collar and then transmits an infrared signal that will open the lid when the pet is 2 feet away. And once your pet is done eating, the lid will automatically close.
Not only will it keep out unwanted eaters, but it’ll also extend the food’s freshness thanks to its clear polycarbonate lid that creates a secure seal. You won’t have to worry about the microchip getting wet since it’s inside a water-resistant, locket-sized plastic case that won’t interfere with your pet’s everyday life. You can also use multiple microchip tags if you have more than one animal that can use the same feeder. The bowl itself is stainless steel and holds up to 1 1/2 cups of food and is safe to place in the dishwasher for cleaning. To power the bowl, you’ll need to get three D batteries or use the included AC adaptor.