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pilates Fri 17-Jun-16 16:15:48

Anyone got one and, if so, are they good?

My cat isn't good at drinking water and I thought it may encourage her.

PinkSparklyPussyCat Fri 17-Jun-16 16:22:13

I bought one for Harry. He wouldn't go in the kitchen when it was on so it was given to one of my friends.

Another waste of money!

Toddlerteaplease Fri 17-Jun-16 18:27:58

Try a glass of water. See a previous thread about cats drinking their humans water!

claraschu Fri 17-Jun-16 18:29:21

Have you put the water in a different place from the food? That usually helps.

gamerchick Fri 17-Jun-16 18:32:37

Don't bother honestly, you still have to change the water regular and it still goes slimy despite the filters. Then you have to scrub the slime off inside it. Much easier to give a bowl.

DameDiazepamTheDramaQueen Fri 17-Jun-16 18:33:09

I place glasses of water around the house - works well!

gamerchick Fri 17-Jun-16 18:33:22

And it takes 750 mls of water to fill it.

gamerchick Fri 17-Jun-16 18:34:03

Or 1250 rather.

SharingMichelle Fri 17-Jun-16 18:37:18

I got one for Crap Cat. He loves it! I got large dog size because it was all that was in stock. He drinks from it all through the day and sometimes just gazes at it lovingly. He gets really upset if i ever turn it off for a few mins.

The only faff is cleaning it. It does get a bit slimy and yuck quite quickly. I clean it thoroughly once a week, and rinse it once too.

It has stopped him leaping into the sink any time we run the tap, and he drinks lots more because of it.

CremeBrulee Fri 17-Jun-16 18:41:35

I bought one thinking our cat would love it as he's always trying to drink from dripping taps etc. He wouldn't go within 6ft of it. Gave up after a few weeks of it being ignored and it was a faff to clean.It's packed up in the futility room.

KindDogsTail Fri 17-Jun-16 18:49:14

It might be worth trying little ramekins (10cm diameter) all around the house.

NeedACleverNN Fri 17-Jun-16 19:00:20

I tried one when I had dogs as one would only drink very fresh water...what a waste of time

It takes forever to put together in the first place, then the filters go slimy so you have to wrestle it open to clean it and it's so noisy! Forget it

starsmurf Sat 18-Jun-16 03:45:24

I've got a Cat Mate one and Starcat adores it. It's so quiet that my mother thought it was broken, it's in the bedroom but it doesn't bother me. Starcat will drink from it frequently and gets upset if he has to make do with a bowl instead.

Cats can taste water so they like it filtered. They're also naturally more likely to drink from flowing water rather than a bowl. Placement is really important, as cats wouldn't eat and drink in the same place, so make sure you put the water well away from her food.

SlinkyVagabond Sat 18-Jun-16 04:28:49

I have just arranged pickup of one off FB selling (a fiver so don't feel bad if it's crap) however given billycat's prediction for flowerpot and puddle water the sliminess may be a bonus!

Buttons281 Sat 18-Jun-16 05:38:00

If you want to know if your cat will like it before buying one, try emptying your current bowl, fill a jug with water and slowly pour it into bowl when cat is there and see if it's interested. I did this with my two and they both loved it, every time they saw the water jug they went crazy running under my feet and to their bowl. Bought a water fountain for them, and it's great, I clean it and out fresh water in once a week which I think is better then sorting water bowls every day. Keep it away from where the cat sleeps and also the food bowl- keeps it fresher for longer

Buttons281 Sat 18-Jun-16 05:43:44

Also, if you do get one, make sure it's once you can easily get new filters for, some of the cheaper ones I found on eBay etc I couldn't find new filters for.....

pilates Sat 18-Jun-16 08:10:04

Ok, thank you everyone for your replies

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