Is the area where the food comes out big enough for a cat paw? My cat keeps outsmarting the feeders?
Yes, my cat figured out how to get the food out of this thing within 3 days of feeding him with it. He just laid upside down and stuck his paw up inside the mechanism and eventually learned how to turn it to dispense the food. The image was not unlike someone reaching up in a vending machine and grabbing a candy bar. If you have cats that "outsmart" feeders routinely, this is definitely not that auto-feeder for you. The electronic controls for it are great and easy to use, but just feels like no one ever actually tested this with actual cats.