Best automatic pet feeders

Keep Fido and Rex fed while you're out on the town.
Best overall
Yuposl Automatic Pet Feeder
4.5 out of 5 stars
4.5
  • pro
    Excellent value
  • pro
    Dual-band Wi-Fi
Best large capacity
Best camera feeder
ADVWIN Pet Feeder
4 out of 5 stars
4
  • pro
    Adjustable camera angle
  • pro
    Two-way audio
Best for wet food
WellToBe Automatic Feeder
4.5 out of 5 stars
4.5
  • pro
    Cooled wet food bowl
  • pro
    User friendly
Best for two pets

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Our pets are part of our family, but while we might want to take them with us every time we have to leave the house, unfortunately, that's not always possible. That's why making their home environment a safe, comfortable and happy place to be is so important.

That's where automatic pet feeders come in. We've rounded up some of the best automatic pet feeders so you can keep your best furry friend fed even when you're not at home.



Compare the best automatic pet feeders

Product
Best for
Price
Capacity
Camera
Two-way audio
Food types
Learn more
Best overall2L or 4LNoNoDry only
Best large capacity12LYesYesDry only
Best camera feeder6LYesYesDry only
Best for wet food4LNoNoWet and dry
Best for two pets7LNoNoDry only
Also consider4LNoNoDry only
Also consider400mlNoNoWet and dry

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1. Yuposl Automatic Pet Feeder: Best automatic pet feeder overall

Best overall
Yuposl Automatic Pet Feeder
4.5 out of 5 stars
4.5
Starts at
$65.01
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For an automatic pet feeder that does exactly what it says on the tin (and does it well), the Yuposl Automatic Pet Feeder is your best value option.

It comes in a 2L or 4L version, so you can choose a capacity that matches your pet—and their appetite! We're also big fans of the easy-to-clean stainless steel bowl.

This auto feeder supports both 2.4GHz and 5GHz Wi-Fi networks (pretty unheard of for pet feeders!) and through the companion app, you can add multiple feeders (if you have more than one pet) and control all of them at once. Although there's no two-way audio, you can still record up to five 10-second voice recordings to play at mealtime, so your pet can hear you even when you're not home.

pro
Pros
pro 2L or 4L capacity
pro Custom mealtime messages
pro Dual-band Wi-Fi
pro Battery powered
con
Cons
con No two-way audio or camera

2. SKYMEE 12L Wi-Fi Pet Feeder: Best large capacity automatic pet feeder

Best large capacity
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If you've got a pet (or multiple pets) with biiiig appetites, you won't find a larger capacity pet feeder than SKYMEE's 12L Wi-Fi Pet Feeder.

With its huge 12L capacity, this is truly a set-and-forget solution that keeps food fresh for up to a month and allows you to schedule up to four feeding times per day.

We love that it essentially doubles as a pet camera, thanks to the in-built HD camera and the two-way audio that allows you to hear your pet and vice versa. Unfortunately, the camera doesn't show the bowl, so you can't see if your pet has actually eaten. For one that does, see our next pick.

It also supports dual-band Wi-Fi, like our top pick above, but given its large capacity, we would've liked to see a larger bowl for big breeds.

pro
Pros
pro Huge 12L capacity
pro In-built camera and two-way talk
pro Dual-band Wi-Fi
pro Wired with battery backup
con
Cons
con Bowl could be larger
con Camera doesn't show bowl

3. ADVWIN Pet Feeder: Best automatic pet feeder with a camera

Best camera feeder
ADVWIN Pet Feeder
4 out of 5 stars
4
$118.90
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Part of the point in having a camera built into your pet feeder is being able to see not only your pet, but also the bowl. After all, you want to make sure they've actually eaten, right?

The ADVWIN Pet Feeder is unique in that its built-in camera can tilt vertically, allowing you to see the bowl during feeding times, in addition to the area it's in.

Of course, it's also got bells and whistles like two-way audio, custom mealtime voice recordings and a food level sensor for monitoring how much kibble is left.

It only works on 2.4GHz Wi-Fi, but that should be fine for most people.

pro
Pros
pro 6L capacity
pro Adjustable HD camera angle
pro Two-way audio
pro Wired with battery backup
con
Cons
con 2.4GHz Wi-Fi only
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What about water?

Automating your pet's mealtimes is one thing, but what about their water? Just as there are automatic pet feeders, there's a similar product for water. To learn more, read our guide to the best automatic pet water dispensers.

4. WellToBe Automatic Feeder: Best automatic pet feeder for wet food

Best for wet food
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The WellToBe Automatic Feeder is one of the only automatic pet feeders on the market that works with wet food. How? It's all thanks to a timed, cooled bowl that comes in addition to the usual dry food bowl we expect from auto feeders. The cool bowl can keep wet food fresh for six to eight hours thanks to the three included reusable ice packs.

It lacks fancy features like a camera or two-way audio, but it's got all the basics, plus the ability to record custom mealtime messages.

We love how user friendly this auto feeder is, as well as the fact that both bowls are stainless steel for easy cleaning.

pro
Pros
pro 4L capacity
pro Keeps wet food fresh for 6-8 hours
pro Custom mealtime messages
pro Wired with battery backup
con
Cons
con No two-way audio or camera

5. HoneyGuaridan Dual Pet Feeder: Best automatic pet feeder for two pets

Best for two pets
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Do your pets need to eat at the same time or else risk letting their furry sibling swoop in on their dinner? The HoneyGuaridan* Dual Pet Feeder has you covered.

Its 7L capacity food bin can store enough to feed two pets for days at a time (depending on their size and appetite) and its two-channel dispenser enables both pets to be fed at exactly the same time.

We like the stainless steel bowls, customisable mealtime messages and the fact that no app is required, as you can program it directly from the feeder. On the downside, no remote access means you can't change mealtimes while you're out.

*No, we didn't misspell "guardian", that's actually the brand name. What can we say, Amazon brands are weird!

pro
Pros
pro 7L capacity
pro Two stainless steel bowls
pro Custom mealtime messages
pro Wired with battery backup
con
Cons
con No app means no remote control
con No two-way audio or camera

Also consider

6. Tech4Pets 4L Smart Pet Feeder

Also consider
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For an auto feeder that doesn't require yet another app you only use for one thing, might we suggest the Tech4Pets 4L Smart Pet Feeder?

This feeder is from a 100% Australian-owned and operated company and can be operated in the same app as any other Laser products, including smart lights, security cameras, smart plugs, and more.

Of course, it also includes everything you'd expect from good automatic pet feeder: Scheduled mealtimes, custom recorded messages, remote control, easy-to-clean parts, and even food consumption monitoring.

7. SureFeed Microchip Pet Feeder

Also consider
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If you've got multiple pets on multiple different diets, the SureFeed Microchip Pet Feeder could be the solution to keeping the wrong mouths away from the wrong food.

From the same company that created SureFlap, the microchip pet door, this feeder will only open for the pet whose microchip is registered with the feeder (by way of an included RFID collar tag).

It is a bit expensive (especially if you require multiple) and it can only fit one meal at a time, but multi-pet owners swear by it.

Final word

Automatic pet feeders can take the stress out of keeping pets fed, happy and safe while left at home alone. We think the Yuposl Automatic Pet Feeder is the best choice for most people, but there are countless different options out there to suit any pet and any budget.

FAQ

We think automatic pet feeders are definitely worth it for pet owners who spend long periods of time away from home (and their furry friend). In the case of cats, it can even eliminate the need for a sitter during short weekend getaways.

Unless otherwise specified, only dry (or mostly-dry) food is suitable for automatic pet feeders. Anything containing moisture may lead to blockages or other malfunctions.

We recommend giving your pet feeder (both the food bin and the bowl) a good clean every time it needs a refill.

As long as you follow the manufacturer's instructions and ensure that the feeder's food bin is sealed and airtight, it should keep your pet's food fresh until the next refill.

How we reviewed the best automatic pet feeders

To find the best fit for a range of pets and budgets, we extensively researched all the automatic pet feeders available in Australia, testing whichever ones we could. We looked at price, key features, ease of use, and customer reviews to learn which feeders were worth your hard-earned cash.

You can learn more about how we review products by checking out our methodology.


Disclaimer
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Georgia Dixon
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Georgia Dixon has 10 years of experience writing about all things tech, entertainment and lifestyle. She has bylines on Reviews.org, 7NEWS, Stuff.co.nz, in TechLife magazine and more. In 2023 she won Best News Writer at the Consensus IT Awards, and in 2024 she was a finalist for Best News Journalist at the Samsung IT Journalism Awards (The Lizzies). In her spare time, you'll find her playing games and daydreaming about good food, wine, and dogs.

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