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This smart feeder will stop your pets from mooching off each other


The'SureFeed Microchip Pet Feeder' opens by a sensor, giving access only to a specific pup or cat at once. The device is also perfect for those with small children who may be prone to touching or accidentally getting into pet food. It also comes in several colors, which makes it easy to distinguish one feeder from the other. Heads up: All products featured here are selected by Mashable's commerce team and meet our rigorous standards for awesomeness. If you buy something, Mashable may earn an affiliate commission.

My cat and I are obsessed with this automatic pet feeder—here's why

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As a pet owner, illness and injury are the primary causes for concern, but the word "diet" is a very close third. Food is a natural way to express love for our pets, but, as with most things, moderation is key. When I had to put my cat on a diet, the Cat Mate C500 automatic pet feeder (which won an award in our best automatic pet feeders roundup) was my secret weapon when it came to reducing tension around meal times and cutting down on instances of my cat begging for food when it wasn't dinner time. Before I got this feeder and started being more strict about my cat's feeding times, every hour turned into a battle between my willpower and my cat's ability to meow pleadingly. As you might guess, on most days, it was a pitched battle.

Longer beaks in UK great tits 'down to garden feeders'

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The British love of feeding birds may have caused great tits to evolve longer beaks than their counterparts in Europe, according to an academic study.

8 of the best automatic cat feeders to keep your pet fed and happy


Perfect for single or multi-cat homes, the PetSafe Healthy Pet Simply Feed allows pet parents to program up to 12 different daily meals, ranging in size from one-eighth of a cup to four cups. The large capacity hopper holds up to 24 cups of kibble at a time, which should last most felines quite a while before needing to be refilled. It can be used with both dry and semi-wet foods of varying kibble shapes and sizes. One standout feature that cat owners will love is the slow-feed option. This mode dispenses your cat's food over a period of 15 minutes, which helps prevent your kitty from bingeing and then vomiting their meal.