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post #1 of 25 (permalink) Old 03-28-2005, 06:05 PM Thread Starter
 
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Drinkwell

(My breeder has been using Drinkwell with my kitten & all her cats)


I am finishing up buying supplies for my kitten(she comes home May 9th)
& I would like everyone to share with me their experience with Drinkwell & their Cat.

When you got your Drinkwell-- did your cat love it/ or was terrified?

I am still looking online for the best deal for a Drinkwell Pet Fountain. So far, this website
http://litterboy.com/Details.cfm?ProdID=161&category=0
had the best deal around for the 50 ounce combination package--much much cheaper than driving down to my local Petsmart.
Does anyone here have one of these?
Do you recrommend the additional 50ounce Reservoir too?(For 1-2 cats)
Or should I just stick to the Drinkwell only?????????

I have heard mostly good things about this brand--- many bad things about the "other" fountains available--like pump clogging up, too loud, etc....

When I get mine(ordering it within the next 2 weeks) I will let everyone know about it!!!((((Even though my kitten won't be home yet--- I wanna leave it running for a couple weeks before she comes home to test it out))))
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post #2 of 25 (permalink) Old 03-28-2005, 06:17 PM Thread Starter
 
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i heard so-so results about the petmate--- again, I haven't personally used it--- but heard the pump clogs up-- & can burn up the motor easily if you let the water level go too low
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I bought my Drinkwell from Timskitties.
He didnt care for it and thought it was loud.

I have not yet opened it from thebox it was shipped in.
I will post as soon as I do....probably I will be
setting it up tomorrow afternoon.
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I bought my Drinkwell from Timskitties.
He didnt care for it and thought it was loud.

I have not yet opened it from thebox it was shipped in.
I will post as soon as I do....probably I will be
setting it up tomorrow afternoon.
I saw my breeders drinkwell--- & didn't sound too loud to me--- if anything it will be a pleasant white noise......
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Actually, the Drinkwell is the loudest pet fountain on the market, if it's noise you're concerned about. I tried both Drinkwell and Fresh-Flow, and preferred Fresh-Flow. And any fountain's pump will burn out if the water level gets too low. But the Drinkwell does have a much better filter.
https://www.catforum.com/viewtopic.php?t=14515
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post #6 of 25 (permalink) Old 03-28-2005, 07:51 PM Thread Starter
 
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timskitties--- not to sound ignorant(but probably will!!!)

Would the sound be less if one was to put the Drinkwell on a rubbermat/or carpet?

I ask this because I have an aquarium that had a loud pump for airation. When I put it on a rubbermat, it was much quieter.
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Yes, it would help some, but there is an opening in the back of the housing (for ventilation, I assume), from which most of the pump noise comes. If you plug that, I think you could cut much of the pump noise and then only have the noise of the falling water. The Fresh-Flow uses a submersible pump, and water makes pretty good sound insulation.
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Does anyone know of some good websites that have peoples comments/experiences with products
I would like to read up on ALL the pros and cons BEFORE making this purchase
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http://www.petproductsreviews.com

catman will be glad you asked.
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Yes, it would help some, but there is an opening in the back of the housing (for ventilation, I assume), from which most of the pump noise comes. If you plug that, I think you could cut much of the pump noise and then only have the noise of the falling water. The Fresh-Flow uses a submersible pump, and water makes pretty good sound insulation.
Now I am curious.....if you plug that hole.....wouldnt that add stress to the motor. I am going to have to look at this. I know that fish tank pumps need ventilation or they will burn out much faster.
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