PIPOLINO®-M is a mobile adjustable distributer for dry feed (croquettes, pellets) for cats.
It was conceived by a Veterinarian, in total respect of a cat’s ethology, with a view to providing health and well-being through a naturally playful approach.
To optimise usage, remove all sources of feed (feeding bowls), and do not provide any form of snacks during the initiation (the cat must be hungry in order to use the dispenser).
During the adaptation period, ensure that the cat does not stay more than two days without feeding. To avoid such a problem, place ¼ of a daily ration of croquettes between the PIPOLINO®-M and the wall, and check to see whether is feeding. If the cat still does not feed, repeat the above but reduce the angle between the PIPOLINO®-M and the wall, each time also reducing the quantity of croquettes deposited.
You may also place the PIPOLINO®-M in the feed bag in order to impregnate it with its scent.
Once the cat starts using the PIPOLINO®-M regularly, gradually reduce its debit to the minimal position in order to achieve maximum exercise before being replete. During the adaptation period, should croquettes remain uneaten on the floor, then reduce the number of openings.
Once the adaptation period is over, add feed to the PIPOLINO®-M before it becomes empty, preferably each evening, thus avoiding feeding anxiety (except in the event of your absence: maximum 4 days for 1 cat).
Should the slight rolling noise produced by the PIPOLINO®-M disturb your sleep, the dispenser may be placed out of the cat’s reach without any risk.
Your PIPOLINO®-M comprises 2 independent concentric cylinders, one imbricated in the other, each with an assortment of openings, which allows rotation to achieve variable debits of feed.
There are 5 basic settings (12 openings, 8, 4, 2, 1) identified by bars of different lengths located along the outer rim of the outer cylinder. The longest bar corresponds to 12 openings, and the smallest bar to a single opening. The selected bar should be placed against the arrow situated by the locking screw.
The double bars located next the longest bar correspond to a single opening with a reduced diameter for the smallest debit for use during replenishments, as well as for the smallest debit with particularly small croquettes.
The diameters of the openings are 14 mm (4 openings), 12 mm (2 openings), and 10 mm (1 opening). Ensure that the croquettes being used fit freely through the selected openings.
The PIPOLINO®-M may be used with any type of croquettes on condition that they are of a diameter which is smaller than that of the openings selected.
Do not use the PIPOLINO®-M on gravel, surfaces with debris, or any surface soiled with toxic products.
To obtain optimum functionality, the P-M must be placed on an even surface, such as tiling, carpeting, or the bottom of a container.
You may restrict the surface of usage in order to limit the distance of movement, or place the PIPOLINO®-M in a rectangular container such as a litter receptacle (length > 40 cm, width > 25cm, height: 8 to 15 cm). Take care not to drop the dispenser from a height.
For weakened or skinny cats, set the debit so as to limit the time of ingestion, thus optimising recovery (setting 4).
The frequency and length of feeds should not be restricted during gestation and lactation. Only the quantity (and /or quality) of the feed should be increased during lactation compared to normal feeds.