This medium sized ceramic cat drinking fountain with a large oversized lid and a newly designed exchangeable
"Persian cat" insert, filters and aerates continuously moving water to keep it much fresher than standing bowl water. The fountain comes with two removable lid inserts. You can use the one that best fits your cats drinking habits.
This fountain is for Persian cats or cats who tend to "bathe" in their
fountains. The lid is designed for a constant water level of approx. 1/4 to 3/8th of an inch beneath the insert’s drinking indentations. One insert has four drinking indentations measuring 1-3/16 inch (30mm) in diameter, the other has three 1-5/8 inch (40mm) drinking indentations; this is just large enough to allow the pet to drink - keeping it hydrated, but dry. The water circulates (you can see this within
the indentations) and is continuously exchanged with freshly filtered water.
You can have the fountain with a battery compartment attached to the bowl.
This compartment can be equipped with either a
D-cell holder (holds 4 or 8 alkaline batteries or NiMH 10.000mAh
rechargeable batteries) or one to three USB Li-Ion batteries. The pump runs
continuously for up to two weeks with good alkaline D-cells,
approx. 3 days with 4 rechargeable NiMH D-cells and up to 10 days
depending on the type of USB Li-Ion battery used. The fountain comes
with either a D-cell holder or an adapter for one USB battery (your
choice.) As in all of our battery options, we do not supply the
batteries but provide tips on which batteries will work. The
batteries must be purchased separately from a reputable dealer.
Amazon is a good choice because it’s fairly easy to exchange/return
a battery that doesn’t work and since new choices are continually
becoming available, we cannot test them all. You MUST (and this is
important) be sure to keep the battery dry at all times by sealing
it into a good quality Ziplock bag. Our fountains are designed to
keep water away from the battery, but condensation etc. may occur,
requiring a tight seal around the battery to ensure it remains dry.
This fountain can also be plugged in using a low voltage power
transformer or a USB battery charger (not included); in this case,
without the battery.
Batteries we have tested and fit into the battery compartment:
|Anker Powercore 13000
||1 to 3
||1 or 2
||1 or 2
|Anker Astro E7
||1 or 2
Our fountains have three filters. The first filter is an easy to
clean backflow opening with small holes to catch
larger debris like hair and food. The second filter is an optional foam filter
around the pump, keeping the pump cleaner longer. For the third
filter, you have your choice of housing for the Drinkwell 360 filter
and one cartridge, Ebi’s refillable Bio Filter with one filter
media bag and charcoal fill or our new refillable Glass-filter with one charcoal fill. The Drinkwell is easier since you just
pop one cartridge out and another in; the Bio and Glass Filter are much more
economical since you fill them with aquarium charcoal pellets.
The tubing we use to
connect pump with filter and the filter with the spout is an
antimicrobial beverage grade tubing.
If you’d like a low voltage UV sanitizing lamp in addition, that's possible too
(only without battery operation).
The 2nd and 3rd filters are well hidden in the bowl, easy to reach
for you but not your pet - and simple to change.
This fountain is equipped with a quiet, safe low-voltage pump, which can be powered
either by battery or a wall power transformer.
Unlike plastic pet fountains that develop cracks, this handcrafted drinking fountain is made of durable,
nonporous dinnerware-safe glazed stoneware. Clay and glazes are
certified non-toxic and made in the USA. Ceramic resists bacteria,
commonly found on porous plastic surfaces. The fountain has just 5
parts - bowl, lid, lid insert, filter and pump -, enabling simple, thorough
Pictured below are our newly designed inserts, from XL (left) to
large, medium and small (right). The drinking indentations range
from 2 inches (large, for small dogs) down to 1-5/8, 1-1/4 and 1
inch. Other diameters are possible upon request.