Today we are looking at the Lucky-Kitty drinking fountain.
In the past, we discovered one of our kitties wasn’t keen on drinking from water bowls and would often turn them over leaving both of cats without anything to drink. We decided to try a water fountain. Though I was sceptical of the idea of such a device at first, it proved a big hit from the start.
The Lucky Kitty fountain takes the idea onto a new level. For a start it’s made of clean looking white ceramic which I’ve found is much easier to clean than our previous plastic version. The manufacturers state that it can be put in the dishwasher but as we don’t have one, I can’t vouch for that idea although it does sound like an easy and efficient way to keep the fountain clean and germ free.
The second thing which the fountain has over our plastic model is the noise. Or should I say the lack of it. While the bubbling of the water and whirring of the pump of our usual fountain mostly faded into the background, they occasionally made a resurgence to the fore. Usually in the middle of the night when there was no background noise to hide in. The ceramic fountain is extremely quiet. In fact I had to check it a couple of times to make sure it was still working.
A particular feature that our kitties seemed to enjoy taking advantage of is the triple drinking zone. I thought it sounded like a gimmick but I’ve spent time watching our two as they used the fountain. Sometimes they’ve let the water from the hole at the top gently foam around their tongues. Other times they like to lick the water as it rolls over the ridges in the middle. And if having two choices isn’t enough, they can lap from the small pool at the bottom. Ollie has often decided to use all three areas at one visit. With such flexibility, it seems to me that most, if not all cats,:will find a way to drink that suits them.
The Lucky Kitty fountain has a long hair filter available which we didn’t install at first as Ollie and Nubes are both short haired. However, after a week we found that the pump lost a bit of power due to hair blockage so we decided to use the filter anyway.
After 2 weeks of use, the Lucky Kitty ceramic drinking fountain has seamlessly replaced our old plastic model. While it might be a bit pricier than standard models it makes up for it by (silently) providing our kitties with a variable drinking experience. And as you know, any thing which varies, cats tend to like.
Below you can find a video of the cats enjoying the new fountain:
As for assembling the fountain this is very easy and as you can see below the manufacturer provides picture instructions:
Nubia was giving us a paw throughout the assembling of the fountain.
Or in this case slowing us down lol.
She was very happy once she saw the fountain in action…
…and was the first of the two drink from it!
For more details about the fountain you can visit the manufacturer website on the following links:
German: Click here.
English: Click here.
Facebook page of Lucky-Kitty: Click here.
The fountain can be purchased directly from the manufacturer website for those based in Germany.
If you are based in the UK they are working on an online store presence at the moment meanwhile you can find the fountain with a UK plug on Amazon UK by clicking here.
On Amazon you can also purchase additional accessory for the fountain such as:
For other countries give ZooPlus a try as they too stock this fountain and replacement parts for it. You can find them here.
Thanks for reading,