This automatic pet feeder keeps your pet on a regular feeding schedule. Feeding times can be set using the programmable timer. You can record a personal message for your pet using the built-in microphone — whenever it is time to eat, your message plays on it's internal speaker. There is an easy to read LCD screen with a clock and low battery indicator. The feeder comes apart for easy cleaning. Accepts disposable food packs with optional tray. Food amount can be reduced 50% by simply placing the optional volume reducer into the standard food bowl. NOTE: to remove the top, push in on the latches, then lift.