The water spills out of the frog's mouth, cascades down 3 flowers
into a flat bowl and from there through a foam filter back into the
cone. The low voltage pump presses the water through a charcoal
filter up through the frog's mouth and the cycle begins anew. The pet
has many possibilities for drinking: the water streaming from the
frog's mouth, the water standing in or streaming from the flowers, or licking water
out of the lower flat bowl.
Our fountains have three filters. The first filter is an easy to
clean stainless steel mesh placed in the backflow opening to catch
larger debris like hair and food. The second filter is a foam filter
inside 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 or Ebi’s refillable Bio Filter with one filter
media bag and charcoal fill. The Drinkwell is easier since you just
pop one cartridge out and another in; the Bio Filter is much more
economical since you fill it with course grade aquarium charcoal,
which costs less than $10 a year to refill.
The 1st filter - the
mesh filter - can be secured if your cats decide to play with it.
The 2nd and 3rd filters are well hidden in the bowl, easy to reach
for you but not your pet - and simple to change.
The fountain is
also equipped with a quiet, safe low-voltage pump and a variable
transformer that allows you to adjust the water speed. Only about
the power of 2 to 4 D-cells is going from your electrical outlet to
the fountain, so even if your pet were to chew through the cable,
he/she would not be hurt. A battery option is also available to
power the pump.
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 4
parts - bowl, lid, filter and pump -, enabling simple, thorough