I started my adventure with cat fountains some time ago, trying various watering systems available on the market. That is why I wondered for a long time how Apollo would react to the ceramic Miaustore fountain. We are not longer wondering, because we decided to test it and share with you our review.
Why your cat need a water fountain?
Our cats, although domesticated, are hunters. Moving water is more attractive and interesting for your cat. The cat’s instinct may tell him that standing water is not safe to drink, e.g. due to possible water contamination. Cats prefer to drink water that moves, e.g. from a tap. or a water fountain
If you want to know what to consider when choosing a fountain, I encourage you to read How to choose the purrfect cat water fountain?
A few words about Miaustore
Miaustore is a Spanish company that creates stylish products for cats. Their main product is the ceramic cat fountain, which they created by examining the needs of cats and cat guardians.
Was the fountain well packed, is the pomp quiet, and what was Apollo’s response to the new fountain? Check out our video with full coverage of unboxing and our first cat-tests of the Miaustore fountain on our YouTube:
Economical and ecological
At first glance, the price of the Miaustore fountain may seem quite high. Well, hold on with me. How much does it cost to use the Miaustore fountain annually? After calculating the cost of use, it turned out that due to the low energy consumption the total cost of the fountain is really low.
The power consumption of the fountain is 2.5W. Counting that the fountain will be used without interruption all year round (i.e. 8760h), and the average price of electricity is about 0.60 PLN for 1 kWh:
2.5W x 8760h = 21,900 Wh, or 21.9 kWh
21.9 kWh x 0.60 PLN = 13.14 PLN
The annual cost of using the Miaustore fountain will be only 13.14PLN – around 3 Euro (It is year 2019 and I live in Poland), assuming that it will run without interruptions!
Is it still possible to reduce the energy drawn by the fountain? Can be! Miaustore‘s offer has a motion sensor (visible in the picture below) thanks to which the fountain will work only when there is movement e.g. of a cat.
The fountain design is really elegant. In addition, the fountain is available in several color options. Everyone can find something that matches their interior design!
The Miaustore fountain is made of ceramics and this is a huge advantage of this fountain. Ceramic fountains are very easy to clean and therefore do not accumulate bacteria – the ceramic elements of the Miaustore fountain can be washed in a dishwasher!
You can read more about the cat’s ceramic dishes in my post How to choose best bowl for your cat?
The quiet pump
The Miaustore fountain uses a silent water pumping system. Fountain is extremely quiet even when the water level is low. and in addition the pump was placed in the highest tower surrounded by sound absorbing ceramics. In our unboxing video you can hear how quiet this fountain is compared to a classic fountain.
Large water capacity and a variety of heights
There is up to 4 different levels in the Miaustore fountain and can be used by cats of all ages. The fountain has a fairly large capacity (up to 3.4 liters), so the water must be changed (as provided by the manufacturer) – 3 times a month. I personally change the water and clean the fountain once a week.
The Miaustore ceramic cat fountain offers 8 different zones with water included:
- 3 small waterfalls,
- 3 surfaces with flowing and moving water,
- small water geyser/spring,
- calm water surface.
This is evry imaginable way in which water occurs in nature.
Simplicity of disassembly and assembly
The Miaustore fountain is really simple to assembly and disassembly while being secure against accidental overturning by the kitten.
To disassemble the fountain, simply pull the turrets upwards slightly tilting them. Assembling is also very simple, check out my unboxing video to see how I did it for the first time.
If you are interested in how to mount or remove a pump in a fountain, I encourage you to read my post: How to connect and disconnect the pump in the Miaustore fountain.
I regret that I delayed getting the Miaustore fountain for so long, because it was love at first sight! Apollo put down his old water bowl completely and currently drinks only from the fountain (previously he had water in the fountain and the bowl and used both equally).
It is possible to wash all the ceramic elements in the dishwasher!
Advantages for your cat
- The movement of water motivates the cat to drink.
- As many as 8 different zones from which a cat can drink water.
- Can be used by cats of all ages.
- It can be fun – Apollo loves to play with the water gayzer/spring.
Advantages for you
- It can be washed in a dishwasher.
- It is very quiet (even when the water level drops significantly).
- Large water capacity (3.4 liters).
- Eco-friendly low energy consumption.
- Simple assembly and disassembly.
I must admit that it was hard for me to find any flaw. The only drawback that comes to my mind is the fact that ceramics can break if we drop it.
Do i recommend it? Of course! The Miaustore cat fountain is truly fantastic – from both a human and cat’s point of view
You can buy the fountain at a price of 56 € on the Miaustore website https://miaustore.com/. Shipping is possible to different countries, for example, delivery in Poland takes 3 to 7 business days. Miaustore also offers accessories matched to the fountain: a container for grass, a bowl, a motion sensor and a silicone fountain mat.
FTC: I received this product for free, but this does not affect the review at all. All reviews on our blog will always reflect my honest and unbiased opinion. Or, as the case may be, my cat Apollo’s honest and unbiased opinion. This post contains affiliate links, which means that if you decide to buy through one of the links, we will receive a small commission.