FAQ: Frequently Asked Questions:
1. How long is my message?
The recording time on the chip is 10 seconds. You will be surprised
how much you can say to your pet in 10 seconds!
2. How do I record?
First off, you can record by speaking into the front or the back of
the PeTalk to determine the best spot for your voice. Simply press the red
record button and keep it pressed while you are recording. Release the
button when you are done.
3. Can I set the volume?
No. There is no volume control on PeTalk. PeTalk is not meant to be
heard throughout the house. PeTalk is meant to be placed in an area where
your pets frequent or hang out such as in a room. Remember dogs and cats
have better hearing than you do. You may wish to speak more loudly if you
think your voice is too soft or you may wish to try recording from both
sides (front or back) to determine which side sounds better for your
voice. You can even open the back cover of PeTalk and record right
into the unit!
4. How can I hear my message to
make sure it is ok?
Simply press the yellow play button to
playback your message. If you are not satisfied, repeat the recording
5. How do I set the
You set the playback by pressing the black set
button. Once you press it, it moves to the next time interval and the led
(light) will light up momentarily so you know which time interval you are
on. When you turn PeTalk off, the time automatically resets itself to the
one hour interval playback.
6. How does the automatic
First off, playback is
automatic! No one has to push a button and your pet "does not" have to do
anything to get PeTalk to work! PeTalk works all by itself!!
Example: Let's say you record a message at 10:15am and you set
the playback for every hour. That means your message will playback at
11:15am, 12:15pm, 1:15pm, 2:15pm etc. until you turn PeTalk off. If
you set that same message to playback every two hours, then your message
would playback at 12:15pm, 2:15pm, 4:15pm, etc. until PeTalk is turned
off. The same process for 3 and 4 hour playback.
7. What powers the PeTalk?
PeTalk runs on 4AAA batteries. Battery life is determined by playback
time intervals (meaning the more PeTalk plays back, the more battery life
is consumed) and the amount of time the PeTalk is left on. Remember to
turn PeTalk off when you are at home. We have found the battery life to be
8. Does the battery life affect
First off, you should start off using your PeTalk
with new, fresh batteries. As with all battery operated devices, if your
batteries are running low on power your device will act funny. PeTalk will
be affected because PeTalk needs the power of the battery to run the
microprocessor and voice chip properly. So if it starts sounding funny,
then it is time for fresh batteries! Please replace all 4 at the same time
not just one because they all work together to make your PeTalk function
9. Do I hang PeTalk from my pet's
No, PeTalk can be hung from the
pet's cage or the pet's carrier but is "not" meant to be hung from the
pet's collar or anywhere on the pet. PeTalk can be placed on a table or
where your pets hang out. Place it in a safe spot so that they can't play
with it (PeTalk is not a toy) but in a place where they can still hear
your comforting message. Common sense comes into play here. PeTalk has
batteries and other electronic parts that we and you don't want your pets
10. Is PeTalk just for
PeTalk is for any and all
animals! What animal wouldn't want to hear their owner's voice tell
them they love them??
11. How do I introduce PeTalk to
Introduce PeTalk to your pet as you
would any other toy or device. Let your pet see PeTalk, sniff it, and hear
your message a few times so that your pet becomes familiar with
PeTalk. On our website under the customer review section, a
veterinarian talks about how she introduced PeTalk to her pet.