The 5 Best Quiet Cat Water Fountains

by Evan

Having the sound of another appliance running in the house can be really annoying. That is why quiet water fountains were made.

Quiet water fountains are also more appealing to cats as they aren’t turned away from because of a loud pump.

In my opinion, if you are going to get a water fountain for your cat it might as well be a quiet water fountain.

In this post, we have reviewed and selected the best quiet water fountains.

Our Selection Of
The 5 Best Quiet Water Fountains

HomeRunPet Quiet Water Fountain

In our opinion, the HomeRunPet quiet water fountain is the best there is for quiet cat water fountains. We came to this decision after analyzing a few things.

To be honest this water fountain is more technologically advanced than it’s competitors.

Most importantly, this fountain is really quiet. The sellers go as far to say silent. It clocks in at less than 40 decibels. We are talking quieter than a computer. Dang!

If you are looking for a quiet fountain, then this one definitely fits in that realm.

There is a little window that peers through the side of fountain that makes it easy for you to check when it is getting low on water.

This is nice as you simply just need to do a slight glance to check if your cat needs more water.

It has led lights that describe the condition of the fountain. It turns these lights on to tell you what is going on with the fountain.

The makers of this item went so far as to find the optimum angle to position the fountain for allowing your cat to drink without getting them wet.

It can even turn off on its own when the device notices that there is no water left in the fountain.

This is just a nice bonus for not wasting energy, and can increase the longevity of the fountain.

Also, it has a lot of filters which will ensure your cat is not drinking any contaminated water.

This company offers a one year warranty. They really go far in terms of delivering a good product by offering that.

This water fountain stores up to 2 liters of water which is quite a bit.

The average cat weighs about 10 pounds, and needs between 7-10 ounces of water a day. This thing holds 66 ounces which means it can supply water to your cat for a while!

At 7 inches tall and 10 inches wide, this quiet water fountain can fit easily into where ever you desire putting it.

Even with all these neat features, this product is not expensive at all. It is competitive with other quiet cat fountains when it comes to price.

If you don’t think this could get better, it also is really highly rated which just makes sense as it is a truly great product.

Wonder Creature Luxury Fountain

The Wonder Creature is the most expensive product we talk about, but it is for good reason.

This fountain is really quiet. Like some of the other quiet water fountains on this list, it comes in at less than 40 decibels. That is really quiet. 30 decibels is how loud a whisper is.

Just look at this product. Honestly, it looks like it belongs in the middle of a park. It is made from porcelain, and reminds me of a quality piece of architecture.

The Wonder Creature might not have as many electronic gadgets, but that is not the look it is going for instead it has a nice classy style.

The porcelain does not just look good, it is super easy to maintain, and will not rust. Porcelain is also hard to scratch.

This quiet cat water fountain utilizes two filters for cleaning the water your cat drinks. One purifies the water while the other removes bigger particles like fur.

It comes with some cleaning brushes, which makes maintaining the pump system easy.

The Wonder Creature is my go to choice for a luxury quiet cat water fountain.

PETKIT Battery Powered Fountain

This is the other PETKIT on the list, but this time around the fountain is battery powered.

Just like the other PETKIT, this one is still really quiet which is what you are looking for. I hate loud appliances!

If you have a power outage or the cord is unplugged, then this fountain can keep supplying your cat water for up to 7 days.

It just takes simple AA batteries which are easy to find. When you do not need to use batteries, you can just plug in with a cord to keep it running.

Other than the battery powered feature, this product is really similar to the PETKIT we review later in this article.

It is a bit more pricey than a simple quiet water fountain that just plugs straight into the wall, but the battery powered feature can remove the stress of having to worry about your cat going without water.

PetSafe Gravity Quiet Fountain

The Petsafe is our pick as the best quiet gravity water fountain.

It comes in three different variants in amount of water it is able to hold, a 64 ounce, 128 ounce, and 320 once limit. If you want something that can keep on giving your cat water for days on end, this is a good choice.

A gravity fountain has no pump, which means it will be the quietest water fountain.

There is not constant running water, but instead fills up a bowl when it runs low.

There are a few pros, and cons to this characteristic.

The bowl is made from stainless steel which is a surface that is harder for germs to live on.

Another great thing about the bowl, it is able to be put in a dishwasher to clean it.

The Petsafe is the cheapest option on this list.

Overall, the Petsafe is the best quiet gravity water fountain.

PETKIT Quiet Water Fountain

This is the second PETKIT quiet water fountain we review.

This is the less expensive version, but still a really high quality product.

The PETKIT includes a really quiet pump.

The filtration system on this quiet water fountain is actually comprised of 4 different things, which will help make the water be more clean.

A nice feature of this one is it actually is made from a material that the FDA has approved.

Customers claim that this quiet water fountain is easy to use.

It has led lights that tell you when you need to refill the water and also when you need to change the filter.

The fountain also looks really modern and is aesthetic.

To conclude, the PETKIT is solid option when choosing a quiet water fountain.

Buyer’s Guide To Buying The Best Quiet Water Fountain

How can I pick a quiet water fountain?

If you want a quiet water fountain, then you are going to look for a fountain with no pump or one that is ultra quiet.

The reason I specify pump is because that is where the loudness of a water fountain comes from.

Yes, there will be some noise coming from the water flow but the majority of the noise will be coming from a pump.

A water fountain with no pump will use gravity to make the water flow. These kind of fountains do not necessarily have constant running water, but just fill up a bowl when it needs to be filled up. These are basically just water bowls with a lot larger supply, and one that is less likely to get contaminated as the water is stored, not in the open.

The problem with these gravity water fountains is they do not do everything that a powered water fountain will do. A powered water fountain will have water flowing which is more enticing for your cat to drink from as it reminds then of a stream.

This article describes why cats prefer running water.

A gravity fountain also usually does not have the ability to pass water through a filter, as you need more water pressure to do this than what gravity can produce. It is your decision to make if you care about the things I talked about that are the negatives for gravity water fountains.

The other option you have is a water fountain that utilizes a silent pump. These will definitely be more expensive then a gravity fountain but also come with a lot of benefits.

The water from these will actually be flowing which is nice because it is what occurred with cats in nature and they favor flowing water.

Cat water fountains also have the ability to use a filter. If you adamant that your cat drinks filtered water definitely look for that when choosing a quiet water fountain.

In this post, I talk about how much decibels the different fountains emit. Here is a chart detailing the amount of decibels and their examples of that amount of decibels.

How is it powered?

Most of these water fountains are powered simply by plugging them into a wall outlet. Most people do not really need a portable quiet water fountain, so one that is powered with just a plug is usually all they need.

These will be reliable for you and your cat all the time as they are constantly plugged in.

Some will automatically turn off when there is no water left, as to not waste power in your home. The other kind of powering option is one that can be powered by a battery.

When you are just normally using these, you can keep them running by plugging them in. This way you do not have to worry about the fountain dying when you are not home.

When you are using it for travel or if you have a power shortage, you can use the battery.

I like this option as it is kind of nice knowing it will remain flowing even without a plug. But, you could also just use a bowl in the instances when you would use the battery powered option.

Your cat will be fine having to drink out of a bowl every once in a while.

What is it made from?

Your cat is going to be drinking out of this device every day for at least a few years. The water coming from this product will be essential to your cat’s health, and well being.

If you buy a fountain that is potentially made of harmful materials, your cat is going to drink the toxic substances a lot.

That is why it is so important to ensure the fountain you are considering purchasing is free of anything dangerous.

Does it need a filter?

A filter is a nice feature to look for in a quiet water fountain.

If you are concerned about your cat drinking unhygienic and dirty water than I suggest finding a product that has this feature.

Filters will increase the cost of the fountain. A filter can also make the water taste better to your cat which is important for helping your cat get properly hydrated.

Common Questions

What is a water fountain for cats?

A water fountain is a device that creates flowing water for your cat to drink from.

A quiet water fountain is just like a regular cat water fountain, but it is made to make less noise to be less of a disturbance for you.

Why is a water fountain better than a regular bowl?

A water fountain for a cat is just an alternative to a cat bowl that can be more efficient at getting your cat to drink water, and can give your cat cleaner water.

It can also be used to store water, which means you will not have to fill up the bowl as often.

How do you go about cleaning a cat water fountain?

There is not really a definitive guide I can give you.

The best thing you can do is read the owner’s manual, and this will detail exactly what you have to do to clean and maintain your quiet water fountain.

This video specifically shows how to clean a pump made by Petsafe, but can be helpful as a visual guide to cleaning any pump.


If you are going to get a water fountain for your cat, you might as well buy one that is also silent.

Having to deal with extra noise is just not worth it, so in this process of buying one ensure that you get a really quiet fountain.

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