control your petkit feeder mini to feed your lovely pet.

Usage no npm install needed!

<script type="module">
  import homebridgePetkitFeederMini from 'https://cdn.skypack.dev/homebridge-petkit-feeder-mini';


Important note!!!

  • if you are aready a plugin user, and have trouble when upgrade to v2.x.x from v1.x.x, please first consider update and double check your config.json.

    you can find out how to update your config.json here.

  • if you are a Petkit Feeder Element user and want to use this plugin, plseas install v2.x.x or above, v1.x.x is not compatible with Petkit Feeder Element.


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Setup Guide | Contribute

1) Description

control your petkit feeder mini from homekit, get full use of iOS automation.



  • uses a fan speed to control the meal amount;
  • uses a switch to commit the drop;
  • uses a switch to control the Petkit feeder mini light mode;
  • uses a switch to control the Petkit feeder mini manual lock;
  • uses a occupancy to indicate food storage status;
  • uses a filter maintenance to indicate desiccant status(include auto reset desiccant left days, this may not show in homekit);
  • uses a battery service to indicate device power status(only for Petkit Feeder Mini, include power level, charging status and low battery alert in Homekit)
  • can fetch device info from Petkit server and shows in Homekit.


  • enable/disable meal plan for the day(may be in the next major version, currently no plan to do it).
  • currently this plugin for homebridge just tested with Petkit-feeder-mini (official store link), and this plugin currently only tested and works in Asia(include China mainland) and North America, other area may need more work.
  • to continuously use this plugin you should login Petkit app and never logoff, this plugin uses session id from the app and it will change every time you logoff and relogin.
  • because version 2.x.x is developed on a dynamic platform plugin, and not implement auto remove deleted device(s), so you may need to delete cached accessories manually.
  • ......

2) How to setup

Firstly, setup your Petkit mobile app.

Goto App Store, download Petkit mobile app, register, login, add device. before use this plugin you MUST make sure the app works fine with you.

  • for China mainland users, download “小佩宠物”
  • for those Asia users outside China mainland, you should download "PetKit(International)"
  • for users not from Asia, like America, Europe, etc. you also should download "PetKit(International)", but the API url address may not the same, this plugin may or may not works with you, if you are experienced in network, you could use "Quantumult X" to capture app network records, submit the api address to me or just create a PR or just modify this plugin for your own.

Secondly, prepare to capture Petkit app http request.

Please goto this wiki page to find more detail.

Finally, retrieve infomation.

you should provide one critical infomation to this plugin: X-Session, if you have more than one Petkit feeder mini device, then you should alse provide deviceId in the header field of the config.json file.

Be aware of that, to minimize the effect to the Petkit server with unnecessary http requests, the plugin just update device status more than 10s interval, which means the status will bufferd at lease 10s.

  • X-Session: this value will change every time you login you Petkit app, so do not logoff your Petkit app unless necessary.
  • deviceId: this value indicate which device you wanna to control. If you just have one Petkit feeder mini, you can ignore this value.

here is a example of Quantumult X capture data page:


you can find X-Session data from the request header area and deviceId in response data area.

3) Configure

config.json field

field name type required default range description
platform string yes 'petkit_feeder_mini' 'petkit_feeder_mini' Must be 'petkit_feeder_mini' in order to use this plugin.
log_level int no 2 1,2,3,4,9 one of these values:
- 1: Debug
- 2: Info
- 3: Warn
- 4: Error
- 9: None
devices object yes --- --- Petkit Feeder device config.
See more detail info at decices field below.

devices field

field name type required default range description
location string yes 'cn' 'cn',
China users:'cn';
Asia users: 'asia';
North America users: 'north_america';
other location because lack of infomation, not sure it will work.
You can find more info here.
model string no 'FeederMini' 'FeederMini',
Petkit Feeder Mini: 'FeederMini'
Petkit Feeder Element: 'Feeder'
deviceId string tbd --- --- your Petkit feeder mini Id, which is buildin your device, will never change.
If you just have one Petkit feeder device, you can ignore this value.
If you just have more than one Petkit Feeder device, you must set this value.
headers array yes --- --- http request headers.
See more detail info at headers field below.
enable_http_retry no false true/false Enable or disable HTTP retry function, useful when your device or homebridge has a bad internet connection.
http_retry_count int no 3 1 to 5 max retry times when a http request failed.
DropMeal_name string no 'DropMeal' --- name of DropMeal switch in HomeKit.
MealAmount_name string no 'MealAmount' --- name of MealAmount fan speed in HomeKit.
FoodStorage_name string no 'FoodStorage_Empty'
--- name of FoodStorage indicator in HomeKit.
Note: if reverse_foodStorage_indicator value is set to true, then the default name is 'FoodStorage_Empty', otherwise 'FoodStorage'
DesiccantLevel_name string no 'DesiccantLevel' --- name of DesiccantLevel indicator in HomeKit.
ManualLock_name string no 'ManualLock' --- name of ManualLock switch in HomeKit.
LightMode_name string no 'LightMode' --- name of LightMode switch in HomeKit.
Battery_name string no 'Battery' --- name of Battery indicator in HomeKit.
enable_polling bool no true true/false Automatically update device info from Petkit server.
polling_interval int no 60 60 to 3600 update device info interval from Petkit server(s).
enable_manualLock bool no false true/false if enabled, a switch will show in homekit to control the manual lock of the feeder.
enable_lightMode bool no false true/false if enabled, a switch will show in homekit to control the lighe mode of the feeder.
bool no false true/false normally, the occupancy will show an alert in homekit when there is enough food in the feeder, in which situation may not so recognizable, so you can reverse the status bu set this value to true, so when there is not much food, it can show an alert in homekit.
bool no false true/false Ignore battery low level alerm when device connected to a power source.
And battery function is disabled when using a Petkit Feeder Element device.
fast_response bool no false true/false if set to true, then when received a Homekit set request, return immediately, ignore the result.
this is useful when your homebridge or Petkit device has a bad internet connection.

headers field

field name type required default range description
X-Session string yes --- --- Tell server who you are. This changes everytime you login Petkit app.
X-Api-Version string prefer '7.18.1' --- For China mainland users, this field is not necessary, but for users outside China mainland, this field is optional, if not provided, then the default value will be used. but we recommand to fufill this field.
X-Timezone int no 8 -12 to 12 Your local timezone offset, UTC time. If autoDeviceInfo is set to true, it will overwrited with the timezone of your device, which is set in your Petkit app.

we recomand you entered all the headers you captured. If you don't want to do so, please ensure header "X-Session" is correctly entered.

example of config.json file

"platforms": [{
  "log_level": 2,
  "devices": [
        "headers": [
            "key": "X-Session",
            "value": "xxxxxx"
        "location": "cn",
        "model": "FeederMini",
        "enable_http_retry": false,
        "http_retry_count": 3,
        "DropMeal_name": "DropMeal",
        "MealAmount_name": "MealAmount",
        "FoodStorage_name": "FoodStorage",
        "DesiccantLevel_name": "DesiccantLevel",
        "ManualLock_name": "ManualLock",
        "LightMode_name": "LightMode",
        "Battery_name": "Battery",
        "enable_polling": true,
        "polling_interval": 60,
        "enable_desiccant": true,
        "alert_desiccant_threshold": 7,
        "enable_autoreset_desiccant": true,
        "reset_desiccant_threshold": 5,
        "enable_manualLock": true,
        "enable_lightMode": true,
        "reverse_foodStorage_indicator": true,
        "fast_response": true
  "platform": "petkit_feeder_mini"

4) How to contribute

everyone is welcome to contribute to this plugin. PR/issue/debug all are welcome.

or you can send me an e-mail: elfive@elfive.cn

5) Buy me a coffee

if you think my work helps you, and wanna thank me, please consider buy me a coffee: https://paypal.me/iamelfive