As the mommy to 3 kittens, one of my biggest struggles has been keeping the litter box and surrounding area clean. We had been using a regular plastic rectangular litter box but it wasn’t helping to keep the litter odor contained. Then one evening I was getting ready to go to a fancy party and as I grabbed a bag from my closet I found out it was covered in cat pee. There are few things that smell worse than cat pee!
I am still not sure which one of my little 4 legged criminals it was.
Here they are in order- Bella, Gizmo, and Chloe
Who do you think looks guiltiest?
Finding cat pee in my closet is what really pushed me to find something better and that is when I found the Litter Robot. The Litter Robot is great because not only does it contain the odors but it scoops itself. I haven’t had to scoop a little box in a few months now. It uses regular, clumping litter so I don’t have to spend money on special litter- a big plus. Fill it up with litter and let your cats do their business. 7 minutes after you cat uses the Litter Robot, the whole globe will rotate. There is a screen inside that sifts out the clumps of litter and solid waste. As the globe rotates around the bottom eventually opens up and drops the litter clumps and solid waste. Then the globe rotates the other direction and the clean little sifts back into the bottom of the globe ready to be used.
When we first started with the Litter Robot I was afraid my cats would be scared of it, especially Chloe (because she is afraid of her own shadow). I left their old litter box next to the Litter Robot for a few days but did not scoop it hoping they would prefer the clean Litter Robot instead.
The transition was fairly easy. All 3 liked the Litter Robot right away. In fact they liked the Litter Robot almost too much. They were so curious about it that I wasn’t able to leave it on all day. With normal operation you can leave the Litter Robot on all the time and it will 7 minutes after the cat uses it. My cats are so curious that mid-cycle they keep stepping on the step in front which is the sensor. Each time one of my kitties stepped on the step, it would stop the cleaning cycle to protect my kitties like it was supposed to. They were interfering so much with the cycle that we made the choice to leave it turned off during the day. Now we turn our Litter Robot on 3-4 times per day to cycle through and clean out the clumps and solid waste. It works for us and since we are in control of when it is scooped, we can keep our 3 kitties out of the way. It’s not that it’s not safe for them when it is cycling. It is totally safe and won’t spin when a cat is in it. There are no rakes or anything that could hurt them. We just chose to work it this way because they were stopping the cycle too much.
With 3 kitties we empty the bottom drawer where the waste is stored twice a week. If you only have one or two cats you could probably only empty it once a week. I also like that we don’t have to use special liners for the bottom drawer if we don’t want to. We just use regular garbage bags in the bottom drawer.
The Litter Robot really helps with odors because the waste and odors are contained in the bottom drawer underneath. The only time I really smell anything for the few seconds during the cycle when the trapdoor opens to drop the waste into the drawer. It has really made being a cat owner so much easier.
The Litter Robot is a sturdy, well made product. If you have cats, this is a must have product.
Watch it in action:
*Please note that Litter-Robot units supplied at no-charge for the purposes of objective reviews or promotional give-away are non-returnable/non-refundable, however, Automated Pet Care Products, Inc. will honor the 18 month full warranty with proof of date of original receipt or serial number.