Q: non-clay clumping litters & Litter Robot
we recently got the Litter Robot automatic litter box, and so far we're very happy with it...except for one little thing. we've been using Swheat Scoop litter with our kitties. i'm not crazy about clumping clay litters...not confident of their safety, plus they're super dusty. Swheat Scoop is very low dust and relatively inexpensive as far as non-clay clumping litters go. we've been happy with Swheat Scoop, but now that we have the Litter Robot, i think there might be something better to use with the automatic box. the way the Litter Robot works, as the globe part turns, this rubbery type liner on the bottom of the globe drops down, which is supposed to help release any clumps that might be stuck to the bottom, but that's not happening especially well with the Swheat Scoop. we're finding that once per day, we have to cycle the Litter Robot once or twice and sit there with the litter scoop chipping clumps off of the rubbery liner, and while this really is only a minor inconvenience...well, the whole point of the automatic litter box was that we wouldn't *have* to do stuff like that!
maybe there's someone out there that has the Litter Robot that could offer some advice. has anyone out there used World's Best Cat Litter or Feline Pine Clumping Litter with the Litter Robot? if so, how'd that work for you? did you have problems with clumps sticking to the bottom? or does anyone with the Litter Robot have any tips ot tricks to help keep clumps from sticking to the bottom?
May 14, 2009
I don't have the Robot, so, in the event you're at the fork of the road and are wondering what to do, get very small packages of different types of cat litter and try them out, including those that you mentioned earlier. I use two different types -- by the way, i do not like clumping litter. I use Fresh Step, which is gravelly, but a little dusty -- together with that, i use Tidy Kats, which is not dusty at all -- it's a grayish color, small pebbles -- i combine the two and everyone is happy.
When you finally get a solution, let us all know. Good Luck.
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May 15, 2009
Have you gone to the Litter Robot site. I know I have seen others with questions about litter. I use Sam's clumping litter, it's not dusty. I also spray some Pam cooking spray on a paper towel and wipe down the inside of the Robot. Let it dry and it does help with stuff sticking.
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May 16, 2009
I just began using Worlds Best Cat Litter and it clumps quite firmly. Although I don't have an automatic litter box, if firm clumps is what you need it may do the trick. Although I loved Feline Pine at first, I was disappointed with it after a short while. The pine seems to break down very quickly and needs to be changed completely out much more often than Swheat Scoop. As you can tell I've been on a litter hunt myself looking for something healthy and natural but also low in tracking. Good luck. I think Worlds Best Cat Litter might be worth a try.
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