Q: self cleaning litter box

August 11, 2009 | By Lynn C. | 2 answers | Expired: 1851 days ago

Lynn C.

I want to get one of these and was wondering what type to get. My niece babysat two cats and said these things work great.

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Aug 12, 2009

I have to agree with the first response. I think this thing takes up too much space and gets caked up too quickly. It does get jammed and need cleaning constantly. It is a real pain to take apart and the cat is scared of the noise. I don't blame her. I like a quiet potty myself. I like the good old fashioned litter box.

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Aug 11, 2009

I have one and I would not get another. They may be a good choice for single cat households but they can make more work if you have more then one. My box beeped very loudly when it got jammed. It got jammed when the metal rake became caked with built up litter. That build up happened every 3 to 4 days. To clean it I had to take most of the box apart and CAREFULLY clean every little tooth of the litter rake. It also took up a lot of floor space so if you don't have a large room it will be in the way. Some cats are also afraid of the noise and movement and may not use it. It can also be messy. I found that litter had worked its way inside and under the thing leaving a huge mess. On the plus side my cats liked to use it when I turned it off.

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