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Q: what is the best automatic litter box

December 11, 2008 | By Terri C. | 10 answers | Expired: 2043 days ago

Terri C.

Really like the idea if automatic litter box. Reason is it controls ordors
amazingly. I guess that's what I'm looking for-Odor Control! Any suggestions for this. I have 4 cats!

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Trish D.
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Dec 21, 2008

I wouldn't waste my money on a LitterMaid. I used to work for a company that carried them. We got a lot of returns. I ended up finding out from the vendor that they were only expected to work for a year. My cousin got one and it only worked for a few months.

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Dec 16, 2008

If your cats have any age on them, don't EVEN try to get them to use something new! Cats don't like ANY kind of change especially when it comes to the litter box! I tried to explain this to my friend that had a 4 year old cat, but she went ahead and bought one. Needless to say Kitty was not the least bit impressed, started peeing and pooping outside the MONSTER, and mommy went back to the old method like me I have 7 cats, two litter boxes and I clean the boxes out at least 20 times a DAY! I can not even imagine cleaning a box only once in a while with even one cat! I want the toilet flushed when I need to go, and the animals are no less than me! So Keep on Scooping the Poop! Add Baking soda, if needed!

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Mary Lee B.
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Dec 13, 2008

I had the LitterMaid for a couple of years. It was ok for one cat, but I can't imagine having it now that I own 2 cats. The reason I liked it wasn't so much for odor control but so I wouldn't have to clean the box so often. With just one cat, the dirty litter would collect in the receptacle which would need to be dumped every 2-3 days. But my 2 cats now produce so much waste that I'd have to clean the box every day, which is what I do now, the 'old-fashioned' way. With 4 cats, you'd have to have more than 2 boxes. And as for odor control, I'd give it a 7 our of 10. I still ended up sprinkling the litter with baking soda because the rake wouldn't pick up every last little clump-ette. Good luck!

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Jillian
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Dec 11, 2008

many people have had problems w/them, like the cat urinating on the rake for you to dig in and clean it out. there are a selection of new styles of litter boxes that preform the same odor masking feat, but are much more effective and cost far less.

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Debo2
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Dec 11, 2008

We have 6 cats and two litter robots and no litter problems. Yes, it's more expensive than some of the other automated ones but they work. Right now they have free shipping as a holiday bonus. We use Sam's clumping litter with no problems. If you do have a problem, their tech support is great. I don't see myself having cats without a litter robot.

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Ourstaff
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Dec 11, 2008

I loved the idea of a box that would help with odor problems and cleaning. Then I went out and got one. (You can see the exact model that I purchased in my reviews.) I regret having made the purchase. The system requires premium clumping litter. The finer litter would clump onto the rake and jam it. It had to be removed and carefully cleaned, tooth by tooth. The box was huge but the litter still got kicked out. The cats learned how to open the trap door and pulled out the little bags. They liked using it but it didn't save me any work. I unplugged it and use it as a regular box. My best advise is to CAREFULLY look over the system before you buy it and consider using multiple regular boxes instead

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KentBrown
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Dec 11, 2008

I have used them in the past and they do work as log as you only have one cat, but it does get expensive buying the containers and the cabor filters

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Andrea S.
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Dec 11, 2008

I have used a couple different ones as there are usually a few cats in my home at a time. I found that they dont work the greatest, but I buy these stick on round odor deoderizers and stick them to the top of the covered box, works like a charm!!

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Josh C.
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Dec 11, 2008

i have used them for serveral yrs now. They range form 100.00 to 250.00. Not to mention you have to buy containers and carbor filters. If you have more then one cat it doesnt do much good and its expencive. But if you just have one cat it works pretty good

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Katie C.
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Dec 11, 2008

My boyfriend really wanted an automated litterbox and I thought it was silly, so he did a LOT of research to convince me.

We got the Litter Robot, because it seemed safest and most efficient. Ours is reconditioned, which is $100 cheaper than new. It's great! One cat jumped in it right away, and the other started using it after 3 days. We kept carrying her over to see the other cat use it and coaxed her up to it with treats.

Now, no problems, no odor, we just change the bag every 4 or 5 days and put another scoop of litter in the sphere. It also has a 60 day guarantee, which is nice, and it even looks cool!

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