Self-cleaning litterbox

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May 22, 2003
2571 posts

Self-cleaning litterbox

Anybody here have experience with self-cleaning litterboxes? My wife and I are thinking of adopting a cat. I had a cat back in high school and scooping the litter was not the most fun of tasks. Also, my wife and I work full-time so this would help keep the litterbox clean while we're at work. Most of them don't have good reviews, but this one seems to be okay: ... 00L4CB9X0/

edit: I also read some cats don't like using the crystal litter, wondering if anybody has feedback on this?
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Jr. Member
Nov 23, 2010
141 posts
In my opinion I think it's not a great idea here is why :

If you have a cat, it's important for you to aware the poop of the cat, it's not happening frequently but it can happen one day your cat is sick, and it's important for u to know how is the cat behave at the litter box! also, you can just try a scooper and a auto litter system just like the link ... tterlocker

cheaper and better
Sr. Member
Jan 10, 2017
719 posts
I have a littermaid and a friend who had the petscooper, these machines aren't the best at the job and will require machine maintenance itself, along with that they work best using the brand litter they recommend. My littermaid is slowly dying because my cat likes to dig the litter to one side, due to the window being on one side, so the rake will struggle to go through a one sided pile. This will eventually kill the motor one day, which is currently struggling to go through any piles, at least it will push the poop into one side so I can scoop it every night with one go.

The most best solution that actually won't break down is the litter robot II, which is really expensive but will handle multi-cats and any cheap clumping litter you throw at it. ... _i=desktop
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I use litter robot and really like it. I’ve used something similar to the one you are looking at. The rake stopped working after 1 year and it became a very expensive manual litter made me realize that the price is proportional to quality on these mechanical devices.

I prefer clay over crystal. Unexpectedly stepping on clay litter is annoying but crystals are just painful. Crystals have less dusting but it’s fully man-made (read: chemical) vs. clay, which is also sprayed with chemicals, but is naturally found on earth but will be more dusty than crystals. Lots of pros and cons either way. As far as how cats like crystals, I find that is very ymmv.


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