|Purred: Sun Apr 23, '06 8:27pm PST |
|My mommy has an automatic box for us and it seems to work quite well. The noise spooked us right at first, but a little inspection convinced us that it was ok. Ours is the older model of the Littermate box, with the plastic forks. It has lasted through about 1-2 years of use now. There is a newer model that looks ALOT better - it has a metal fork to scoop with that is removable for cleaning! Mommy says the scoopy part on ours is the worst part of it because it gets stuff on it and is hard to clean, but the newer one should be alot easier. They also sell wider models too, she thinks....
The other thing is that you can only put a shallow amount of litter in, so mommy says that when our friend, Bear, visits it is not so good because he REALLY likes to dig deep and bury, and the forks/scoop part don't scrape stuff off the bottom of the box all that well, so she has to manually....plus there isn't much to dig through.
She has also seen the Petmate version, which is covered, as well as a round littermate one...but doesn't know how that works.
But if you aren't an obsessive digger, and won't be spooked by the noise, my mommy thinks the newer model with the removable scooping part might be a nice thing!
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