|Purred: Sat May 21, '11 5:52pm PST |
|Hi! I saw your question and was so anxious to share that I just spent 2 hours signing up/logging in/and trying to figure out how to do the photo thing all just to give you this response. Phew!
Anyway, I wanted to add my experience with the Litter Robot. In short, I LOVE it. Our daughter nagged us all year for a kitten so as her Christmas gift we adopted three kitten siblings in December. In preparation, I did a lot of research on litter boxes and the most popular one also broke the most.
Then, we were offered the use of a Litter Robot from friends who lost their elderly cat. I was skeptical at first; it was a lot of money and seemed a little ostentatious. I had three kittens years ago and did just fine with one regular box. Well, one week into new kitten ownership and I was frantic with all the scooping. I guess I am older than I thought. I put that thing together and the kittens all jumped in it at once! They were fascinated.
Shortly after, our friends adopted new kittens and we had to give it back. I panicked so I ordered one immediately and sent an email begging them to hurry if possible. Well, they did. Litter Robot customer service is wonderful.
I must say it is worth every cent. If I had the room, I would get another one. You can adjust the sensor under the step so that even a 5 pound kitten will activate the rotation. I empty the drawer every other day. Any 8-10 gallon bag will do. I also keep an enzyme spray bottle to wipe the drawer between big cleanings, which I do about once a month. There is a charcoal filter in the drawer to trap odors it is big and it works. It lasts a few weeks with careful washings. Replacements can be purchased on the web site. Since the main unit rotates and sifts out the waste 7 minutes after each use, litter usage is efficient.
It does need to be on a hard surface. The only space for it in my home is the living room which is carpeted but I got around that by placing it on a big round plastic tray with a piece of marble I had on top of that. I can slide it easily to vacuum.
Check their website for complete details. I ordered mine through Amazon and the reviews there on all types of boxes helped me to decide. Nothing beat using it first thanks to our friends—that was the decisive factor. Hope this helps.
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