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#1 lazycritter

Posted 06 August 2019 - 08:32 PM

I've been looking at getting a self cleaning litter box something like this https://www.readypet...ZhoCIMcQAvD_BwE

This one looks great but too much $$$$$

Any thoughts?  I've seen  a few video clips now...not sure how efficient the raking devices are and how often they rakes need cleaning?

Or are they a stupid waste of money?

#2 kadoodle

Posted 06 August 2019 - 09:52 PM

They look so awesome, don’t they? A friend’s cat regularly attacked the rake thingy on the box, but it was pretty sturdy.

#3 Riotproof

Posted 06 August 2019 - 09:55 PM

Following with interest. It’s been a while since I read reviews, but I suspect waste of money.

#4 Kafkaesque

Posted 06 August 2019 - 10:02 PM

The cost of replacing the litter is huge compared to regular litter.

#5 lazycritter

Posted 07 August 2019 - 01:28 PM

Is it just me or are most of them quite small?

#6 lazycritter

Posted 07 August 2019 - 01:34 PM

Kafkaesque :thought I found one that could use your regular litter but I can't seem to find it now

Kadoodle I can see my little ginger girl attacking the rake thing too

Riotproof. Yes,  The robot one. Not sure how they justify the price tag. The flushing one is half the price of that one

Riotproof the price of the

#7 71Cath

Posted 07 August 2019 - 03:34 PM

Now I want a self cleaning litter...

#8 Jingleflea

Posted 07 August 2019 - 04:04 PM

So the poo and wee gets taken into the bottom and sits there?

I reckon that'd freak out most cats unless introduced to it from a kitten.

My last cat wouldn't even use a different brand of litter, let alone something like that after a few years.

#9 lazycritter

Posted 08 August 2019 - 11:11 AM

View PostJenflea, on 07 August 2019 - 04:04 PM, said:

So the poo and wee gets taken into the bottom and sits there?

I think the litter absorbs the wee but some of these devices have absorbent pads under the litter.

#10 Winging it Mum

Posted 08 August 2019 - 11:39 AM

I entertained the idea of a Cat Genie I think it's called. Realistically I don't my two would entertain the idea of using one though.

Let alone the cost of the damn thing and the ongoing cost of their special litter etc.

Also not sure, if it's chemicals breaking stuff down, I'm probably not keen on that idea of it going down the drain either.

But the hands off approach, that is very enticing.

#11 #YKG

Posted 12 August 2019 - 08:49 PM

Wouldn’t work with any of my cats, they’d refuse to get it. I have a 9.5kg Bengal, he just wouldn’t fit in an enclosed one, the open one looks pretty small.

The problem with these devices where you need speciality litter/products is that you can only buy from specific stockists and if sold out you’re kinda screwed. Plus if/when the litter or replacement parts stop getting made you’re left with a litter box that is useless.

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