Pet owners all have to deal with waste, and cat owners often struggle to control odor in their homes where litter boxes can get downright unpleasant. With a self-cleaning Litter Robot, you can keep your hands clean and your cat healthy.
Litter Robot II
The Litter Robot II features a rotating drum inside the litter box cavity that separates clean litter from urine clumps and solid waste.
These clumps and solids are deposited in the bottom of the litter box inside a kitchen trash bag liner for easy disposal.
This machine works with nearly any clumping litter, requires to raking or scooping, and takes up about 2 square feet of floor space.
A Litter Robot 2 review note: this is an ideal unit for one cat because the waste chamber is smaller on the #2 unit. The Litter Robot III is an ideal unit for more than one cat.
Litter Robot III
The Litter-Robot III Open Air automatic self-cleaning litter box offers a larger opening than the unit listed above and features a nightlight for your cat.
The rotating drum stops should a cat enter the litter box. This unit is large enough to work well for multiple cats.
Because the waste is captured under the rotating drum, you can be assured of a low odor litter box, no matter how many cats you have.
The separation of clean litter from clumps and solid waste is clearly demonstrated in this litter robot review video:
Both units will need access to a standard household outlet.
Litter Robot Pro's and Con's
Litter Robot Pro's
These units truly contain solid waste and dirty litter.
While many units rake through existing litter, pushing clumps and waste into a hopper, some clumps may break up in the raking process.
Additionally, should your cat have diarrhea, the waste may cling to rake tines and leave a bigger mess than you would have had if you'd scooped the old fashioned way.
Waste drops into the holding pan via gravity.
While some self-cleaning litter boxes work by rotation such as the Omega Paw, some dirty litter may still cling to the bottom of the pan or fall back into the clean.
As the Litter Robot drum spins, gravity helps out cat owners by leaving the dirty stuff on the bottom and dropping it into the covered bin.
You can use regular cat litter.
The Litter Robot design works with almost any clumping litter and the Open Air III unit allows you to dump all the litter before cleaning the waste tray in case you need to start fresh.
Quiet and safe!
These units are extremely quiet. Additionally, while the spinning drum may be a source of curiosity for your cat, it will stop spinning as soon as they enter the litter box.
Each of these units self-cleans after each use. Keep an eye on your cat!
They may be curious and want to play inside the spinning drum. If you notice that they litter doesn't seem to be cycling, you may need to keep your cat away from the box until the cleaning rotation completes.
Litter Robot Con's
These units are inherently covered, and not every cat will enter a covered litter box.
If you've had covered boxes before and been unable to convince your cat to use it, make sure you hang onto your receipt! Many of these units come with a money back guarantee and a long warranty.
Clumping litter is an allergen for some people or cats.
If you're using a clumping litter now and nobody is reacting badly, be sure to use the same product in your Litter Robot to keep all your cats using the box.
This unit does require a sizable step up for your cat.
The first step up is rubberized and should be safe enough, but small kittens, older cats and very large cats may struggle to get into this litter box.
Because this litter box sits a bit higher off the floor than a basic cat pan, if your cat is prone to scratching or flinging litter, it may travel further.
Consider setting this unit on a solid surface flooring for easy clean up, and it may be a good idea to set a large litter pan in front of the Litter Robot.
Foul smelling urine can be an indication of illness in your cat.
It's important to keep an eye on their waste to make sure they're not suffering from kidney problems or urinary tract illness. Many cats appear fine, but their litter box leavings indicate otherwise. Trust your nose!
No Litter Robot review would be complete without a price consideration. The Litter Robot line of products is not cheap.
If multiple cats have you scrambling to keep down odor and keep your cats happy, an Open Air Robot III may be just the tool to free up your time and freshen the air in your home.