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Old 08-04-2009, 04:25 PM
 
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Thats what we use. Actually its a rubbermaid box from walmart, cheap and big enough. However she waits until you clean it, then goes, then you clean it again and just when you think you're done, she goes again.
Hah!!!

yea, they always Love to do that!!!

I scoop at least once a day, never stinky if only for a few minutes right before and after I pick up.

I do Not mind at all to clean the boxes I like to do so so I can be sure that it is clean, I trust my self, not the machine. the noise, cost, and hassle of an automatic box is unnecessary for me as I could get it cleaner myself and doesn't take long at all.

My friend was looking into the one that looks like a toilet, I think it is about 250. and hooks up to the water but after researching it many people say that it releases a bad bad stink as it stirs up the poop and "cleans" the bowl...

I use "Precious Cat" litter and works great!
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Old 08-04-2009, 05:13 PM
 
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Default automated litter boxes

They don't work....how could they? And, they scare the cats which causes the feline to start urinating in an unusual spot.
Yes, my cats love the printer, but I wouldn't encourage her to pee in somehthing electronic. What if it shorts out and starts a fire? Could happen.


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How well do the electronic litter boxes work? Any favorite brands? Thinking of getting one--I believe our adult cat would find it entertaining as well as she loves it went the printer starts printing.
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Old 08-04-2009, 05:18 PM
 
Location: California
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They don't work....how could they? And, they scare the cats which causes the feline to start urinating in an unusual spot.
Yes, my cats love the printer, but I wouldn't encourage her to pee in somehthing electronic. What if it shorts out and starts a fire? Could happen.

Have you ever had one? They do NOT scare the cat...as with everything else, they become accustomed to it....heck...even my 10 wk old kitten is NOT afraid of it. I have 6 cats and any litterbox problems have been related to UTIs...just one who is prone to them.
As for shorting out....I guess you use nothing in your house that uses electricity? Could short out and start a fire

I'm not saying they are for everyone...they are expensive and if one can afford it, it is a luxury...but they happen to work just fine.
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Old 08-04-2009, 06:05 PM
 
Location: Rural New Mexico
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The whole idea is to have a clean box for the any cat who enters. I empty the trays everyday...once a day...with 6 cats, for me it works perfectly. No smell, no mess. Granted, the tray left filled is bound to stink...but that's just being unsanitary and lazy.
I like the idea of a clean box for any cat who goes in, as it scoops 10 min after the last cat exits.

I like them so much....I have 3 +3 Breeze boxes.
So these litter boxes are less smelly, too? I'm considering one mainly because our dog (yes, he's still with us) will snack on anything visable in the box. Right now I scoop 3 boxes for 2 cats two or three times a day but sometimes the dog gets there first!
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Old 08-04-2009, 06:27 PM
 
Location: California
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Yes...we do have ours in covered containers tho...Dylan does love those kitty snacks!
Cat enters...does it's thing and 10 minutes after the cat exits, the rake comes down and pushes the litter into a holding tray. That is why you must use clumping litter. Litter is sifted through the rake, and the clumps end up in the holding tray. I re-use the trays over and over until they start to crack. It would be really wasteful to chuck the entire tray each time. So....doggie has 10 min. to snack...after that it is contained in the tray.
Just a note...I know you have a new kitten too....Jax has gotten use to the sound and he uses the LitterMaid...but when I am not around...I have turned it off. I don't know if he started entering the box as the rake started if he could get back out quick enough. He is really tiny, at just 2.5 lbs. The rake does have a safety mechanism...if it hits something...ie cat, whatever, it does stop and reverse back. But just be careful with a kitten. Like I said, we have had them for 10+ years and have never had an incident, but better to be safe than sorry.
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Old 08-04-2009, 06:47 PM
 
Location: Marion, IN
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I bought one for a rescue who had lived outside for 8 years and was perfectly happy to use a box provided it was clean. Problem I had with it is that the area for the kitty is not very big and this kitty is huge. He often ended up pooping over the edge. Also the sides are pretty high and as kitties jump out they bring a lot of litter with them. After 2 weeks I emptied the thing out, cleaned it, and it is sitting in the garage.
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Old 08-04-2009, 06:53 PM
 
Location: California
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I bought one for a rescue who had lived outside for 8 years and was perfectly happy to use a box provided it was clean. Problem I had with it is that the area for the kitty is not very big and this kitty is huge. He often ended up pooping over the edge. Also the sides are pretty high and as kitties jump out they bring a lot of litter with them. After 2 weeks I emptied the thing out, cleaned it, and it is sitting in the garage.
You don't say what brand you used. The original LMs were pretty small. They have come a long way since my first one. My most recent is the Mega...big enough for my 2 big boys...18 and 13 lbs.
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Old 08-04-2009, 08:39 PM
 
Location: Marion, IN
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You don't say what brand you used. The original LMs were pretty small. They have come a long way since my first one. My most recent is the Mega...big enough for my 2 big boys...18 and 13 lbs.
It is a Littermaid. I bought it new 8 months ago.
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Old 08-04-2009, 09:29 PM
 
Location: California
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They sell some 4 different sizes and types. The Mega Elite is a waste of money....I hated it...returned it for just the Mega and have been much happier with it. The other was too noisey and too complicated to clean.
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