Re: Self cleaning litter boxes

chris judge

Hi Kay.


Years ago I purchased a self cleaning litter box for my 3 kitties. In theory it sounds like a great idea. In reality it’s a waste of money. First. The mechanism travels along a track. There are forks that pick up the clumps and deposit them in a recepticle at the front of the litter box. This mechanism is tripped when kitty leaves the box. Mine worked ok for the first couple of times, then the tracks got full of litter and the mechanism no longer moved and had to be cleaned. Also, the forks got gross and dirty quite quickly and needed to be cleaned. It was a nightmare. I’m surprised they’re still selling them. My advice, if possible, is to put the litter boxes where puppy can’t reach them.

It might work if you had one for each kitty, but that would get pricy.

From: <> On Behalf Of Kay Malmquist
Sent: November 13, 2019 11:19 AM
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Subject: [TechTalk] Self cleaning litter boxes


Well, I hope this would be considered on topic.  It is sort of tech related.  I have three cats.  There are 3 litter boxes around my house.  I have a guide dog that thinks what the cats deposit is for her dining pleasure.  I could put a kid gate in the doorway of the room that she has decided to raid, and it could be up high enough that the cats could come and go as they like, but not the dog, but I really don't want a kid gate in the way of the door way even if it opens like another door.  So, now for the question.  Self-cleaning litter boxes.  I have researched them and just got more confused.  I figure that if it cleans after the cat goes, there will be nothing for her to munch on.  But the problem is, what is the best way to go?  I know they are expensive but I would buy one and see how they like it and then maybe buy more.  Do any of you have any experience with these and what would be the best way to go?  Thanks for any help with this.


Kay Malmquist
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