Re: Self cleaning litter boxes
Kay, we bought the "littermaid" box, maybe ten or twelve years ago. I think we paid about $120 for it. It has some kind of photo sensor that (is supposed to) set the machine in motion about ten minutes after the cat finishes and leaves. A motor-driven rake goes through the litter and pushes the clumps into a covered recepticle. The automated part worked for a few months.toggle quoted messageShow quoted text
We now take advantage of the fact that, when the power turns on, the rake does its thing; so we power it from a timer that turns on and runs the device once-a-day. So, clumps can build up in there; we have only two cats.
Biggest disadvantage for me is that the litter goes directly into the plastic tray--no tray liner to lift and dispose. When it's time to clean the box, the mechanism and box are separated and the used litter is dumped and the box washed before new litter is applied.
We have two other plane old boxes into which we place a double liner of plastic trash bags. Most cleaning times require that we remove and dispose of the inner liner, then replace it and apply litter. Total washing of the box is not required as often as with the littermaid.
We have no hungry dogs.
On 11/13/2019 9:19 AM, Kay Malmquist wrote: