Litter Robot Review (The Eco-Friendly Unit – Yay!)

by on Thursday, November 4th, 2010

Wondering what present might make a cat liver go giddy? Have you considered an automatic cat litter box? They’re a big help. I received the Litter Robot to review with Shopcat.

When the BIG cardboard box arrived (which Shopcat then loved playing within!), I was nervous. Getting it out of the box wasn’t that hard though, it’s in two pieces and they’re surprisingly light. I got the gray, eco-friendly litter robot. I stressed that I wouldn’t be able to put it together, but it turns out there was very little set-up other than plugging something in, putting in some litter, and putting the top part on the bottom part. Yup, it was that easy.

The more difficult part involves getting your cat to use the Litter Robot. If you have a cat that already doesn’t mind going into small areas (like little cat beds with tops on them) then you’ll have no problem. For more skittish cats like Shopcat, it can be a bit more of a challenge. Luckily, the Litter Box manuel includes lots of helpful tips, as do Litter Robot reviews online. If you can, get the additional bubble window in the back, we had that and that helps make the space seem larger.

Once your cat goes into the litter robot, five minutes later it activates to clean. It does a whole swirling process that ends up giving you just a tray of their mess that is already in a bagt, that you just throw out. And a major pro to this machine is that you just use 10gallon trash bags! You don’t have to buy any special kind of refill or anything. And the litter you use is just clumping litter that you can buy anywhere and most of you guys already use. I know I already used a clumping kind.

To get Shopcat to use it, I put some of her old litter right in the machine, and fed her catnip and treats near the machine while she saw it run. Then I left her other litter box there, but let it get dirty. Cats hate dirty boxes, so then they consider the clean alternative.

The only two cons: Your cat must be at least 5 lbs to activate the machine and the cleaning of the machine might be a pain. I haven’t had to try cleaning it yet, but I’m not looking forward to it since if you have any litter pieces left, water makes them turn into a gross muddy substance.

I love that they have an eco-friendly unit now. The ECO Litter-Robot is made of 100 % recycled plastic and you can use it with biodegradable litter and drawer liners so you can go totally green. These are amde in the USA and local purchases reduce energy and pollution that is used in transportation. So, go green already! (By going gray!)

Site: Litter Robot

Amazon: Litter Robot (The large amount of Litter Robot reviews and high star ratings speak for themselves.)

Disclosure: I received a review item, but the views expressed are my own.

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