Self-Cleaning Litter Box
PetSafe ScoopFree features a modern and attractive design without any unnecessary parts and components. The box consists of the top housing (only comes in white), automatic rake, waste trap cover (purple or taupe), replaceable litter tray, plastic liner, and waste trap. The control panel in the top right corner allows you to monitor the LED light indicator and start the cleaning cycle manually.
PetSafe ScoopFree measures:
- 19.1" in width;
- 27.6" in length;
- 6.4" in height.
The litter area roughly measures 14" x 14".
PetSafe ScoopFree is easy to set up. All you have to do is unpack the box, install the disposable litter tray, and pour the litter crystals into it.
PetSafe ScoopFree does not require manual scooping.
PetSafe ScoopFree features a motor that operates the rake and produces some noise during the cleaning cycle. If you are a light sleeper, you should not place the box in your bedroom.
PetSafe ScoopFree is made of sturdy plastic and it features a motor and electric circuitry on the inside. The rake is made of high-quality stainless steel. The motor is very potent and can last for years if used properly. The housing does not feature any parts that could be broken or damaged by your pets.
PetSafe ScoopFree comes with the company’s proprietary litter crystals that absorb liquid and dehydrate solid waste, providing perfect odor control. Furthermore, the automatic cleaning cycle will start 20 minutes after your cat leaves the box and seal any solid waste in the waste trap.
PetSafe ScoopFree is designed for one cat, but it can serve more if necessary. The company recommends using it for cats up to 15lbs in weight. Kittens can use the box, but you will have to manually scoop the waste until they are at least 6 months old.
Suitable For Multiple Cats
PetSafe ScoopFree works best with the company’s proprietary litter crystals.
PetSafe ScoopFree works best with the company’s proprietary disposable litter trays that come with their own liners.
Cleaning & Maintenance
PetSafe ScoopFree does not require regular cleaning since all the parts that could get soiled get disposed of with the replaceable litter tray. You can clean it thoroughly every couple of months to remove dust build-up, especially around the motion sensors. Clean the box with a soft cloth and mild soap. Avoid using bleach and similar chemicals. Do not immerse the box in water to avoid damaging the electrical components.
You can help your cat get used to his or her new toilet by placing PetSafe ScoopFree next to your old litter box. Mix a handful of the old litter with PetSafe crystals in both boxes. Stop cleaning the old box to make it unappealing to your cat.
PetSafe ScoopFree is perfectly safe for cats. It does not have any sharp edges or protruding elements, so it cannot injure your pets in any way.
PetSafe ScoopFree does not come with a money-back guarantee.
PetSafe ScoopFree is covered by Radio Systems Corporation's 1-year warranty against all defects in materials and workmanship.
Self-Washing, Self-Flushing Cat Box (Open-Top, Hood Bought Separately)
CatGenie is a gray-and-white litter box in the shape of a toilet bowl, consisting of a base, brim, bowl, and a canister-like construction that contains the electronic elements. It features an automated hand that scoops the solids and the bowl has drain holes that allow the liquids to fall into a reservoir with odor-killing sanitizing liquid. It is an open-top litter box, but a custom-designed hood can be bought separately if your cat likes privacy.
- 24.5 inches in length;
- 19.25 inches in width;
- 21 inches in height;
- 230 square inches in usable cat space (basin).
CatGenie needs to be hooked up to a cold water line and waste-water drain and plugged into an electrical outlet. The process should not take longer than 15 minutes and it is explained in details in the CatGenie setup manual. All necessary supplies are provided in the package, excluding a pair of pliers. Although the manufacturer claims that a plumber's assistance is not needed to complete the installation process, inexperienced users may need the help of a professional.
CatGenie fully eliminates the need for scooping.
CatGenie's cleaning cycle lasts less than half an hour. For 26 minutes, the noise it emits is rather quiet and cannot be heard through closed doors. During the cycle, there are 3 brief periods when the sound of water draining can be heard. It is no louder than a washing machine, but it can bother cats that are particularly sensitive to noise.
CatGenie is mostly made of durable plastic, with the exception of pins that are made of aluminum and the motor that is made of heavy-duty materials. Its solid construction and high-quality materials guarantee that it can last for years to come.
Since CatGenie flushes the waste and thoroughly cleans the granules and the bowl with water and sanitizing liquid during the cleaning process, odors are only present from the point when the cat does his or her business until the point when the cleaning cycle takes place. Unfortunately, the granules are not absorbent and do not minimize odor. It is recommended to program CatGenie to start the cleaning cycle 10 or 30 minutes after the cat uses it to keep the bowl odor-free.
CatGenie is best suited for cats aged 6 months or older and weighing up to 20 pounds. Cats aged 8 weeks to 6 months should use CatGenie with supervision.
Suitable For Multiple Cats
CatGenie does not use litter. It exclusively uses proprietary Washable Granules.
CatGenie does not require the use of liners.
Cleaning & Maintenance
With CatGenie, the cleaning process is fully automated and the same goes for maintenance. You only need to purchase SaniSolution cartridges containing sanitizing liquid used for cleaning and maintenance cartridges that are used every 2-4 months to thoroughly clean hard-to-reach spots. With both types of cartridges, you only need to pop them in and CatGenie does the rest.
CatGenie is an unusual litter box and the acclimation period can last anywhere from several days to several weeks, depending on your cat’s personality. To help your cat get used to CatGenie, you can place treats and toys in and around CatGenie, praise your cat when he or she explores the new litter box, and wait until you introduce your friend to the strange sound of the cleaning cycle. At first, you should keep the old box next to CatGenie, but you should stop cleaning it, so your cat can naturally move on to the new, clean box.
CatGenie is completely safe to use. There are no shock hazards or sharp elements to worry about, all surface that your cat comes in contact with are smooth and non-toxic, the sanitizing liquid and granules are pet-safe, and the device pauses the cleaning cycle if your cat jumps into the bowl mid-cycle.
CatGenie comes with a 90-day money-back guarantee.
CatGenie comes with a 2-year manufacturer's warranty.