Self-Cleaning Litter Box
LitterMaid is a white-and-blue, cuboid-shaped litter box. It features a large basin with an automated rake, a covered waste receptacle compartment, and a ramp for minimized tracking and easier entry. Its sides are tall enough to suit the needs of cats that spray high when they go.
- 28 inches in length;
- 17.7 inches in width;
- 9.8 inches in height;
- 590 cubic inches in usable cat space (17.5 inches x 13.5 inches x 2.5 inches).
LitterMaid comes fully assembled and you only need to insert the waste receptacle into the designated compartment and attach the paw cleaning ramp, which takes no more than 2 minutes.
LitterMaid is an automatic litter box and does not require manual scooping.
LitterMaid is equipped with a powerful motor that produces noise during the cleaning cycle. Noise levels are not unusually high, but if your cat is particularly sensitive to noise, it is best to start the cleaning cycles manually when your cat is not in the room.
LitterMaid is made of plastic that does not break easily but can get damaged with prolonged use. The device can last anywhere between 1 and 5+ years, depending on use.
LitterMaid is known for great odor control. It removes waste within 10-12 minutes and stores it in receptacles with sealable lids and carbon filters that prevent the odors from escaping the box.
LitterMaid is perfect for healthy, agile, extroverted cats that are not overly sensitive to noise. It is not suitable for kittens under the age of 6 months due to the use of clumping litter. Older cats and handicapped kitties may have a hard time exiting the litter box. Cats that are diabetics produce large urine clumps that the rake cannot remove efficiently.
Suitable For Multiple Cats
LitterMaid can work with any high-quality hard-clumping litter. It does not work with non-clumping, crystal, and pearl-like litters. If you want to play it safe, you can opt for LitterMaid's own litter.
LitterMaid uses disposable waste receptacles and does not require the use of liners. However, if you want to save money on waste receptacles, you can line them with regular trash bags.
Cleaning & Maintenance
With LitterMaid, you only need to dispose of waste once a week by removing the waste receptacle or the liner. The top housing, the paw cleaning ramp, and the motion sensors should be cleaned weekly. The litter tray should be cleaned monthly, when you are replacing the litter.
Getting used to LitterMaid should take virtually no time if your cat has already used a self-cleaning litter box. If this is not the case, it is best to keep LitterMaid next to the old litter box, start the cycles manually in your cat's absence for the first 2-3 days, and stop cleaning the old litter box. You can use catnip and your cat's favorite toys and treats to make LitterMaid more appealing. When your cat starts using LitterMaid exclusively, you can start the cleaning cycles in his or her presence, providing support to facilitate the adjustment.
LitterMaid features no electronic parts that your cat can come in contact with, apart from the AC adapter and the cord, which are not necessary if you are using batteries. It is made of non-toxic, pet-safe materials. It has no sharp or protruding elements that could harm your cat. The automatic rake is equipped with a safety bar that stops the cleaning cycle if your cat enters the litter box.
LitterMaid is sold via Amazon, so it is covered by Amazon's 30-day money-back guarantee.
LitterMaid comes with a 1-year limited warranty that covers defects and malfunctions not caused by improper use and maintenance.
Automatic, Self-Cleaning Litter Box
Litter Robot is a large, bisque-colored, innovatively designed litter box the size of a nightstand. It is made up of a base with a removable waste drawer, an ergonomically designed globular litter chamber with a large entryway, and a detachable protective bonnet over the litter chamber. In front of the chamber is a small, removable rubber step mat. Inside the chamber is a LED nightlight and on the front side of the base is a handy control panel with 4 vertically aligned buttons and 3 horizontally aligned indicator lights.
Litter Robot weighs 24 pounds and is roughly the size of a nightstand. Its exact dimensions are:
- Fully Assembled Unit: 29.5″ x 24.25″ x 27” (HWD);
- Entryway: 16″ x 10.25″ (HW);
- Inner Globe Dimensions: 15″-17″ (dependent on litter amount) x 20″ x 20″ (HWD);
- Litter Bed: 14″ maximum width;
- Waste Drawer: 16” x 12.5” x 5” (HWD).
Litter Robot comes fully assembled, so you only have to plug the adapter into an outlet, add the litter, place a liner into the drawer, and push the power button.
With Litter Robot, there is no scooping. You simply need to empty the waste drawer when it is full.
Litter Robot emits a low humming noise during the 2.5-minute self-cleaning cycle. It is surprisingly quiet and not likely to alert cats who are not unusually sensitive to noise. If you keep the unit in your bedroom, you can use the sleep mode to prevent the device from starting the cleaning cycle for 8 hours, thus making sure it emits no noise while you are asleep.
Litter Robot is made of industrial-grade components, sturdy recyclable plastics, and heavy-duty rubber. It features a solid construction and it is built to last for many years.
With Litter Robot, odors are significantly reduced. The waste drawer is equipped with a large carbon filter that prevents most of the odor from escaping the drawer. The filter also prevents mold growth.
Litter Robot is best suited for naturally curious, non-diabetic cats weighing 5+ pounds
Suitable For Multiple Cats
Litter Robot exclusively uses clumping litter, preferably high-quality clay clumping litter. You should not use absorbent-only, non-clumping, loose-clumping, newspaper-based litter or wood-based pellets. The litter recommended by the manufacturer is Litterbox.com All Natural Clumping Litter.
Litter Robot does not require special liners. You can use any 8-13 gallon trash bag or liner. However, if you are looking for the safest choice, the company does offer affordable, custom-fitted, biodegradable liners specially designed for Litter Robot.
Cleaning & Maintenance
Litter Robot is a low-maintenance litter box. You can clean the device every month or year, as needed. The globe is free from electrical elements, so you can freely wash it with plenty of water and mild soap and detergent. The same goes for the waste drawer. The base and the bonnet contain electrical components. Thus, you should just wipe them with a clean cloth, with no excess moisture. If you have 1 cat, you need to empty the waste drawer every 7-10 days.
Litter Robot is an unusual litter box, so your cat may need help getting used to it. You should place it in the same spot as the old litter box. Pouring a handful of used litter into the globe may help your cat get used to it due to the familiar scent. Spraying some catnip or leaving treats inside or in front of the globe can be helpful as well. You should keep the device switched off during the first couple of days and stop cleaning the old litter box to make it less attractive. When your cat starts using Litter Robot, start the cleaning cycle manually with your cat in the room, so you can provide reassurance as he or she gets used to the humming noise and rotation of the globe.
Litter Robot is made with safety in mind. There are no rakes, wires or other potentially harmful elements and there are no shock hazards, as all electrical components are carefully concealed and away from your cat’s reach. If your cat jumps into the globe during the cleaning cycle, the globe will stop rotating immediately, as long as your cat weighs 5+ pounds, which is the cat sensor’s sensitivity threshold. If your cat weighs fewer than 5 pounds, it is a good idea to keep the device switched off and start the cleaning cycles manually.
$449 with free shipping within the continental US
Litter Robot comes with a 90-day money-back guarantee.
Litter Robot comes with an 18-month full warranty.