Anyone own the "Litter Robot"? Need opinions...

  1. I found this and wanted to know if anyone had one and how has it fared in their household. For those who haven't seen or don't know, this is the site: http://www.litter-robot.com/
    I have 3 large cats (12-15lbs) who currently use a Litter Maid Mega, but we've gone thru two of them in 4 years and the rake becomes occluded with clumps easily and we're cleaning the machine at least 2-4 times a day. If this litter robot device is as good as the site testimonials, I'll get it.
    Thanks in advance everyone!
    •  
  2. 12 Comments

  3. by   H ynnoD
    We let our cat out to go.She stands at the door and stares at you till you let her out.Saves a fortune in Kitty Litter.
  4. by   Gldngrl
    Our cats are exclusively indoor and were declawed prior to our taking them in. I have no kids and they are my "children" so I'd die if they got hurt or died from being outside It's worth anything to keep them healthy and happy.
  5. by   AmyLiz
    No...but that's totally cool! We have 3 cats & I get so sick of cleaning the litterbox everyday.
  6. by   zambezi
    My father in law loves his...so much he bought us one for christmas...well, our cat apparently has really sticky, um...output...and the rake broke off because the litter was too thick/sticky...oh well...i do like the idea though, if it worked it would have been great because I hate cleaning the cat box...I can't wait until summer when I put in a yard so he will stop using the catbox and go outside to do his business!!
  7. by   Gldngrl
    Zambezi- The Litter Robot has a rake? I thought it operated with a mesh bottom that lifted/rotated the clumps into a bin, leaving clean litter behind. Or is it the Littermaid you have? The rake on the littermaid is a pain to deal w/
  8. by   zambezi
    It might be the littermaid...because it did have a rake. The cat would do his business, trip a sensor when exiting the box...five minutes later the rake would come and rake through the litter, pulling the clumps into a bin in the front. Yes, the rake broke---what a pain! The mesh bottom sounds interesting though (at least like it won't break...)....how does it shift through big clumps?
  9. by   Katnip
    This litterbox looks interesting. The littermaid we had didn't work real well...same problem I think. Cat's clumps were sometimes too heavy.

    The ad doesn't say how big is too big. My cat isn't diabetic to my knowledge at all, but sometimes he can produce some clumps that look bigger than the balls in the picture.

    Otherwise, this looks like a great idea.
  10. by   Gldngrl
    Quote from zambezi
    It might be the littermaid...because it did have a rake. The cat would do his business, trip a sensor when exiting the box...five minutes later the rake would come and rake through the litter, pulling the clumps into a bin in the front. Yes, the rake broke---what a pain! The mesh bottom sounds interesting though (at least like it won't break...)....how does it shift through big clumps?
    It didn't show a picture of how the device works internally, but based on my brief read, it sounds like there's a mesh screen at the bottom of the box, covered in litter. The cat eliminates and the clumps are lifted and rotated, leaving the clean litter sifting thru the mesh 7 mins later into a box which can be lined with a garbage bag...I posted this on home site I frequent,but haven't gotten any ideas, I wish that someone owned this thing :chuckle
  11. by   AmyLiz
    I have seen a similar litter box at Meijers. It wasn't automatic though, you had to turn the thing...but it dumped the litter into a little drawer thing too. I think I like the idea of the automatic one though.
  12. by   Genista
    I haven't tried the Litter Robot, but will be curious to hear any comments. We had a LitterMaid for 5 years. It worked pretty well for 4 years, then started just raking the clumps into a huge pile (which didn't go into the disposal bin). That was gross! Finally, the tines on the rake broke. :stone

    I debated whether to purchase another one.They are expen$ive. We have a multiple cat household.Now they are indoor-only cats (never thought I'd go indoor-only, but it broke my heart when one of our kitties was killed by a car in front of the house). I decided to go back to old fashioned scoopable litter boxes (Boodaloos with those lids and little door flaps). I purchased TWO of them, which seems to be working very well. I was having to scoop out the Littermaid quite a bit anyway the past year, so going back to the scoopable litterbox wasn't that bad.

    I'd like to hear how that LitterRobot works out, though. Good luck if you decide to purchase it.
  13. by   Gldngrl
    Well, I spent yest afternoon taking apart my Littermaid Mega and washing it outdoors. I sprayed a bit of silicon spray on the rake tines, then wiped it off. So far, no clogs yet . I showed my husband the Litter Robot site and he questioned whether the clumps would stick to the mesh, again the same problem. Then I told him the price :imbar ...he said for that price, he'd design something similar. So for now, we're holding off, maybe the price will go down in a year or so as the product gains notice. Thanks to everyone who responded.
  14. by   SmilingBluEyes
    I prefer a HUGE COVERED litter box, doing the scooping myself to ensure it's clean. NO machine works well enough for me...and litter can wind up EVERYWHERE (hence the cover in our household). They are not worth the cost from what I have seen in my friends' cases. I would rather invest in a REALLY big and covered litter box myself.

Must Read Topics


close