Littermaid Litter box

  1. Hi... does anyone use it? its the automatic cleaning litter box...

    I just got one, set it up this AM.... the cats are using it, if nothing else...

    do you guys like it?
    does it work well?

    --Barbara
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  3. by   RainbowzLPN
    I don't have one, but a friend of mine bought them a while back, & she loves them!! She had a job where she did alot of travelling & so it was more practical for her. Glad your cats are using it!
  4. by   Ortho_RN
    I have been thinking about getting one for my two kitties... Does it make alot of noise?? I think if they made alot of noise that would be the only thing that might scare my one kitty away.. A spider sneezes and she jumps lol
  5. by   Joeknee
    The noise does scare/intrigue them initially. Our cats sat around the machine and watched it do its stuff for the first week.

    We used to have trouble with two of our cats "marking territory/spraying/being lazy bums and not going downstairs to the litterbox", but the cats love having clean litter so much that we they only pee where they're supposed to now. *hurray*

    It works great for most people. We bought one for a multicat household, which is meant for up to 4 cats... We have 10 and my mom doesn't want to buy another one. Wonder how long it'll be before the machine up and dies on us.
  6. by   Hooligan
    I had one but my herd was a little to hefty for the littermaid! If you have 1 or 2 kitties it would be great...I had 3 at the time and they proved to be a bit much for the poor littermaid. Also, one of my little men is very sensitive and when his world isn't perfect he tends to suffer from diarrhea. Littermaid + diarrhea = BIG mess! Anyway, I do reccoment the Littermaid for housholds with no more than 2 kitties. I hope you enjoy it.

    Oh...Nurse2B...the littermaid has a sensor and timer on it. It waits to rake for a couple minutes after your cats have used the box. That should cut down on the 'surpize factor' for you fraidy cat! It makes a bit of noise but it didn't take my little men long to realize it didn't want to eat them. I'd say give it a whirl but keep a traditional litterbox next to it for an option till he gets used to it.

    ~Bean
  7. by   legsmalone
    Do those things come with a cover? My cat has the nickname of Dexter- The exterior decorator, because he kicks the litter out of the box, I swear like 5,6 feet away! Without a cover I would forever and a day be vacuuming....
  8. by   Joeknee
    I don't know if you can get covers for them, but it'd be fabulous if they did. One of ours likes to rush into the box first thing after the litter is changed and kick a bunch out and roll around in it. *sick* We'd been wondering for the longest time why he always smelled perfume-y.
  9. by   Hooligan
    Originally posted by Joeknee
    The noise does scare/intrigue them initially. Our cats sat around the machine and watched it do its stuff for the first week.

    We used to have trouble with two of our cats "marking territory/spraying/being lazy bums and not going downstairs to the litterbox", but the cats love having clean litter so much that we they only pee where they're supposed to now. *hurray*

    It works great for most people. We bought one for a multicat household, which is meant for up to 4 cats... We have 10 and my mom doesn't want to buy another one. Wonder how long it'll be before the machine up and dies on us.

    Whoa!!! You've got 10 kitties!?!?! Are they all indoor kitties? I only ask 'cause DH and I have had up to 5 strictly indoor kitties at one time. I couldn't imagine 10! We recently had to put one of our little men to sleep and were considering getting another one but I was afraid people would think we were crazy! You helped me make up my mind...I do still want a kitty for our anniversary!

    I didn't know they made littermaids for multicat households...I'll have to look into it! Thanks!
  10. by   emily_mom
    I've seen them with covers...but it could be another brand. My kitties never got used to it. It freaked them out. You always knew when it was going b/c they'd come stampeding through the kitchen, slide into the cupboard, and head for the back of the dryer!

    Kristy
  11. by   night owl
    I've wanted to buy one and I'm so glad you asked this question Barb. I can just see my three fur babies sitting around the box a just watching it!
    So now tell me. You put in the litter, the cat does his/her thing, it waits a couple of minutes then rakes the litter into what a receptical? a bag? And you have to change the litter how often? After a week, a few days? I'm just afraid that my kitties will be too scared to use it once they see the raking action and then they'll be "going" wherever. I'm not sure they'll go for it and then I've wasted my money.
  12. by   BioRN
    I have a littermaid mega. This box is bigger then the original littermaid. The littermaid is not appropriate for kittens under 6 months according to the instructions. I love it because my cat never learned to bury her feces and the littermaid gets rid of the smell and the feces in ten minutes instead of having to put up with the smell until I clean the box each evening.
  13. by   night owl
    The kittens tend to play in the box...probably'll rake them away...OOPS! Sorry about that baby...My husband would be very happy. Do they have anticat husband raker boxes??? Sit here darlin...I would be very happy...
  14. by   Heather333
    Mine were scared of it. It's sitting in the garage. I think I'm gonna sell it.

    Heather

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