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#1 ~Melissa~

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Posted 28 December 2007 - 01:00 PM

Our kitty has decided unless the litter box is cleaned 2 times daily she will crap on the floor, right beside the litter box. Therefore we’re thinking of buying an electronic litter box. This excites me very much!!!

Anyone have any recommendations or reviews? We’re looking into the Littermaid and I’ve seen mixed reviews online

#2 foxytv

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    Posted 28 December 2007 - 01:10 PM

    We've considered this but haven't looked into any of them seriously yet. I'll check on Consumer Reports and see if they have any recommendations b/c we rely on that for a lot of purchases and they are pretty on target!

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      Posted 28 December 2007 - 01:31 PM

      we were looking into the litter robot b/c it's supposed to be the best, but it's $200-$300...the other ones break often, tho....

      we settled for 2 litter boxes next to each other.

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        Posted 28 December 2007 - 01:44 PM

        Frank's sister has one for their cat and it seems to work really well for them.

        I, on the other hand, scarred my cat for life by trying to use one of them. The idea that this machine scooped her shit after she was done freaked her out so much that she decided to find her own bathroom in the corner of the dining room on the carpet.

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          Posted 28 December 2007 - 01:47 PM

          When I used to have a cat I had the littermaid and it was AWESOME! My cat totally didn't mind it- in fact, he liked to watch it..lol

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            Posted 28 December 2007 - 01:50 PM

            We had two cats and the Littermaid (and a couple of others we tried) didn't work out. The cats always broke the damn things with all their crap.

            I think if you have one cat, it's probably a lot better, but more than that... they always seem to break from the people I've talked to.

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              Posted 28 December 2007 - 02:29 PM

              Cats & their crap - always an ongoing battle in our house hold. Glad to know I'm not alone. The dog is awesome cuz she craps outside...the cat is absolutely driving us crazy right now for various reasons. She sure pees enough for like 5 cats. It's amazing. I would be afraid her ginormous pee clumps would break the machine.

              Fun fact: we live in a tiny apartment. When we moved here it was still fall, so it totally worked to have the dog & cat food as well as her litter box outside on the patio. Well, once it started getting cold that didn't work out. Now we have the cat box in our tiny laundry room that is connected to our tiny kitchen. If someone closes the door to the laundry (which you basically have to do to open the fridge), then we all get to wake up to the death cry meow in the middle of the night. Fun times. (and totally off topic - sorry)

              #8 MikkiStreak

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                Posted 28 December 2007 - 03:29 PM

                Quote:
                Originally Posted by Christa
                If someone closes the door to the laundry (which you basically have to do to open the fridge), then we all get to wake up to the death cry meow in the middle of the night. Fun times. (and totally off topic - sorry)



                Reminds me of the moment when I realized I should never have kids:

                I went to go change the litter one day and the phone rang. I stopped and answered the phone and talked for awhile.

                For 3 days my cat attacked me in the middle of the night, just *howling* with her cries. I couldn't figure it out...

                And then I realized that when I got distracted by the phone call, I had emptied her box and forgot to fill it back up....

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                  Posted 28 December 2007 - 03:34 PM

                  omg the story about getting distracted by the phone and not filling the pan back up is too funny.

                  I was thinking of getting the self cleaner box too but I think it would scare the one cat I have, who is a lil baby. Hm

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                  Posted 28 December 2007 - 04:18 PM

                  Quote:
                  Originally Posted by lauren c.
                  we were looking into the litter robot b/c it's supposed to be the best, but it's $200-$300...the other ones break often, tho....

                  we settled for 2 litter boxes next to each other.
                  Yeah we thought about using 2 instead... it is the cheap option but I really like not having to clean it as often. I mean i would still clean it once a week at leats but not 2 times daily. It's such a PITA!

                  Quote:
                  Originally Posted by Sarah
                  When I used to have a cat I had the littermaid and it was AWESOME! My cat totally didn't mind it- in fact, he liked to watch it..lol

                  friends of ours said whenever their cat heard the machine she would run to go watch it.... completely amazed with the thing. LOL

                  Quote:
                  Originally Posted by Christa
                  Cats & their crap - always an ongoing battle in our house hold. Glad to know I'm not alone. The dog is awesome cuz she craps outside...the cat is absolutely driving us crazy right now for various reasons. She sure pees enough for like 5 cats. It's amazing. I would be afraid her ginormous pee clumps would break the machine.
                  I think the littermaid uses the crystals so they don't clump it dries up er something
                  Reminds me of the moment when I realized I should never have kids:

                  I went to go change the litter one day and the phone rang. I stopped and answered the phone and talked for awhile.

                  For 3 days my cat attacked me in the middle of the night, just *howling* with her cries. I couldn't figure it out...

                  And then I realized that when I got distracted by the phone call, I had emptied her box and forgot to fill it back up....
                  You and Christa's stories cracked me up. Just what i needed on this crappy work day Friday




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