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Old 10-28-2007, 06:07 PM   #16
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I am less than impressed with the auto kitty bx -- it seems to get stuck all the time - I've spent more time trying to get it to work, making sure I didn't add too much litter, etc. than it takes time to clean out a traditional litter box.

Does your cat(s) need a litter box on every floor of the house - wouldn't it just be easier for the cats to go up/down the stairs then you don't have to worry about the yorkie in the box? Just an idea.

I just bought the most wonderful litter product last week at the Great Iowa Pet Expo - It's called LitterMate and it really cuts down on traditional cat box concerns - here's a link to their website - maybe this would help you - definitely a money saver! www.littermate.com
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Old 10-28-2007, 07:10 PM   #18
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that litter mate sounds very interesting makes me want to order it.
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Old 10-28-2007, 07:13 PM   #19
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My BIL has one. I actually have a regular one and don't have any problems with Lulu and it. My BIL did say it was really good but the refills are a bit expensive. I do also remember reading about a few cats that had gotten hurt when the sensor went wacky.

If I were you I would get the First Years step on baby gates. They are pressure gates and there is pedal that you step on to open the gate. They are about $60 each but last forever and a day. The only way I wouldn't recommend you getting them is if you have a tiny. I know that Lulu would be able to slip through the bars and she is 3 lbs. Not sure how big your baby is...so it's a thought to ponder.

Good luck. I can imagine how frustrating that is to deal with.
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(I live with my parents so the house I live in is pretty large. Trying to find home of my own.)

I have tried having only one litterbox in the house but I has never worked out for me. My grandfather who lives also lives with me will close the door if the box has poop in it rather than clean it so in essence the cats no longer have a bathroom. Hence a litter box in each level. Just a box in the basement doesn't work because the furnace in the winter freaks the one cat out. The only way I can keep the cats waste matter contained is to have multiple box.

Also my grandfather will not put the baby gates back which is how the dog gets to the box. I have tried my gates and he has flat out said he will not deal with the point end of subject.

Cozy (yorkie) does not eat the litter. She plays with the poop. Vet said the cat poop has a high protein count so it must sell good to Cozy.

Cozy really only gets into the one box on the main level of the house because that is where she is most of the day.

I just wish I could find a self clean box that would definately work. Also the cats will not use litter boxes that are covered. Both of my cats are pretty big in the 12-14 pound range so they don't seem to like to be cramped inside a litterbox.

My easiest solution would be to get rid of grandpa but I know that is never going to happen.
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I just gave my self cleaning litter box away last week to my daughter. The puppy Brandy was in it twice digging and carring poop out so it is gone for good. Went back to conventional covered litter box, some makers have a deeper bottom so a Yorkie would have to really reach up to hop inside. But years ago i had to put litter box up on top of cheapo table in laundry room to keep german shepherd out of it. Gross subject but you can't have them eating the stuff-yuk!!!
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(I live with my parents so the house I live in is pretty large. Trying to find home of my own.)

I have tried having only one litterbox in the house but I has never worked out for me. My grandfather who lives also lives with me will close the door if the box has poop in it rather than clean it so in essence the cats no longer have a bathroom. Hence a litter box in each level. Just a box in the basement doesn't work because the furnace in the winter freaks the one cat out. The only way I can keep the cats waste matter contained is to have multiple box.

Also my grandfather will not put the baby gates back which is how the dog gets to the box. I have tried my gates and he has flat out said he will not deal with the point end of subject.

Cozy (yorkie) does not eat the litter. She plays with the poop. Vet said the cat poop has a high protein count so it must sell good to Cozy.

Cozy really only gets into the one box on the main level of the house because that is where she is most of the day.

I just wish I could find a self clean box that would definately work. Also the cats will not use litter boxes that are covered. Both of my cats are pretty big in the 12-14 pound range so they don't seem to like to be cramped inside a litterbox.

My easiest solution would be to get rid of grandpa but I know that is never going to happen.

LOL i don't think your parents will let you get rid of grandpa but that would solve the problem.

The litter robot is out because its smallish and covered. If you can find an old version of the littermaid i'd recommend that. sometimes you can find them on amazon.

my pup used to go into the litter box at my BF's house. i would stand by with a squirt bottle for when she did and she's get it right in the butt. problem solved lol
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During my research I came across this puppy check it out!
http://www.catgenie.com/?R=cf
It is pricey, but looks like it would work wonders . I would get it in a heartbeat but hubby already warned me. I don't want things hook up to the toilett pipes.
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During my research I came across this puppy check it out!
http://www.catgenie.com/?R=cf
It is pricey, but looks like it would work wonders . I would get it in a heartbeat but hubby already warned me. I don't want things hook up to the toilett pipes.
That is on m y list of things for the new house!
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I know that this topic is very old, but maybe my answer will help someone in the future since I spent a lot of time to find the right information.I have had a Littermaid for about 3 years now. You are correct that the box does not turn on & clean out the clumps until long after the cat leaves the box. My 2 cats appeared to be a big freaked out by it the first day or so that we had it, but the calmed down & got used to it pretty quickly. Neither of them has ever been afraid to use it or anything. We have one Litter Maid https://petapproves.com/best-self-cleaning-litter-box/ & one standard litter box.

Overall I like the Litter Maid because I H-A-T-E cleaning out litter boxes (this, IMO, is the ONLY downside to owning a cat), so it's nice that it scoops out the clumps into the recepticle & closes it off so that I can empty it every few days or so.

The only complaint I have is that my Litter Maid is not exactly maintenance-free. No matter what brand of clumping litter I buy, the rake often seems to get stuck at clumps that are stuck to the bottom of the box. It tries a few times to get through the clump, & eventually it gives up & stops with the rake halfway down the box until I come reset it & manually scoop the clump. It also has a tendancy to scoop the litter up on one end or into a corner occasionally, which also causes the rake to get stuck (even if there are no actual clumps in it, just loose litter piled up too high for the rake to get through).
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