> I've been using one for a year (Litter Maid- $200.00) and it works
> than I expected it to. I have three cats so I need to empty the waste
> container every other day. It's much easier than scooping and more
> efficient on litter usage. I feel it's worth the investment.
Do you have only the one box? Is there any specific litter that you use
in the box? Did you have any problems introducing the new boxes to your
cats, and, if so, how did you handle it? Do you have any problem with
the cats triggering the motors just to watch them run? (I've heard
apocryphal tales about this...) Do the boxes need to be plugged in or
do they run on batteries?
I currently have four cats and four litter boxes. When my fiance moved
in and brought his two "kids" with him he claimed that they were only
used to the clumping litter and that he'd make sure to clean out their
boxes every day. My two were used to the recycled newsprint pellets and
I only had to clean out their boxes every few days or so.
Unfortunately, ever since we moved all the litter boxes to the ba***t
my fiance has been forgetting to clean out his two's scoopable litter.
I don't mind cleaning up after all the kids but I *do* wish that I could
convince him to switch to the recycled litter. However, if these
self-cleaning litter boxes really worked I'd almost be willing to put
all of them on the clumping and let the litter box handle the scooping.