Omega Paw Self Cleaning Litter Box

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Omega Paw Self Cleaning Litter Box

Post by Patt » Sat, 24 Aug 2002 07:54:16



Has anyone used this litter box and if so, what do you think of it?
 
 
 

Omega Paw Self Cleaning Litter Box

Post by Shinb » Sun, 25 Aug 2002 03:10:39


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> Has anyone used this litter box and if so, what do you think of it?

I use it, and absolutely love it! It is amazing, and turns cleaning
the litter box from a chore that I dreaded into something (almost)
pleasant.

All you have to do is roll the unit a little, and the litter falls
through a grate, leaving the clumps and other solids on top of the
grate. Then you roll it a little more, and all the clumps fall into a
little removable tray. Roll it back to the original position, and the
clean litter slides back into place, nice and level. The just take the
tray out and throw away the clumps.

No noise, no trays to continually buy, and the cover keeps the dust
and litter somewhat contained. I can't believe that everyone doesn't
use this!

The only flaw is that even the large unit is a little small, and my
cats are a little large and have a hard time maneuvering around in
there. But they got the hang of it, and I think they like that the
litter is always fresh and level. (I roll it a few times a day, and
just empty the tray every day or two)

 
 
 

Omega Paw Self Cleaning Litter Box

Post by Antiqu » Sun, 25 Aug 2002 11:12:27


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>> Has anyone used this litter box and if so, what do you think of it?

> I use it, and absolutely love it! It is amazing, and turns cleaning
> the litter box from a chore that I dreaded into something (almost)
> pleasant.

> All you have to do is roll the unit a little, and the litter falls
> through a grate, leaving the clumps and other solids on top of the
> grate. Then you roll it a little more, and all the clumps fall into a
> little removable tray. Roll it back to the original position, and the
> clean litter slides back into place, nice and level. The just take the
> tray out and throw away the clumps.

> No noise, no trays to continually buy, and the cover keeps the dust
> and litter somewhat contained. I can't believe that everyone doesn't
> use this!

> The only flaw is that even the large unit is a little small, and my
> cats are a little large and have a hard time maneuvering around in
> there. But they got the hang of it, and I think they like that the
> litter is always fresh and level. (I roll it a few times a day, and
> just empty the tray every day or two)

Is it possible to use it without the hood? Can the hood be put in place when you're ready to roll? :) My cats won't go near a hooded litterbox.
 
 
 

Omega Paw Self Cleaning Litter Box

Post by Shinb » Wed, 28 Aug 2002 02:25:48


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> Is it possible to use it without the hood? Can the hood be put in place
> when you're ready to roll? :) My cats won't go near a hooded litterbox.

Unfortunately, the hood is integral to the operation of the cleaning
function. After the litter falls through the grate, the clumps roll
onto the side of the hood. When you roll the whole thing back upright,
the clumps roll into the catch bin. Without the hood, the clumps would
just roll onto the floor. I guess you could put a bag or something
there, but it might be messy.

The hood attaches/detaches prettly easily via 4 sliding latches, so
perhaps you could just leave it open all day, and re-attach it when
you want to clean it. A little more hassle, but still better IMO than
the whole "scoop, shake, and gag" routine.

 
 
 

Omega Paw Self Cleaning Litter Box

Post by Antiqu » Wed, 28 Aug 2002 07:12:20


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>> Is it possible to use it without the hood? Can the hood be put in
>> place when you're ready to roll? :) My cats won't go near a hooded
>> litterbox.

> Unfortunately, the hood is integral to the operation of the cleaning
> function. After the litter falls through the grate, the clumps roll
> onto the side of the hood. When you roll the whole thing back upright,
> the clumps roll into the catch bin. Without the hood, the clumps would
> just roll onto the floor. I guess you could put a bag or something
> there, but it might be messy.

> The hood attaches/detaches prettly easily via 4 sliding latches, so
> perhaps you could just leave it open all day, and re-attach it when
> you want to clean it. A little more hassle, but still better IMO than
> the whole "scoop, shake, and gag" routine.

Thank you for the info. Sounds like it would work, as you say, leaving it off until I'm ready to clean it.
 
 
 

Omega Paw Self Cleaning Litter Box

Post by Shinb » Thu, 29 Aug 2002 01:49:33


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> Thank you for the info. Sounds like it would work, as you say, leaving
> it off until I'm ready to clean it.

You could create a "hinge" by duct-taping the hood to the body just on
the "tray" side. That way, you can leave the box open, then when it is
time to clean it, just close the "lid", hold the other end together
with your hand, and roll the whole thing. That way you don't have to
fiddle with the latches. It's hard to explain, but you will know what
I'm talking about when you get it.
 
 
 

Omega Paw Self Cleaning Litter Box

Post by JLove989 » Sat, 31 Aug 2002 04:06:05


I bought one of these last week, thinking it sounded like a great idea. When I
went to assemble it, the part you fold before first use (where the grating is)
broke apart in my hand. I thought back to how there was another one on the
shelf which looked like it had been returned. I wonder if it had the same
problem. If you get one of these, check it ahead of time if you can (it slides
out of its packaging pretty easily) to make sure it doesn't break before you
buy it!
-Jen
If a pig loses its voice, is it disgruntled?