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post #1 of 12 (permalink) Old 11-20-2008, 08:13 AM Thread Starter
 
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Litterbox...what do you think?

Okay, here is a "new" type of litter box I found:

http://cgi.ebay.com/Cat-Genie-Self-C...1%7C240%3A1318

Was wondering, now that I have 3 cats, what type of automatic litter box works the best. I liked this one because the granules never have to be replaced and may save me hundreds of dollars a year!!! What is everyone's thoughts on a good automatic litter box......
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So, you have to be able to hook it up to water and electric? That would present issues for me. I've never really trusted self-cleaning litter boxes.
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http://www.litterbox-central.com/forum/
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http://www.litterbox-central.com/forum/
Very Informative sight, thanks for posting it!
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Re: Litterbox...what do you think?

NP - ironically after wasting days
reviewing threads there, I concluded
spending hundreds on a automatic litter
box was NOT worth the trouble or expense.

venting the litter odor air outdoors is far more
important to me than the daily clump removal.

I know this will sound strange, but I find value
in monitoring my cats daily health by observing
any leavings anomalies.
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know this will sound strange, but I find value
in monitoring my cats daily health by observing
any leavings anomalies.
Not strange to me. I monitor my horse's and my kitties' leavings for clues to any health problems.
It is a good warning system. The only problem with so many housecats is isolating the culprit.



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How much did they pay you to post here?
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post #8 of 12 (permalink) Old 11-21-2008, 07:21 AM
 
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Re: Litterbox...what do you think?

Personally, I tend to stay away from any vented/automatic litter boxes etc.

I use traditional litter in a simple litter tray.

Regarding vented systems, to keep a sanitary environment for yourself and your cat, it is better to remove the smell rather than covering it up. While it may be more pleasant for yourself it is not for your cat.

You mentioned that you have three cats, I thought that each cat only uses its own litter tray and will not use litter of another cat....
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I tend to stay away from any vented/automatic litter boxes.
Regarding vented systems,
to keep a sanitary environment for yourself and your cat,
it is better to remove the smell rather than covering it up.
welcome to our forum

venting and rake automation are two
completely separate feature issues.

you seem to be contradicting yourself,
unless you mean we clean leavings out
of boxes so often as to keep ahead of
any odor buildup. such vigilance may
be impractical for most cat care givers,
so venting the litter box odor outdoors
is a great option for cats and humans.

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I thought that each cat only uses its own litter tray
and will not use litter of another cat.
it's very common for cats to share the same
litter box, food dish, water source, etc.
whether it's better to share or keep separate
is debatable depending on the containers used,
maintenance, and the cats individual proclivities.
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Re: Litterbox...what do you think?

Cats are individuals, like humans, some will happily share resources, some are more territorial.

Personally, I like scooping the litterbox as a tool to keep a close eye on Arianwen's health. It only takes about 20 seconds per box, times two. That's a very small investment in time and effort, and gives me good barometer of my furry friend's well-being.

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