Automatic Litterboxes? Opinions?
I am considering getting one of those automatic litter boxes for Kitty. Does anyone here have one? Any opinions?
The reason I am considering one, is because Kitty is VERY picky about her box. After she uses it once or twice, she starts peeing on the floor or on things on the floor (rugs, etc). She has been vet checked several times and health problems ruled out.
I find when I scoop several times a day, she uses the box like she should. She kicked a small pile of litter out on the floor once, and when the box was no longer to her liking, she used the pile on the floor.
Since school has started back, I am not able to scoop near as often and she has gone back to peeing on the floor again. I have a friend that had an automatic litter box for her two cats, and she swore by it. Others I've talked to weren't as impressed.
Because of her problem, Kitty must stay in my room while no one is home. There is really no where else in the house to put another box, so the one in my room is the only one she has. But the house isn't all that big either, and if we don't want the animals in a certain room, the door stays closed.
So a few questions I'm curious about:
1.) Are they a good investment?
2.) Any particular brand I should look into/stay away from?
3.) Do cats generally take well to them?
4.) What kind of maintenence do they require?
Thanks so much!