Litter-Robot III Open-Air - Automatic Self-Cleaning Litter Box Review
Litter-Robot III Open-Air - Automatic Self-Cleaning Litter Box
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Daily litter scooping may not be in the cards for many cat owners. Hectic travel schedules, long days, or a general distaste for handling animal waste on a daily basis are all circumstances that might get in the way of regular litter box maintenance. However, this doesn’t mean that you should forgo the joys and wonders of cat ownership.
The Litter-Robot III comes with a hefty price tag, but it also does most of the heavy lifting for you when it comes to cleaning out the litter box. After your cat uses the box, it automatically sifts the waste into a separate drawer for easy disposal. This system keeps the box nice and clean for your cat, and also cuts down on smells that are typically associated with litter boxes. Simply empty the waste drawer when it’s full and start the process over anew.
Be forewarned, measuring 29.5 by 24.5 by 27 inches, this box takes up some real estate. It’s good for kitties of all sizes and homes with multiple cats. Sometimes cats may need a little prompting to use the box, but once they get the hang of it, there won’t be further issues.
Users should also note that this box doesn’t actually scoop anything—it rotates and waste rolls into a separate compartment. This means that there are no scoopers to clean or keep waste free, but it is recommended that users wipe down the globe every month or so to keep it squeaky clean.
Reviews for this box are mostly fantastic, but there is a small, yet significant, reviewing population with some complaints. A number of reviewers have had problems with the box breaking in transit, but these issues are quickly remedied by the Litter Robot team since it comes with a 90-day money-back guarantee and 18-month warranty. There have also been some complaints about the sensors not being sensitive enough.
All that said, we still think this is a very valuable product for cat owners who are sick of scooping the litter box on a daily basis. It still requires oversight and maintenance, but not daily attention.