Like other automated litter boxes (e.g., the CatGenie), the PetSafe ScoopFree doesn't use ordinary litter. It uses crystals that absorb things that are wet and dry up things that are solid. During the cleaning cycle, the soiled crystals are dumped into a disposable tray that closes automatically to reduce odor. The trays have to be thrown out at varying intervals, depending on how many cats you have and how active their digestive systems are. The maximum that the trays are estimated to last, with one cat, is 30 days, which qualifies as "weeks at a time." With three cats, though, you'll be lucky to get more than a week off.
The idea of a robotic litter box is a little scary. It's not hard to imagine the box stalking the halls at night on mechanical legs, searching for the bedroom, eager to dump its contents on you as vengeance for all the times you've forgotten to clean it. It's doing a dirty job and if you aren't helping out often enough, it'll let you know. Beware its wrath.
Fortunately, real-life robotic litter boxes won't do that, partly because they don't have mechanical legs but mostly because they're self-cleaning. They don't need you. They can take care of themselves, thank you very much. Indeed, the makers of the PetSafe ScoopFree Original Self-Cleaning Litter Box say that it "can be left alone for weeks at a time," which makes it a pretty autonomous automaton. It's smart enough to sense when your cat comes for a visit and smart enough to wait another 20 minutes before it starts self-cleansing.
The PetSafe ScoopFree seems like a reasonable solution for cat owners who lack the time, energy, ability or willingness to clean conventional litter boxes. If you don't dump the disposable tray on time, though, it will probably think evil thoughts about you. Be glad it doesn't have mechanical legs.
So far, the SccopFree box is working perfectly, with very little odor, for the same three cats.
This works like a charm - not long after the cat has been in it scrapes away the smell producing poo and leaves it fresh!
I've had the Petsafe Scoopfree litter box for nearly 1 month now and love it. I would definitely recommend i!
If you want your house to smell clean, these sparkling blue crystals and self-cleaning bin are the way to go-- and worth the extra dollars.
Works well. Keeps everything under control and cat loves the pan.
My cat is also very much used to it and I accordingly only have to pick up the tray and throw it out, replacing it with a new one, every three weeks or so.
I've been using the Scoop Free litter system for about 6 months now. It's fantastic, automatic, makes almost no noise, and no smells at all.
Amazing product. Zero odor. It automatically rakes 20 min after the cats use the facilities - zero stress for me. Pricing is on point - totally worth it.
Trays last about 3-4 weeks with 1 cat. No smell and my dogs no longer partake in chocolate treats!! There is nothing in the litter once this goes through its' cycle.
It's well worth the money and you only need to change out the replacement prepackaged litter boxes once a month. No odor and no touching or scooping litter.