In the realm of tasks happily relegated to the machine, the litter box is among those to beat. Many satisfied pet owners happily employ these devices to handle this admittedly inelegant task. Products such as the Litter Robot Bubble and the CatGenie 120 Self-Washing render litter box cleaning as quaint a notion as landlines. The LitterMaid LM980 is an adequate example of the basic, no-frills litter box, and PetSafe's ScoopFree Ultra Self-Cleaning Litter Box is another.
The Ultra's rake system sweeps kitty waste into a covered compartment 5, 10 or 20 minutes after the cat exits the box. The special litter -- a proprietary, inert crystal litter made of a silica gel -- is supposedly 5 times more effective than clay or other clumping litters. Along with disposable litter trays with leak-proof linings, the box can self-clean for up to 30 days with no scooping, cleaning or refilling, depending on the number of cats availing themselves of it. The privacy hood gives the cat seclusion and also reduces litter tracking. Safety sensors automatically reset the rake timer if the cat re-enters the box.
The ScoopFree Ultra features a health counter that tracks how many times the cat uses the box which serves as an indicator as to when to replace the litter tray. The litter trays themselves can be used as portable, disposable litter boxes. This litter box has been lab tested for 100,000 cycles without jamming, a good attribute since the unit without the hood looks like a flatbed scanner. It is recommended for use indoors with cats of any size over 6 months old. The system includes a UL-rated AC adapter with 10-foot cord and a bag of premium blue crystal litter. Even though litter scatter is a common issue, and there's no telling as to how much money is saved using proprietary replacement litter and trays, there is nonetheless high user satisfaction with this box. As to how to get Felix used to an automatic litter box, well, PetSafe and its competitors can help with that too.
It's far superior to a similar model, that I returned. The crystal litter is amazing for absorbing urine and masking odor.
Fantastic. I change the litter box every month. No issues, no smells, no leaks. Great product.
The crystals track easily on my cats feet outside the litter box but other then that it's perfect, keeps the smell away and my dogs aren't tempted to stick their heads in it!
No cleaning involved, significantly reduces odor, runs quietly, contains loose bits of litter so they're not tracked all over carpet.
This product does cut way down on odor, but does not eliminate it completely. It is very easy to clean, which she appreciates.
The product shipped fast and is easily assembled. No more scooping, just dump, and refill the crystals, and my cat always has a clean bathroom. Worth every cent!
Litter box is very good, and cat took to it well. But before you rush out and buy it, I would read some reviews about the refills you will need.
Constantly having to scoop waste and replace litter was a pain, but the smell was the worst part. This box keeps the smell locked in and is so much easier to clean.
This self-cleaning liter box is awesome. It works great. My cat adjusted to it quickly. Changing the liter is a breeze. No more litter smell. It is definitely the best item!