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One Of The Best,
This review is from: Litter Robot LRII - Automatic Self-Cleaning Litter Box, Gray (Misc.)
I have owned both the original Litter Robot and Litter Robot II. When I bought mine the only place it was available was from the manufacturer. Their business has steadily grown and now you can even get one of these here on Amazon!
If you've never owned an automatic litter box before know two things. There is no such thing as the perfect litter box and all require some kind of maintenance. I have previously owned Littermaids & a Purrforma. Litter Robot is the most reliable product and the customer service and support is phenomenal! The waste drawer is easy to clean, it's reliable, the noise isn't bad, cleaning the globe is easy and most cats will probably take to it.
There are some instances where this might not be for you. If you have a cat that doesn't turn around to urinate, urine can get all over the step, front panel and floor. I didn't used to have this problem but my oldest cat is big and almost 15. He doesn't squat like he used to. Your cat must weigh at least 5lbs to active the sensor. If your cat doesn't like hooded litter boxes, well you're probably not going to buy this anyway.
Some recommendations are NOT to introduce this box and a new litter at the same time. I also would not recommend removing the old litter boxes. I have six cats and initially set this up next to their three existing boxes unplugged. After they explored it and seemed comfortable I turned it on and supervised their reactions. As I verified that more and more of my cats were using it, I gradually removed the other boxes one at a time. It also helped to not clean the regular boxes as often.
I am glad I've owned three of these and will probably purchase another Litter Robot II later this year. The company offers a money back guarrantee (not sure what applies if ordering from Amazon) and has replacement parts readily available. For more info on this, other automatic litterboxes and litters check out Automatic Litterbox Central.