Litter Robot LRII Automatic Self-Cleaning Litter Box
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The Litter Robot is the automatic, self cleaning litter box for cats 'that really works'. When your cat enters the litter chamber (globe) a weight activated sensor detects the presence of your cat. After 7 minutes a clean cycle starts with the slow rotation of the globe in a counter-clockwise direction. The rotation of the globe sifts and separates clumps from the clean litter (clumping litter) and deposits all waste in the large capacity drawer lined with a standard kitchen garbage bag. The globe then returns to its home position with a clean, level bed of litter ready for the next use. The Litter Robot has no rakes or wires to jam, clog, or break. Its simplicity and durable construction ensure a long life of service. The Litter Robot operates on 12VDC and is easy to set up - just add litter to the globe and plug it in. Backed by an 18 month warranty and 30 day money back guarantee on purchase price.
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I won't repeat what has been said in all the other wonderful reviews of this machine, but I will pass on a couple additional tips.
1) 8 gallon "Ruffies" scented trash bags fit the LRII perfectly, are cheap, are strong enough to handle a "full load" while giving you enough extra bag length to get a clean "tie-off".
2) Use a good quality clay clumping litter. The bot doesn't work with paper based litter or pine, citrus, corn, wheat, recycled Chinese baby diaper (or whatever) litter so don't bother with any "alternative" clumping cat litters. Avoid the "crystal enhanced" clumping litters too. The better the clay cat litter, the tighter/stronger the clumps, the less odor, the less bugs (yes bugs).
3)Add a baking soda as a deodorizer. It *will* smell unless you add the deodorizer. We tried a bunch of "enzyme" and "natural" litter box deodorizers as well as jar type room deodorizers (placed in the clump receptacle), plug in oil diffusers, and even an automatic Lysol sprayer that showered a spritz directly on the box every 30 minutes. At the end of the day, it is the baking soda that worked the best (and also happens to be one of the cheapest solutions). It works at the source; the exposed (as opposed to buried) clumps in the receptacle drawer. I add about 1/4 cup of the deodorizer for every 4 cups of litter that I add to the bot. This keeps the odor in check without needing any of the other deodorizers.
All in all, a great invention! Kudos to the folks at Litter Robot for thinking outside the "box"! ;-)
There is still some odor with this product, but not as much as a traditional litter box. You must be sure to use clumping litter. It is a great product, not perfect, but much, much better than having to hand-scoop or change a regular litter box!!!!! I have 4 cats, and simply empty the drawer out (I line it with a plastic kitchen trash bag)about twice a week. I replenish the litter inside the dome by throwing in a few cupfuls about twice a week. I have not had any mechanical problems with this unit at all, and have owned it for over a year now.... I live in an apartment, and have mine set up in the hall closet, out of view. I put a door stop to leave the door cracked open a little for the cats, and ran an extension cord in there for power, (put a throw rug over the cord in the hallway). I wash the dome part out in the tub/shower once every few months or so, then let it air dry with a fan blowing inside to speed up drying. If you have a yard, you could hose-it outdoors. I strongly recommend this over traditional litter boxes or those awful automated litter boxes that have the "rakes." This product has no rakes to clog up....
The machine works fine for the most part. It does what it promises, however, please consider the problems I found below:
1) If the urine ball is too large, it sometimes cannot be passed to the collector and if this happens, your very large urine ball will be reunited with the clean kitty litter again. Sometimes it will take the robot 2 or 3 cycles before it gets everything.
2) It will coat your cats fur with kitty litter dust. My cats are EXTREMELY CLEAN animals but everytime they use the litter robot, they come out dusty...full of kitty litter dust all over their fur and smelling like urine. It was based on this problem that I chose to return the unit.
I want my cats clean. I kiss them alot and this machine would hinder that because of the urine smelling cat dust that coats them every time they use the machine.
So for now, I'll have to keep on looking... but mechanically speaking, the unit worked fine for the most part.