|Price Per Unit|
|Litter Box Type||Pan||Pan||Pan||Pan, Sifting||Pan|
|Lifestage||Adult||All Lifestages||Adult||All Lifestages||Senior|
|Litter Feature||—||Odor Control||—||—||—|
As you read through other reviews, please note that the lady who gave one star was trying to use this box as if it were a Breeze. It is not. This litter box is designed to be used with about 1-2" of clumping litter. As the level gets low, or if your cat digs a corner low, any leaked urine will catch on the pad and tray under. There is an outer frame that holds a nylon bottom screen in place utilizing an inner snap frame. You can remove these parts and wash and replace them as desired . The under pads can be changed every week or as needed. I tried this box with a few types of litter, specifically crystal clumping and Fresh Step Outstretch, before settling on Tidy Cats Free & Clean multi cat. The crystal litter formed very hard chunks that adhered to the nylon screen and were difficult to remove. The Outstretch litter was so fine grained that a lot of it shifted through the nylon screen. *IF you use a non-absorbant litter, the pad WILL not hold an entire days worth of urine AND the tray below is designed with airflow to reduce bacteria odors, not contain a higher volume of liquid.
The bad reviews seems to describe something that this product is not... Urine is not supposed to leak but be absorbed by the litter on top and used with one of their dry pads so anything that "would" leak gets absorbed instead of sticking to the bottom... Such a simple and yet efficient drying concept to keep bacterial growth and odours to a minimum.
I use this for my two cats and they share one unit wonderfully. The pee pad needs to be changed usually twice a week. We scoop litter daily or every other day. Add litter every few poop scoops. Replace litter maybe once a month or whenever is needed. I mainly got this for odor reduction and it is definitely the best option I have found for the price. I tried one of the automatic litter scoopers and while they looked nice they weren't as automatic as you would like for such an expensive device with expensive litter trays. The smell wasn't nearly as contained as I expected with those and the Cateco has been great. The smell doesn't linger after the cats go to the bathroom anymore. It will stink for a few minutes then go away, if it lingers you know you need to change pad or litter. The top and bottom also align very easily the other reviewer must've got a bad product or user error. Have had this for about a year now. Wish they didn't require the custom fit dry pads for the best fit/result but the price for them isn't too bad. Averaged out to 5-10 a month after buying a handful of boxes at a time while on sale. Easier daily maintenance to use than a normal litterbox however it is still a bit tedious considering the cleaning that is required every so often. Also even with the raised lid my cats get tons of litter everywhere but that would happen on almost every liter box.
I recently adopted two senior kitties who aren't crazy about the litter box liners I normally use. The absorbent pads (which are cut to the size of the bottom tray) are replaced a couple of times per week - and do reduce urine odor. During pad replacement, I sometimes have difficulty reseating the top portion of the box. That's annoying. Fine sand particles also make their way to the pad. So, you have to be careful not to spill it when replacing the pad. Note: this box is designed for CLUMPING litter, not Breezy pellets. I tried that system a couple of years ago and my cats refused to use it. I replace the litter and wash the box every week. I use litter box liners with my other boxes, which makes litter replacement much easier. But, this makes the new cats happy. I like this box well enough that I may purchase another. Still trying to decide. In the mean time, I've purchased enough replacement pads and some additional screens to last me for a while.
This litter box is offensively terrible. I did a lot of research before purchasing, I was looking for a box that would allow urine to flow through in the box, so the litter could last longer. There are several similar concepts offered in the market right now, but this is the only one that is designed to work with crystal litter. It is more expensive than the others, but I was happy to make the investment for a product that had so much promise. The concept of this product is very good, it had so much potential - unfortunately the actual product leaves much to be desired - and urine all over the floor. The top half is great - the box size and height of the sides are perfect, the mesh bottom is genius - the perfect material for the concept. The bottom just went very, very wrong: FIRST, it is difficult to get the top lined up perfectly to the base. It has a very small lip to fit into and I found that it took a bit of work to get the box, filled with litter, into the proper position. The plastic base also arrive slightly warped, so compounded the issue since it did not sit flush to the floor when empty. These issues alone, I could forgive. SECOND, the pad designed to fit this box has serious design flaws. The front and back cutouts, to allow for the handles in the plastic base, permit urine to flow onto the plastic base. And, the pad does not hold enough volume, it is soaked and leaking after less than 24 hours with two cats. Finally, there is no sealed edge, so once full, the pad leaks out the sides. THIRD, the holes in the plastic base to allow air to circulate, allow urine to flow out to the floor after the inadequate pad is full. I have had this box for just over a week now. The first few days I was apprehensive b/c each morning I would wake to a very full pad. I would toss it out, as I expected with this system, BUT then I would need to completely clean the plastic base b/c there was urine on it. While frustrating to have to clean the base each morning - it still was not terrible and I thought I could work with it. Then this weekend, I was gone for 36 hours, I knew the pad would be full, but I was not prepared for the urine all over the floor. Once the pad was full, it leaked out the side holes to create puddles of urine around the box. I have two medium size cats, no health issues - the volume of urine is not extraordinary and they also have a second box. I find it unacceptable that this box cannot handle more than one day of urine for two healthy cats - this is not the solution I thought it was, I am so very disappointed.
I did not know what to think about it. Heard about it from a friend using it. Well after 3 months of use, I can tell you it really works! I use natural litter (soy base) and It works very well. The clumps are hard and easy to clean and I have no odours what so ever! I change the dry pad every 2 weeks or so.
I was desperate to get rid of the litter box odor, as it's in the laundry room by the family room and bedroom. I was not convinced this would work but wanted to at least try it out. It's been amazing. I put a little Tidy Cat clumping litter on top of the bottom pad and then about 1 inch in the top pan. You still need to scoop the poop and urine clumps every day, but there isn't any urine smell. I don't know if this is partly due to not having a lid anymore, or that the screen and pad are really working, but it's great! I've used the pad for a week with 1 cat before replacing. It's pretty expensive and the pad and screen refills are also expensive.
I am happy so far with this cat box. The smell isn't as bad and the cats seem to prefer this one over their other box! I'll be getting a second one soon.
i do not like it, it cheap make and not worth the price.