|Price Per Unit||—||—||—||—|
|Litter Box Type||Automatic||Automatic||Automatic||Self-Cleaning, Covered||Pan|
|Lifestage||Kitten, Adult, Senior||Adult||—||Adult||Adult|
|Litter Feature||Odor Control, Non-Clumping, Scented, Natural, Low Tracking||Odor Control||—||—||—|
|Compatibility||Plug-In Power||Wi-Fi||Plug-In Power||—||—|
I have 2 of these with extra normal litter boxes. Absolutely not for multiple cat households. It's a horrible mess and it doesn't work properly. It's always stuck even when clean with new litter. It makes loud noise, and it doesn't last as long as traditional box litter. It would be perfect for maybe one cat, but for us it's just a constant mess. ☹️
I had one of these and now I have 3 because they are everything they say they are (which is very rare!) The litter box is great at controlling odor. The cats love it. (they like to play with it sometimes). I only have to clean them out every 3 weeks or so compared to my regular litter boxes which must be emptied daily to say nothing of sanitizing them once a week. Since I have multiple cats, it makes my housekeeping much easier on a daily basis. I have a recurring order for new litter so that I do not have to go to the store to buy litter. I have nothing but positive feelings about this. The orignal litter box was purchased two years ago and works great still. It has a counter so I can see how often the kitties have used it, but I check it when it says it is time as sometimes the kitties just get in it to watch the rake and the counter only approximates the usage. But that is OK. Well worth the initial investment.
Six months ago, we adopted a pair of kittens and went from a two cat household to a four cat household overnight. We had two standard litterboxes and even with daily scooping, keeping them clean was a losing battle. My kittens started having a lot of accidents and we suspect there is one that is a picky little bugger who refused to use the box if he didn't think it was clean enough! My husband suggested trying a litter robot. So I did some online research, and the original scoop free litterbox was rated well and had a much lower price point than some of the other litter robots. I also purchased the reusable plastic tray kit, as the disposable litter trays are rather expensive. I use Pretty Litter, which is a crystal litter. I have not tried clay or clumping litter in the automatic litter box. We have been using the automatic litter box for about three months now and are very pleased with it. It is simple to clean and there are not a lot of moving parts to worry about. It is a very simple design. I've also really liked the reusable plastic tray, it still looks new and there have not been any stains or damage to it so far. Typically, every few days I flip the front guard up and use my litter scoop to clean out the waste receptacle in the front of the plastic tray. Bingo-Bango and we are good to go. Once the crystal litter becomes saturated, I just flip the box up, slide a trash bag under the tray and rake it out. Then I clean the plastic tray with soap and water. Then just slide the tray back into place and flip the box down. Finally I just dump in the clean litter. Much easier than the traditional litterbox routine. Probably the best $150 I've spent on my cats!
We started with one and now have two for a two cat household and use them with reusable trays and Fresh Step scented crystals. They have made life much easier and the house smelling fresh. We opted for a second to allow for more time between changes as the trays last about 35 uses. The Natures Miracle litter wipes help to clean up and stuck on particles and urine residue as well as keeping the combs clean. So much easier and cleaner than scooping a dusty litter box. They are much more sanitary as the debris is always dried out and combed away so there is a clean box each use for the kitties. I do wish they made some kind of pad that would stick to the bottom of the reusable tray! Fingers crossed
I was sceptical about this box. But my cats love it! The older cat took to it immediately. She loves a fresh box. The six months kittens were more intrigued and loved watching the rake move. It took a few days for them, but now they don't want regular litter. I ordered a second one yesterday so the three of them have options.
Works well but without a cover, the stench spreads. It often does not alert when my cats use it and I have to manually press the button. If not that then the pause before the sensor activates is so long that you end up pressing the button anyways to avoid the stench. Also, I was not aware the bottom is cardboard or that you have to buy specialized litter branded specifically for this litter box but that is likely due to my reading comprehension and not the box itself.
Only lasted a year, the rake broke and kept getting stuck in the middle of the litter box. Then stop trying all together.
I wanted a litter robot as I don't like to pick up the litter, but I also can't justify spending $500 on it, so I thought this was a good in between. I saw the other reviews describing the fact that it smelled, the litter did not last as long as advertised, frequent blockage... etc. I thought, these people must be using it wrong! Surely I will do a better job at it! I was wrong. I have been humbled. It started when I opened the box, and realized that this, in fact, does not have a bottom. The bottom that is included in this item is made out of flimsy cardboard, and PetSafe expects you to buy a new bottom every month rather than changing the litter yourself. I thought "I'll just use the cardboard and clean it, whatever!". It's now a few months in and the cardboard is warping, litter is getting stuck everywhere and I am still in denial. You want to buy a separate bottom that is reusable? It's not included! $30 !!! It's open top. If you're a fan of Jackson Galaxy and have a massive house where you can tuck it into a corner, that's great. For everyone else, be prepared for stinky town, even though the whole premise of this litter box is to control the smell. You want a top? Regular tops wont fit on it, you gotta shell out another $30 to PetSafe. My thinking was that I was going to buy one of those litter box hidings that look like furniture, but you would be hard pressed to find one that can fit this behemoth. It's HUGE, long and thick, none of the ones I looked at online (and I looked at a lot) would fit it. It gets stuck a lot if you use any other litter than the PetSafe kind, and that litter sucks. The included PetSafe litter does not clump, AT ALL. After a week, be prepared for a permeating scent of cat urine, as it has sunk to the bottom of the litter box and is not being dried by the litter crystals. No odor control at all, even with the Lavender scented one. Even with that litter, the mechanism gets stuck all the time, which is especially terrible when you are away for a few days and come back to a mess because your cat can't go to the bathroom when a big rod is stuck in the middle of her toilet. One good point for it, it's convenient ***when it works*** to just pick up the poop at the end of the litter box. Is it life changing? No. Is it a time saver? You gain 5 seconds of your time, which is lost by trying to fix the mechanism every day. Heed my warning!! This is NOT worth it! I only have one cat, and it sucked. At this point, I'm even thinking of asking for a refund and this clunky mess of a machine.
Pros: Does not take up a ton of space. Super convenient for when we have to travel so that our sitter does not have to scoop. When we get home from our trip we just toss out the litter tray. Cons: Poop gets stuck to the metal rake that sweeps the box and the box itself gets smelly and gross very quickly. You can only use the specific litter tray for this box and the crystals track everywhere. My least favorite part of traveling is dealing with setting up and dismantling this disgusting thing. This used to be our regular, day-to-day litter box, but we switched away to the Breeze system with a litter genie to manage the smell. I would only recommend the ScoopFree box for someone that needs a solution for when they travel.
I’m notoriously lazy when it comes to cleaning up the cat litter and needed a solution. This is it. The crystal cat litter bags I buy (I’m trying out different ones currently) last about a month ($18-20) and my fussy cat who likes a clean box to go in hasn’t misbehaved since we installed this. The cleanup is easier than traditional clumping litter and so far I haven’t run into troubleshooting issues. I thought my older cat would take longer to adjust to it but she picked up on it quickly. The cord is a good length, which I appreciate. I would recommend buying the reusable tray. Even priced ridiculously, it does save you in the long run and it lets you try different litters to your liking. Crystal litter also doesn’t stick to the tray like clay litter does so it’s easier to clean. I got this because my friend recommended it and I don’t regret it.