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Everything You Need to Know About the Litter Robot

This post, Everything You Need to Know About the Litter Robot, is in partnership with Litter Robot. All opinions are my own. This post may contain affiliate links. 

Cat using Litter Robot

Adopting our two rescue cats a few months ago was one of the best decisions we’ve made in a long time. In just a few short weeks both of my kids have created such amazing bonds with our newest additions I only wish I did it sooner. When it was time to bring our new furry friends home, one walk around the pet store and I was quickly reminded how different shopping for pet supplies is now. It’s been years since I had a pet so we had to start from scratch when it came to cat supplies. We needed all the essentials like a litter box, pet food, cat litter and I was quickly overwhelmed with all the choices. Thankfully today’s products are designed to make pet ownership so much easier, like the Litter-Robot.

tan and white Scottish fold cat

Adopting two cats who were a bit older and already litter boxed trained was one less thing I had to worry about doing. But after a few days, I was quickly reminded how much I disliked cleaning a litter box.

I really, really dislike it. But truthfully who does. I don’t think anyone actually likes cleaning the litter box. I just added it to my ever growing to-do list each day and moved along.

Scottish Fold cat inside the litter robot

Until I heard of the Litter-Robot Open Air. At first I was a bit skeptical. I mean if this thing was as great as it says it was, wouldn’t everyone have one?

I figured the best way to see if it worked was to try it out myself.  A self-cleaning litter box sounded too good to be true but if it was everything it said it could be, this really could be the answer to my dreams of not scooping cat poop everyday.

While I waited for it to arrived, I read up all the information on the website about the Litter Robot, different reviews and any information I could get my hands on.

I wanted to make this work and I figured if I could learn as much as I could about it before it arrived, it would make an easier process to get the cats adjusted.

Litter robot box with cat on top of it

The day it arrived, I was surprised at how big the box was. It’s a pretty big piece of equipment.It arrives completely put together and all I had to do was remove a few pieces of tape and cardboard.

I let it sit out in the kitchen for a few days while Pudgie and Bentley sniffed it and explored it.

Then I moved it to it’s new home in the laundry room, right where their old litter box was.

The website gives you all kinds of tips and tricks to help your cat adjust, like leaving their old litter box next to the Litter Robot and slowly stop cleaning it so the new, clean Litter Robot looks like a better choice to your cats.

That worked like a charm. Having a 1 & 3 year old cat already used to their standard litter box, I thought it would be a hard change but it was surprisingly easy.

Cat getting inside the litter robot

The younger cat took too it right away and when I showed him his “new” box, he quickly jumped in to try it out. And try it out he did.

Cat sitting in litter robot

The older cat, who is still a little skittish, took a bit longer. When I put him in it, he walked around, smelled every nook and cranny and proceeded to sit down.

After a few minutes, he climbed out and sat next to it as it started through it’s cycle.

Now this is where I thought I’d lose him, but he was more curious than anything and stood on his hind legs to watch the process.

THE LITTER ROBOT CLEANING PROCESS

Once you cat does his business, a timer counts down allowing your clumping litter to do its job. Then the clean cycle begins.

Cat litter inside the litter robot

The Litter Robot’s globe slowly rotates and as it does it sifts the clean litter into a compartment to separate it from the waste.

Litter Robot cleaning cycle

The waste is then left behind and deposited in a carbon-filtered drawer at the bottom of the Litter Robot.

Litter Robot Cycle

As the Litter Robot returns to the home position, it fills back up with the clean litter and is ready for your cat’s next use.

Litter robot night light

There’s even a night light inside the unit for when you’re kitty has to use the bathroom in the dark.

WHAT CAT LITTER TO USE IN THE LITTER ROBOT

You need a clumping litter and I use Tidy Cat, the same brand I was using in the old litter box so it still smelled familiar to them.

Cat stepping out of the Litter Robot

MY FINAL THOUGHTS ON THE LITTER ROBOT

After being skeptical in the beginning, I was really impressed with the Litter Robot Open Air with Connect. The older cats adjusted nicely to it, they’re not at all spooked by the noise from the cleaning cycle (it’s really not that loud after all). Not having to scoop the litter box morning and night (yes I was actually doing that every single day) has been great. Now I still empty the waste box every few days but it’s drastically less work than what I was doing. I even get an alert when it’s time to empty the box in case.I forget. I think it’s a great addition to any cat home and for anyone who doesn’t want to clean a litter box every day.

WHERE TO BUY LITTER ROBOT

You can purchase your own Litter Robot at www.litter-robot.com.

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Emily

Wednesday 27th of June 2018

Your cats are so adorable! My parents adopted four kittens last year and they are struggling to stay on top of the litter box situation. I will have to let them know about this, it could be a game changer for them!

Dawn

Wednesday 27th of June 2018

Thank you! Yes! It's totally a game changer! I hated scooping their old box so I understand how hard it can be! It's saved my back and knees lol.

Ashley

Wednesday 27th of June 2018

Sounds like a must-buy for any cat owner! Plus your cats look pretty happy to use it!

Dawn

Wednesday 27th of June 2018

It definitely is! They definitely took to it a lot easier than I thought! :)

Rebecca Bryant

Wednesday 27th of June 2018

You had me at self-cleaning. Like you cleaning the litter box is one of my least favorites to do things. I have one now that I can lift to sift but this one would be so awesome to have. Plus it seems like it cuts down on cat odor. Two questions do you notice less litter box odor and is it quiet when it cleans or really loud?

Dawn

Wednesday 27th of June 2018

Right?! it does cut down on odor (that's another issue because of my son's allergies) but it's definitely helped. People come over and they have no idea we have cats because they don't smell a litter box lol! It's definitely not loud. In fact, it's a lot quieter than I thought it would be.