You may possibly think it's a blessing that there is such a thing as an automatic cat litter box, if you've one cat as well as many. Yes, they do exist, and for many people, they are truly one of the best inventions available. Nevertheless, there are drawbacks that you need to consider as well.
First, if you use this sort of litter box you should get just premium clumping litter so that clumps won't break under any circumstances. Why is this so? You will find yourself with rather [f=white]a mess, because if you use a cheaper clumping litter. If sections don't remain unchanged, you will find both the litter box and the rake it self smeared with feces that you'll have to [f=white]tidy up. [f=white]Just [f=white]advanced clumping litters that never break are suitable for use in an automatic cat litter box.
Next, your cat( s) [f=white]should be of the form that's maybe not spooked by the rake. The box itself is automated having an electronic eye, where a rake routinely 'scoops' used litter as soon as your cat leaves the box and deposits it in a database situated at the back-end of the box. It's likely he or she'll not enter the box at all, ergo making it useless to you, if this sort of motion spooks your cat.
Third, if you have more than one cat and/or are gone for extended periods of time beyond a few hours, you should have at the very least two of these boxes. This is because it is unlikely that the box itself will be able to accommodate multiple cats, since you only pour in litter to a level of approximately one to two inches. So as to make sure that the box works properly you will continually need to be replacing this litter. Therefore, if you are gone for over a couple of hours at a time, it is probably best to use a regular box where you could scoop out only once or twice a day yourself.
One notice to make here is that even though some boxes use silica deposits in the place of clumping litter and for that reason only scoop solid waste therefore that litter lasts longer, many pet owners feel that this is simply not balanced for their cats. The choice is up to you.
Ultimately, these kind of litter boxes aren't cheap. While some have come down somewhat in price lately, you are maybe not going to be paying $16.99 for this sort of box as you will with just a regular cat litter box. Expect to spend about $100-150 for a top quality automatic box.
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Thus, the decision is yours, but the benefit isn't always what you might expect with the cat litter box furniture. Often-times, just using top quality clumping litter in a regular box and sweeping it out a few times daily is the simplest way to go.