Self cleaning litter box Animal Wellness are designed to make life easier for cat parents. They typically use a motor that automatically sifts and removes waste, depositing it into an odor-reducing bin for you to empty. Some models even link to your home’s plumbing to flush waste away.
How long can you leave an automatic litter box?
These devices often have a sensor that detects when your cat is in the litter box, and they may also feature an automatic timer that can delay the cleaning cycle so you don’t have to worry about your cat going back into the dirty litter box while the machine is working. Some use a conveyor system that separates clumps from clean litter, while others rake solid waste into disposable trays. Still, others have a more complex process that scrapes and sifts the litter and deposits it into a bin, while absorbing liquid waste in silica crystals.
As with any new device, it’s important to introduce your cat to the self-cleaning litter box slowly. This might involve introducing it alongside their current litter box, placing treats or toys near the self-cleaning litter box to encourage positive associations with it, or using a brand of cat litter that is compatible with the box.
Another factor to consider is that most self-cleaning litter boxes are much larger than traditional litter boxes, so be sure you have enough space to accommodate it before making the purchase.