The Litter-Robot Revolutionizes Cat Crap Disposal

As a longtime TiVo owner, I understand that it is my responsibility to spread the Good News of TiVo to the unannointed masses still condemned to either watch scheduled television programming as it is broadcast or to record it on a barbaric and antiquated VCR.

While people have come to expect this kind of evangelism from TiVo owners, they are often caught off-guard when they learn I have the same unyielding missionary spirit for my litter box.

The Litter Robot is an automatic self-cleaning litter box that completely revolutionizes the act of cat crap disposal.

The machine, which bears an odd resemblance to Kenny from South Park, consists of a rotating plastic globe with a built-in sifting mechanism. Here’s how it works:

  1. Fluffy climbs in through a hole in the front.
  2. Fluffy turns around and does his thing.
  3. Fluffy leaves.
  4. Seven minutues later, the globe rotates and the sifting mechanism drops any litter clumps into a bag that’s held in a drawer in the base of the unit.

All you have to do is change the bag regularly and add more litter. Every few months you’ll want to clean the rotating globe. No scooping.

Did I mention there’s no scooping? There’s no scooping.

I can already hear what you’re thinking:

“THREE-HUNDRED DOLLARS?!? ARE YOU OUT OF YOUR FREAKING MIND?!?”

A few things you might want to consider:

  • The device uses considerably less litter than you’re likely to go through if you scoop. Probably about half as much, so you could end up saving money in the long run.
  • You can go out of town and still know that fluffy has a clean place to do his business.
  • You’re probably much less likely to contract Toxoplasmosis by changing a bag than by scooping. This is definitely something pregnant women should consider.
  • The device has a 60 day money-back guarantee, so you’re not out three benjamins if Fluffy doesn’t dig it.
  • This is not one of those $60 piece-of-crap automatic litter-boxes from Petco. This unit actually works.

But don’t take my word for it. Read the Amazon reviews from other owners who have also drank the Kool-Aid.

There’s no scooping.

17 Comments for “The Litter-Robot Revolutionizes Cat Crap Disposal”

  1. posted by Ryan on

    Sorry, but my cat is in my MeBox at the moment. I spose when I go through my annual MeBox-emptying, I’ll consider this contraption.

    Unless I decide to toss Fluffy.

  2. posted by Erin on

    Ryan — You made me laugh iced tea out my nose.

  3. posted by Matt on

    I always wanted a robot. Now is my chance!

  4. posted by Ryan on

    Happy to oblige your nasal irrigation! Now you know what I would do if I actually saw this thing sitting in someone’s house!

  5. posted by rae on

    These really aren’t great for cats. I’m always surprised to hear of one who seems to like going in it. Cats feel naturally vulnerable when they are using their box and really like to be able to see 360 degrees around them. If you have multiple cats, or any dominance issues, I wouldn’t even bother with this. There are many reasons not to do this, and if it doesn’t work for your cat’s taste? More clutter – because how do you get rid of a “used” litter box?

  6. posted by PJ Doland on

    Rae — If your cats don’t like it you can just return it. As the post says, they have a 60 day money-back guarantee. I have two cats who have been happily using it for the last two years. It’s wonderful.

  7. posted by Jeannette on

    The price of the one I have has dropped considerably since I bought it a year ago for $123 at PetSmart, but it’s been great. The Stylette Littersweep and it doesn’t have the problems mentioned above about the “cats need to see” thing. It’s a lot better than most, and while you still need to scoop it if the receptacle gets a bit too full, if you use the right litter you can ignore it for weeks (except emptying the baggie). It takes up more room, than the one you linked, but works really well, and is a lot cheaper.

  8. posted by PJ Doland on

    I think the difference in the average Amazon review ratings should be noted. The Litter Robot averages 5.5 stars (out of six) while the Stylette only gets 2.5. Just something to consider. But the Stylette might be a good fit if your cat has issues with the Litter Robot.

  9. posted by stacy on

    cat shit isn’t clutter, it’s filth. big difference. Cat toys and fancy high-dollar accessories for said cats all through the house, that’s clutter.

  10. posted by Amanda Kerik on

    Things like this are great if you can’t get your cat to be toilet trained (yes, it’s possible and I highly suggest it). In the new enviromental age, can this be used with corncob litter? How about fireplace pellets?
    I think I’ll go for the toilet training myself… Just google it and read through a few different tutorials – there’s one with phone books in the steps that I highly recommend (I don’t have the link at the moment, and googling is easy for anyone).

  11. posted by Lauren on

    PJ, Do you have just 1 robot for your 2 cats? And if so, has that worked for you?
    We have a 2-cat household, wondering if we’d need 2 robots or not.

  12. posted by Angie on

    You can do even better than this with a CatGenie. I’ve had one for my two cats now for about eight months. It uses water to flush, believe it or not. I don’t think I can possibly explain how it works here, but it’s great for the environment and you’ll never buy clay litter again. Google it.

  13. posted by PJ Doland on

    Lauren — Both cats use a single Litter Robot. I don’t know why you would need two unless your cats are **very** fussy about sharing a litter box.

  14. posted by huntgrunt on

    toilet-training a cat is by no means easy. it took a year of scrupulous discipline to accomplish this, and another year to be sure the cats didn’t mess up.

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  15. posted by John on

    There is no bloody way I would subject my poor kitty to this machine. Not only would she destroy it out of spite of me, I would be next on her hit list.

  16. posted by Theo on

    For a lower cost alternative ($30)The Omega Paw roll and clean box is pretty great. Amazon has it, 4.5 stars.
    http://tinyurl.com/2kvdwx

  17. posted by Anonymous on

    OMG Fluffy crapped in Kenny!

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