Cat litter is really the worst part about owning a cat. I don’t know of a cat owner out there that looks forward to cleaning cat litter or dealing with it. Luckily for you there are a lot of products on the market that are automatic litter boxes for cats and as such can take all your problems away.
In this multi part product review series I will break down the best and worst of the automatic litter boxes and help save you time and money when purchasing one.
I have personally owned ALL of the products I will be reviewing, as I do not buy into websites or blog users that write articles or reviews on products they don’t own. So fresh from the opinions of my cats and myself, here are the best of the automatic litter boxes.
- CAT GENIE
Ah the litter genie cat litter disposal system. This is the cream of the crop as far as automatic litter boxes goes, it really does not get any better than this, which is why it is number one on my list.
The cat genie has a ton of pro’s and only one con really so let’s start with the bad on it and get it out of the way. The cat genie litter box has to be hooked up to a water supply and drainage system, which limits it to being in your bathroom or laundry room. While this may not be a problem for some it can be limiting in apartment settings or just if you do not like to have your litter boxes in these locations. The setup however is nothing to be afraid of as the instructions provided are flawless in their execution of how to rig it into your bathroom/laundry room plumbing. The cost might seem as a con to you as well but cat genie is very affordable especially compared to other automatic litter boxes. Additionally cat genie has the best customer service I have ever had. One of my units broke after three years and two moves and I received a new one in the mail free of charge after a short call with customer service!
With that being said lets get to the good stuff!
You will never touch cat litter again with the cat genie, this cannot be said for other automatic litter boxes. Most the other ones, as you will see when I do my reviews, still involve dumping of containers or bags. With the cat genie all you have to do is flush your toilet if it is in the bathroom and nothing if it is in the laundry room… ya it’s that amazing.
The cat genie works on a system that uses reusable granules and a cat litter deodorizer solution to clean the granules, dry them off and so on. Any waste is flushed in a water solution down the plumbing and its done. The entire process takes about 20 minutes but you are able to choose to have it go off automatically, at timed intervals or whenever you want!
The maintenance cost is not bad at all either, especially when compared to litter costs. You will have to order litter genie refill cartridges as well as granules from time to time however they now offer a VIC subscription package that places this on automatic order so you can make your cat genie ordering process just as automatic as your litter box is.
All in all if you want the best automatic litter box look no further.