Ok catlovers, you have to see this! I saw this ad on myLot for this litterbox..

United States
February 20, 2007 1:59am CST
Go to www.scoopfree.com and watch the video. I WISH, lol. I have seen these things and am just wondering with all the catlovers on here, SOMEONE must admit to having bought this contraption! How does it actually work, do you like it? Notice that the beautiful, shiny hardwood floor in the pic doesn't have a crumb of litter beside it, lol. I'm not making fun of this ad --it's a great invention.... I wish I'd thought of it. They seem to be coming down in price, but the cartridges are a little pricey for me, but I'd have to add up what I spend on the scoopable stuff. C'mon you guys, enquiring minds wanna know who has one!
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• United States
12 Mar 07
Well, it's fine if you have only one or two cats. They cannot have loose stool (ever, or it's a horrific mess), and you must be careful to dump out the bin at least once in the morning and once at night, otherwise the bin will overflow causing the rake to malfunction. Yes, the bins are expensive, so you do want to take care of them. Other drawbacks are: The rake gets too clumped up and seizes. Once it has seized, it may turn off, leaving your cats to just use it as a regular cat box. I have heard of rake seizures in many of the models. Additionally, some cats prefer to do HUGE loads of urine in one visit, and this will also cause an outrageously large clump that may seize the rake. My cats were afraid of it, one fought with it, and one stopped using that cat box altogether for many months. I don't recommend it unless you're starting with fresh young kittens and will have the time to maintain the box properly (clean the rake and make sure the box and receptacles are well cleaned.)
• United States
13 Mar 07
Loved your comments, lol. I thought that was the point, not to have to clean it so often, lol. I save plastic bags from the grocery store and sift every morning. They can pretty much produce as fast as I can sift, lol. In fact, the second I chance the litter box one has to christen it immediately.
• United States
19 Mar 07
HAH hah hah! Me too! I have one cat that waits for me to clean the box, on purpose. Then he can be the first one in there! LOL, I feel for you. :) And thank you for the best response! I appreciate it.
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• United States
20 Mar 07
Yeah, sometimes I wonder if they will go in it before I get the litter, in, lol.
• United States
11 Mar 07
I have a littermaid automatic litter box and I LOVE IT! It works just like this model..
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• United States
11 Mar 07
Ooooh, lucky you! Can you imagine Christmas morning with one of these under the tree? Unwrapping it, getting it set up, reading the directions, plugging it in, then waiting for the cat to go! lol The first time just has to be a Kodak moment!
@calico79 (173)
• United States
20 Feb 07
It looks neat...but does it really work? We had a LitterMaid scooping litterbox several years ago. There was always litter everywhere and the raker thing used to get stuck and gummed up. It was worse cleaning that thing off than it would be to just scoop the box myself. Needless to say we got rid of it after it stopped working altogether. It was quite entertaining to the cats though. They would step in it on purpose just to watch it move. Crazy cats.
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• United States
21 Feb 07
That's funny, cat's playing with the thing... I had a feeling that the "rake" would get disgusting. Also the crystals are not supposed to "clump". I've seen buckets of these crystals at the store, but have not tried them. I wonder if anyone else has tried them in a regular box?
20 Feb 07
It looks amazing and also so hygenic-the privacy hood made me laugh, I mean anyone who has cats knows how fussy they can be, I think it is quite a good idea but the price is so steep.
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• United States
21 Feb 07
I don't think it's so much for privacy as to keep the litter from flying everywhere, lol.
@ladyjava (1187)
• Malaysia
20 Feb 07
Oh My GOD!!... I love it!!.. but the price...oohhhhheeee... I have 7 cats mind you.. which means i need 4 of these things??..hmmm... concept is great though... thanks for sharing :)
• United States
20 Feb 07
I was reading the FAQs on the site and it says that you need one for every two cats. (Better start posting a LOT more on here, lol.) I would be afaid that it would scare my cat and he would go somewhere ELSE in the house!