Welcome to part two of my self cleaning litter box articles. In order to not have the articles be too long, I’ve decided to only review one litter box each article. Last article we talked about the Cat Genie. This time I’m going to review the PetSafe, ScoopFree Ultra Self-Cleaning Litter Box.
One of our friends used this litter box so we got to see it in action. Because we have multiple cats, this litter box wouldn’t hold enough waste to make it worth our while.
**This is based on my observations. Your results may vary. **
**Full Disclosure: There are some affiliate links in this article and if you click on them and purchase products I would receive a promotional credit and maybe buy the kitties a couple of toys :-)**
How Does It Work?
When you receive the package, you will receive a box, a separate bag with the crystal litter and the frame with a connected rake. You also have the option to buy a hood for the frame.
You will pour the litter into the box and put the cover under the box and the frame with the rake on it on top of that. At this point, you can use the hood on the frame to give your kitty some privacy.
Once the kitty uses the litter box you can set an interval to have it run after the kitty leaves the box. There is a sensor that will notice when your kitty leaves the box and run the rake through the litter.
The rake will go through the box and pull the solids into a chamber at the front of the litter box. The crystal litter dries out the liquid and pulls the moisture out of the solid waste as well.
Some pros and cons of the PetSafe, ScoopFree Ultra Self-Cleaning Litter Box.
- No need to touch dirty litter (you take the frame off the box with the litter, put the cover on it and throw it out)
- Virtually dust free because it is not clay litter its crystals
- The sensor will keep track of how many times your kitty uses the litter box. Easy to keep track if there are litter box “issues”.
- The solid waste area is not that large. Not good for multiple cat households. (This would be good if you have one cat that you are fostering a cat in a separate room).
- The hood might impede your kitty from using it (It is detachable)
- Sometimes the solid waste will stick to the rake and it takes some “elbow grease” to clean it.
If you have a one cat household and don’t like to scoop litter, this litter box is what you need. I do like the litter is dust free and can easily sweep up the excess if it gets out of the litter box. On the other hand, if you have multiple cats, you would spend more time and money emptying the box and possibly cleaning the rake (depending on your kitty’s aim). (This litter box solution is cheaper than the Cat Genie, if cost is an issue.
Below, I’ve added a link to the litter box and supplies if you were interested in checking it out.
Thanks for reading…..Stay tuned for another option for a litter box that isn’t self cleaning, but it’s not just plain litter either.