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 Post subject: Cat Genie Litter Box
PostPosted: Sat Nov 20, 2010 6:38 pm 
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Has anyone purchased one of these Cat Genie litter boxes? Will Bengals use them? Are they big enough for an adult Bengal? They cost so much, but if it really works could be a lifesaver!

Any experience and advice would be much appreciated.

Anything to get out of Litter Patrol! :oops:

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PostPosted: Sun Nov 21, 2010 8:45 pm 
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So, I guess no one here has had any experience with this self cleaning litter box.... :(

My fear is it would be too small for a bengal.... and since it costs lots of money, wanted to hear from other bengal owners if they had any experience.

Well, thanks anyway for reading my post.

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I saw a couple of ones similar at the cat show yesterday but they were mahoosive :shock: - Im sure there was a member that bought one though - sorry thats probably abit useless

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Wow a self cleaning litter box..!? I would be very interested to see if anybody has any feedback on this!! :D
Although have to say it sounds a bit too good to be true ... xx

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Natserella wrote:
Wow a self cleaning litter box..!? I would be very interested to see if anybody has any feedback on this!! :D
Although have to say it sounds a bit too good to be true ... xx


The ones I have seen require a high quality clumping litter such as worlds best or cats best, they basically wait for ten minutes after the cat leaves the tray for the clump to form and then a rake automatically rakes out the clump and deposits it in a container at the end.

I have not seen one in use other than youtube video, but to be honest I think it is really just as easy to scoop out the clump by hand and chuck it down the toilet if you use a good clumping litter, and very much cheaper ;)

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PostPosted: Mon Nov 22, 2010 9:02 am 
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Cat Genie uses reusable litter that washes itself! Here is a youtube demonstration.
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=S8MOmmtTCTs

Thing is, it is so damn expensive that I need to be 100% sure Leo is going to use it! It is Euro 329 here in Italy! But I think if it really works it would pay for itself in the long run. Plus it just seems so sanitary!

BTW, no I do not own stock in catgenie| :lol: Actually, I don't own stock in anything! :shock: My biggest investment has been my Bengal boy and I must say that was a very wise investment indeed!

What do you all think?

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I have been looking at that one for over year--I just can't make up my mind. I would put it in my laundry room, but I just don't really have a spot on the side of the room it would need to go on to connect to the water line that would not make it difficult to open a cabinet. It is the only one I have really considered as the other ones "rake" system wouldn't work if the cat has "soft poop".

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I have been looking at that one for over year--I just can't make up my mind. I would put it in my laundry room, but I just don't really have a spot on the side of the room it would need to go on to connect to the water line that would not make it difficult to open a cabinet. It is the only one I have really considered as the other ones "rake" system wouldn't work if the cat has "soft poop".


Me too, the laundry room is the only place I would have room, but don't want to make the investment if he isn't going to use it or if it isn't all that convenient. That is why I was looking for input from other Bengal owners.

Guess I will just sit and wait and keep my eyes and ears open!

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You might want to read these reviews--even if you can't buy at Costco--it is a great place to go to read reviews on items.

http://www.costco.com/Browse/Product.as ... RRWidgetID

I know it is a long link--hope it works! I think I would be hesitant to buy if it would be a nightmare to return. I realize you wouldn't have a Costco, but that is one great thing about it--you can so easily return items to the store even if they were purchased online and they don't have to be perfectly repackaged!

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Thanks Anne!

I do love shopping in the US for this reason, such reasonable return policies! It would be a bit big to transport here, plus we have 200 current. I would have to buy locally. Will read the Costco review.

Thanks! Kris

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Kris,

Oh my gosh this just came across on a bengal list---Hope I am allowed to cut and paste--but the idea of this happening scared me to death--------


I have a question I would like to present of the older more experienced breeders. I am considering ordering several cat genies for my small breeding program, but wanted to make sure they're worth the cost. Has anyone had any experience using them or would advise me against using them?

The idea of a self-cleaning, self-sanitizing litter box would definetely make cleaning litter-boxes easier and give me the freedom to spend more time sanitizing the rooms, and spending time with the kitties. But I don't want to waste the money if it's not worth it.

Here's the link:
http://www.catgenie.com/


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Don't know your brand that you are looking at or if they have improved the product. I will never ever have one.
Reason: A person purchased a Geoffroy Cat from me. It was a pet and she totally loved the cat. She used a cat genie for the litter box. Geoffroys are like kittens their entire life. Always interested in every little thing that moves.
The Geoff went to the bathroom and the genie started to clean when the cat got out. Well the cat stuck its' head in and the cleaning arm jammed. The breeder came home from work to find her Geoffroy dead with a broken neck. The cat twisted and could not get its head free and broke its neck.

In doing research, I have found other people who have had the same problem. Luckily they were home and they did not loose their pet.

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Oh my goodness :cry:
Knowing how inquisitive our Bengals can be, I shudder to think...


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:shock: :shock: :shock: that does sound quite horrific! then again some of the self-cleaning litter trays on pet planet have got quite good reviews if you want to check those out, Krissy :wink:

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PostPosted: Thu Dec 02, 2010 11:35 am 
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It has too many things to wrong to be a consistent good thing IMHO. soft stool, forget it, omg would be a disaster it seems. Plus I think it woulkd get nasty dirty over time.

I bought Litter maid litter box years ago, which did work good, but the cat would pee in the tracks and litter would get stuck and bog the machine down. Once it got to that point, which u can't see until it happens or looking for it, it is so caked on and impossible to clean. I threw it out after few months, it was too hard to keep clean. LOL

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 Post subject: Re: Cat Genie Litter Box
PostPosted: Sat Dec 18, 2010 3:43 pm 
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The Cat Genie is great and its very easy to set up. Try to check out this site www.foryourcats.com this is a perfect store for all your cat needs.

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