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 Post subject: Litter Maid
PostPosted: Fri Jan 20, 2006 9:51 am 
Anyone got a Litter Maid or similar?

Getting fed up with emptying a smelly tray every few hours, so something that's automated would be nice 8)

However, read on other sites that changing the recepticle in the litter maid is actually worse than emptying a litter tray regularly!


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PostPosted: Fri Jan 20, 2006 5:44 pm 
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I have a friend that had one.. His cats would sit and trigger it for fun. They burned out the motor in 3 months..

I switched to Swheat Scoop:
http://www.swheatscoop.com/

Steve


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PostPosted: Fri Jan 20, 2006 10:18 pm 
sfaribault wrote:
I have a friend that had one.. His cats would sit and trigger it for fun. They burned out the motor in 3 months..

I switched to Swheat Scoop:
http://www.swheatscoop.com/

Steve


Hmm, now that sounds like something a Bengal would do, especially ours :lol:

We already use World's Best Cat Litter and that's fairly easy to remove the "deposits", just seems like I'm doing it all the time, Bengals must have a rapid digestive system 8)


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PostPosted: Wed Jan 25, 2006 5:21 am 
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I heard from a few people that some cats don't like using them.....not sure why really because they all said different reasons! :?

I think most agreed it was down to fussy cats.....and with four hormonally charged leopards it just wouldn't work here. One of them would refuse to use it and the other three would try to destroy it somehow!

They're too expensive.....and too posh.....and those refil thingys will be more hassle than its worth. I can just imagine how those rakes would get nice and clogged up too! :shock:

We have this litter locker thing which worked very well.....if we hadn't run out of refils it still would be working well! :cry:

Anyone seen them in the shops yet?

Mine cost the bargain price of £12 including 2 refils at a show a few months ago.


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PostPosted: Wed Jan 25, 2006 9:29 pm 
Yep, we have one of those litter locker things - they sell the refills in Pet Smart. We don't use ours anymore however, as World's best is flushable, we just do that instead....

Can I ask if you would be kind enough to note how much World's best is at the shows? We pay a fortune for it at the minute, if it's worth our while to get some from shows instead, we might as well do that and get to see some nice Bengals too 8)


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PostPosted: Thu Jan 26, 2006 3:17 am 
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We do still use worlds best in a couple of the litter trays.....but they prefer the sophisticat more!

MPM Products is the cheapest I've found:

http://www.mpmproducts.co.uk

They do go around all the shows but we order in bulk from the website to get a better price.......and as an extra bonus we're on the worlds best breeder list too, so we get a few samples sent to us for all new kittens to try out.....which is nice! :wink:

In fact they just sent us a vibrating powerscoop to try out.....we've not used it yet but It should work really well.

Btw I think to get free delivery you need to buy over £50.....our orders are normally above that so I'm not 100% sure what the limit is!


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PostPosted: Fri Oct 13, 2006 6:36 am 
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I have a basic Litter Maid.... 5 years and counting... the best $100 I ever spent in my life. I have two bengals, and unless one of them lets loose with the mother of all doodies, it rarely jams. They have used it since they were 10 weeks old (had to build them a little ramp to get in and out), and I use generic super-clumping litter ($10 for the 35 lb tub).

I can go away for a 3-day weekend and not worry. Its not excessively noisy, and other than a bit of a mess (stray litter, and occasional "jumper"), its much better than an ordinary box.


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PostPosted: Sun Oct 15, 2006 6:36 am 
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I have one of the deluxe models. I have a bengal kitten and an adult faded calico. They both use it without a problem.

Here is a tip if you are sick of buying those refill bins for it. Use a plastic bag liner like what Walmart puts your groceries in. I put those in the bin and put the bin in place so all I have to do is change the bag and not the tray. Works great.


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PostPosted: Sun Apr 01, 2007 9:25 am 
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My bengal loves it. didn't take him long to realize that was where he had to use the box. it was funny to watch him stare at the rakes.

have a second cat in the house and I tell you my roommate and I have to change the receipticals twice a week, and the entire litter once a week. my bengal is fussy about having a clean, and I mean pristeen, litter box


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