Self Cleaning Cat Litter Box

by Karen Bates
(last updated May 8, 2017)

Even if you love cats, you probably don't enjoy cleaning up after them. Even though cats make for a low-maintenance pet overall, you still need to worry about keeping their litter box clean.

It is definitely convenient that cats will go to the bathroom in one spot—the litter box—but that doesn't mean that you like needing to clean the box all the time. And, the longer you leave a dirty litter box, the less likely your cat is to use it. In such a situation, your feline may find a cleaner place to do its business, and it probably won't be where you want him to make a mess.

If you absolutely hate the task of cleaning the litter box or find that you are just too busy, you have options to help you. Self cleaning cat litter boxes are available that will take most or all of the work out of cleaning up after your cat's waste.

One type of self cleaning box is a rolling litter box. This design allows you to remove the clumps from the litter box without having to scoop them out yourself. Simply roll the box to one side until the clumps are separated from the litter, then roll back to replace the cleaned litter. The clumps can be easily removed from a hidden tray inside the box, then thrown out.

If you want an even easier box to clean, try a self cleaning litter box that automatically cleans up after your cat has used the litter. These litter boxes have sensors that know when your cat has just used the box, and will then scoop the waste away using rakes that move through the litter. The waste is deposited into a different compartment that can be easily emptied.

Another option is a litter box that can be hooked up to a water line to actually flush away waste and even sanitize litter to be used again. With this device, you won't even need to throw away the waste since it will be flushed away automatically. Although these automated systems can be pricey, they are the most "hands off" approach to cleaning up after your cat. It also reduces waste from throwing away plastic bags of pet refuse and eliminates your need to buy new litter.

If you are tired of cleaning the cat box, think about using a box that reduces your need to scoop and clean all the time.

Author Bio

Karen Bates

An English student who enjoys writing and art, Karen has had her poetry published in her university's literary journal and has several novels in the works. ...

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