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. ...

MORE FROM KAREN

Wine Gifts

Wine can be a great gift to give to someone on a special occasion. You might also give accessories and other items related to ...

Discover More

Teeth Stains

Many of us wish our teeth could be whiter and brighter. Fortunately, there are some simple things you can try to remove ...

Discover More

Cartridge Cleaning

Are you worried that there is something wrong with your printer? You might just need to make sure the ink cartridge is clean.

Discover More

The Power of Microfiber! Zwipes Microfiber Cleaning Cloths will become your favorite tool for every cleaning task. This 36-cloth package is perfect for hundreds of uses in the garage, kitchen, bathroom, laundry, and all around the house. Each cloth is tough, streak-free, lint-free, reusable, and washable. Check out Microfiber Cleaning Cloths today!

More Cleaning Tips

Getting Rid of Skunk Odor

Anyone that has ever had a pet dog who came out on the wrong end of an encounter with a skunk can tell you just how nasty the ...

Discover More

Cleaning a Cat Mess

Cats can be a wonderful addition to the family, though like any family member they can cause a few problems that you have to ...

Discover More

Pet Cleaning

Did you pet make a mess on the carpet again? Be sure to have the right tools on hand to deal with clean up.

Discover More
Subscribe

FREE SERVICE: Get tips like this every week in Cleaning Tips from Tips.Net. Enter your address and click "Subscribe."

View most recent newsletter.

Comments

If you would like to add an image to your comment (not an avatar, but an image to help in making the point of your comment), include the characters [{fig}] in your comment text. You’ll be prompted to upload your image when you submit the comment. Maximum image size is 8Mpixels. Images larger than 600px wide or 1000px tall will be reduced. Up to three images may be included in a comment. All images are subject to review. Commenting privileges may be curtailed if inappropriate images are posted.

What is eight more than 8?

There are currently no comments for this tip. (Be the first to leave your comment—just use the simple form above!)


Newest Tips
Subscribe

FREE SERVICE: Get tips like this every week in Cleaning Tips from Tips.Net. Enter your address and click "Subscribe."

(Your e-mail address is not shared with anyone, ever.)

View the most recent newsletter.