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CleverCat litter box

post #1 of 9
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What do you all think of this litter box?
http://www.petsmart.com/product/inde...ductId=2754439
I was thinking of trying it out but affraid my cat won't know what to do with it.
post #2 of 9
I saw that last weekend when I was at Petsmart...the price was the first thing that hit me!But I wasn't sure if mine would like the change all that much.I also saw one that was rounded on the top and had steps leading into the main body of the box...a bit way out for my kids I think!
post #3 of 9
I'd make one out of a rubbermaid--just cut a hole in the lid--much cheaper. (there's a thread about this from about 6 months ago)

Leslie
post #4 of 9
Just make one price will be about 7$ vs 40
post #5 of 9
If you make/purchase one, place your cat in the box, they'll get the idea. The only downside to making your own is you lose out on the textured top which cuts down on tracking. With the CleverCat your cat has to climb on top of the box to exit, any litter on the paws will fall off on top of the box. A cat's first step out of a traditional litter box is on the floor, and any litter on the paws will remain on the floor.
post #6 of 9
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Originally Posted by FuzMugly View Post
If you make/purchase one, place your cat in the box, they'll get the idea. The only downside to making your own is you lose out on the textured top which cuts down on tracking. With the CleverCat your cat has to climb on top of the box to exit, any litter on the paws will fall off on top of the box. A cat's first step out of a traditional litter box is on the floor, and any litter on the paws will remain on the floor.
I have had both and neither had issues with litter coming out or the cat not understanding to go in YMMV
post #7 of 9
My sister-in-law has one of these for her cat, which she used when they were staying with us...
It did seem to cut down on the tracking.

If you do decide to make one, I do have a caution...The lid on the clever cat is not only textured, but made of a very "rigid" plastic. The lids on most storage containers are quite flimsy. If you are planning on making one yourself, make sure that you buy a storage tub that has a really sturdy lid so that the cat won't think it's going to "cave" when they step on it.

Art
post #8 of 9
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The only downside to making your own is you lose out on the textured top which cuts down on tracking.
I "solved" that problem by placing a rubber tracking mat on the lid myself.
Worked like a charm.

The Clevercat box got too small too quickly, so I resorted to making my own bigger one with a rubbermaid.
post #9 of 9
I saw the home-made version on this site about 6 months ago, and last month I decided to make one. I got a really big storage bin with locking handles on the sides. This made it so the top can't pop off when kitty jumps out, and the bigger ones had sturdier tops as mentioned. I also put a track-free mat on top. In all it cost me $14.
I have three cats that all use the same box, and they liked it immediately. I kept the old box available (just in case ) but they preferred the big box.
The reason I made the box was to keep my daughter's beagle from eating out of the box! She got a terrible urinary infection from eating cat litter.
This worked great for everyone!
Thank you to the original poster of the home-made box!
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