Originally Posted by Darling Poodles
I've looked at the rolling ones....they always looked like they would be messy?? I'm a clutz so if it can be spilt I'll spill it, LOL!! So the litter doesn't spill out when you roll it?? I'm interested, maybe I'll try one of those sometime.....
No. Properly assembled, no litter comes out when you roll it. The cats drag a small amount out with them on their feet, just like with any other litter box, but that's it. I haven't had them kick litter out. The opening is pretty high off the ground, but I guess they could kick some out if they went at the right angle. Trust me, I would know. My cat insists that I keep one of the boxes in my kitchen. Arrggh.
A couple of videos:http://www.amazon.com/review/R31TV82...cm_cr_rdp_permhttp://www.omegapaw.com/RAdemo.htmlhttp://www.youtube.com/watch?v=vsFa4V3CmjYhttp://www.omegapaw.com/RAassembly.html
It is a wonderful product. Read the 600 customer reviews on Amazon from people (like me) who can't believe they are gushing over a cat box:http://www.amazon.com/review/product...owViewpoints=1
I do believe that most of the negative reviews are from people who didn't assemble it correctly -- specifically getting the separating screen properly seated in its channel and groove. If its not in the channel, it won't properly direct the clumps to the drawer. If it's not in the groove (an easy mistake the first time you assemble it), the area that stores the clean litter when the box is rolled won't be properly sealed). Once you assemble it correctly the first time, it's easy.
The only caveat is that you really need the large size for most cats. It holds a lot of litter -- up to 25 pounds or so of Fresh Step clumping litter (three inches deep). Before I used my boxes, I took a magic marker and drew a 3 inch line around the inside back of the box so it's easy to see when the litter is getting low inside.
I have two of them for two cats. Unfortunately, they both use the same box and mostly ignore the one in the cellar. The heavy use box has to be rolled once a day. If the cats would distribute the load a little more evenly, you could go two days between rolling in a pinch.
The key is that scooping the thing is so easy that you'll actually do it every day. For the one in the kitchen, I roll it and carry the drawer with the clumps downstairs to my sealed bucket. Then, when needed, I put a few scoops of fresh litter in the empty drawer, carry it back upstairs, and dump it in the litter box before putting the drawer back.
I'm still trying to figure out how often to completely dump the boxes and change the litter. I've done it at a month and it seemed like it was a waste of perfectly good litter. I've let one go almost two months and it was fine when I changed it. So really, anything between one and two months on the total dump n' change schedule is probably OK. The litter stays really clean because you are rolling it every day and constantly replacing old litter with new.