I have a littermaid too. Although my cat doesn't play with it. It does say it stops if the cat enters. Although I should say too that it continues to rake back enforth, if there is too much litter it so I have had to go and move the litter around. It would concern me because if it is doing that because there is too much litter, what would happen if the cat stepped in while it was doing it. (I have seemed to solve this problem by not overloading with kitty litter). Pickles is an older cat he has been with me 10 years, so he really doesn't seem to play in the litter. But if your cat is younger I may be a little more concerned as to your kitty's size and age and where your kitty does like to play in it. The other option you could keep it, what you could do is leave it off and just turn it on during the day to scoop it out, and then turn it off again. Hope this helps.