Originally Posted by blue_monday_88
I've heard good and negative things about these tools, but wanted to see what the "experts" had to say about them LOL.
Is it worth it to have for more than one cat? Or two litter boxes that I continually clean a better bet? Thanks!
We had a LitterMaid, which we ended up discarding. We have not used other brands. We hardly qualify as "experts," but we can venture a report on our own limited experience with this brand.
While we, too, have known catpersons who found these quite successful, ours did not work out well for us, but it is possible that having three cats sharing the box contributed to our problem.
First we had the A.C. power supply fail. As our son was not happy with his LitterMaid, we can't remember why, he threw his out and gave us his power supply and we gave it another chance.
We found that occasionally the "comb," which brushes the litter into the little tray in front, would manage to get litter behind it and push it to the rear. It could not go all the way back and stop but would recycle -- over, and over, and over -- literally forever unless someone stopped it and cleaned it out or it burned out (the poower supply became quite hot during the recycling).
Needless to say, when the comb is going back and forth endlessly our cats daren't use the litter box, leaving the poor dears only one undesirable option, for both them and us, for which we could not blame them. This would invariably happen when we were asleep or away from home.
While we cannot personally vouch for it, you might want to take a look at this website
for several reports by dissatisfied LitterMaid customers, while at the same time keeping in mind that there have apparently been many satisfied customers.
Ya' pays yer' money and ya' takes yer' chances----
Jim & Ann