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Litter Robot

Litter Robot

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Litter Robot
Litter Robot is a self-cleaning litter box for cats that uses a rotating globe tosift the clumps from the clean cat litter. It has been engineered to solve manyof the problems associated with early automatic litter box designs.Rake type boxes can get stuck on a clump and either burn out the motor, orfling the clump across the room. The rolling action of the Litter Robot globelet the clumps sift themselves from the litter bed and drop into a sealeddrawer at the base. This lowers the stress on the motor, and does not dependon the motor power to remove the clumps. Many automatic litter boxes relyon special litter or containers to work properly. The Litter Robot usesstandard plastic garbage bags and any clumping litter.Many early boxes did not have a warning system, and would activate whilethe cat was using their box. The Litter Robot has a sensor that can detect afive pound weight, and will not operate if the step into the littercompartment is depressed with the proper weight at any point in theoperating cycle.The design is self-correcting for many mistakes the user can make. The usercannot overfill the Litter Robot, as any excess is dumped into the drawer onthe first cycle. The sensor is in the base, where it cannot be blocked by litteror cat access. Clumps that are too large to fit through the drop ports remainin the litter and do not interfere with continued operation. They can bebroken up by the user and disposed of in the next cleaning cycle. Once thecat exits the globe, a seven minute countdown waits for the clumping actionof the litter to take place. This allows the clumps to be sifted out and the unitlevels the litter bed for use.To get cats, dogs, fish, or other pet equipments or products at low anddiscount price visit http://www.mallshop2u.com/pet.html.
 
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History
The first version of the Litter Robot became available in April 2000. InOctober 2006 the Litter Robot II was released, incorporating many newfeatures requested by users, such as a larger storage compartment, "pinchguards" that stop the action if the cat interferes with the globe, a slidingguard door to keep cats from accessing the globe without the step, quieteroperation, and sealing the electronics in the base for easier cleaning.
Advantages
The Litter Robot uses a rolling action that "breads" the clumps with litter asthe cleaning cycle progresses. Cats who do not cover will not interfere withthe cleaning operation. Users with dogs have reported that the Litter Robotkeeps dogs out of the litter box. There's a seven minute "window" where theclumps are accessible; after the cleaning cycle, the clumps are in the sealedbase where dogs cannot access them. Litter box odors are reduced becausethe clumps are taken away seven minutes later, and are stored in the sealedbase.
Disadvantages
Because the design is dependent on a sealed globe, it imposes a "coveredbox" situation upon any cat using it. Large cats who perch in an uprightposture when using the litter box can find the interior dimensions tooconfining.The manufacturer has an official size range of five to fifteen pounds. Cats orkittens less than five pounds need to have a user trigger the device manuallyfor a cleaning cycle. Users report cats larger than fifteen pounds have used itsuccessfully. Cats who are in the upper size range are more likely to use it if they are normal weight for their size, while overweight cats are less agileand have more difficulty.To get cats, dogs, fish, or other pet equipments or products at low anddiscount price visit http://www.mallshop2u.com/pet.html.
 
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Dimensions and Requirements
Overall Dimensions are 29 in (H), 22 in (W), 24 in (D). The waste drawer is11 in (W), 16 in (L), 6 in (D). The oval shaped entry opening for the cat is 9in (H), 6 ½ in (W). The litter bed area measures 14 inch across at maximumlitter capacity. There is 13 to 15 inches of head room for the cat inside theglobe depending on the level of litter. The inside width is 20 inches across atthe widest point, and depth is 15 inches front to back.The unit needs an electrical outlet and a space that is larger than most litterboxes, both in footprint and in headroom. It is a sealed unit that operates inits own space, so if it can fit somewhere, it can operate properly withoutextra room.
Cat Psychology
Getting a cat to use an automatic litter box has many factors that aredependent on the cat or cats who will be using it. Timid cats will be wary of using a litter box which moves and makes noises at certain times. Cats whoperch on the edge of the litter box, or who are used to a full field of viewwhile using their litter box, can find the interior of the Litter Robot's globetoo confining or too limiting.Automatic litter boxes have an advantage that can overcome the objectionsof most cats. A properly operating box will offer clean litter almost all thetime. Cats prefer brand new litter, without evidence that they or another cathave used it. This instinctive preference is enough of a benefit for a cat toovercome their misgivings, or even change their previous litter behavior, andfind a way of using the cleanest litter box that is offered.Users who wish to avail themselves of automatic litter box advantages canhelp the cat draw this conclusion in the early stages of introducing the

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