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.
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.
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.