I decided to do a few posts about some of the random things in my house, or that I use, that I just love. This was the first thing that came to mind. I think that’s a pretty sad statement on my life.
*Disclaimer: This is my own opinion. There is an affiliate link below to Amazon, but this is by far the most favorite cat accessory in my house. One of our best purchases this year (top 3), hands down.
If you are a cat owner, unless you own outdoor cats, you have to deal with litter. I’ll be perfectly honest, I hate cat litter. I’ve never been good at keeping the littler box as clean as it should be either. Before my cat Sam died this spring, I had him pretty well trained to do most of his business outside. He was an indoor/outdoor cat, so it worked fairly well. I kept the litter box in a closet with sliding door. When I was going to be gone long periods of time, I’d open the door for him. But as a general rule, it stayed closed and he’d let me know if he wanted to go outside. Before that, I tried the potty training method. He did somewhat okay with the first couple of levels, but since it was the only bathroom in the house, it really wasn’t a good solution for me. I think if I had started him on it as a kitten, he would have figured it out pretty well. I have also tried a cheaper version of some of the automatic cleaning litter boxes, but it never really worked that great.
Once we got new cats after Sam’s passing, I had to start all over with the litter. We had decided that since the cats we got were somewhat young, we wanted them to be indoor only cats. That shot my plan of rarely dealing with the litter box. Soon after we got them, I came across this litter box on Amazon.com. It’s called the Omega Paw Roll’n Clean Litter Box (affiliate link). The concept is fairly simple. You roll the box up over on it’s top. There is a tray inside that traps the clumps and a filter that allows the unclumped litter to flow back into the base.
Before this starts sounding too much like an advertisement (it’s not at all, but I really do love this litter box), I’ll move along to the point. If you own a cat, you will seriously love this litter box. There is no scooping (unless you let it go to long and it gets stuck to the bottom). It’s really just a matter of less than 30 seconds to roll it, tilt it back to even the clean litter out, and pull the drawer out to throw away the clumps. Even my friend Sally, who has 5 cats, and is the super litter box cleaning expert, loved this box. We bought her one after her surgury so she didn’t have to spend so much time scooping litter during recovery. I wasn’t sure she’d like it because she’s skeptical of non-traditional littler boxes, but she was definitely sold on it.
At any rate, if you hate litter, I’d definitely try it out.
Here are some videos below showing how it works.