In most cases, cats will quickly adapt to a new litter box. However, if your cat protests, here are some
suggestions that may help:
- To avoid unnecessarily frightening your cat, leave the Litter-Robot switched off, until you are sure
your cat is using it regularly. A cleaning cycle can be run by turning the Litter-Robot on.
- Try enticing your cat into the globe with cat treats or catnip.
- If your cat protests by urinating somewhere outside the litter box, there is no reason to
continue the 'cold turkey' approach. Bring back the old litter box, but keep the Litter-Robot
in the same vicinity. As the old litter box accumulates, it may motivate your cat to migrate to the
cleaner litter in the Litter-Robot.
- You can also gradually move the old litter box closer to the Litter-Robot helping your cat
to get used to the presence of the Litter-Robot.
- Cats love empty cardboard boxes. Try covering the Litter-Robot with the cardboard box it came
in. Cut an opening in the side of the box to match the entry/exit opening in the globe and cut a
notch in the bottom for access to the drawer. Leave the Litter-Robot power cord unplugged
while covered with the box. You can run a supervised clean cycle by simply plugging it in and
waiting for it to finish and then unplug it again. Remember to allow for the important seven
minute delay before manually starting Litter-Robot in its cleaning cycle. This will allow the
litter to absorb the moisture in the clumps.