A while ago, I had a normal sized cat and a litter robot first edition for him with the side panels. I loved the litter robot so much that I promised to get a Litter Robot for the next cat that I would adopt.
Little did I realize that next cat would be an 18 pound (maybe a pound overweight, she’s not a fat girl, just a big ol’ ragdoll lass) Ragdoll.
I purchased a normal box with sifting liners and resigned myself to that fate (though to be honest, sifting liners aren’t all that bad), you know, the daily emptying of a litter box, smelling up the house, as easy as liners were, they are not as easy as the worlds best litter box.
But I kept scouring the web for instances of people using the litter box with larger cats, and heartened by the reviews on this site and the Google results, I ordered a refurbished litter robot II with a bubble unit.
We’ve had Miss Amanda for just over a week now, and today I did the cold turkey switch to the litter robot II, I figured it would either work or it wouldn’t.
I did one last round of the sifting liners, leaving behind her old (but mostly clean) litter. I switched the Death Star on, waited for it to cycle, then hit the fill button. I loaded up the ‘bot with the left over litter, turned it off and waited to see what would happen.
Lo and behold, about ten minutes later she decided she needed to use the loo. Sniffing around the Death Star, she knew her litter was there, but couldn’t quite find it, at first. Then she stuck her head in, hesitantly crawled inside, turned around and stuck her head out for a few seconds. She turned around a couple more times, pawed at the litter and sedately left the globe.
“Cool”, I thought, “she now knows that’s her box, now let’s see if she’ll actually use it!”
I shone a flashlight into it to see if I could see any clumps and I didn’t. But on a whim, I did a manual cycle and after a few moments was rewarded with the solid thunk of one of her epic urine clumps dropping into the drawer.
I almost shouted for joy, but instead, I gave her a nice helping of her favorite treat and turned it off.
So, the pessimist in me thought, “Great, she used it for #1, what about #2?” Well, a few minutes ago I heard it cycle (she wasn’t scared of it at all when I did the manual cycle) and I sprinted to the Death Star just in time to see her #2 drop into the drawer.
Oh, happy day, she took to it right away! Now, I just hope it continues!