I bought this product on clearance for less than $20 at Target because they discontinued the brand. I went online for Walmart to see if they carry the "clean-up boxes" to buy, and saw that no one has written an amazing review for this product itself. (Especially the GUY'S review below me). So, Let ME tell YOU. I have THREE cats, yes 3 of them. I've never wasted time or money buying an automatic letterbox because I've always thought they had to be bogus for they prices that they asked for. When I found this cheap one, I thought, "I have a few extra bucks I can spend", shrugged, and put it in the cart. Granted my three cats are kind of neurotic and spent the whole first week making it go off just to watch it (its usable for bathroom AND entertainment time!). But I had one regular litter box down since one cat was to scared to go in at first. After 5 days I tossed that litter box and all 3 were happy and so was I. Just this morning after a month of owning the box, I'm looking for these containers. Yes the box only came with like 5, no I didn't even think to clean and reuse them, and YES I HAVE 3 CATS!!!. I've never had a problem with the container lid, everyone who says there is one must never have bothered to notice the tabs (to keep it in place) which are not only on the top but also the BOTTOM of the lid holder. Yes the actual container part is small so some litter falls out during use (if it's over flowing) and during removal of the container. But what the solution for that is: Spend an extra $1.50 on a small rug that is sold at any second-hand store. If you're super fussy about keeping litter inside the box, a rug makes it super easy to vacuum any extra litter up (Which is what i did and do). I've never had an issue with poopy mess left behind anywhere in the box, but when I put a new container in I just grab 1-2 paper towels, pull out the clawed-scraper and brush off the ends (which is likely what makes sure that particular problem never occurs). Some people are also saying that the deodorizing pads don't work, fall off, or aren't worth buying. I say (Remember i have 3 cats using only this ONE litter box) of course they don't work because the poopies get pushed away every 10 minutes and as long as you're not letting that container overflow the lid will lay over top of it (and two of my cats have very stinky bathroom problems that could be smelled all over the house before I got this litter box), No I've never had one fall off, these people who say it happens may not be putting them on correctly or are waiting weeks before actually taking the used-up container out. And I say yes to them not being worth buying. Maybe they are IF you only have one cat and prefer to let the container overflow for an extra week before changing it, but with 3 felines I actually didn't even bother putting them on the last three times I changed the containers.
I'd like to apologize if any of my words (e.g. poopy, etc.) were offense and I understand that all of the other reviewers are allowed to have their point-of-view's too, but given the fact that (Like I've already said a BILLION times) I own three cats that use only this one litter box, I want other multi-cat owners to know too that the standard litter box is no longer "the only (or best) option" when owning 2+ cats; Automatic litter boxes , like this brand, have become as good and even better/easier to use (even for for us crazy-cat-ladies:) )
P.S. one of my cats does continue to set it off very often (without even using it for bathroom purposes) but if a litter box can make him happy/content then i sum it up to two times the usage for HALF the original price of one. (He's also the baby of the three so it could also be for attention though).
P.S.S. All of my cats still run to it to watch EVERY TIME it goes off and my mother and I still stop sometimes before realizing what the noise is. It takes some getting used to. Even for humans. But it makes you feel a little less dreadful about the "cleaning the litter box" chore!
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