I Love My Cat, But…
Today we’re going to review the Litter Robot III Open Air from auto pets and it’s a litter box pretty much. I never thought I’d be reviewing a litter box on this blog, to be honest, but the moment I caught wind of it being a cat owner myself, I could not pass up the opportunity to take a look at it. it’s basically supposed to be the greatest automated self-cleaning litter box on the market right now and for 500 US dollars, it damn well better be. Now don’t get me wrong, I love my two cats to death, they’re soft, sweet and cuddly but they also poop a lot and they’re a lot to clean up after. Especially if you have two of them and I think most cat owners would agree with me that cleaning out the litter box is the worst parts of owning a cat. This product aims to take away the hassle of cat ownership. So we’re gonna be taking a look at it today and I’m super excited.
let’s first talk about this product and just sort of what it looks like. I mean it looks like kind of looks like Kenny from South Park, every time I look at it that’s what I think of so it’s got this giant globe, we’ll call it the globe, and the sort of plastic bonnet that goes over. It’s pretty much full plastic construction, very sturdy though. Now obviously the globe is where you would put the litter and where the cat would do is business and we’ll discuss how that works in just a moment, but the inside here at least for the bottom half where the litter would go is lined with a really solid rubber. It’s very high quality, super durable easy to clean and it just seems like it’s built to last.
Additionally, Litter Robot III Open Air has got some buttons here and some LED indicators in front of the globe is a removable rubber mat that’s used to catch any litter that your cats may kick out whenever they leave the globe. but it’s pretty small and it’s probably not going to catch everything I would imagine, so you might want to invest in a larger mat that you place in front of it just to ensure that you catch everything. Now you can see here the mat actually sits on top of a handle that allows you to pull out this removable tray, which gives you access to a lined baggie where all of the poops and other clumped bits fall into after a cleaning cycle has taken place.
How Litter Robot III Open Air Works?
Circling Back To The Disposal
I should also mention the unit features a handy LED indicator letting you know when the trash bag is full and needs replacing. But moving on to some extra features, let’s say you’re not too privy with the whole automated system here and you just wanted to run the clean cycle manually. You can easily do that, basically you would just turn the unit off and any time you notice that your cat has left the special present inside for you, you basically just turn it on and it will automatically do a single cleaning cycle. Now for all of you cat owners out there who have to have the litter box in your bedroom, first off my condolences and you probably don’t want something like this keeping you up at night as it’s doing an automated cleaning cycle. so what you can actually do is put it into sleep mode and from the time you enter sleep mode it’ll actually go inactive for eight hours. And that’s repeatable so every 24 hours it’ll stop working for that eight hours from when you initially set it. So you only have to set at once and it’s pretty much never gonna wake you up in the middle of night.
Now I did mention wait time earlier wait time is basically the time between when your cat leaves the globe, to when the cycle actually starts. and basically you can change that time you can either do 3, 7 or 15 minutes the reason why you might want a longer wait time is because some litter actually takes longer to clump and if it’s not clumping properly you don’t give it enough time this product is not gonna be quite as effective. so you can actually change that on the fly with one of these buttons. now obviously cats have pretty good night vision in fact it’s much better than our own but with age, some cats revision starts to deteriorate and for that reason they’ve actually built in a nightlight inside of the glove. it’s all you know darkness activated so as soon as the lights go out, it automatically pops on this blue light and unfortunately it is not RGB.
How to clean the Litter Robot III Open Air Globe?
How To Introduce This Device To My Cat?
Surprisingly within the first hour or so our boy cat started investigating he got curious as cats usually do and he actually approached the globe. he crawled inside of it it took him a while to get inside fully because I think he was scoping out the the rubber surface it’s a little bit flimsy so he was probably trying to figure out whether or not it was a stable surface for him to actually stand on. But once he jumped in he took a little leak and he jumped out and it was totally fine. I still have yet to witness the girl cat go inside and use the litter robot, but that’s not to say she didn’t contribute to any of the clumps I found this morning. At any rate I’m sure she’ll see that her brother is using it just fine and will eventually follow suit. So I’m not too concerned there.
On a final note, I was a hundred percent correct in my assumption that that litter mat would not catch all the litter that our cats kick out anytime they exit the globe. There’s a bunch of litter on our laundry room floor now so we’ll probably have to get a larger mat to place in front of the unit. I should also mention that the manual specifies not to put a rug or mat underneath the actual product and that the product should be on a flat stable surface. Just to ensure that the cat sensor isn’t thrown off and it can accurately detect whenever a cat is inside Globe. So summing things up here speaking from my own experience as a cat owner in my own situation, I have two cats and they fill up my litter box twice as quickly as a single cat household. I also have a very hectic schedule I’m incredibly busy all the time and I have limited time whether I’m away or at home. So for me, Litter Robot III Open Air is a worthwhile investment, now if you only have one cat and you’re only cleaning out the litter box a few times a week then you probably don’t need this product
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