When you come home after a long day of work, you want to relax and enjoy yourself. You want to sit back a read a great book, watch your favorite new television series, or even spend some quality time with friends and family. You do NOT want to come come and realize you’ve let the litter box for your furry felines go unattended for too long. Walking in the door at night, you don’t want to take a deep breath and have a sense of dread and regret come over you because your home now smells like one giant litter box full of waste. Ew. So get ahead of the game and take control with an automatic self cleaning litter box.
Why Get a Self Cleaning Litter Box?
The two biggest things that we try not to waste in life are time and money. We are all about creating more of both and using both in the best ways possible. Are you spending your time and money wisely when it comes to your cat’s litter box? Probably not if you are still in the “dark ages” of litter boxes, manually scooping the waste away daily. You are wasting your time each day scooping waste, tossing it, then refilling and cleaning up cat litter. There are so many better ways to use your time. List 5 things in your mind, right now, that you could do in 2 minutes. Now, how many of those items sound like a better time investment than cleaning out your cat’s litter box? Probably all 5 of them. So get ahead of the game and invest in an automatic self cleaning litter box, and take more time to do the things that matter most to you.
Speaking of investing, many people start to consider switching to self cleaning litter boxes but are put off by the upfront cost as well as all the options and features. For many it just seems like too much money and work, when in fact it’s just the opposite. The initial cost of an automatic self cleaning litter box can really be anywhere from $30 to $450. Many of these are in the $100-$300 range, scaring away possible buyers with just the price tag alone. Don’t be afraid of the cost, because in the long run you are actually going to be saving money. Less cleaning of the litter box means less litter, which means spending less money. And that’s just for the ones that use litter. Many use other litter like options that need only to be changed as often as once a month, once a week, or even not at all! Before too long, your investment into an automatic self cleaning cat litter box will pay off, and you will be a happy cat owner.
What makes the Omega Paw Self Cleaning Litter Box a Great Choice?
Unlike some other self cleaning litter boxes, the Omega Paw Self cleaning Litter Box does not require any electricity, liners, filters, or special litter. Let’s first discuss how this can possibly be a “self cleaning” litter box without using any electricity. Most self cleaning litter boxes require electricity so that they can automatically clean themselves with no human interaction. This litter box is a little different. To clean away the waste, you just (manually) grab the litter box and roll it all the way onto its right side and then back again. The waste is is separated through a grate on the inside and deposited into a scoop that you pull out and dump. So, this litter box is more self cleaning in the sense that you do not have to manually scoop the cat waste from the litter itself. Unlike other self cleaning litter boxes, though, this particular one does actually require human interaction in order to clean itself at all. You must be able to roll the litter box back and forth in a controlled manner, as to not dump waste and litter everywhere.
Many will not actually see this as a self cleaning litter box. It does not automatically remove waste without human interaction. You have to remove and throw away the waste manually just as often as you would a normal litter box to keep away odors. On the other hand, at about $30, many see this as a great alternative to the expensive (over $100) automatic self cleaning litter boxes. There was actually some confusion in the comment and question sections of this Amazon product as to how this could be labeled as a self cleaning litter box. Surprisingly, many replies were quite happy with the product, saying that for the price it was well worth it, since they were not wanting to spend hundreds of dollars on the “truly” automatic self cleaning litter boxes. So, in our list of five this may be the most unusual and simple self cleaning litter box. Regardless, it had a high rating and great reviews on Amazon, so the product must be doing something right! You simply have to look at the phrase “self cleaning” in a different light.
- No electricity needed.
- You can use your own cat litter (clumping is suggested but not necessary).
- Extremely simple to use.
- Price is extremely low.
- Light – not too heavy for an elderly person to roll and dump.
- You must manually roll the entire litter box then remove and throw away the waste.
- You can’t leave this box alone for weeks or months – it will need to be cleaned every day or every few days.
While this may be the most controversial self cleaning litter box in our list of 5, it still has amazing reviews, requires litter setup and no special instructions. If you are in search of a litter box that you don’t have to scoop but don’t want to fork over hundreds of dollars, this is the perfect litter box, or maybe even stepping stone, for you. Give it a try – you will be impressed at its simplicity.