So my cat, Jonesy, as stopped wanting to go outside after getting very sick awhile back. I still dont know what happened to her and neither does the vet, but I digress.
Since she no longer goes outside half the day, she's become a poop and pee machine and her box is always getting full and I have a hard time keeping it as clean as it should be. It never smells or anything, but it does get a lot of stuff in it.
At any rate, I always wanted to buy a Littermaid and I finally got around to it as an after-Christmas present to myself. And WOW do I love it.
At first, Jonesy wasnt sure what to make of it. It's sides are higher than her old box and since it's a bunch of different pieces and moves and makes a little noise as she gets into it. So it took lots of sniffing it, staring at it, laying next to it, swatting it with her tail, staring at it from across the room, pacing back and forth in front of it, more sniffing and what I can only guess to be some sort of an attempt at the creation of a psychic link before she finally decided that it wasnt something to eat, kill or run from.
I sat next to it and talked to her and pet her to keep her calm and and to realize it wasnt anything to freak out about. So she jumped into it and then looked at me and jumped right back out. It took her about two hours to either work up the desire to go to the bathroom or to finally break down and use the box.
And presto the box scooped it self and left nice clean and raked litter and now she seems super happy with it. I am very impressed.
Watch the video of the Littermaid in action from their site.