6 Best Self-Cleaning Litter Boxes for Your Home
Still scooping cat poop?Upgrade your cat's setup with a genius self-cleaning litter box that does the dirty work for you.
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Robot vacuums changed the way we clean our house, and inventions like smart pet feeders and doggy doors have made our lives (and our pets’ lives) easier, too. If you’re the happy owner of a cat—but the not-so-happy owner of a cat litter box—then it’s time to consider investing in a self-cleaning litter box. These handy little contraptions are serious game-changers when it comes to keeping your house clean, maintaining your sanity and, most importantly, ensuring your felines are comfortable. They eliminate the dirty work (quite literally) by scooping for you.
Even better? You don’t have to train your cat any differently if you buy one of these genius devices. Cats tend to automatically know how to use a litter box. All you have to do is set up your new purchase and your cat will be good to go. That said, whether you choose one of these options or something more traditional, you’ll want to check out these tips on how to hide a litter box.
PetSafe ScoopFree Automatic Self-Cleaning Cat Litter Box
If you’re on a budget, finding an automatic litter box can be tricky. A more affordable option is the PetSafe ScoopFree self-cleaning cat litter box, which is often marked down further on Amazon. Speaking of which, the box has more than 3,000 five-star ratings on the site. “This litter box is amazing!” says verified Amazon purchaser, Angelica. “It works well and really keeps the smell in until it’s time to change. It lasts about two weeks for us since we have two cats! We think it’s great and worth the money.” In addition to using a dirty litter box, here are 20 other things your cat hates.
- More affordable than competitive models
- Leak protection
- Easy cleanup
- Utilizes crystal litter, which is odor-neutralizing
- Works with multiple cats
Forget about cleaning stinky cat boxes several times a day, because the advanced Litter-Robot 4 takes that unpleasant chore off your to-do list. It neutralizes odors, offers real-time monitoring and even self-sifts kitty litter. Available in two neutral colors, it can handle up to four cats and works most types of litter. Reviewers also rave about the one-year warranty and reduced litter tracking (learn more in our in-depth review). That’s a potential cat health symptom you shouldn’t ignore.
- App alerts are helpful for monitoring bathroom usage, litter box capacity and nighttime activity
- Comes assembled with 5-minute setup (just plug it in and download the app)
- Excellent odor control
- Customizable settings for single or multi-cat households
- Aesthetic design (no need to hide the litter box!)
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Though it might seem impossible to go lower maintenance than your standard self-cleaning litter box, the CatGenie has proved it’s doable. It’s the world’s only “self-flushing, self-washing” cat box that acts as an appliance and flushes like a real toilet. After your cat exits, urine drips into a compartment filled with sanitary solution and the litter is scooped. All the waste is flushed, and the special litter is self-cleaned with water and then dried. You literally don’t have to lift a finger, but this does need to be connected to a water source to work. “I loved this product so much, I installed a second one!” says one reviewer on the retailer’s site. This will fast become of the pet products you won’t know how you ever lived without.
- Zero maintenance
- Low odor
- No litter required
MeoWant Self-Cleaning Litter Box
Don’t waste another minute scooping dirty litter. Connecting to Wifi, this MeoWant self-cleaning litter box cleans itself after your cat walks out. Waste separates from the kitty litter and the door flap automatically opens and closes to block odors. Track stats and your cat’s activity through a phone app, even when you’re not home. The filter openings also filter and separate different kinds of cat litters, including plant, bentonite, mixed and more. Not ready for an automatic litter box yet? Here’s how to stop cats from peeing on the carpet.
- Supports up to six cats
- Isolates odors
- Washable body
- Controlled by phone app
ChillX AutoEgg Self-Cleaning Litter Box
It’s easy to see how the ChillX AutoEgg got its name. Shaped like an egg, this compact automatic litter box fits perfectly into small spaces. It’s equipped with multiple sensors to ensure pet safety, works with most litters, and boasts dust and odor control. It has a 4-star rating on the retailer’s site, with one happy customer saying, “I highly recommend this product, especially for a single-cat household. The cat litter odor is now eliminated, and it’s super easy to clean and replace.” Just note that because of its smaller size, this one is better for small- to medium-sized cats. If you’ve got a large cat, go with a bigger option.
- Dust and odor control
- Sleek, small design
- Reduces litter tracking
Littermaid Multi-Cat Self-Cleaning Litter Box
If you’ve got multiple kitties and you’re seeking a budget-friendly find, the LitterMaid self-cleaning litter box is a top choice. It boasts odor control and high walls, and it’s large enough for multiple cats that are over 15 pounds. Accessories like waste receptacles and scoopers are also included. Just clean out the bin every seven days and you’re good to go. Now you just need to figure out how to keep cats off the counters.
- Good for multiple cats and large cats
- Odor control
- High walls prevent spillage
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