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Old February 11th 14, 03:12 PM posted to rec.pets.cats.health+behav
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Default Omega Paw Self-Cleaning Litter Box

On Tue, 11 Feb 2014 03:04:03 +0000 (UTC), John Doe
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First impression...

Interesting. The filter is smartly designed so that you can
tilt/role it all the way onto its top without the litter falling
out of the filtered litter area once it's upside down. That area
can catch a large amount of litter (the whole height of the side),
so the litter catch consumes little space inside of the box.
Still, the box could be larger, a few inches longer. After using
100+ quart Sterlite storage boxes, the large model looks small.
I'm planning to stick a plastic sheet on the bottom to help
prevent scratching and stuck litter. At the local megastore, there
are some thin sheets of polypropylene used for cutting boards. I
might glue that material to the bottom of the litter box.

The stuck litter problem might also be user error. Maybe they
weren't using enough litter, perhaps not realizing how much the
litter catch can hold when the box is rolled.

I'm a little concerned about wasted litter. But it was able to
catch one small turd that I hadn't caught from the old box. That
100+ quart Sterilite litter box empty looks clean. Still amazed at
how those things stay clean, even after the bottom is scratched
up.


So a success? The reviews are mixed. I've had a LitterRobot for over
three years and it works great, but I also have a plain old box for
power failures and just because sometimes they want to use that one.
But my main gripe with it is that it is sort of fancy and has
irregular corners, so it's tough to clean them. A litter box should
have straight corners so the scoop can get in there, not some fancy
curves.

I once had something like the Omega Paw type where you roll it over
but things stuck and it was annoying so I junked it. Maybe it's time
to try again, especially since I don't like this one.