I have been looking for a self cleaning litter tray for my cats for some time as it would make leaving the cats overnight much easier. Unfortunately it appears most models are currently only available in the states. My search did lead me to this rather humorous article
, however where a cat owner gives his view of a self cleaning litter box called the Cat Genie. Amongst his comments are the following:
“Cat Genie takes the small unpleasantness of daily cleaning the litter and it saves it up and releases that unpleasantness as one big unscheduled, unpleasant inconvenience every week or two.”
“You will become more familiar with your cat's feces (sic) every day as the cat genie gently fills your home with the aroma of baking excrement.”
“Actually, the real reason for the high cost of the device is to cover the costs of all the customer support that they must provide and to cover the costs of all of the returned units.”
“The stench is really outstanding. It's hard to describe. I'm a doctor, and I've rarely ever smelled anything so bad.”
and “To say something positive, the customer support line is manned by kind, well-meaning kids who really do feel badly that you're having a hard time with your mechanical poo soup maker.”
certainly makes an entertaining read. If anyone has found a self cleaning litter tray that works and is available in the UK please feel free to comment.