Sunday, February 23, 2014

We are rating our new litterbox=^Y^=

This is our new Catit litter pan.  Mom's human son, Boomer, ordered it knowing he would be selected to clean our pans after Mom's surgery November 12th last year.  The total automatics are pricey and don't last long and are horrible to clean. Mom told Boomer that she watched the video and it look good but the regular cattit pans we use don't work for male cats that pee on the side walls because pee leaks out between the the hood and pan connection. Anyway, Boomer ordered it from Amazon for $84.00 plus free shipping.  It came fast, Mom set it up next to our broken Petmate XL automatic pan.  Of course we had to check out this new thing and though it was higher to get into it was bigger than the regular catit pan....we like the sky lite too. What we really like is, it is clean most of the time because Mom just pulls the lever and dumps the dirt to the bottom drawer so the sifted clean litter comes back in the pan when the lever goes back in the lock position. We rate it A+
        Here is Mom's rating.....B, why?
(Momz turn)   Toy likes to just jump in the pan which, popped the lever off the lock so the cradled pan moved. Toy liked it but that is not how it should be so I put scissors in front of where it came off of the lock. (not really a big deal)
The bag liner for the cradled pan is to thin and the Boyz nails tore it causing litter to get through. I now cut a heavy duty trash bag (black) to 11 inches high, wrap it around the cradled pan and use wide clear tape to help it stay in place. I tape the inside excess corners down with Tyvek tape (waterproof) and this lasts for 1 month with occasional wiping on the back and sides due to my 2 high pee'ers! I spray the newly lined pan and vents with the anti-stick spray so there is no clumps sticking in the corners or vents.
  Under the cradled pan is a wide funnel where the dirty litter goes but.....since two of the Boyz, (identity with held) pee on the wall of the pan lid a second problem occurred.  The pee would trickle down past the back of the drawer where it just lined up with the funnel, then (yuck) go down the back of the drawer to the bottom of the unit where it would go out the opening on the slide bar for the drawer that holds the dirty litter!! Do these designers even own a cat????  It is a great idea but not fully thought out or tested with male cats, that's for sure!!!
    Any who, I had to tape the long hole closed with Tyvek tape and put a piece of Tyvek tape on the funnel back bottom, (not attached to the drawer), to get the pee to go into the pan. WORKS!!! ...(light bulb!)The drawer pan should  flare our more to fix that problem.
     Sounds like a bit of work but after getting used to how I had to tweak it, no time at all. My laundry room is right off my kitchen so I look in on the pan an just pull the lever (handle) back and forth so the next Boy doesn't have to step into yuck and I don't have to scoop all day! Of all the pans out there, (and I have tried most) this is the best!! ;)

"Life is good,"Ty...(while Thomas is sleeping)=^Y^=

12 comments:

Crafting Queen said...

Sounds a bit complicated to me but hope the boys like it. :)

Cat Street Boyz said...

Hi, sorry, it is only complicated if cats pee high in their pans. Otherwise, putting the catit pan together is easy and there is a video on Amazon.
There is no way I can have 7 cat pans around so this box keeps things clean=^Y^=Holly &theCatStreetBoyz

Sparkle the Designer Cat said...

You boys always have to make things difficult, don't you? ;-)

Mickie said...

LOL, fun post! Makes me wish my boys could use litter boxes :) I'm praying for warm weather so we can go for safer walks! Have a great day! :)

Brian said...

Well, you were very clever in making that thing work for all of you. Thanks for the scoop MOL!!!

Flynn said...

Glad the adapting got it working well. I only pee standing up if I am outdoors. I always squat indoors.

The Island Cats said...

We're glad you got the box working for you...and the kitties. We don't do well with covered boxes, so that one probably wouldn't do well with us.

dArtagnan Rumblepurr/Diego Hamlet Moonfur said...

Woah, that is very cool! Like a space age litter tray!

meowmeowmans said...

That sounds like a good one, pals! Glad you figured out the thing with the liners. :)

Sweet Purrfections said...

What a shame you had to do all that stuff when it cost so much up front. But, if it works for everyone, that's what counts.

Vanessa Morgan said...

Here to remember sweet Cherokee...

Jacqueline said...

Good review, boys!...We enjoyed all your winter pics too=you all are so handsome and Ice looks like he's really having fun in the snow...Stay warm and have a fun weekend, sweet friends...kisses...Calle, Halle, Sukki, Mommy Cat, Daddy Cat