Despite cats being one of the cutest beings ever created – only second to puppies which some may find offensive yet, it is the hard truth – they possess a bit of a dark side. When I say dark side, I don’t necessarily mean their narcissistic, sociopathic, manipulative side that makes them only approach you whenever they are in need. I’m talking about their literal dark side; their butt. Why would I mention their butt? Easy, it’s because, through their butts, poop comes out, and believe you me friend, cat poop is the worst. It is the equivalent of war to millennials.
Anyway, this is why litter boxes were invented. They provide a safe place for cats to get rid of their feces without ruining your floors, and at the same time, they can be filled with different types of litter according to your cats’ needs. However, nowadays it gets harder and harder to take time out of the day just to clean a litter box which results in the accumulation of an appalling odor over time; then it becomes an even harder task. But, there is no need to fear because the gods of laziness have answered our prayers and sent us the automatic litter box which after sifting through loads of self cleaning litter box reviews, we now know enough to show you how to use it.
Step 1: Pick out the litter
While regular litter boxes do not require a specific type of litter because they are just boxes, automatic litter boxes do. It always comes back to their mode of action; usually, there is some sort of tool that goes through the litter and scoops out the wastes after a cat leaves the litter box. It all goes back to the manufacturing company and their instructions.
When adding the litter, it is important that you put the exact amount specified by the product’s manufacturers in order for the product to perform its functions efficiently and without jamming.
Step 2: Make sure your cat uses it
Some boxes use a battery, some are connected to a power outlet, and others operate on both. What they have in common, though, is them producing an audible noise during the cleaning process. While some cats don’t mind that noise, some do. This means you need to make sure they feel safe enough; you can do that by buying an open (unhooded) litter box that is large enough for them to comfortably do their business and leave; they need to feel that they can escape at any time. Another method is to turn off the box for a couple of days until the cat gets used to it.
Step 3: Throw it all away
After going through the litter, the box will scoop away the litter into some sort of a container. It is then up to you to empty that container or dispose of it in an environmentally friendly way.
The Final Scoop
To sum up everything, all you need to do is add the litter, turn on the box, and throw away what the box collects. In this day in age, technology is always at the forefront of making everything that much easier!
All it takes is a little guidance and you and your furry best friend have the best deal possible when it comes to comfort and hygiene.