If you have one or more cats in your home, you already know that it can sometimes only take one feline friend to make your home seem like you have several cats roaming around. The last thing that you want is to deal with a litter box that seems as though the clean up is never ending. The Cat Genie is your answer to a home that is fresh and free of messes and cat odor, regardless of how many cats that you have. This is a fully cat friendly, automatic cat box that actually uses litter in a whole new way. With just one week of use, you are sure to be sold on everything that this ingenious “genie” of a cat litter box has to offer.
This is a cat box that is completely self-flushing as well as self-washing. With such an innovative concept that takes the world of automatic cat litter boxes by storm, it is easy to see exactly why so many cat fanciers are sold on the design. Working like a cat toilet that takes the waste and flushes it away, this litter box then fully cleans and dries all of the litter within the box so that it can be used again.
The washable litter is a permanent feature of this automatic cat box, so you never have to change it. This litter is made up of little granules that look exactly like your regular cat litter. However, when you use this system and the washable litter, you will never have to buy another bag of cat litter or go through any sort of litter change ever again.
To make this automatic litter box even better, there are three different settings that you can use. The Cat Start setting brings on an automatic cleaning just ten minutes after your cat hops in, does their business and then gets out. The Auto Start setting can be set up for you to work on its own for once or twice per day or up to four times per day, helping you to keep the area nice and sanitized. The Push Start feature is then there for you so that you can manually start the flushing and sanitizing process. To make life even easier, this litter box even features a child locking mode so that you have the ability to prevent any starts from happening accidentally.
When it comes to cleansing, this unit works by using a recyclable and biodegradable SaniSolution cartridge. This cartridge houses enough of the SaniSolution to give you up to 120 washes of the litter once you start to use it. With the supplies that are included with your purchase, they will last for roughly three months if you have only one cat and for roughly two months if you have two cats that will be using the box. To protect your purchase, this litter box is fully covered by a money back guarantee for 90 days and a full two year warranty.
Hooking Up The System
Thinking outside of of the box is more of what the CatGenie litter box is about. All you have to do is have it hooked up to your cold water line and then a waste water drain such as the drain pipe for your washing machine or the drainage for your toilet. it then has to be plugged into an electrical outlet in order to work and you are all set to go.
In the box, you are going to find absolutely everything that you need to take your home and make it cat litter free. There are also T-adapters that are included that will help you to hook up the box whether you are setting it up in the bathroom or in the laundry room. The only tools that you will end up needing include a pair of pliers or a wrench. If you are going with a non-standard hookup however, you may need to obtain some additional parts or tools to help you out.
Items included in your automatic litter box purchase includes:
– The Cat Genie litter box
– Laundry room or utility room T-adapter
– Powder room or bathroom T-adapter
– SaniSolution cleaning cartridge
– Container of washable, reusable litter granules
Optional accessories for purchase include:
– Cat dome that helps to contain all of your washable litter granules and the urine from male cats. The dome is not recommended for bigger cats that weigh in at 15 pounds or more.
– Sidewalls that help to keep the litter from falling.
Reusable Litter Box Features
– This box fully automates the process of scooping of the litter, then flushing any of the waste away before washing itself completely clean.
– The reusable granules that resemble litter are just right for your cat to use for their process of digging and covering.
– Fully suitable for up to three cats of average size that are at least six months of age or older.
– Needs a hookup to a cold water line as well as a waste water drain and an electrical outlet for proper operation.
– Includes everything you need to get started, including washable litter granules and fully biodegradable SaniSolution cartridge.
– Dimensions are approximately 25.8 by 22.4 by 13.8 inches
– Weight is approximately 25 pounds, which includes the processing unit at 11 pounds and the base unit at 14 pounds.
– North American power requirements – 120VAC 60Hz
– Europe power requirements – 230 VAC 50Hz
– Power consumption is approximately 20 watts per 17 minute cleaning cycle and 1200 watts for a 17 minute drying cycle.
How It All Works
When you have the Cat Genie all set up and ready to go, your cat gets ready to enter and then does his/her business. The urine completely drains away from the granules so that the only thing that gets flushed is the waste product. The Genie Hand begins the process as it scoops out any of the solid waste. This solid matter is deposited into a chamber that is located in the hopper portion. The fresh water then comes in to fill up the box and then all of the waste is turned into liquid by way of an impeller that lends to safe, complete and easy removal.
The waste liquid that is created then gets drained off through the washer drain pipe. This is the pipe that connects into your sewer or your septic tank. If you are using the toilet for drainage, the drainage pipe will be hooked right into the toilet rim.
After all of the waste and the dirty water is then drained away, there is more to be done with the spinning rinse cycles. This cycle continues until the SaniSolution is able to take everything and disinfect it properly. Once this is done, the blower with hot air dries all of the granules as well as the box. This is a process that takes a total of 34 minutes, which is 17 for the cleaning cycle and then another 17 minutes for the full drying cycle. The end result is a litter box that is fully cleaned, disinfected and ready to be used once again.
How Receptive Are Cats To The Cat Genie Litter Box?
If you have had cats for quite some time, you already know that they are not always as receptive as you might want them to be when it comes to change. This still remains true for newer systems, especially those that run automatically with noises and movements much like this one. With that being said, cats have the ability to take to a new automatic litter box if they are properly introduced. Most cats love the idea of a fresh and clean litter box such as this one. It is simply a matter of making sure that you go about the introduction process the right way.
There is an included Cat Acclimation Guide with your CatGenie that will tell you all of the information that you need for a smooth transition process. Even though it may take quite a while for your cat to accept the use of and adjust to the process of the automatic box, you are going to find that the right strategy and a whole lot of patience can go a long way with this product.
When introduced in a manner that they can easily understand, many cats are very good about consistently using the box. However, you should always keep in mind that there are some cats that are very set in their ways and might not use the box at all. If there is one thing that you can say about a feline is that you never have guarantees when it comes to behavior.
The Sani Cartridge And Washable Granules
If you are worried about the supplies and any impact that they may have on the environment, there are a few things that you should know. The supplies that are included have an additive that fosters the attraction of plastic loving bacteria that will work to degrade the plastics over time. The cases are fully biodegradable in under ten years. If some of the granules happen to make their way into your septic system, they will be fully broken down over a time period of about nine months. In a traditional landfill, they will break down over a period of two years.
When you are getting ready to have your automatic litter box all set up for your cat(s) to use, just be sure that you have plenty of space to place the unit.
Clean your unit using the machine maintenance cartridge at least four times per year so that you can keep the water sensor from having any sort of build up. This will also help to prevent the box from clogging in any way.
Many customers have noted that they prefer the SaniSolution that is unscented over the one that is scented.
If you happen to have a kitten, you will want to think about getting the dome that will protect him/her from playing around in the unit during the cleaning cycle run time.
When you have a cat that is a known digger or if he or she urinates on the sides, it will be a good idea to invest in both the dome and the sidewalls. Investing in a good mat is also a great idea to keep some of the tracking of washable granules to a bare minimum.
Once you purchase this unit, it is always a good idea to have plenty of the supplies on hands so that the unit is always ready to go.
Overall, this is a great automatic cat litter box to use if you have one or two cats, but no more than three cats within the home. This is the ideal litter box to have if you are able to set it up in a room where there is plenty of room for it to be hooked up properly.
This is a unit that is made from great materials with a quality design to help prevent breakage. There is a hair build up prevention system in place and the unit is easy to maintain on a regular basis by way of the maintenance cartridge. All you have to do is push a button and you are able to run a cleaning cycle whenever it is necessary.
Compared to the older model, the CatGenie 120 has an improved bowl that works to eliminate the build up of granules underneath. The 120 biodegradable SaniSolution doubles the washes when compared to the older model, with up to 240 washes when the unit is set up on cat activation mode.
This unit is recommended as a great buy for any cat owner who is away for work throughout the day and may not have time to do regular cleanings of a traditional litter box by hand. A great investment for the price, this is a good find for any true cat lover.