LITTER ROBOT WILL STEAL YOUR POO
March 13, 2008 11:24 AM Subscribe
LitterRobot filter: I got a Litter Robot after hearing great things about them on ask.me and my 17 lb cat is scared of it. He is pooping inside the globe (or on the steps) but he has peed twice on the floor of my living room. Help?
posted by arnicae to Pets & Animals (11 answers total) 3 users marked this as a favorite
In the continuing saga of my ask.me cat questions, my FIV+ formerly feral cat has been doing really well. I got the litter robot because it really seemed like fun, and while 17 lbs is above their ideal size (from the litter robot website) I thought the cat wouldn't mind.
I took it home, got all excited and plugged it in. It scared the cat, because it turned on while I was gone (I came back in and found it rotating in the bathroom and the cat flattened under the desk). So I unplugged it, enticed him over with cat treats, and tried to give him some time to adjust.
First night: he pooped in the dome! But then, after I'd turned out the lights, he peed on a plastic bag I'd left in the living room.
Second night: I came home to find that he'd poo'd partially in the dome, partially on the steps to the dome. Later that night, he poo'd in the dome. I praised him and gave him cat treats.
Third morning: He peed on my jacket that I'd left on the living room floor. I sprayed him with my little squirt bottle, he bounded away and looked abashed, then came over and sat on my lap.
So, I know he can get into the orb (or as I call it, the Death Star) but why is he only peeing outside? What can I do to help him with this process? The Litter Robot website suggests setting up the old litter box if the cat doesn't take to the Litter Robot right away, but then won't he ignore the Litter Robot? How long should I give him to adjust?
And why is he pooping in the orb, but peeing on my jackets? (You can see, this is the really consuming question for me.