The CatGenie Self Washing Self Flushing Cat Box will immediately stand out to anyone browsing cat litter boxes because this doesn’t look like your typical option. While many designers work to create the perfect enclosed box, with some automated features to ease the cleaning process, this company continues along a very different route. Here there is no urine soaked litter to clean up or waste collection box to empty out because this is a flushing model. This looks like a toilet because that is essentially what this is. Cats go to the bathroom in the bowl, the waste mixes with the washable granules and it all gets flushed away. It sounds like a dream come true for many cat owners, but does it act like one?
The basic principles of this flushing litter box, and its mechanisms, are quite appealing to cats and their owners.
A flushing cat litter box like this is the ideal solution for any cat owner that doesn’t want to get their hands dirty. The waste runs through the granules and disappears into the drainage system, just like our own, and cats can go about their business as and when they need with no worries about annoying their owners. Also, there is the promise that this “litter” never needs changing. This is much more hygienic approach than a standard litter tray, and much more pleasant with the reduced risk of odor. The added benefit here is that many cats seem to appreciate this approach too. There is the chance for multiple cats to share this toilet. All they have to do is perch on the rim and go. There is even a hood and a seat available as extras for those that need more security.
The problem is that there really is no getting away from the fact that this is a cat toilet.
The upside of this option is that it behaves like a toilet and provides the convenience and hygiene that cat owners need. The downside is that it looks and works like a toilet. The benefit of some automated cat boxes is that they are easily hidden away in corner, sometimes even concealed in furniture. Here there is no such luck as this rather ugly looking system has to remain plugged into the electric and plugged into the water supply. A cat toilet may sound adorable to guests when mentioning it on the phone, but it might be a different story when they come round for coffee. It is also a bit of a hassle to get the system plumbed in. All the right components are included, such as the 8’ supply hose and 10’ drain hose, but it takes a little time.
The CatGenie Self Washing Self Flushing Cat Box is a great idea for those that really can’t stand the idea of litter boxes and cleaning. Still, it doesn’t come without its issues. In an ideal world, some would probably prefer a model that was a little more discrete. Owners need to install this with pride and the knowledge that the extra costs of electricity and water are worth it for the time and effort saved on manual cleaning.