Best Self Cleaning Cat Litter Box: Litter-Robot III Video

We have quite a few Litter Robot videos on our YouTube channel, and when people see our litter box setup in the basement – with the Litter Robot Open Air in the middle and then a NVR Miss Litterbox on either side of it, they always ask if you have to have more than just the Litter Robot.  So, I took the opportunity in this video to explain why I choose to keep the other litter boxes around.

Do you have a Litter Robot?  Do you have any “regular” litterboxes still hanging around or do you exclusively use the Litter Robot?


Also, I messed up in the audio of the video and should have said it is usually recommended (when you don’t have an automatic litter box) that you should have one litter box per cat, plus one extra…this, of course, depends a lot on the number of floors and size of your home.

When it comes to how many Litter-Robots per cat, Litter Robot says, “Each Litter-Robot can support the use of 4-6 cats, but more waste drawer changes would be required, and that could mean cats have to “wait their turn”. We recommend one Litter-Robot per 3-4 cats. An additional Litter-Robot can be helpful in homes with more than one floor.”

For those interested in the litter we use with it – it’s Dr. Elsey’s Precious Cat Ultra cat litter

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Hi, I’m Jenny Dean, creator of Floppycats! Ever since my Aunt got the first Ragdoll cat in our family, I have loved the breed. Inspired by my childhood Ragdoll cat, Rags, I created Floppycats to connect, share and inspire other Ragdoll cat lovers around the world,

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  1. Actually , no. I have 3 litter boxes. My plan was to change 1 to the new litter & then do the other 2 with a little time in between. I was also planning to wait on the new Litter-Robot until they were accommodated to the new litter. If you have any suggestions I’m all ears!

    1. there is a chance they will just take to the new litter and that’s that. but it is good that you have 3 boxes. if you only had 1, for example, i would suggest:

      week 1 – 25% new brand litter, 75% old brand of litter.
      week 2 – 50% new brand litter, 50% old brand of litter.
      week 3 – 75% new brand litter, 25% old brand of litter.
      week 4 – 100% new brand litter – assuming they have been using the box all along.

      yes, i would wait on the litter robot until they are using and are comfortable with new litter – of course, they could take to it immediately, which would make the whole transition process very easy.

  2. I’m considering getting a Litter Robot, what litter do you personally use? I currently have Blue Buffalo Naturally Fresh, but am not sure how well it would work with this.
    Thanks for your input! Jamie

    1. Hello, I use Dr. Elsey’s Precious Cat Ultra. Is Blue Buffalo Naturally Fresh a clumping litter? It has to be a clumping litter. I also have heard that the more organic/natural a litter is, the more frequently you need to change it because of the moisture and lack of oxygen in the drawer below. It’s do-able, just have to be more on top of it than we do, for example. Please let me know if you have more questions – it’s a great machine.

      1. Thank you! Blue Buffalo does clump but I’ve been considering changing because of the inconsistency of the product in regards to dust. I’m excited to try Dr. Elsey’s. Thanks again!

        1. you’re welcome – do you know how to transition to a new litter?

  3. Another great LR review post & video, Jenny!!! You know by know I really lurve and appreciate these LR reviews & videos, as I am totally fascinated by this product and how your kitties interact with it. It’s SUPER PAWESOME!! I have two NVR Miss Litter Boxes for Miss PSB in our small apartment and I am a devoted fan of those litter boxes and Dr. Elsey’s Precious Cat Clumping Litter (both of which I learned about via!)! Yay!!!

    Big hugs & lots of love!!

    Patti & Miss Pink Sugarbelle 🙂 <3

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