What Are Some Features of Automatic Litter Boxes?


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Automatic litter boxes are self-cleaning, allowing pet owners the freedom to leave the box untended for a few weeks at a time. Models such as the ScoopFree Automatic Self-Cleaning Litter Box use disposable litter trays so owners don't have to touch, see or smell used litter and waste.

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The Nature's Miracle Automatic Litter Box has a motion sensor which detects the cat and activates the cleaning process within 20 minutes following use. An indicator light alerts the owner when it's time to change the receptacle. The unit's odor control system reduces and prevents excess odor spread by bacteria with an antimicrobial product protection. Additionally, the catch-all receptacle uses a carbon filter to minimize odors.

Both self-cleaning units feature a rake that automatically sweeps the soiled litter into a separate compartment. The box from Nature's Miracle provides high walls to prevent litter from spreading, as well as a carpeted ramp that prevents the cat from tracking litter throughout the surrounding area. A sleep timer is included that stops the raking feature from activating for up to nine days.

Both units come with a one-year warranty covering any defects in the materials or workmanship. ScoopFree offers a one-year product replacement warranty in addition to a 90-day money-back guarantee, while Nature's Miracle repairs or replaces the unit with a new or refurbished model.

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