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Best self-cleaning litter boxes   

Best self-cleaning litter boxes   
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Self-cleaning litter boxes may sound like something from the future, but the good news is they are here now and ready to make your life easier. When it comes to cat litter boxes, it’s recommended you give them a scoop at least once a day to keep your cat happy and healthy. A self-cleaning litter box will scoop itself, so you don’t have to. Whilst some may just scoop once a day, others are automatic. All you need to do is empty the waste they’ve collected once or twice a week, and it’s that easy. We’ve rounded up the best self-collecting litter trays on the market today to help you make the right choice. 

Best overall

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Jlxl automatic self-cleaning cat litter

Intelligent cleaning at the touch of a button

The Jlxl automatic self-cleaning litter box offers intelligent cleaning at the touch of a button. It has an automatic sensor that will identify when the cat has used the litter box and not start the collection process until the cat has safely moved away from the area. 

It does take up a large amount of space, and you can pour up to 6 litres of cat litter in at any one time. It has a weight limit of 25kg, and as well as running via the mains electricity, it has a backup battery in the event of any power outages. 

Best budget

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Omega Paw self cleaning

Just roll with it

The Omega Paws self-cleaning litter box can save you plenty of time and keep your cats' litter tray super fresh. It uses a rock and roll system where you roll the litter box on to its lid and then back to the upright position. This then takes the clumped litter and places it into a scoop which you can quickly dispose of. It also stops odours from leaking out and obstructs a lot of excess dust from the litter getting into the air. It is made from robust and durable plastic so you will be using this litter tray for years. 

Best compact

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PetSafe simply clean

Let the box do all the hard work for you

This self-cleaning litter box will save you all the hard work; all you need to do is add the litter and walk away. It has a bowl that rotates every hour and a half sifting any clumps that are in the litter. It’s a very quiet machine so it won’t scare your cat. It has an LED light so you can make sure that it is still switched on and operational - because believe us when we say it's quiet. You can even line the waste bin with a plastic bag, so when it comes to removing the waste, you simply lift it out and pop it in your bin. 

Best closed design

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Catit design smartsift sifting

No mess, no odours, no fuss

This savvy self-cleaning cat litter box has a closed design which means that you won’t experience any of the mess or dust that you would with a traditional litter tray. To sift and clean the litter you pull a lever, and it removes the soiled litter into a lined collection bin whilst recycling the clean litter back into the tray. Because it’s manual, it is safe and quiet, and you don’t have to worry about any parts breaking down. It has an access window so you can easily monitor when the litter needs to be refreshed. 

The bottom line

If you have a cat, then you’ll know what a chore changing the litter can be. However, with the self-cleaning litter box, you don’t need to worry about that any more. We love the Jlxl automatic self-cleaning cat litter because it’s intelligent cleaning capabilities make it a safe and pleasant experience for the cat. It also holds cats up to 25kg so whatever the size of your kitty, you know it’ll do the job. 

The PetSafe ScoopFree automatic self-cleaning box is another one that we rate highly. It keeps an extra eye on your cats' health, so you know if your cat is going to the toilet too much. It’s designed to help keep your home smell-free, mess-free and dust-free - all of our favourite things. It also uses replaceable litter drawers so it’s easy to change and you won’t have to worry about it for a few weeks at a time.