My fiancé wanted a cat and I was fine with it, as long as I didn't have to deal with the litter (especially when I eventually get pregnant, which he wholeheartedly agreed with). He wasn't keeping up on the maintenance of the cat litter as much as he should have and I became rather irritated. He then bought the Litter Maid thinking that it would solve this issue. It seemed that he did more maintenance on it than a regular litter and it was just getting really gross because the cat would sometimes go on the sides and the rake would stop working with 2 or more clumps.
I love our little fluffball of a cat, so instead of getting rid of him I decided to do more research on automatic cat litters. Behold, I found the Cat Genie! I had several questions still and called customer service just to get a thorough understanding of the product and how long it took to ship. I was very pleased with customer service and even more impressed with the speed of the shipment. My fiancé’s parents were visiting from the east coast that week and the timing to get the Cat Genie was perfect!
The initial installation was more of a headache, but not to the fault of the Cat Genie itself, but the runaround that the 2 home improvement stores gave me. The parts provided did not fit the plumbing of our brand-new, newly constructed home. When I finally figured out on my own what I needed, it only took 10 minutes to install the Cat Genie.
Our cat, we thought, took to it right away, but we found that he was only curious and didn’t actually want to use it at first. The suggestions the manuals gave us didn’t quite work and we really didn’t have the time since his folks were coming really soon. We decided to just lock him into the bathroom where the Cat Genie was located and waited it out. Once I smelled the stench, I checked to see where it was and sure enough it was in the Cat Genie. It took about 3 hours. We praised him rather exuberantly and gave him a lot of hugs and kisses. This seemed to do the trick.
It has now been almost 3 months and we absolutely love the Cat Genie! It is pretty much low-to-no-maintenance and is absolutely ideal! We had an issue with the scoop not picking up some feces and thus, got that horrendous, cooked poop smell. I couldn’t stand it. I eventually just did an extra scooping myself when it happened a couple of times, and that solved that. The Cat Genie doesn’t miss a lot, but once in a while it does. I’ve also grown to not like the smell of the sanitation liquid. I just ordered some new cartridges and decided to go with the unscented. I’ll post a review on that once I’ve tried it out.
An absolute plus is that the Cat Genie goes well with the rest of the bathroom. It’s not an unsightly looking contraption (we have the dome on it). It actually looks rather high-tech, which fits the rest of the house. The one thing we mainly have to do is remember to flush the toilet and clean the toilet more often than the other 2 bathrooms, which is perfectly fine. I’ve been raving about it to our friends! Another thing is that we don’t have to buy cat litter anymore!!! Yay!!! No more costly trips and finding storage space for large bags of litter. The cartridges and box of granules fit neatly underneath the toilet.
THANK YOU SO MUCH CAT GENIE! WE ABSOLUTELY LOVE IT!
Oh, and the initial price may be a bit much for some people, but now that we have it, it's completely worth it! We spent just as much on that horrible Litter Maid, and look how that turned out.