Oliver & Nubia: A small small step for a cat, one giant leap for felines across the world

Hi everyone,

It’s Nubia here today and we’ve sure got a story to tell you! Were you able to guess from our feature image what it is?!? No? Well don’t worry all shall become clear!

Nubia: So when this arrived I really thought our humans were going to send us off to space…

Nubia: Or that it is some kind of teleporter! 😀

Oliver: But it was far far better than that…

Nubia: Indeed! It was an automatic self cleaning toilet called the Litter-Robot III Open Air so that I would never ever have to step on my brothers smelly poop ever again!

Oliver: What are you trying to imply…

Nubia: Our humans set this up in the kitchen and we’ve been trialling it for the last 6 months to make sure that it truly works before we show it to you all!

Oliver: And it certainly does… it’s nice and big but not too big for me to feel scared.

Nubia: Best of all the ledge stops most tracking of stuff that my brother might carry into the living room over wise… LOL

Nubia: As you can see Oli went for his business… and as usual… didn’t cover up his poop…

Oliver: Hey now!!! You didn’t have to show them this!

Nubia: Yes I did. Because an important aspect of this is that especially in multi cat households it makes it much more comfortable for the other cats as they won’t have to step into the previous cats’ mess…

Oliver: Fine… fine… 🙁

Nubia: It was very easy to assemble when it first arrived. Even though I am not sure if our servants had quite the right idea. ;o

Oliver: Oh and did we mention the controls?

Oliver: It’s got a handy indicator to alert you if it’s full or if there is any problem! And emptying it for occasional deep clean is easy with the empty button. 😀

Nubia: My personal favourite is the night light…

Nubia: Yes in the dark it’ll light up blue to make it easier for me to find the loo. 😀

Oliver: Both of us give this four paws up! And our humans say it’s worth a high five to the developers whatever that means because they’ve got no five hands?

Nubia: If you’d like to get your own the US version can be bought here and the EU version here.

Oliver: While the litter robot may seem expensive at first glance our humans think it’s well worth the investment for multiple factors:

  • Convenience – no longer do they have to scoop multiple times a day!
  • Peace in multi cat households – Other cats don’t get annoyed over the mess of the first cat
  • Reduction of litter boxes – We now have this one and a backup tray instead of three trays and 99% of the time we use our litter robot
  • Save money on litter – Let’s face it the robot is much more efficient at removing clumps than humans will ever be! They are after all a bit clumsy… Our humans think that we use about a third less to half less litter with the robot depending on which litter we use and how well it clumps.

Nubia: Before we go here a little video from the manufacturer:

Oliver: We hope you enjoyed our review and that you’ll be back for more soon!

Signed by,

His Meowjesty King Oliver the Maker of Mischief
Her Meowjesty Queen Nubia the Disturber of Peace

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37 thoughts on “Oliver & Nubia: A small small step for a cat, one giant leap for felines across the world

  1. angloswiss says:

    Just had a check and it is also available in Switzerland for 403 Swiss Francs. If I still had my original three cats, I might think about it, but Tabby is managing quite well with her cat tray (or garden – am not sure). I would also have to position it near an electric point and Tabby’s closet is not near a wall point. Let’s face it, I don’t even have a toilet like that. I have to press the lever myself. No, Tabby, forget it, does not come into the question. I think I might be having a problem with Tabby, she has already found it on her pawpad.

  2. franhunne4u says:

    I am not sure I could convince my cat to try it – it looks so enclosed even in the “open air” version. My cat is quite happy to go on an unhooded litter tray.

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  4. Laura (PA Pict) says:

    Oh my gosh. What a very cool contraption. My husband would love its space-age aesthetic and I would love a self-scooping litter tray. I have looked at other similar litter trays in the past but this one looks slicker and neater than others. Alas, I don’t have a power socket in any of the places where we have or could have litter trays so I guess I have to just keep scooping.

  5. Elise says:

    I’ve always been meaning to try one of these! Nice to have a seal of approval from you guys, makes me more likely to try! Maybe the next litter I buy :).

  6. meowmeowmans says:

    That’s a high-tech loo! Thanks for reviewing it, friends. We’ve always wondered about them!

  7. terrepruitt says:

    Awww. Their poor cat is alone for a WEEK (the guy in the video)? The litter box is the LAST thing I worry about when I leave my cats. I worry that they are sad and lonely – and bored. I can’t imagine leaving a cat for a week without having someone come EVERYDAY!

    • Marc-André says:

      Very true I wouldn’t leave them alone as such. I always make sure I have a friend or cat sitter around. But having an automatic toilet means that they can spend more quality time with the cats instead of cleaning duties. 🙂

      • terrepruitt says:

        Ha, this is true. Although, I tend to think that cats see people tending to their litter box and they understand it means they are being taken care of. I mean, lots of “stuff” in the litter box, then mom is there and no more “stuff”, clean litter. Clean litter box = love.

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