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Too smelly, but cat loves it
May 17, 2017
The litterbox for which this tray is made is a wonderful thing. My cat was peeing all over the bedroom because she hated her old litterbox so much (and I'm dumb enough that it took me 6 months to realize this). She is 100% happy with the Scoop Free litterbox because it's always perfectly clean.
The reusable litter tray has been a must for me because I simply cannot afford to buy the disposable refills. I have two cats that use the box and the price of refills is too high for my budget. So I'm very thankful for the reusable tray because it has saved me hundreds of dollars.
There's a downside, though, and that's the smell. After a few days, this thing really stinks. As other reviewers have mentioned, the lid doesn't seal off the poo the way the disposable tray does. Most people probably buy this box so they don't have to scoop; with this reusable tray, you'll end up scooping again. Not as often, but every other day. I'm not sure I'd keep it if my cat wasn't so blissfully happy with it. And that's a big part of the equation: if you have a persnickety cat and a small budget, this is still the way to go.
UPDATE: I can't take the smell any longer. I bleach this thing once a week and put new crystal litter in it and after two days, yuck. I assume the urine has gotten down into the scratches in the plastic. This box works so well when it has the expensive refills in it, and smells so bad when you use the environmentally-friendly, affordable reusable tray. I'm tremendously frustrated and fear the cat will retaliate by whizzing on the carpet again.