Cat Genie Review and Cat Potty Training Instructions

by Theresa on May 16, 2010 · 6 comments

Find out how well Cat Genie works.Cat Genie is one of those inventions that you really wonder...Is it really necessary to over develop the simplicity of a litter box? Does your kitty  need his own $330 cat toilet that self flushes and self washes? Find out how well this electronic, mini toilet works.

Cat Genie Features

Unique self-flushing, self-washing cat box maintains itself. It uses permanent washable granules that never need changing. It's ideal for homes with 2 to 3 cats over 6 months old. Hardware, granules, cleaning solution, and instructions included. Measures 24 by 19 by 21 inches; 2-year limited warranty.

How Does Cat Genie Work?

It's actually quite fun to watch it in action. The electrical scoop sifts out the solids. Then the bowl changes directions so the water can flush the granules in order to clean them. It even disguises any odors by putting out a fresh scent! Assembling the Cat Genie itself is not problem. Although it's a bit more time consuming to connect the Cat Genie plumbing to the toilet.

Advantages

  • It cleans itself and it cut's down on cleaning a regular litter box.
  • Smells great when cycle is completed.
  • Cat activation feature works great.

Disadvantages

  • Some cats will not use the Cat Genie even after being introduced to it as explained in the instruction manual.
  • Cats track the bits of granule out of the Cat Genie and around the house.
  • Some Cat Genie owners mentioned that there's something wrong with the timer and the device starts beeping in error mode for no reason.
  • Sometimes it stops in mid cycle while there's wet cat litter in the Cat Genie.
  • You'll still need to do some routine cleaning and maintenance.
  • It's very loud when it's in the flush and poop grind mode.
  • It's quite expensive with a $330 price tag, even if it does cut out some of the work of cleaning a regular litter box.

Other How-To Resources

This guy must have a lot of patience! It's a guide with step by step instructions and clear pictures of the Cat Genie.

I thought this was really interesting. It's a video instruction on how to get your cat to use the toilet!

Cat Genie overall, worries me because I've seen many negative comments about it's reliability. Although I can't speak for all Cat Genie owners, it's a lot of money to be spending and not have working or having your cat using. Not to mention the time spent to install the electrical and plumbing. It may not be so affordable for the average cat owner. Now for all you dog owners who are interested in a Crazy Critter for your pooch, here's a review for you!


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1 Todd May 28, 2010

I hate cats and their pee smells awful. Spending $330 on a cat toliet is as useful as throwing the money out the window. Cats are stupid animals.

2 Theresa June 3, 2010

No way! Cat’s are awesome but I’m sorry to hear about them peeing all over. What did you think of the potty training video? Imagine your cat going on the toilet. That would be hilarious! :)

3 Stephanie July 20, 2010

Todd, I’m sure the same could be said about you.

4 Kat November 13, 2010

To Todd: Obviously, you have never had a cat from a reliable breeder. If you have a rescue or alley cat, then maybe that’s what you are used to. I have a house of Persians and they are incredibly smart. Smarter than a dog any day!

5 Lizzie November 16, 2010

Kat, most cats know to use the litterbox, no matter where they came from. No one should be buying a cat from a breeder when there are so many healthy, friendly cats being killed in shelters every day due to a lack of homes.

6 Cat Training March 21, 2011

Interesting. It’s worth noting that, although there are many huge benefits (like no more litter!), there are some major risks associated with cat toilet train. You lose the ability to monitor your cat’s excrement to spot health issues, and some cats (especially older ones) may simply not be suited for toilet training.

It is interesting though. I’ve never heard of Cat Genie before. I’ll look into it :)