Petmate® Booda Clean Step Litter Box
Does not do it's job
We bought this litter box hoping it would fill three basic needs:
1.) Keep the baby out of the litter
2.) Keep the litter in the box
3.) Keep the cat "waste" in the box
It only met one of these requirements.
1.) It does keep the baby out of the box. We have a 1 year old who is curious about everything. In our house it is hard to shut the box off from her without also shutting the cats out. This box has a good cover that has kept her from exploring too much.
2.) We were hoping that because of the stair steps it would collect the litter from kitty paws before they exited and help stop the mess outside the litter box. Unfortunately it does not. There is just as much litter right outside the box as we have ever had. Possibly more.
3.) It does not contain the urine. It may just be our cats (don't get me wrong- we love them, but they aren't always the brightest) but at least once a day they stand in the middle of the box and urinate on the side. The urine then runs down the side, through the crack and onto the tile floor under the box. It is a mess and there is no way to seal the crack between the lid and the bottom to prevent this from happening.
In short, this was money wasted for us. We are going to have to try something else. Don't waste your money too.
December 31, 2014
doesn't decrease tracking. oversized.
If you want to use bags they have to be special or they don't fit. The ramp doesn't really cut down on tracking. Its huge and awkwardly shaped so it makes it hard to hide. The top is difficult at first to get on properly. The use of a litter bag also make it harder for the top to fit on. The filter holder compartment doesn't stay shut, so I ripped mine off.
I've had this cat litter box for 4 years. I'm not overly thrilled about it. It is expensive so I have not replaced it with another litter box. Because of my multi-cat household we do have 2 litter boxes and they prefer the regular square/rectangular shape.
December 23, 2014
The cats' favorite.
I have had this litter box for years, on my 1st level of my home. I have never experience urine running outside of the box. But, I always make sure I have the lid on correctly. There is an inner lip & an outer lip on the top, & the lip on the bottom fits between the two on the lid to prevent that issue. I have 5 cats ranging in size from 8 lbs to 15 lbs. I have never had an issue with scooping it either. I am replacing my upstairs litter box with another one like this today. It is the best litter box in my home in my opinion, & judging from the usage in that box, my cats favorite.
November 28, 2014
I read several reviews before going to purchase the Petmate Booda Clean Step Litter Box. I examined the lid for reasons why it does not stay on and found that it will stay on if you put it on securely in the first place, which is difficult in itself to do. It came with a plastic liner for the box which DID NOT fit the box. My problem came when my cat(s) would not go inside for unknown reasons. I have four cats and some were using the box and some were peeing on the paper outside or on the entrance ramp. The manufacturer needs to send this item back to research and development just as I am taking this item back to the store for an exchange.
October 10, 2014