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How do you deal with your litter tray?

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Vajazzler Fri 17-Jun-11 22:27:18

I have 2 new kittens and am wondering how I should deal with my litter tray?!?
A few questions -
Do you completely empty it every day?
Do you scoop out poo?
What do you do with the contents when you empty it?< It feels so wasteful to use a bag
every time!>
I am suddenly freaking out a bit about the fact that they are treading wee/poo germs with every step. Can you help me????

5inthebed Fri 17-Jun-11 22:30:54

I scoop twice a day and clean litter in every third day.

Use nappy sacks for the poo.

Marne Fri 17-Jun-11 22:33:34

Scoop poo out straight away (i flush it down the loo) and change litter every 3 days.

noscat Fri 17-Jun-11 23:06:21

I work all day, so I can't de poop immediately. I've had to regress to litter trays since we got a dog as we have three cats and all but the kitten were outdoor "pooers"..... since then I make sure I clean out the poo daily but only do a complete change of litter every 3rd day like 5inthebed. I used to do it every evening but my vet advised me to do it less often because it could confuse the cats - she suggested I left a hint of eau de cat's piss in the tray smile

Vajazzler Sat 18-Jun-11 08:59:53

Ok so i dont need to completely change it every day? Great! Ive gone through a 5litre bag of litter in 5 days and thought it was getting a bit expensive!
Thanks for your wisdom!

NotSuchASmugMarriedNow Mon 27-Jun-11 23:15:28

where do you put the cat litter though, when you dispose of it?

SparklyCloud Mon 27-Jun-11 23:50:11

If you get the cat litter crystals, not only is there no smell, but you only need to change the tray every 3 to 4 weeks. It says 4 weeks on the bag but sometimes, with having 3 cats, i change it less than that. You just see how it goes, but there is never a smell, like there is with other litters. You just scoop out the poo and put it down loo or put in general waste in a nappy bag. It really is fab stuff. You can buy from pets at home, tesco, or b and m bargains. Its 3 to 4 quid a bag.

Vajazzler Tue 28-Jun-11 07:12:05

SparklyCloud is that the stuff that looks like jelly crystals? If it's that good I'll get some!

OhYouBadBadKitten Tue 28-Jun-11 07:20:13

I keep bread wrappers, plastic covers that come on magazines etc for disposing of the litter. We use those clumping microgranules. Not tried the crystals - must look into them.

Ben10isthespawnofthedevil Tue 28-Jun-11 07:25:50

Buy this It is really fantastic. You scoop the clumps and flush them down the toilet and you only have to change the whole tray every 4-6 weeks when you can actually put it in the compost once you have de-pooed it. It works out really economical - I bought the huge bag after buying the 10 litre bag at Pets at Home. There is no smell unless you are like me and keep forgetting to scoop as you can't smell it if forget to scoop when they have done a loose poo.

Don't confuse it with World's Best Cats Litter which PAH also sell as it is rubbish and smells!

Ben10isthespawnofthedevil Tue 28-Jun-11 07:28:28

It clumps the wee and any wet poo and dries out poo so once you have scooped, it is completely clean. I have 2 cats and only completely change every 6 weeks.

SparklyCloud Tue 28-Jun-11 09:59:09

Its this stuff here but you can buy a different brands but same stuff from B&M or Wilko , some have little blue grains in, some are all white but they all do the same job and i have found they all last weeks.

Its made from silica gel.

SparklyCloud Tue 28-Jun-11 10:00:06

Heres another one, bit cheaper this one

SparklyCloud Tue 28-Jun-11 10:08:16

ben10, i have used that cat's best litter, and it tracks on the carpet. Yes you throw the clumps away but that means you do also have to top up, so use more. The crystal stuff, you only remove the poos. The wee does turn the liter yellow but no smell at all and it is designed to only be changed every 4 weeks. And it does not track at all.

GetOrf Tue 28-Jun-11 10:11:46

I must try that crystal stuff - I used Catsan and I am paranoid about it smelling, so I remove poo and flush, but change the litter completely every day (that said, I have only got a kitten litter tray).

I used old supermarket carrier bags to remove and throw it straight in the wheelie bin.

midoriway Tue 28-Jun-11 10:26:45

Ben10 that stuff is awesome. I can't imagine having a litter tray with anything else in it. We have one inside cat, with the litter tray in bathroom. Scoop every day or 2, flush down the toilet, completely change every 6 weeks. We do not have a problem with cat poo smells. We also feed her exclusively on James Wellbeloved, which I thought was over-priced nonsense, until I realised that it made cat poo that didn't smell.

Ben10isthespawnofthedevil Tue 28-Jun-11 10:32:03

I have a litter mat outside the tray and have no litter outside the mat.

GetOrf - Catsan is the devil's spawn of cat litter. It forms concrete on the bottom of the tray and doesn't do anything for the smell.

Go on try Cat's Best.......go on go on go on go on go on go on go on go on grin

OhYouBadBadKitten Tue 28-Jun-11 15:20:00

I am def going to try that crystal stuff. What is the texture and size of grain like?

SparklyCloud Tue 28-Jun-11 19:53:17

grain size is probably like the clay litters, not tiny but not big like the wood pellets. I currently have 2 trays in my bedroom, they were changed 2 weeks ago, have been weed in, yet my bedroom does not smell of anything...with other litters I needed to change every 2 days!

SparklyCloud Tue 28-Jun-11 19:54:25

Oh and one of my cats has funny paws, would not even go in the tray with certain other litter if he does not like the feel of it - with the crystal one he took to it immediately.

OhYouBadBadKitten Tue 28-Jun-11 20:27:07

brilliant. I've put it on my shopping list smile

SparklyCloud Tue 28-Jun-11 21:20:10

Great, let us know what you think of it smile

WhenCanISleep Thu 30-Jun-11 14:17:46

How do I deal with litter tray?
I don't - that falls most definately into DH's remit!!!!! grin

Vajazzler Thu 30-Jun-11 17:23:56

Unfortunately its definitely my job!
Well i have just put the first lot of crystals in and they are investigating it a lot. Think one of them had a wee.
I also got some of the litter tray liners as i'm sick of wiping poo off the side of the tray.
Will report back our progress....

OhYouBadBadKitten Thu 30-Jun-11 22:05:23

I've put in my first lot of crystals too. Not seen them use it yet. Will report back in the morning.

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