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pinkandsparklytoo Wed 08-Jan-14 12:53:14

Can anyone recommend me a fairly cheap cat litter that works well? Previously we have been using the performance clumping one from Pets at Home but although it works really well it is a bit pricey for us at the moment. Currently trying the Aldi one but not impressed. Any suggestions?

MiserableJanuaryJerseySpud Wed 08-Jan-14 13:01:27

We're using the stuff from Lidl right now. The cheaper the better in our house as it gets cleaned out often

pinkandsparklytoo Wed 08-Jan-14 13:04:03

Well that's why I figured the stuff from Aldi would be ok. I'm pregnant so DH is in charge of cleaning them out and it doesn't happen as often as I would like tbh.

mydoorisalwaysopen Wed 08-Jan-14 13:10:23

We use Bob Martin which is about £6.00 for 20litres from ASDA. I think that's quite cheap and it contains the odour reducing crystals which seem quite effective. I've definitely noticed less of a pong since switching from a more expensive brand.

cozietoesie Wed 08-Jan-14 16:25:54

I have to go with that which Seniorboy likes and his preference is for Sainsbury's or Coop Natural Earth Clumping, both of which are reasonably priced - although litter has risen in price over the last year, certainly.

We've got a big bad of LIDL for emergencies (and it is surely cheap as chips) but I've found it doesn't clump as well as the others - and it's a bit rougher in texture so Seniorboy doesn't like it quite as much when he's covering.

pinkandsparklytoo Wed 08-Jan-14 18:18:21

The problem we are having with the cheap Aldi stuff is that it doesn't clump as well and tends to fall apart. The pieces are a lot bulkier than my cats are used to from the other stuff. It also seems to not hold the smell as well.

cozietoesie Wed 08-Jan-14 18:28:04

Sounds like the LIDL stuff. In my experience, cat litter is something you shouldn't exercise excessive economies on - if they don't like it, you could get 'accidental-on-purposes' and also a good clumping litter is actually reasonably economical because you can simply remove the clumps and top up - a litter that doesn't clump as well has to be replaced wholesale more often.

cozietoesie Wed 08-Jan-14 18:39:06

I just looked up the Pets at Home litter and that is expensive. The Sainsbury's one is £2.69 for the same volume. If you have a Sainsbury's or Co-op near you, I'd try either of theirs as an experiment on Seniorboy's recommendation. (And he's a fusspot.)

Just be careful what you buy if you go to either of those. The Sainsbury one is a deep turquoise/midnight blue bag with a white and tabby cat on it and the Co-op (last time I used it) was in a deep purple and blue bag. Both labelled as Natural Earth Clumping litter.

Fluffycloudland77 Wed 08-Jan-14 19:04:36

I'd stick with what they like, mine sprayed everywhere tonight because I'm trying to switch him from sophisticat gold to catsan ultra clumping.

You can get a few % off pah via topcashback.

cozietoesie Wed 08-Jan-14 19:24:39

Yes, sorry - I should rephrase that.

...if they don't like it, you could get 'accidental-on-purposes' (or if you're Fluffy, 'purposefully-on-purposes') .......


Fluffycloudland77 Wed 08-Jan-14 20:04:52

I've been thinking (no laughing please) and you could try using chick crumb.

It's crushed up maize, clumps well, no odours & is flushable. If you google black farm gate animal feeds you might love nearer than you realise to a stockist.

It was £9 for 20kg last time I bought some.

fenneltea Mon 13-Jan-14 11:13:36

I've just converted to Professional Classic cat litter from zooplus. It isn't the cheapest to purchase initially, but I'm so impressed with it, my litter trays are still immaculate after a week and I've hardly thrown any away, so I'm certain it will work out more economical in the long run . It smells of baby powder, soaks up every last bit of wee and is so easy to clean out. I have five cats and tried most litters. There is a video of cat litter comparisons on you tube by a user called mrpaulnestor, which is where I found out about it.

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