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Changing cat’s tray several times a day

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DizzyR Thu 20-Feb-20 18:55:29

We have an indoor cat and she expects her tray changed every time she goes. If it’s not changed, or even if we just top it up after a wee or poo, she meows really loudly and wants a whole tray change! It’s costing us a small fortune in cat litter so ideally I’d like to break her out of this habit but not sure if this is possible. Do I just have a fussy cat?

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1984isnow Thu 20-Feb-20 19:08:27

What litter do you use? I've used some none clumping ones in the past and found it worse as it's not as easy to get all of the wet litter out.

Can you just pretend to change it? I used to be similar with food. One of my cats would absolutely not touch food that wasn't fresh out of the pack, even if it's just been 20 minutes. So I started pretending to swap it. I take it to the food area, make it sound like I am putting new food in, or transfer the same food into a new bowl and put the bowl back down and she's non the wiser.

Allergictoironing Thu 20-Feb-20 19:36:58

You may have to try her on different litters until you find one she can cope with. Is she just as bad if you scoop out any poo/pee as soon as it's been done?

DizzyR Thu 20-Feb-20 19:52:36

Thank you for the replies! We use catsan usually but a couple of days ago I switched to a silica one and left it for a day (taking the poo out and shaking about the tray) and she meowed so much bless her. I tried to hold my nerve but after a day I got worried she was trying to hold it in waiting for a fresh tray so I changed it. We have tried wood pellets but she hated those. Never tried the clumping so will see if that works!

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Fluffycloudland77 Thu 20-Feb-20 20:16:36

Try ultra clumping, they love that one. Those crystals are quite big for little paws to tread on aren’t they?.

chickedeee Thu 20-Feb-20 20:26:25

We use the 'Frank's ' one from Sainsbury's .

It does not clump meaning you can remove the poop without changing the bowl every time 😁

Wombatstew Thu 20-Feb-20 20:31:51

I have been using horse bedding pellets that you add water to and it turns into a saw dust type of material. A 20kg bag lasts a long time as you only need a scoop and it works out much cheaper than litter.

dementedpixie Thu 20-Feb-20 20:33:59

Clumping litter means you can remove pee and poo. Leaves the remaining litter much cleaner

EachandEveryone Thu 20-Feb-20 22:10:51

You should get two trays. And, if you are like me, you will give her two choices of litter. I use cats best clumping in one. Its fantastic and they do small ones on Amazon to try. In the other I have those Catsan trays because Im lazy. Both get scooped every time and the Cats Best Inchange fortnightly its that good.

madcatladyforever Thu 20-Feb-20 22:14:01

Catsan is the only one my cat will use.

dementedpixie Thu 20-Feb-20 22:27:21

I found catsan got smelly really quickly. I prefer clumping stuff

Toddlerteaplease Thu 20-Feb-20 22:55:21

I use intersand classic. I used to only have to scoop once daily until Cheddar arrived! Now it's twice/ 3 times as she doesn't bury it.

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