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The litter tray

'the litter tray' (haha) - have just tried Cat's Best Öko Plus for the first time...

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TheOneWithTheNicestSmile · 03/02/2014 21:46 recommended on previous litter threads, & am very impressed with it so far. I like the texture & smell - well, lack of smell- & have removed 2 balls of wee & dropped them down the loo this evening. Almost none of it seems to track (I do have a litter tray with a plastic grid thing they have to walk across to get out, but the crystal stuff I've used previously still escaped & crunched everywhere)

I like that all soiled litter can go down the loo, & eventually any used-but-still-cleanish can go in the garden waste bin

it's very slightly cheaper than the crystals, from zooplus - I think once the current supply of crystals has gone I'll stick to the Cat's Best, so thanks for the recommendations Smile

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Fluffycloudland77 · 03/02/2014 21:53

You know crushed maize is chick crumb? Ie you can buy 20kg bags of it from animal feed places for £10.

cozietoesie · 03/02/2014 21:55

Good news then. Just one point - those grid scoops are a disaster in my experience. You're better off using a hard edged scoop such as a flour scoop - or even a cheap garden trowel from Poundland.

cozietoesie · 03/02/2014 22:05

Sorry - I should have said. Those would be metal ones.

TheOneWithTheNicestSmile · 03/02/2014 22:37

I did read a bit about chick crumb, fluffy - is that exactly the same stuff & does it perform in exactly the same way? (I read that it generally comes complete with bugs Shock)

cozie, the grid isn't a scoop - it's the flat bit with square holes \link{\illustrated?tag=mumsnet&ascsubtag=mnforum-21 here} which slots in at the front of the tray. It seems to do a good job of cleaning paws

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cozietoesie · 03/02/2014 22:39

Ah - I understand.

TheOneWithTheNicestSmile · 03/02/2014 22:44

40L of Cat's Best is £22.50 - how do litres compare to kilos?

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Fluffycloudland77 · 04/02/2014 07:00

I think it is, I never noticed any insects in ours it was just fine grained maize.

I'm afraid I don't know how litres compare to kilos though.

cozietoesie · 04/02/2014 08:58

Depends on the density of that which is being weighed. I'm afraid it's a bathroom scales and calculator job.

Maybe we could all weigh the type we're using and set up a reference cat litter conversion grid?


sashh · 04/02/2014 09:27

1 litre of water = 1 Kg

But for other substances it varies ie 0.5Kg of feathers wouldn't fit in to a 1 pint milk carton

TheOneWithTheNicestSmile · 04/02/2014 10:03

Ah - it's a bit complicated then!

Thanks, sashh & cozie Smile

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cozietoesie · 04/02/2014 10:06

I'll weigh some of Seniorboy's clumping litter later on when I'm more organized. (I need to find the 'accurate' scales. The only ones to hand are the 'friendly' scales that I use for myself - especially after Xmas! Grin)

TheOneWithTheNicestSmile · 04/02/2014 20:17

Oh thanks, cozie Smile

I weighed a 5L bag of those crystal things & they were just over 2kg (that was on digital kitchen scales)

Can't check the cat's best until I have an unopened bag again (& I have 4 lots of crystals to get through first!)

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cozietoesie · 04/02/2014 21:07

Well I'm a total busted flush. I hauled out the 'accurate' scales which seem to have spent the festive season fomenting a rebellion and have now gone completely haywire - so all I can tell you is that an 8 litre bag of clumping is heavy. Other posters will have to do the work on that one.

On the up side, I now have no option but to use the 'friendly' scales! Grin

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