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PostPosted: Wed Aug 20, 2008 9:15 am 
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I get it online from Zooplus but you can also get it in Pets at Home. It's made by Okoplus and I just get the basic variety. If you buy online, be careful about the shipping charges - some suppliers add a premium for heavy items, so although Zooplus aren't always cheapest for the basic product, they often work out cheaper when you factor in shipping.

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PostPosted: Wed Aug 20, 2008 9:16 am 
Tigerfeet Catsan is the one you use isn't it?


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We started with a covered litter box with crystals, but I didn't like the way the crystals changed color but stayed in the tray. He was walking in his wee, basically, and tracking the crystals, which were unpleasant to stand on, especially when you know they were wee-soaked!

A friend put me on to a different kind of tray and it's been fantastic. It consists of a tray within a tray. The top tray's base is full of holes, like a sifter, and pine pellets which are quite inexpensive, turn to powder when they become wet. A daily shake sifts all the used pellets through to the bottom tray, which can be emptied when necessary. Poos are dealt with in the normal way! It doesn't smell, and the litter never has to be changed, just topped up. It has a cover with sides but no roof, so he will never be cramped in there, but he still has some privacy and the pellets don't flick everywhere.

It wasn't very expensive and it seems much cleaner. It took him 24 hours to make the change. Fortunately, he held it in until he used the tray:)


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Asian Leopard Cat

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My two like covered litter trays and I had a corner tray which I used catsan with and was reasonably happy - then I got an Omega self cleaning tray and now I wouldn't be without it :D

http://www.petplanet.co.uk/product.asp?dept_id=46&pf_id=1479

I use it with Sophisticat Premium Choice clumping litter and it's so easy - just roll it right and left and throw out the clumps which are in the scoop.

Just thought I'd mention that, even if your litter is flushable, sewage systems don't filter out parasites which can be found in cat poo and if flushed they can kill marine life like sea otters and porpoises :( That said I don't suppose landfill is great for the environment either! Don't want to preach at all just thought people might not know.

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thanks kiwi. that Omega Self-cleaning Litter Box looks pretty good. i just ordered it.


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i tried the premium choice stuff but couldnt find anywhere that i could buy it in bulk...

it just works out too expensive if you have to keep buying little 5l packs.

so im on the oko plus stuff (infact have another 40l arriving this morning...


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Hey benlinz - where do you get your Oko plus for and how much do you pay for 40L? I wouldn't mind buying in bulk to get it cheaper :wink:

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I get the 40L OkoPlus online from Zooplus - it's currently £23.49 with delivery of £2.90, although delivery is free if you spend over £29. I think you can get it slightly cheaper from other places, but beware the delivery charge - some of them add a "heavy item" surcharge to their standard delivery charges but they don't really warn you about it. Zooplus don't do that so the overall price works out better.

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