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View Poll Results: What type of litter box and litter do you use
Open litter box 16 55.17%
Covered litter box 12 41.38%
Clay litter 10 34.48%
Other litter (please note) 17 58.62%
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post #1 of 40 (permalink) Old 02-13-2010, 08:40 AM Thread Starter
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What type of litter and litter box do you use?

I am sure there is already a thread like this but its most likely old.



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What type of litter and litter box do you, or well does your cat use?


We have a Booda Dome Clean Step since Amadeus it s big digger but litter still gets everywhere, it does really help will the smell factor though.


As for litter we use Swheat, which is a wheat based litter. Its more expensive then clay but I refuse to use clay for a number of reasons:
  • carcinogens
  • dust
  • clay dries like cement
  • Amadeus would be breathing in the clay dust
  • enviornmental impact
  • possiblity of Amadeus ingesting the clay
  • chemical additives etc...

Swheat has been the best we have tried so far but I am always in search of cleaner, better, safer litter.





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We also use Swheat Scoop, I love it, the cats love it, and it doesn't stink like clay! We use a Littermaid litter box, only because Oby will not use the litterbox if there is other mess in it. The small litterbox down stairs is just a plain old litter box, but they don't use it, unless they really have to!

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I have two litter boxes,soon to be a third.I have an open litter box and one of those covered domes.Both cats use both boxes and don't seem to prefer one or the other.I have a third open litter box that was given to me for free,so I am going to set that one up too.

I use scoopable clay litter.




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I have two big open litter boxes because my cats won't use the covered ones for some reason (I think they are maybe scared...). They both have a really high edge so they can't pee over the edge.
One is from petsmart and the other one is just a plastic bin.

Then I use Scoop away litter, it can come with no scent which is good if your cats are sensitive like that.


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we have a covered box it has those replace able smelly filter things that we took out. we use tidy cats crystal multiple cats i think. Ours don't like paper based

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I use clay litter, and have four boxes for three cats. Three are standard sized boxes (uncovered) the fourth is a high sided rubbermaid(tm) tote box, because one of my girl kitties likes to stand up to pee, and it would go all over the wall. Now she can stand up and pee against the sides of the tote box to her heart's content.

I have no trouble with odor as I scoop four times a day (or more if I am home to do it) and dump and scrub every week.

I have two sets of boxes, so while one set is being used, the other set, after being scrubbed, has a week to air out.

I won't use covered boxes as I believe they hold in odors. An heavy duty type door mat is excellent for containing tracked out litter to one area.
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I have two litter boxes, for two cats, currently anyway, both hooded. My cat Cookie is petrified that Poppy will sneak up on her in an open litter box - so she won't use a litter box unless it's hooded.

Right now we're collectively using kiln-dried pine shavings - but the phenols worry me, so when the ground thaws, I'm going to dig up dirt and use that as litter. Then it can just be dumped right back outside instead of in a garbage bag to be tossed into the landfill.
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we have 2 liter boxes, both covered...we use clay because Frahnz will not give anything else a chance, we have tried everything...

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Feline Pine with the box they sell for it, with the grate on the bottom to shake the dust through. Stays really clean and un-stinky.

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http://www.felinepinelitterbox.com/

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We made litterboxes ourselves. Just used a 20 gallon plastic storage, cut a hole in the roof, and hot glued carpet down. Total cost to make it was like 5$, and people pay big for the same thing in stores... I'll never understand it.


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We made litterboxes ourselves. Just used a 20 gallon plastic storage, cut a hole in the roof, and hot glued carpet down. Total cost to make it was like 5$, and people pay big for the same thing in stores... I'll never understand it.



Carpet?





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I love Scoop Away, those clumps won't fall apart no matter what!

Luna is compelled to use the litter box the second I'm done scooping, even if she went right before I started, she just has to jump in there to "christen" the fresh stuff...
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I use a large plastic storage container, open topped. I usually use CatSan Ultra, but due to not being able to get it have changed to a clay litter.

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Carpet?
Yea, you can get carpet floor mats for next to nothing. And carpet leftovers from homedepot or lowes can be got at very cheap prices as well.


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Yea, you can get carpet floor mats for next to nothing. And carpet leftovers from homedepot or lowes can be got at very cheap prices as well.

But what is it used for?





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