We recommend a depth of around 3cm of Kittilitt – but be aware that when Kittilitt gets wet it will expand! Too much will mean a very full tray when your cat has done their business – too little will mean your cat is unable to dig and bury. Your cat will let you know whether they are happy but remember that an overfull tray can lead to lots of litter ending up outside the tray.
It is always a good idea to have a litter tray indoors even if your cat does his business outside. In case of an emergency, your cat won’t feel bad about relieving himself or herself indoors. There’s nothing worse than finding the corner of a room in your house soaking wet or worse!
In an ideal world, your cat will prefer a tray that is easy to get in and out of easily and one which is large enough to turn around in.
Most litter trays are rectangular varying from simple disposable litter trays made from cardboard to elaborate, automatic devices.
Look for boxes with three sides that are tall enough to prevent your cats’ business from hitting your floor – wall heights of around 20-30cm are good, with one lower entry/exit side to make it easy to get in and out – this side should ideally be around 12-15cm.
Self-cleaning litter trays are becoming more popular, but the motor noises and vibrations caused by the process can disturb cats and may even deter them from using it.
Your cat will want to dig around before it squats. And afterwards, there will be more digging to cover up their business. Therefore, the ideal litter-tray size is one and a half times the length of your cat – from its nose to the base of its tail. This will give your cat enough space to move around freely without restriction.
The minimum recommended size is around 50cm x 40cm.
If you are providing a kitten with a litter tray, you should start with a much smaller version but increase it regularly as they grow
You should spot-clean your cat tray daily, and then replace the litter completely at least once a week. If the tray is left dirty, your cat may prefer to do their business on the floor instead which is not ideal!
It is best to wash the litter tray with hot water and mild detergent on a weekly basis. Your vet might recommend a particular antibacterial cleaning product for medical reasons, but please avoid compound disinfectants, such as Phenol and Chloroxylenol, as they are toxic to cats.
Some owners like to use polythene tray liners or newspaper to line the bottom of the litter tray to make them easier to clean. In reality, these tend to leak as your cat might tear or scratch them. If your cat gets its claws caught while they are digging and burying, the whole liner could be pulled away and dragged into your house. Not pleasant for you or your cat!
Original Kittilitt is a much bigger pellet and is very good for bigger cats which need extra absorbency. Kittilitt Crumb, on the other hand, is made from a much smaller particle and is ideal for kittens and smaller paws. Try both – your cat will let you know which they prefer!
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