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RE: Litterboxes

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Posted by: PHMadameAlto at Sun Dec 19 22:56:31 2004  [ Report Abuse ] [ Email Message ] [ Show All Posts by PHMadameAlto ]  
   

>>Hey Everyone! I've been looking at litterboxes, and there's quite a few to choose from! Has anyone heard of the Purrformance automated litterbox by Petmate, if so, have you heard good/bad things about it? Do you reccommend automated or regular litterboxes, and why?

I do not trust automated boxes for several reasons:

First is the startle factor - sometimes a cat will get into the box AFTER the sensor goes off and the box starts to clean. Cat in question is traumatized.

Second is the sticking factor - I've heard many complaints from people who have had trouble with jamming and sticking and gumming up the works.

Also, what brand of litter do you use, and have you had good results with it?

I enjoy the Everclean found at Petco. This is a really hard-clumping litter and doesn't seem to track very much.

At what age can you start using clumping litter? What kind of litter should you use with kittens, since you can't use clumping? I would not use clumping litter for any cat under the age of one year. I had a cat with renal failure and she peed so much that clumping litter got out of hand - I was scooping BOULDERS daily. I used Tidy Cat with great success, just scooping the poop and changing the litter when it seemed to smell bad and look damp.

For larger cats (like ragdolls), are hooded litterboxes a common problem?

I have a fairly large cat and he has no problem with a covered litterbox.
Any websites on the topics would be appreciated! Thanks so much, and HAPPY HOLIDAYS!
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>>SpookyScales
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