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Author Topic: "breeze" litterbox system  (Read 2432 times)
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kamasmama
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« on: May 21, 2009, 09:25:14 PM »

Has anyone else tried this new litter box system???  It's by Tidy Cats and seems great in theory.  I purchased it about 5 weeks ago now and cannot get my female cat, Kama, to switch over.  I have called the help number and been given a few different ideas now, but without much luck. I really would love to switch over as it's much less messy, and the whole box filled weighs like 3 lbs!!!

Pros:
No more messy litter all over, no more buying heavy boxes of clumping litter(great news for my bad back:), this system actually separates pee from poop by using a grate-like bottom which allows the urine to drain down into an absorbent pad (which you can replace abt once a week) and the poop actually sits ON TOP of the "litter pellets" so you are able to just scoop it out separate from the pellets.

Cons:
These pellets are a totally different texture than any other litter my cats have used; I'm told their sensitive paws need some time to adjust.  (With the transition, you are supposed to mix the new with the old and keep adding more till it's mostly the new stuff) so it sorta looks like maggets have invaded the old box--I do a double take every time I pass the box!!! The old box stinks and is dirty and it's been a week since I've cleaned it (I've been told not to clean it out, thus encouraging the new clean, non-smelly system).  This new system is a bit more expensive, and only sold in certain stores/online for now.  There's no hood for the new system, but the old hood fits okay over it only it doesn't snap into place or anything to secure it from moving.

Does anyone have any experiences to share about this, or any other advice for me about getting Kama switched over???
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« Reply #1 on: May 21, 2009, 09:51:34 PM »

Some kitties just do not like the feel of the large pellets. My cat absolutely refuses to use Yesterday's News which is big pellets like the Breeze. The box itself also looks a little small, at least for my cat. Maybe you could try putting so of the stinky litter in there so she smells her own pee and she'll know to go there? Hopefully others will have some useful ideas.
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mikken
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« Reply #2 on: May 24, 2009, 08:01:12 AM »

Just be careful with those pellets - there have been a few reports of cats eating them.



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« Reply #3 on: May 24, 2009, 08:32:23 AM »

Most cats don't like enclosures and sides.  They like to be aware of their surroundings when going to the bathroom.

Ultimately there is no free lunch with litter box duties.  Cats like a clean fresh litter environment.  We keep ours tidy and freshened up daily.  Since a littler box is a "toilet" it's best to flush often. . which basically translates into scooping and freshening up.

Our box is a plain 6" high by 24" long by 16" wide storage container we got at the hardware store. 
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