Good but messy.
I have recently moved house and decided my cats would become inside cats at the age of 9.5 years due to the traffic. I have 2 cats, a brother and sister from different litters. I thought I would have a lot of trouble getting them to use the tray, but I didn't. I got the flushable litter so I could just flush everything down the toilet. (My trays are in the toilet - it is a big room). I don't have a problem with odour, but I do find that after you flush it away, if you look in the bowl, there is a residue in the bottom. I have tried flushing this away a few times but it doesn't seem to go. It is a bit messy, but I just keep a dustpan and brush there and sweep it back up.
Perfect when mixed with clay clumping litter!
I tried almost everthing including this one and this is what I discovered. My preference is for clumping litters so I use clumping clay - now I use Sanipet from Aldi but I used to use Catsan for many years. I found you can mix this Softwood with clumping clay litters to make them fluffier and lighter! On its own it wouldn't pass my test as it doesn't clump well but mix one quarter of softwood with three quarters of clumping clay and it's perfect!
Mr Slater is still using Catlux
Mr Slater still loves his earthy Catlux. Sometimes he tracks it (only because he's fluffy and I give him closer to 10cm because he likes to spend time covering his business) but it doesn't go too far and is easily brushed up. When it's covered it doesn't smell. I never smell just urine. As I don't expect sawdust to clump into a convenient hard lump I use two hands and a recycled plastic bag to scoop up the urine clumps then wipe the area with a cloth and disinfectant. He loves a clean toilet. I have been into other homes where they use so...me other product (which they swear by) and it stinks. How can your cat do what is natural and cover their business with crystals? I have to visually see whether Mr Slater has used his toilet, as long as he's covered his stool! Yep! still love it.
do not buy!!
this is the first time buying this one and im definitely not happy with it! ive only had my cat for a few months so i havent used kitty litter much compared to many other who would have. i have mostly used the store brands clumping clay, and flushed solids in the toilet, so i thought i would try this one as it says "flushable"
im not sure who decided to give it the name "clumping" as it basically just sticks a little to soiled areas and is near impossible to scoop up without it breaking and going back into the litter box. my cat has also walk...
Smells nice (woody). It's very lightweight which means it's easy to carry bags from the supermarket, but it does track everywhere. I don't mind this so much as all litters track.
The main issue is it doesn't absorb fast enough, and doesn't clump very well. My cat digs vigorously after he pees, and ends up walking around my house with pee-soaked paws :(
Edited May 2015: I've changed my rating from 3 to 4 stars. This household is still using this litter. The cat has learnt to avoid breaking the clump when he is digging. No more dirty litter...strewn around the house - only clean litter is tracked. Also we use a flat-bottom solid scoop (with no holes) to carefully take out the clumps and that works pretty well. Holds smells very well Doesn't absorb fast enough
Smells much better than clay litters
I love the smell of this litter, I find it to be much less dusty than clumping clay litters. Don't get me wrong, there is still dust, but I just find it much more tolerable I guess. Also I don't see the big dust cloud when tipping into the litter tray.
It doesn't clump as well as some others but I still prefer this one over others. Our cats are happy too! 2 of our 3 cats have bladder issues and their urine is much more concentrated than other cats, and this litter has done the trick!!
The issue I have with it is the tracking. As it's so light we find it all over the house!! I guess it's a good excuse to vacuum the carpets every second day and we have a much cleaner house that way!
I started using Catlux as it was recommended by the cat rescue team. It smells quite pleasant and clumps easily. Good at covering wee odour but not so good with the poo. I also love that it's made in Australia and flushable - very convenient!
It does track a little but doesn't hurt your feet and easy to collect.
Good and bad
This product is good because my cat actually likes to use it after failed attempts with other litters, however it still has a distinct odour even with daily cleaning and it sticks to my cats paws and tracks all over the house. I will have to move on to a new product unfortunately.
cat likes it
Natural but dusty
I decided to try Catlux after seeing it on sale at my local Coles.
The product claims to be a Natural clumping litter, which really attracts to me as I like environmentally friendly cat litter.
But unfortunately it does not clump very well and is very dusty. Both my cat and I have asthma and I almost couldn't breathe when I poured it out, that's the only downfall to this product.
If only it clumped better and is a bit less dusty, I would not mind using this litter.
natural, affordable, flushable
dusty, does not clump very well
Couldn't be happier!
There is no litter out there that ticks all the boxes, but this litter ticks more than most for us! We got onto it when our girl cat decided she didn't like the crystals she had been brought up on anymore, and started going outside the litter tray. After a quick google of the issue, we decided to offer both cats 3 different litters, to see what they liked. I picked up 3 at random, and they went straight for the catlux.
It's conveniently flushable and we are no longer killing our bare feet on crystals around the house, so all 4 of us - the c...ats, my partner and I - are hooked. It also is the best litter for urine odour control I've ever come across. I'm sure there are litters out there that clump better and track less, but truly those are the only 2 points about this litter that aren't perfect. For a minuscule amount of extra effort vacuuming and scooping, we get incredible odour control, easy disposal, and best of all, happy cats. We couldn't be happier with this product. Amazing odour control, easy disposal, happy cats, soft on all our feet, budget friendly, pleasant woody smell. Tracks easily, doesn't clump perfectly.
Good but could be better.
We've been using this litter in combination with the Litter Kwitter product to train our cats to use a human toilet. This is the only litter that claims to be flushable so we've stayed with it purely for that reason. It covers up any urine odour completely but not so much with number 2s. Our two cats do track it round quite a bit so I've decided to try Max's which, in pictures, appears to be pellets. This litter is finer and more comparable to sawdust so that's my guess as to why it gets tracked about so much. I'm finding it quite a pain to cle...an out when it comes to peed on litter. The pee seems to seep deep throughout so I have to dispose of large amounts at a time, meaning it needs topping up more often. Covers urine odours, easy to dispose of Gets tracked throughout the house, doesn't cover stool odour
Finally found a cat litter that ticks all the boxes.
I absolutely love this product. After trying several other cat litters like Breeders Choice, Catsan Clumping and Crystals I found this to finally tick all the boxes. No more smelly litter box, clumps nicely, lightweight and best of all can be flushed down the toilet. My kittens do track it outside a bit but they do that with all types of litter I tried and at least this one is soft and doesn't hurt when you step on it accidentally. Fantastic!
controls odours, flushable
Does not clump
I really wanted to like this litter. It smells very nice - a woody, natural scent, it's environmentally friendly woodchips that can be composted, and it's great odour control. Even though I scoop 2 or more times a day, we used to be able to smell when our cat had just done a fresh one in the previous paper pellet litter. With Catlux, I barely smell anything even when scooping.
The only problem is that it just doesn't clump. When I tested the litter with a tablespoon of water it clumped perfectly. But when our cat urinates, it won't clump. I'...ve tried scooping immediately, scooping after a few minutes, scooping after a few hours. Doesn't work. I don't know if it's cos our cat is too vigorous in covering up the soiled bits and is breaking it up. Not sure if I'll continue with this or go back to the paper pellets. I'll finish this bag and see how we go. One other thing to note is that this litter tracks very easily. We have a fuzzy doormat just in front of the litterbox which helps trap most of it and I just vacuum the area every other day. Pleasant scent, odour control, can be composted Does not clump, tracks easily.
Good litter, sort of clumps
I have used Max's cat litter but was disappointed it did not clump so thought I would try this.
It is similar to Max's cat litter in that it is environmentally friendly and absorbs odour well.
The main differences is that Catlux is slightly clumping but tracks more than Max's.
My husband prefers Max's because its easier to clean the scoop (littter doesn't stick to it) and tracks less. But I prefer Catlux because it clumps slightly so it is a bit easier in removing the number 1s. Also, I found that Max's would eventually disintegrate into dust/sand if left in the litter box long enough so you have to empty the litter box completely.
slightly clumping, no odour, environmentally friendly
tracks, would prefer it would clump into hard lumps
Not as good as I first thought
I loved the smell of the wood in this litter and thought it was a good product until I went to Coles to buy it and it wasn't on the shelves. The only other product like it was the new 'Applaws Nature's Calling' at $9.99 (which I was not really happy paying). Well..... I can say that I am glad I purchased it because it is the best yet. The particles are so fine and slip through the scoop easily. It is made from walnuts shells too (natural). The clumping is AMAZING!!!!, there are no bits left behind unlike the Caltus. So far I can see no tracking through the house. I think the $9.99 is worth the price as I can see my litter tray will not need changing near as much now.
Best thing since sliced bread
I have been using Catlux for quite a few years now and my cats just love it and won't use anything else. I have tried other brands when there was a bit of a problem purchasing it but found I had wasted my money as the cats wouldn't use it. I then contacted the company and the owner responded to my enquiry immediately and sent me some bags to keep me going. Great customer service. I usually buy my Catlux from Coles but have found that they have stopped selling it. Why would a major supermarket chain stop selling a product that is so popular and ...actually does all it says it will. I will now have to travel further to shop at Woolworths who still have the sense to stock Catlux. So long Coles. Great work Catlux keep it up!!! Inexpensive, reliable, true to advertisiing
Questions & Answers
Can I recycle this product in my garden instead of flushing it away?
When you say flushable, do you mean you can dispose of it in a normal toilet? What about a septic toilet? Also is it available in Brisbane QLD? If so best from where? Price & size of bags please.
Hi Heather, it is flushable in normal toilet, but not suitable in septic toilet. However, you even can use it as garden mulch! It should be available in QLD. There are adress I found in their website;
Thuringowa Shop 3 & 4, 1 Herveys Range Road Thuringowa QLD 4817. ph. (07) 4723 2277.
Townsville 201-205 Dalrymple Road Garbutt QLD 4814 Ph: (07) 4779 0043.
I bought it in pet barn 30L (only availabe in petbarn) for around $25 and it could last me really long time (up to 4 months with good quality dry cat food). Let me know how you go. Good luck :D
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