I just bought this last week after seeing the good reviews here
Low smell and I think it is better than the Breeder's Choice recycled paper litter due to close to NO smell and ease of picking out the nicely coated dry poops.
Can dispose of in the garden. Am now wondering if I can flush the poop down the toilet since it's only coated in rice husks...cost me around $6 and I think I might get 3 - 4 weeks out of it as our cat only does one poop a day.
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Best cat litter!
I can honestly say, after trying paper litter, clay litter, crystal litter and tree wood litter, this is THE BEST ! The smell of the litter is like a wood smell, not bad at all and it masks the smell of urine somehow! I don’t think you can ever mask the poo smell though, which I expect never to be able to! I use this litter in two cat litters trays. Which is shared by my two desexed males + desexed female. My cats love the litter. It is very easy to maintain as I shake the tray and the clean litter separates from the soiled litter which I just...scoop out and dispose of! It does track easily though but because it masks the smell and is easy to dispose of I count myself as lucky to find such a product and I sweep often, that part doesn’t bother me! I’m very happy every time I purchase a small bag from coles for $6 something as it’s a peace of mind product ! Especially fact it’s natural smelling etc :) thank you!
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My two boys and I love it
What is wrong with the people who say this litter doesn't work? I have two desexed male (indoor only) cats and two litter trays kept in the shower recess in a 2nd bathroom. Yes, it does have a natural rice grain-type smell. As I am used to the smell from the trays, I ask visitors if they notice any offensive odours in that bathroom and they all say no. It is easy to scoop the poop and flush down the toilet. I shake the tray to separate the loose litter away from the urine clumps. I scoop the clump(s) into a waste bin that I empty into my ...compost bin. When the cats scratch the litter around, it is retained in the shower recess. I use a long-handled dustpan/brush to tip it back into the trays. It is not carried around the house by my boys. It is very economical. I buy the 12.5kg bags delivered to my home and they last for at least 4 months. I often still have half a bag left when the next delivery arrives. I am a real 'cat lady' and have used many types of cat litter over the years. I like this one the best for its low environmental impact, ease of use and ability to neutralise the strong ammonia smell better than anything I have used before.
Purchased in March 2019 for $21.59.
My Kittens like this product better than others I've tried.
After trying several types of litter I've found this is the best by far. It's safe, easy to get rid of; just spread it around the garden and is a natural product. Being kittens 4 and 5 months old now, they do still kick a bit of it out of the box sometimes, but it's easy to brush up and put back into the tray. I buy the 4kg bags as they are easier to store than the 12.5kg bags. They also work out cheaper for me.
Desperate for Woolworths to restock
This litter is the best. We use it for night time and rainy weather. My cat always gets it everywhere but it’s soft under foot when you stagger out half asleep. Garden and lawn loves it. I put the tray out in the sun during the day and the rice and UV eliminates any doors and I can use it for over a week.
Best one yet
I switched over to this product after the clay litters then breeders choice failed to neutralise the odour of my recently sexually mature male cat's wee. I admit Max's litter has an odd smell but its great at neutralising the ammonia odour coming from the wee. My boy accepted the litter without fuss and I dont need to change the litter as often either as there is no horrible smells. Very easy to clean too! Hopefully this product doesn't change like most do.
Unfortunately the worst litter so far
It has a bit strange smell, like cereal or smth, I didn't mind it but my cat refused to use this litter. Unfortunately he decided that sofa or anywhere else in the bathroom is much better to pee on instead of his tray... Going back to the crystal litter after 2 days trying to convince my cat to use this product.
For many years I have purchased Max's Cat Litter and always felt it was a very good product. Lately, however, I notice that it is quite powdery. I preferred it when it was mostly pellets. I thought at first the product was more powdery because it had been shaken about before or at the point of sale, but continued use has demonstrated that that's just how it is these days: about 30% powder and 70% pellets.
The odour was overpowering
I purchased this wanting to be a bit more kind to the environment, and instead the cat decided that it was nicer to use the couch as a toilet than the litter tray due to the overwhelming odour that permeated from the litter tray. A horrible product that was thrown away. Back to the drawing board.
Worst smelling litter I have tried!
This litter smells worse than what the cats leave behind in it, and that's saying something! I thought I would try it as the litter I use is very expensive and I thought it might perform similarly while being less costly. Big mistake, it took weeks to get the horrible smell of the litter out of my bathroom, the cats were reluctant to use it too and preferred the second tray with the other litter still in it. Had to throw it away in the end and go back to my previous litter.
Best cat litter!
I've tried a whole bunch, this stuff is seriously good. Purina Tidy cats is good too - probably on par but is expensive and the sweet scent is too strong for my cat. This cat litter smells good (naturally, rather than an artificial scent), soft on paws, cheap and very easy to clean - clumps very well! Super odour minimising, can't smell anything other than a nice rice smell.
Best I've found.
I love this litter. It smells a little rice bran like, for obvious reasons, but I can just scoop out the faeces and leave the urine to dry. I change it once a week and there is only the rice smell. My baby girl loves it. My previous was a "clumping, odour minimising" litter, and it did neither. Plus it was impossible to sweep up completely.
I will be continuing to use Max's
2nd Worst cat litter Ever
This cat litter has zero absorbancy & zero odour control. 1 bag lasted 2 days, I constantly pull out soiled parts, but my cats wee would sink to the bottom causing a huge ammonia type smell. This might be acceptable for some cat owners, but not me or the boss (Naji the best cat in the world)
Best cat litter ever
I have limited space in my unit, so am very conscious of litter smell. Max's is the best of 4 brands I have tried. As a previous reviewer noted, it indeed smells a bit like breakfast cereal, but I don't find it unpleasant at all. My mother cat and 4 kittens love it (in fact, one of them plays in it....yuk). Very happy customer!
If the cat likes it, it must be good
My cat is both and indoor and outdoor cat, but we always have litter available for night time and rainy days. I don't know what happened for the others in their circumstances, but I do not find it too dusty, there have been no weevils, and the only thing I can smell after he's had a pee, is a kind of wet cereal smell (think: weetbix with hot water). If he does happen to do #2, I scoop it out and flush it right away... As for clumping, I usually give it a bit of a mix up with the scoop in the mornings, and by night time it has dried out and b...ecome acceptable for use again. I'd *like* to be able to scoop the lumps and trash them, but they dont bind together very well. Overall, very happy with this litter, wish I had discovered it for my other cats whilst they were still alive.
Weevils, weevils, weevils
I have been using this product for about a year now and do agree with everyone else that it does have a strange and somewhat unpleasant smell and clumps badly when its when at the bottom of the tray. Cleaning the tray is required more often using this product. Apart from this, I have not had any other problems.....until today!
I purchased 2 x 20kg bags yesterday from our usual supplier and upon opening the first bag today and tipping some into the cat litter tray, found that it was absolutely crawling with weevils. When I say absolutely c...rawling, I mean there were hundreds of them in just a 2ltr amount used to fill the cat litter tray. I had to spray them in the tray with fly spray immediately to stop them migrating from the laundry (where the litter tray is) to just around the corner where my super large farm pantry is. I had just spent a week cleaning out and re-arranging the pantry with all new produce and didn't relish this being spoiled so quickly. And we all know that weevils are an absolute bugga to get rid off. So now the cat is sniffing at the cat litter tray because it is also full of fly spray and I have had to move this bags of litter right away out onto our back patio so the weevils don't invade the house. I know the product is organic in nature but never expect it to come to me so contaminated. I have emailed the company and advised them off all of this and advised them to review their quality control processes which are obviously LACKING. Don't think I will be purchasing this product again.
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Questions & Answers
Would like to know if this litter is made up of rice hulls? I would like to use it as bedding for my small chickens, do you think it would be suitable?
And where I can buy please.
Here is some info from their web page: "The exceptional qualities of Max’s® Cat Litter make it ideal for use on the floors of birdcages and aviaries. Max’s® Cat Litter is also suitable as a bedding material for mice, guinea pigs, reptiles and other small animals"; "Made from natural ingredients, does not contain any harmful chemicals and is completely organic and biodegradable. It also contains useful nutrients and trace elements, making it an ideal garden compost with the ability to improve soil structure"; "Premium quality product developed to cater for the personal hygiene needs of cats and other pets. The secret to Max’s® Cat Litter is Oryzalite, an exclusive blend of plant materials from Australian rice farms, which is formed into free-flowing granules. This results in a natural litter material that is effective, easy to use and easy to dispose of".
I purchase mine online from PETstock - it is $21.59 AUD delivered to my home. I have a standard order and it ships to me every 12 weeks. I have two cats and I find the product excellent for their litter trays. Check out the CopRice website for more information but I hope this is of help to you.
How have others found the litter breaks down if used as compost or in the garden?
Hi Merryn, From the small amount of research I've done regarding rice husk litter it is great for your garden if the soil contains a lot of clay; which mine does. The rice husks take several years to break down so they make the clay friable for a long time. This is very helpful to the garden and to your pocket as you've already paid for the kitty litter but to buy Gypsum or any other product to break up the clay will cost you money. The rice husks are neither compost nor fertiliser so add these to the soil as you usually do. I hope that helps answer your question. :-)
How do you remove the litter soiled with urine?
The litter does not clump and as already stated by someone else in the reviews, when you try to find the wet bits using the scoop, it crumbles apart and mixes in with the clean litter.
After much practice, I found the technique to use to remove the urine soaked litter. Hope this helps others. First you start at the shallow part of the box, then with your scoop facing downward, use a fossicking action to search for soiled areas. Keep a light hold on the scoop so you can feel the harder areas where it is soiled. As you fossick away, the clean litter crumbles down and you can sweep it aside but if it is soiled, the litter holds it shape. When you find this, fossick around it so you remove as much clean litter as possible. Then turn the scoop facing up and scoop out the soiled part.
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