Good option to consider
I've been using Oz-Pet litter for 9 years now since it was recommended by my first cat's rescue carer. The initial purchase of 2 sets of stacked trays was expensive but considering they've lasted 9 years and I now have 3 cats, I consider it value for money. Not everyone likes the smell of pine, but to me it's a "clean" scent and a more pleasant version than other wood pellet litters that I've tried (and they all work well with the trays).
The litter itself is made from waste wood and can be put back into the garden so the environmentally-fr...iendly aspect is a big factor for me. Cats tend to prefer litters that are more amenable to digging so if you have a particularly fussy cat then it may not be for you. I do keep a small tray of crystal litter simply because the large Oz-Pet tray doesn't fit in that spot - it's huge! And I curse under my breath every time I step on a stray crystal. The wood pellets never seem to make their way out of the trays so that's another plus. For those having issues with the litter disintegrating and turning black in the top tray - use a thinner layer of pellets. The urine needs to be able to filter through quickly, with the litter absorbing the residual moisture. Thinner is better and just top up the litter as needed but remember to empty or change the bottom tray every few days.
A good product
I started using this because a friend recommeded it and it works well enough. Depending on your cats waste your results may vary. But it worked for me without much odour
Works great, even without the tray system.
I found Oz Pet litter far more economical than any other 'eco-friendly' litter and to work really well, even without the Oz Pet tray system. $100 for a cat litter tray?! No way!
I have to share a bathroom with a *really big* cat in a very tiny studio apartment. I use a plastic storage tub for his litter so I can put the lid on when I shower. I like that he doesn't track the pellets all over the place and any sawdust on his paws gets walked off in the shower where it's easy to clean. I have a white bath mat, so it would show if he was gettin...g a lot of sawdust on his paws. He likes to leave his poos on display rather thsn cover them but anyway I pick them out and flush them asap. The litter is great in terms of odour control - when moisture hits the pellets it gets absorbed and they disintegrate to sawdust. Sometimes I can notice a faint sawdust smell that I don't find unpleasant. Further use of the litter turns the sawdust darker, like coffee grounds. If this isn't covered by fresher litter it can be whiffy. But I don't think that's a bad thing - I think it's designed to form layers as it's used, with the unused pellets on top, a layer of light coloured sawdust underneath and darker, used litter down the bottom. Taking away the spent litter from underneath without wasting usable litter on top is key. For this I tilt the tub, push the 'good' litter out of the way and scoop out the dark litter with an old plastic cup measure - not a litter scoop with holes in it because the dirty litter would just fall through. I always ensure there's a thick layer of pellets on top and I think this is what stops him getting sawdust in his feet. Plus it maintains two layers over the most used litter, killing any smell. In my tiny place any smell would be unbearable - I tried Breeder's Choice for a few weeks but the smell was disgusting and the only way to cope was to constantly change the litter - irritating and expensive! Last thing I do when cleaning the litter is give the tub a bit of a shake to help the 'layers' form. I only need to do this clean up every other day so it's quick and doesn't create a huge mountain of stinking litter to dispose of. I suspect that if you used a shallow tray Oz Pet wouldn't work as well. Using the tub enables me to keep the litter quite deep - about 10cms. This litter has turned out to be the most economical, no smell, no tracking litter all over the place solution for me and it takes the least amount of effort of any litter I've used.
Find okay, but still a bit dusty- brown dust over blinds
Our cat kingdom is now down to five cats. I have been using this product for some time now, have six of these litter trays, some people say it is not dusty but I have found it to be dusty, had to clean all the brown dust off the blinds and windows. Creates a lot of work in cleaning out, I put newspaper in bottom tray to collect the wet litter and place in a plastic bag, and do a complete clean job Monday, Wednesday and Friday mornings. Leaves a stain on bottom of tray and won't come off. However, the wood pellets do last a long time and les...s expensive than other types of litter, but seem to be a bit hard of the feet of our cats. Some just leave their poops on the top of the litter. Buying these tray sets in PetBarn is too expensive, I purchased six of them online from a shop in Sydney.
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Use to use the recycled paper product, used a bag per month. With the oz pet product one bag lasts six months ( saves a lot of money ).
You have to place a scoop in the lower tray to absorb the urine to reduce the smell and change and wash the tray every three days. The poop I clean our every day ( which smells )
Easy to use
I recommend this product. I have two kittens who have been brought up on this from day one. It is not necessary to put any of the litter in the bottom tray. This is just a waste of litter. And also it is not necessary to put as much as they say in the top grate-- just enough to cover the grate is sufficient. I guess they are just trying to sell more litter! It's easy to empty the bottom tray into the toilet once a day, having scooped out the solid stuff in the grate whenever necessary. Then give both trays and grate a thorough wash every few days. I don't know what Sammy can be doing wrong. The litter disintegrates and falls thru the grate into the tray
Great Product.....you can enhance!
I have a British S.Hair Kitten. I hate smells. I hate mess. I adore this product! A 10kilo bag lasts me for 5-6 weeks. But to counteract the wee, I line the bottom tray with a clumping litter to capture the excess. This acts as a additional smell capture, the tray is dry and easier for me to clean.
Questions & Answers
How long can you use the Oz pet litter once the pellets have broken down?
I wouldn’t use the litter once the pellets break down, that means that they have been used and start to smell.
Can this waste be flushed down toilet?
No, it is not suitable to be flushed down the toilet. I have stopped using OzPet litter as it stunk the house out using the twin trays. I now have gone to Catlux clumping litter as the house does not stink anymore, however, it does not fully clump and I have to be careful in separating the good litter from the lump of wet litter.
can you flush the litter when you pick up the poos down the toilet ?
Yes you can flush the solids down the loo, I do and I have 5 cats inside
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