I was at the store buying cat litter the other day and saw a bag called Ultra Clumping Litter that said “Easy Twice-a-Week Scooping.” My first thought, and pretty much only thought, was that’s nuts.
I don’t care if this is super litter from Krypton, scooping twice a week, at least in my opinion, borders on animal abuse. I am sure it probably controls odors for that long but no cat wants to maneuver around a minefield of poop looking for a place to do their business.
I have three large boxes for three cats. Each box holds about fifteen to twenty pounds of litter. I scoop the boxes a minimum of twice a day but usually three or more times. The bag shown contains five pounds of litter. Imagine three and a half days of poop and pee in five pounds of litter.
Personally, I think this is designed for lazy people who probably should not have cats in the first place and this just encourages bad behavior. Maybe I’m wrong. What do you think?
Totally nuts. I have three litter boxes and check those things constantly throughout the day. I know my cats appreciate it. Twice a week? I cannot even begin to think how disgusting that would be. I doubt my cats would even use the litter box if I let it go like that.
Maybe it lasts that long because the cats go on the floor instead. 🙂
got that right !!!!!!
I think you are 100% right! We scoop twice a day and only incredibly lazy people would try to AVOID keeping a clean litter box for their pets……Amazing isn’t it.
I think everyone agrees, although people who are willing to scoop twice a week probably wouldn’t be reading this blog.
agreed… if peeps want to be lazy, they can buy this litter and a tamagotchi… then it lasts for a whole year or till you forget to feed the pet gadget ;O)))
I don’t know why you would even want a pet if you are too lazy to take care of it.
And people wonder why their cats start peeing outside the box. This litter is ridiculous.
I have been to houses where the litter box is overflowing. It is sad.
I’m with you! I only have one cat and I scoop a MINIMUM of TWICE per day!!! Never, ever would I do something like that. Horrible!
I just hate that they are encouraging bad cat people to be worse.
That sure would never happen here when the peeps scoop as soon as the box is used.
That is how it should be, or at least in reasonable intervals.
No way! Scooping is an every day event, often more than once. I don’t like that “crystal” litter at all, I’ve read that it’s hazardous if ingested by cats and that its dust is hazardous too. The blue-dyed particles sprinkled throughout are a concern too.
There are various disadvantages to many types of litter but crystal litter is the worst IMO. My favorite litter ever was organic, made from either peanut or walnut hulls, but it was only available for a short time in the 90s, the store just stopped having it. Maybe due to the chance of peanut allergies? The actual ingredients weren’t listed on the bag.
I never tried the crystal litter. We us Dr. Elsey’s unscented litter. I would like to use something natural like World’s Best or Feline Pine but our cats don’t like it.
Silica gel absorbs urine and odor, but it still needs to be stirred after it has been used, and the solid waste disposed of promptly. I’m not sure where this twice a week idea came from! No bueno.
I think everyone is in agreement.
I agree with you and everyone else. I have 3 cats and 2 very large litter trays indoors but cats also have access to the big outside. I scoop twice a day, sometimes more if I notice somone has just pooped. Have never tried crystal litter. Used to buy normalclumping mineral litter, but I moved them over to clumping vegetal litter which seems to meet with their approval.
You have lucky cats. Our cats go outside only when they escape or when I am able to take them out.
even at cuzin dai$y’z houz… wear she iz now de onlee cat…. her box getz kleened twice a day and bye her purrson whooz in her 80’s~~~~~~~~~~~
I think two or three times is normal.
This must be litter for people who have outdoor cats. My previous cats were indoor/outdoor. I kept a litter box for them but they rarely used it.
I think that would be the only way it would work.
You’re 100% right, it’s totally nuts ! Purrs
I agree with you. I scoop as soon as they use the litter when I am home which is most of the time.
I usually scoop in the morning, when I get home from work, and before bed.
Three litter boxes for one cat and he prefers to use just one of them. I used to have two cats, and both still preferred to use the one litter box – twice a week was out of the possible then! Even one cat can load a litter box rather fast if you don’t keep up with it.
That is true. Now imagine having just five pounds of litter.
I cringe! I get the 40 pound boxes, even though one kitty boy takes some time to work through that much litter. Five pounds, though? I think a kitten could work through that much in short order!
Twice a week sounds pretty gross. Imagine only flushing your toilet twice a week? Eurgh. No thanks.
That is a great analagy. Even if you had a toilet that could handle it, who would want to do that?