For Cats owners or small pet like rabbits Bio Catolet Environmentally friendly cat Litter List of stores selling price comparison includes bulk buying
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For Cats owners or small pet like rabbits Bio Catolet Environmentally friendly cat Litter List of stores selling price comparison includes bulk buying

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Found 3rd Jan 2015
Since I had my first cat about 5 yrs ago(RIP) I have been through many different types of cat litters... experimented with them to ee the difference including environmental effect but most importantly effect on the cats health...

I have found using the cheap dusty ones one is no option for either the cat or environment

using the wood based I found out they treat the wood to protect it but what effect does it have on the poor cat god knows....

Since I discovered Bio-Catolet I have hardly looked at anything as it is paper based it is good for both environment and the cat.

As their website says

100% recycled paper
No landfill or disturbing Mother Earth
Light to carry
Lasts long than other cat litters
12lt =7/10days 25lt = 20/24days
Built in winter and summer perfumes
Contains a flea deterrent (veg based)
A brand pet owners trust
Absorbs 250% of its own weight
Suitable for other small animals
Value for money
100% bio-degradable
60% lighter than clay
30% lighter than wood
Sold in the UK for over 15 years

I have created a list of the product being sold by different retailers. As you will find the list in the link for your convenience I have created my own Links and prices in the first comment.

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Original Poster

Amazon 25ltr £10.99 43.96p/ltr but you pay postage £5.10 so not so good per ltr. wise

Sainsbury 12lt £5.50 46p/ltr. not the cheapest per ltr good for if you need a urgent supply as they are opened till late

Pets At Home 25ltr £10 40p/ltr if buying one or two best to pick them up from store if you want more than three then you can order on line as free delivery for £29. Also good to mention I joined the club and they send me a monthly voucher which saves me £4 per £40 spend so just for this product I can get 4 for £36 meaning 36p/ltr

But if you have many cats or even one and have enough storage rooms you can go for the mega pellet order which I see only on one online retailer so far

shpsupplies only worth it if you buy the bulk buy 88x25ltr for £616.68 (May inc delivery but at most £5.50 for bulk buy All items marked 'bulk buy' are heavily discounted, and we have to charge a more realistic figure of £5.50 plus VAT, with free carriage only applying to orders over £140.00 (inc VAT).

 - See more at: here"
It works out inc the £5.50 delv 28p/ltr or £7.07 for a 25ltr bag....

I hope you guys find it as useful as I did.

Edited by: "dalipsinghno1" 4th Jan 2015

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Interesting reading, great Litter, especially good to the environment.

Have some Heat.

I trained my cat to use the human toilet (crouching stylee!).

Its hygienic and clean.

and its freeeeeeeeeeeeee.

i use this in the toilet area of my rat cage great stuff!

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spottydotty

Interesting reading, great Litter, especially good to the … Interesting reading, great Litter, especially good to the environment.Have some Heat.I trained my cat to use the human toilet (crouching stylee!).Its hygienic and clean.and its freeeeeeeeeeeeee.



Thanks

I wish I had my cat potty trained.... I have seen videos on line it is so good and as you said it is free....

So do you buru this in the gardem after they have used it?

Felight Antibacterial Litter is quite good, bout £3-4 for 10ltrs

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dalipsinghno1

ThanksI wish I had my cat potty trained.... I have seen videos on line it … ThanksI wish I had my cat potty trained.... I have seen videos on line it is so good and as you said it is free....



Its easy, if a little messy when they're learning, but after a few months its done.

Every day you move the cat litter tray nearer your toilet, then onto your toilet, enticing with treats, then sprinkle some litter around the human toilet (you buy a plastic round holder that sits inside your toilet, under the seat with a little ledge they stand on - instead of buying expensive ones online I bought a Microwave plastic Cover for £2 and you keep cutting it smaller and smaller so the cat cant perch on the ledge anymore, it has to squat on the actual seat instead of perching on the plastic cover in the loo. Take away the plastic ledge and voila.

Easy and cheap!

Edited by: "spottydotty" 3rd Jan 2015

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spottydotty

Its easy, if a little messy when they're learning, but after a few months … Its easy, if a little messy when they're learning, but after a few months its done.Every day you move the cat litter tray nearer your toilet, then onto your toilet, enticing with treats, then sprinkle some litter around the human toilet (you buy a plastic round holder that sits inside your toilet, under the seat with a little ledge they stand on - instead of buying expensive ones online I bought a Microwave plastic Cover for £2 and you keep cutting it smaller and smaller so the cat cant perch on the ledge anymore, it has to squat on the actual seat instead of perching on the plastic cover in the loo. Take away the plastic ledge and voila.Easy and cheap!




Sound great! Not sure I can manage to train all 5 cats aged 2-18 though..........even if I did there would start to be queues for the loo lol

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spottydotty

Its easy, if a little messy when they're learning, but after a few months … Its easy, if a little messy when they're learning, but after a few months its done.Every day you move the cat litter tray nearer your toilet, then onto your toilet, enticing with treats, then sprinkle some litter around the human toilet (you buy a plastic round holder that sits inside your toilet, under the seat with a little ledge they stand on - instead of buying expensive ones online I bought a Microwave plastic Cover for £2 and you keep cutting it smaller and smaller so the cat cant perch on the ledge anymore, it has to squat on the actual seat instead of perching on the plastic cover in the loo. Take away the plastic ledge and voila.Easy and cheap!



sounds good... will it work for a 2yr old or does it have to be a kitten being potty trained....

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dalipsinghno1

sounds good... will it work for a 2yr old or does it have to be a kitten … sounds good... will it work for a 2yr old or does it have to be a kitten being potty trained....



Any age cat! here's a link:

wikihow.com/Toi…Cat

and there's loads of vids on Youtube.

Follow Steps 1 to 4.

At Step 4, instead of using wax paper to go over the toilet (my cat is too heavy), I bought a plain Plastic Microwave Cover. You can buy expensive (£40) specially designed cat training plastic rings but you can easily make it yourself for a couple of quid.

I measured the width of my loo (put the loo seat up) then took the tape measure to the Poundshop and bought a couple plain Plastic Microwave Covers in similar sizes, they come in all different sizes anyway, one that looks like this:

ebay.co.uk/itm…d7a

and cut the base of it out, leaving a little 'ledge' around the bottom for Cat to stand on whilst toileting.

Every couple of days I'd cut around it and make this 'ledge' thinner, forcing her to perch on the toilet seat instead.

Then you can take away the Plastic cover and voila.

It takes around a month and its best someone is there most of the time to clean up, as cats dont like to use a dirty toilet, even if its their own dirt.

Expect a few 'teething' accidents on the floor/down the outside of the loo to begin with, but with treats as rewards, they learn fast.
Edited by: "spottydotty" 3rd Jan 2015

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spottydotty



Hey thanks for that...

As when I read the wikihow came down to the tips and as you mentioned

This will not work with indoor/outdoor cats, as they will probably just … This will not work with indoor/outdoor cats, as they will probably just learn to hold it rather than deal with this drama. It may not even work with your indoor cat; it depends on how much interest your cat has in being manipulated this way.



but the my problem will be

This will work best if you are home full-time for the duration of the … This will work best if you are home full-time for the duration of the training time.

I am not home FT and

the 1st tip above says

will probably just learn to hold it rather than deal with this drama

she already does that with uncleaned litter and smells it and waits and walks away... as soon as I have cleaned it she will jump in urinate 1st (or sometimes as am putting fresh litter she will jump in)and as I am there already I will change the wet litter out.... no sooner I have done that she will poo in... and I have to scoop that out as well....

Anyway I have already started with step 1 with the spare tray and will see how it goes and when I am free to monitor for a few weeks I will try this full on, if at all.... still have the main tray in it's original place for now.... lets see



Edited by: "dalipsinghno1" 4th Jan 2015

RIP

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spottydotty

This will not work with indoor/outdoor cats, as they will probably just … This will not work with indoor/outdoor cats, as they will probably just learn to hold it rather than deal with this drama. It may not even work with your indoor cat; it depends on how much interest your cat has in being manipulated this way.

This will work best if you are home full-time for the duration of the … This will work best if you are home full-time for the duration of the training time.

will probably just learn to hold it rather than deal with this drama



Sounds like you needed 2 litter trays at the same time if you're out full-time, for when 1 got dirtied, Cat can toilet in the other. The it wouldn't have to hold it in which is bad for them.

mine's a flat cat, older, but I was around part time to train Cat.

not sure what you can do about that, apart from using 2 smaller litter trays instead of 1 whilst moving them towards the loo.

I'll have a think about it...



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spottydotty

Sounds like you needed 2 litter trays at the same time if you're out … Sounds like you needed 2 litter trays at the same time if you're out full-time, for when 1 got dirtied, Cat can toilet in the other. The it wouldn't have to hold it in which is bad for them.mine's a flat cat, older, but I was around part time to train Cat.not sure what you can do about that, apart from using 2 smaller litter trays instead of 1 whilst moving them towards the loo. I'll have a think about it...



Thanks again....
You are right that she shouldn't have to hold it in and wait for me to change her litter... it is not good for any one as we all know too well.... She can't hold it for too long I have found litter in the shower are rare but she will let it go...

I think she had been well trained although I got her at 8 weeks she was well trained and when she joined us she picked up quickly.... Once when in her infancy we took her to a neighbour who also has a older cat, she found and used his litter tray the neighbour only realised when she near to it.... even the neighbour was amazed....

She still hasn't used her 2nd tray I'll leave the original one as it is for now, she has gone near it and smelt it let see if she uses it.. If she uses the 2nd tray it'l be good news... Despite that I'll change her original tray and slowly reduce the frequency of it and see if she adopts the new place....

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dalipsinghno1

Thanks again....You are right that she shouldn't have to hold it in and … Thanks again....You are right that she shouldn't have to hold it in and wait for me to change her litter... it is not good for any one as we all know too well.... She can't hold it for too long I have found litter in the shower are rare but she will let it go... I think she had been well trained although I got her at 8 weeks she was well trained and when she joined us she picked up quickly.... Once when in her infancy we took her to a neighbour who also has a older cat, she found and used his litter tray the neighbour only realised when she near to it.... even the neighbour was amazed.... She still hasn't used her 2nd tray I'll leave the original one as it is for now, she has gone near it and smelt it let see if she uses it.. If she uses the 2nd tray it'l be good news... Despite that I'll change her original tray and slowly reduce the frequency of it and see if she adopts the new place....



can you use both trays at the same time for toilet training together?

you need to entice your cat to use them in their new place with treats, rewards, showing Cat and petting Cat when it jumps into the trays in their new places. Watch youtube, it states this.

I really do think you need two litter trays if youre out all day. one of my mates has 3 trays for his 1 cat;2 downstairs and 1 upstairs, so theres no accidents (he's not toilet training).

Cats are very proud and will only try to go to the toilet in very clean litter trays (or clean showers).

mine always toilets daily just after ive beached my toilet, she loves the smell!

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spottydotty

can you use both trays at the same time for toilet training together?you … can you use both trays at the same time for toilet training together?you need to entice your cat to use them in their new place with treats, rewards, showing Cat and petting Cat when it jumps into the trays in their new places. Watch youtube, it states this.I really do think you need two litter trays if youre out all day. one of my mates has 3 trays for his 1 cat;2 downstairs and 1 upstairs, so theres no accidents (he's not toilet training).Cats are very proud and will only try to go to the toilet in very clean litter trays (or clean showers).mine always toilets daily just after ive beached my toilet, she loves the smell!



Thanks again....

You are right I am just getting used to this cat from 8wks she is 2.25yrs now though, my 1st cat(RIP) was a stray walked in and never left.... but he was an outdoor cat and littered outside or at nights in the tray although intially was confused when he adopted us and so were we... never had cats in all my life. I will now use the two trays....

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dalipsinghno1

Thanks again....You are right I am just getting used to this cat from … Thanks again....You are right I am just getting used to this cat from 8wks she is 2.25yrs now though, my 1st cat(RIP) was a stray walked in and never left.... but he was an outdoor cat and littered outside or at nights in the tray although intially was confused when he adopted us and so were we... never had cats in all my life. I will now use the two trays....



Youre welcome.

These litter trays are cheap from Ebay

ebay.co.uk/itm…332

heres a good youtube video (lady uses a large salad bowl in the toilet and a cardboard floor):

youtube.com/wat…SWQ

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spottydotty



Just as an update my cat hadn't used the spare tray next to the toilet yet she knows it is there as she smells it but due to knew environment she still needs to get used to... I have left put that tray and in the original place and the original tray in the toilet. The first hurdle will be for her to use the tray in floor level then we can move to the other stage....

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dalipsinghno1

Just as an update my cat hadn't used the spare tray next to the toilet … Just as an update my cat hadn't used the spare tray next to the toilet yet she knows it is there as she smells it but due to knew environment she still needs to get used to... I have left put that tray and in the original place and the original tray in the toilet. The first hurdle will be for her to use the tray in floor level then we can move to the other stage....



dalipsinghno1

Just as an update my cat hadn't used the spare tray next to the toilet … Just as an update my cat hadn't used the spare tray next to the toilet yet she knows it is there as she smells it but due to knew environment she still needs to get used to... I have left put that tray and in the original place and the original tray in the toilet. The first hurdle will be for her to use the tray in floor level then we can move to the other stage....



just put both trays on the floor next to eachother at this stage.

Make 1 change at a time, otherwise your cat will get overwhelmed with too many changes and not use it.

When she gets used to the 1st change, wait a few days then make a 2nd small change.

Cats hate big changes!

You need to push the trays closer to the toilet every day and elevate them over the course of a few weeks.

You can't rush this.

you need to use play/treats/rewards/praise to entice her to use the 'new' tray and she'll get used to it.

Don't just expect her to use it without you helping her and rewarding her.

YOu have an active part to play in this process, don't jump the stages!
Edited by: "spottydotty" 5th Jan 2015

Pity my rabbit is too small for sitting on the toilet, he could only sit in it.
And he doesn't like this litter at all, he refused to sit on it, so now I'm back to the cheap stuff from Poundstretchers, which he loves (sometimes uses it as a bed instead of a toilet).

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spottydotty

just put both trays on the floor next to eachother at this stage.you … just put both trays on the floor next to eachother at this stage.you need to use play/treats/rewards/praise to entice her to use the 'new' tray and she'll get used to it....Don't just expect her to use it without you helping her and rewarding her.



thanks for the tips.. She hadn't used it for a few days and may be me not having time to do this at the current time

I will try the method suggested... the only qualm is about the treats, I am still concerned that once I decide to stop giving treats when she is used to the tray next to toilet... will she still expect a treat the next time and get confused, the only concerns is what will happen when I am not home and she is expecting some treat...
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