The cat toilets we heard about as kids were all coal dust or something, dirty. But now it’s different, with cat litter. It is convenient for the owner to handle the excretion of the cat.
Because a cat is not like a dog that can run away every day, the family has to prepare a litter pan for it. Put cat litter in the toilet.
Below, we will introduce the role of cat litter, classification, use of methods, as well as some issues to pay attention to.
I. effects of cat litter
Cat litter is an object used to bury cat feces and urine and avoid cat defecation everywhere. It has good water absorption and is commonly used together with cat litter basin (cat toilet).
In the past, the coal ash used by cats could not remove the smell and could hardly form a lump. As the dust was heavy, it was easy to make the house dirty and messy. Moreover, the coal ash could easily get on the cat’s fur and the cat would feed itself.
Compared with the traditional coal ash, cat litter has the advantages of being tasteless, easy to form and clean. Compared with coal ash, cat litter is more suitable for cats.
Ii. Classification of cat litter and cat toilet:
Common cat sand types: bentonite, crystal sand, paper sand, pine.
Main ingredient: clay rock with montmorillonite as main component
Performance: good water absorbency and agglomeration. There’s usually dust.
How to use it: the particles of cat litter are so small that they come out easily after using the toilet. If you don’t clean it up often, you will see small white particles all over your eyes. If you step on it carelessly, you will become white powder.
2: crystal sand
Ingredient: silica gel granule
Performance: no agglomeration, no water absorption and deodorant general, no agglomeration. A small amount of dust.
How to use: this kind of cat litter will save more than bentonite, because only to clean up the poop, cat litter particles are relatively large, poop on a dozen. The cat’s urine will be absorbed directly into the sand, making the sand change from transparent to yellow. Generally, the whole basin of sand will be changed into yellow and replaced directly. However, if you have a cat at home, this sand will be used by the cat playing with sand, and eating it by mistake can be very dangerous.
3: pine trees
Main ingredients: by-products of pulp and paper industry, and coconut, hay, wood fiber.
Performance: strong water absorption, no dust.
Use experience: pine wood sand and crystal sand are some similar, is only clean poop. Pine granule will become powder after absorbing urine and sink directly to the bottom of sand basin. Generally, it is necessary to replace the whole basin of sand when the pine granule above is less than 1 cm thick. Pine wood sand does reduce a lot of cleaning work, but it generally has a smell, many cats will not like it, it is possible that the cat does not relieve themselves in the toilet, and it takes time to cultivate the habit. (it is said that the pine sand can be directly poured into the toilet, I haven’t tried it, I don’t know whether it will really stop the toilet.) the imported pine sand is much better than the domestic ones.
Selection points of cat litter:
The choice of cat litter is actually very simple. The principle is to choose the cat litter that your cat likes rather than your cat litter. When you are sure of a kind of cat litter, do not change it easily, otherwise the cat may not “poo” the cat litter pan.
How do you determine what kind of litter your cat likes? In fact, it is very simple. Many brands of cat litter have small packages. Select several well-known brands of cat litter and try them out one by one. There are several points to note:
1. Choose cat litter that can be condensed and easily removed. This kind of cat litter is easy to clean and can absorb bad smell;
2. Cats prefer no flavor of cat litter, so try not to choose those fragrance rich cat litter, but owners tend to be more like scented cat litter, so when the choice, there is no consider the feelings of a cat, so to buy back the cat litter cats don’t like to use, must keep in mind that cat litter for cats, they like cat litter is appropriate.
If cats don’t like it when we choose the cat litter for it usually has the following performance: scratching cat litter tray, standing in this litter this or go in quickly jump out to, beside the litter tray “poop” directly, so when your cat appeared above the situation, please change another kind of cat litter, sure down please don’t easily replace other brands.