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Discussion in 'Cat Chat' started by dom85, Jul 15, 2011.
I'm thinking of buying one of these and just wondering how often you have to change the filters?
I think they say monthly but to be honest I have taken the filter out of mine, I change the water every other day so can't really see much point in it.
I tried a Cat Mate fountain but my cats didn't like it. It's more of a 'waterfall' into a bowl than an actual fountain.
I currently have the 'Catit' fountain (in pink ). This is much more of a fountain, where the cats only get to drink moving water, there is no bowl part available to them.
It probably depends on the cat tbh but my 4 love the one i have
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What is the point of having the filter then? I thought that changing the water was a daily job anyway
Does it keep water cool(-er) than if we left it in the water bowl?
it keeps the water fresher - the filter is only very necessary if you have hard/chlorine heavy water I find
I took it out of mine but before that I changed once a week cos my dog shared the fountain and he drooled - ick - slimed up the filter.
you can refil the filters to save money - a clean scouring pad and some aquarium filter charcoal!
Hmm, the catit one seems to have mixed reviews.
I do live in a hard water area though so I prefer the idea of re-filling them, thanks IndysMamma
I'm waiting for delivery of that very fountain.Hope I dont hear anything bad.I did post a thread and the results seemed positive.
I have a catit one and it's great. I chose it over the 'waterfall' style ones as there was less potential for my kitten to make a mess by batting the water everywhere!
One of the best things I have bought for him by far he drinks loads more now and I am constantly having to top it up in between cleanings for him.
Really great and minimal noise too compared to my friends' cats drinkwell fountain.
I am very happy with the Catmate fountain. Hard water can be an issue though with scale building up and attracting dirt....I have found that cleaning the whole unit thoroughly with a micro-fibre cloth sorts this issue out without scratching the plastic surface.
Indysmamma....can you provide a link to the aquarium charcoal you use so I know I get the right stuff?
That would be useful IndysMamma, do you use the carbon granules or the pads? My brother uses a clean scouring pad and the granules I think in his fish tank but does that work in the fountain?
I don't a link for it - I buy it by the scoop from a local aquarium store. It's just 'Activated Charcoal Granules' - looks like gravel.
Thank you, I'll nick some off of my brother then
Thanks, I will look out for that!