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Scoopfree Litter Box

Discussion in 'Cat Training and Behaviour' started by Lauren_95, Jan 7, 2021.


  1. Lauren_95

    Lauren_95 PetForums Newbie

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    I have 2 cats, and recently repurchased a scoopfree litter box. I had one last year and it was great however it broke.
    The previous litter box was downstairs and I never smelt it until about 3 weeks after changing the tray however since getting a dog the new one has to be upstairs where she can’t get to it. The litter box smells after 3 days! I’m mixing the crystals twice daily and spraying down the plastic cover as somtimes my cats won’t fully step in.
    Is there an alternative litter I can try as I feel I may aswell have just stuck with a regular litter box as this one was meant to be no maintenance?
     
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    chillminx PetForums VIP

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    Do you use a special type of litter with the box? Which make of scoop free box is it?
     
  3. Lauren_95

    Lauren_95 PetForums Newbie

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    It uses crystal cat litter, it’s the Pet Safe Scoopfree Ultra
     
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    chillminx PetForums VIP

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    The makers advise "it's important to keep the litter box in a well-ventilated dry area. An area with high humidity such as a bathroom or kitchen will cause the crystals to absorb the moisture in the air which reduces the ability to eliminate odour. "

    And "If the litter box is stored in a closet or similarly closed off area then the crystals will not be able to activate properly which will also cause them to be less effective."

    If the above advice does not apply in your case, the fact your litter box is more smelly than it used to be could be due to one of the cats having looser stools due to a dietary issue perhaps. Or if there is a strong smell of urine in the box it is worth considering that one cat may have a urinary tract infection (as this will cause strong smelling urine).
     
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    buffie Mentored by Meeko

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    Personally I would ditch the scoop free litter box , sounds unhygienic to me . A good clumping litter and the removal of pee clumps/ poo as soon as possible , litter changed every 4/6 weeks .....Cheap , easy and hardly what I would call high maintenance :)
     
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