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Old 09-20-2007, 06:59 PM   #11
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OMG! That is too cute! My cat is 16+ so no teaching her now. I imagine that is a lot easier if you start when they are kittens, no? Your kitty looks like he/she is leaning on the cabinet? I hope he doesn't fall in!
No, he's not leaning on the cabinet, it's just the angle the picture was taken from. (He's 3 yrs old..... but is a 20lb cat! He's HUGE!)
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Old 09-20-2007, 07:13 PM   #12
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Old 09-20-2007, 07:13 PM   #13
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Have you thought about flushable litter? this might only be an option if the box is in/very close to the bathroom. XH and I did it with the upstairs box and it worked great... and we REALLY kept it clean, because it was easy to take care of; we'd do our business, and flush away the cats' business as well.

I would LOVE to teach my cats to use the potty, but I *hate* the idea of leaving the lid up all the time.
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Old 09-20-2007, 07:33 PM   #14
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What kind do you use, Hildie? I don't think our toilets would like it.. they are the new low flow or whatever they are called and they get clogged pretty easy as it is.

Many if not most of the litters available are clay based which hardens when it comes in contact with liquid. I fear it could build up..

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Old 09-20-2007, 08:21 PM   #15
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It is not biodegradable but I use Tidy Cat Crystals for my little kitten. The crystals soak up the urine (but they stay hard, do not get squishy) and the only stuff that gets removed is the actual poop with a few crystals stuck to it. And one bag for one cat lasts a month. Might be worth a try?
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Old 09-20-2007, 08:30 PM   #16
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we used to use that tidy cat crystals stuff and it worked really well. until my cat got too fat and his feet got too sensitive. the chunks are large and i don't think he liked it. he started pooping on the floor next to the litter box. ugh.

I don't have much help for you. When I was a kid, we used to just take the litter out and dump it in the field. I don't think the plants liked it very much though. I don't quite remember, but i don't think much grew around where we dumped it.
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Old 09-20-2007, 08:53 PM   #17
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A couple of years ago I switched to Feline Pine and really liked it! Tucker didn't complain either. Have you seen that brand. It's like little wood chip pellets that you can scoop the solids out and you can actually 'compost' the rest.
No odor, light weight. Highly recommend it.

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Or simply whip it over the fence into your neighbor's yard.

I actually had a neighbor do that at my last house. She'd whip her dog poo over my fence into my yard.
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Old 09-20-2007, 10:04 PM   #19
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We used this stuff called swheat scoop; it looks like steel cut oatmeal. NOT good for sensitive paws, but we never had any problems with the septic system. I don't know how it would do in those low-flow toilets though
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