For a more hygienic litter tray: Buy cat litter at bitiba
A litter tray is part of the basic equipment for every domestic cat. It is filled with cat litter in which your feline friend can bury its droppings – just like most cats like to do outside. You can conveniently order cat litter online at bitiba and get it delivered to your home. We offer a wide range of different varieties – regardless of whether you prefer clumping or non-clumping cat litter.
Which cat litter is the best?
There is no generic answer to this question. The best cat litter for you is the one that your cat accepts and that ensures hygienic conditions. It's important that fluids and unpleasant smells are reliably absorbed. Also, make sure that the litter is made from safe granulates and is tailored to the needs of your feline friend. Quality criteria for cat litter include the following:
- Liquid absorption and absorbency: Urine and other fluids should be bound quickly and securely in order to ensure a dry surface beneath the paws and to avoid urine deposits on the floor of the litter tray as far as possible.
- Odour control: There are cat litters that are particularly good at combatting bad smells with the help of special ingredients or technologies – such as oxygen or activated carbon. However, cleaning the litter tray every day is the best remedy for unpleasant smells.
- Less dust: Litter free of or low in dust is much more comfortable for humans and animals and helps keep the area surrounding the litter tray clean.
- Paw-friendly texture: Rounded grains with no shape edges are more pleasant for your cat's paws.
Which cat litter is suitable for kittens?
Cat litter for kittens should be particularly soft on the paws and made from organic material. If the baby cat eats some of the litter out of curiosity, it's better if this isn't traditional clumping litter, e.g. made from bentonite, but plant-based granules that can be digested. Natural litter varieties without perfume or other scents are recommended – this also applies to adult cats with a sensitive sense of smell.
When should the cat litter be changed completely?
Contaminants should be removed from the litter tray on a daily basis. In addition, regular thorough cleaning should take place where all cat litter is removed, the litter tray is cleaned and then filled again. Cats are very clean animals and may boycott their litter tray if it doesn't meet their cleanliness requirements. When using clumping litter, it's generally sufficient to completely replace the litter every two weeks. Non-clumping litter should be changed more often, since fluids don't get bound in clumps but are spread in the litter tray. Changing it at least once a week is recommended here. These are only broad guidelines. How often you have to change the cat litter depends greatly on your cat's usage and whether it uses the litter box alone or shares it with other cats.
How should you remove cat litter?
You're best off disposing of dirty cat litter in the residual waste. Although there are biodegradable products that are advertised as being compostable, there are strict regulations for disposal in organic waste that can vary depending on where you live. Due to the possible presence of bacteria, disposal in your own compost isn't recommended. Can cat litter be flushed down the toilet? This should be strongly discouraged, since the granules can settle in the pipes and block them.