So, as you who have kindly read my last missive will know, my household, specifically I, are/am revamping the whole litter box setup. (that is not my cat in the picture.)
Report on old news, the Kitty Poo Club: I love this litter they sent me. I love the box, but there’s a complication.
New news: the cat-box enclosure. The Pro Pawty Enclosure is a big wire and cloth cube that goes over your litter box. There’s a small entrance for your cat, and a big zippered opening for cleaning.
Complications: The Enclosure is too tall for the table I wanted to put it under. I know, you’re supposed to measure first when you buy things, but this table is really tall, like almost counter-tall. And the enclosure is clearly not strong enough to put things on top, so it really should go under a table to save space. For an apartment, this thing is pretty big. Of course, I intend to leave a review on the website, but you read it here first.
The Enclosure was also quite difficult to put together. Kind of like trying to construct a small Eiffel Tower with no rivets, and then pull tight-fitting nylon bag over the whole thing while not letting it fall apart. Also, I somehow managed to do it sideways. I can’t decide whether I want to take the trouble to do it again.
The cardboard litter box barely fits in the space meant for it in the enclosure. And the sides on the cardboard box are so high that it’s kind of a hassle to scoop the box (but I manage). One the plus side, the cardboard box has right angles, so it’s easier to scoop all the litter, despite being hard to reach. If you’re tall, this will be a breeze for you.) And because I set the enclosure up sideways, there is no partition to separate the box from the entryway.
But the silica litter is working like a champ so far. I detect no wetness nor odor in the box; I’ve been scooping once or twice a day. Last night, I thought to myself, maybe I should go ahead and scoop once more before I go to bed. But then I decided to chance it. This morning, the box was just fine. I’m sure that one does need to do the scooping/sifting once a day to keep the litter fresh – I find the litter in brittle clumps which break apart immediately upon being scooped. But that chore is a lot easier with this litter.
Next month, I’m going to try using the silica litter with my old plastic box, with rounded sides, and see how that works. I definitely won’t be using the dome anymore because the enclosure makes that not only unnecessary but an obstacle to cleaning.
If I discover any problems, I will report back.