“ Manufacturer: Clean N Tidy / Type: Cat Litter & Litter Boxes „
After deciding that we were going to get a kitten the task began of purchasing all the essential items that the new arrival would need. One of the first things that went on the shopping list was a litter tray especially important as I live in an apartment so our cat was going to be an indoor cat so would need adequate toileting facilities. We decided to go to pets at home to look at all the cat items available and that is when I spotted the litter tray starter kit which came in a lovely baby pink colour and as I knew we were having a female kitten I couldn't resist purchasing it.
The litter tray starter kit included the tray itself, a scoop and three litter tray liners. It was priced at £4.00 and can be purchase in store or online at www.petsathome.co.uk and is also available in Blue.
When my kitten arrived I was very pleased that I had opted for this litter tray as she was tiny and I think the full litter trays would have just been too big and daunting for her. The tray itself is made from plastic which has slight indents in the corners to act like small legs.
When setting up the litter tray I decided to use one of the liner bags provided as I thought it would save a lot of time and mess when coming to empty the tray. But the bags seemed far too big for the tray and I had to tuck the edges under the tray but it was still quite baggy on the bottom of the tray. When my kitten first used her tray she would not stop scratching through the litter at the bag and not only ripped it but seemed a little distressed by it getting in the way of her doing her business so I had to remove it.
It is often advised not to empty the whole litter tray every time the cat goes to the toilet to ensure that familiar scent is left behind which attracts the cat and prevents accidents occurring away from the litter tray. This is where the scoop comes in handy as you can simply remove waste easily and then top up with a little fresh litter. This also saves on the amount of litter used and of course money. I will remove any solid waste as soon as possible from the tray and empty the entire tray every 2/3 days.
When I completely change the litter I will wash out the tray and find that it cleans very easily with some warm soapy water and dries quickly with some kitchen towel. I have been using this litter tray for my kitten for the last 4 months and it still looks like new with no signs of wear and tear.
My kitten is now 6 months old and currently weighs just over 2kg and I feel that she is just beginning to out grow this litter tray as she is beginning to start to spray the litter over the edges of the tray when she is attempting to mimic outdoor behaviour by burying her waste. Although I now have to purchase a new larger tray I am very pleased that I chose this one for my kitten as it has worked perfectly well, she has happily used it without any issues and it looks rather cute too.
Overall I would recommend this litter tray to anyone who is looking to get a kitten it is an excellent litter tray to get you started and although the bags did not prove to be useful the tray and the scoop have been hard wearing and invaluable.
When we first got our cat we weren't expecting to get her as early as we did, so I had to go on a mad dash at Pets at Home to get everything we needed for her. I wasn't entirely sure what size litter tray to get her, and even though she was (just about) an adult cat I decided to go for this Litter Tray starter kit as it was a very reasonable price and came with everything we needed for her starter period.
The litter tray starter kit costs £2.99 from Pets at Home. It contains a litter tray, scoop and three litter tray liners. The tray is available in pink, blue and grey. I opted for the pink tray as our first cat was a girl. The tray is made from a non-toxic, but quite robust plastic.
The litter tray liners are white and like a tough plastic bag. To use them you simply place the entire tray inside the bag and place the litter in the tray. When the litter is soiled you then remove the bag from the tray turning the bag as you do so to ensure all the litter is contained. The bags were very tough, but after I'd used the three that came with the tray I decided not to purchase anymore as our cat is a 'digger' and likes to bury her mess. This meant that she could easily scratch through the bag and leave holes in it.
The scoop that comes with the tray is extremely helpful. I found that I didn't want to change the entire litter tray just for one poo, so I was able to use the scoop to scoop it out and replace it with a small amount of fresh litter. This saved time and money and is something I would highly recommend doing (even if you have a different litter tray!).
The litter tray itself is actually very tough, over the months that we used it survived our cat (and then a second cat when we got her a friend) digging in it and using it regularly. I found that it was very easy to clean and just a quick wash and wipe would ensure it was clean and ready to be filled with litter again. When we got our second cat we decided to invest in a larger litter tray as, although both cats managed to fit into this kitten one, it is quite small for an adult cat to be using.
Overall, I would really recommend this kit. It is a fantastic price and perfect for any kitten or smaller cat. It's especially handy if you are getting a new cat and want a basic set to get you started if you're unsure what size tray to get. I still use the scoop from this tray with our new larger tray, as I'm sure a scoop alone would come close to the £2.99 price of this kit.