“ Brand: Tigerino / Type: Cat Litter & Litter Boxes „
This is one of the first litters I tried with Duke. It is a crystal cat litter which claims to last much longer than other products with some brands claiming they can last up to a month (personally I wouldn't try that...!)
I knew before I got him that I'd like to give the crystal litter a try because it seemed more hygenic than other options and it also looks nicer and claims to absorb more quickly.
I went onto Zooplus and browsed the litter they had available. Tigerino have a range of different litters and most of these are crystal with variations like size and scent. I opted for the flower power scent in the regular sized stone. This variety had rave reviews so I thought I was onto a winner. I bought a saver pack which gave me 3 bags of 5 litres for £11.49. Individually, one 5 litre bag costs £4.49. This seems to be reasonable for a crystal litter with a lot of companies selling smaller 3.8 litre bags for around the same price or the same sized bags for a bit more. I haven't seen the Tigerino crystals anywhere other than Zooplus but I haven't been particularly looking either.
When the litter arrived I was disappointed to see that 2 of the bags had split leaving cat litter all over the box. Zooplus gave me a partial refund but I do think that the plastic bags are too flimsy for 5 litres of product.
To use the litter you simply pour a few inches in your cats tray. The crystals are a translucent white in colour with occasional green pieces which I assume give off the scent. The litter has a very slight floral scent but not really enough to notice.
The litter performs well. As it is a crystal type it doesn't coat solids like some litters do but this means that the litter stays cleaner for longer. Liquids are quickly absorbed and the odour is removed as soon as they have been absorbed. The crystals often do go discoloured but this isn't too much of an issue as it still looks and smells clean.
When it comes to emptying the tray this is extremely simple as everything just pours out quickly leaving a clean tray. Sometimes there is a tiny amount of disintegrated crystal on the bottom from liquid but this is easily removed with a kitchen towel.
Duke seemed to like this litter. He had no reservations about using it and it didn't seem to hurt his paws or anything. Another thing to note is that this really is dust free which is great when you have a kitten trying to help.
When using this litter I usually change it once every 5-7 days which is 3x as longer as a lot of the litters I use so it traps odours well and remains clean.
A bag fills up a small tray 3 times so larger trays could be filled twice easily.
I like this litter and would buy it again. It absorbs quickly, covers scents with ease and remains cleaner for longer.
Tigerino Crystals silicate litter now with flower scent! This litter is extremely absorbent environmentally-friendly and efficient and gives out a pleasant scent of flowers.