Product Recommendation: Litter Crystals!!!
Do you love your Chi(s) but not necessarily the litter box? When we became a small dog family, my husband's biggest criticism was "I didn't want a cat because of the litter box!" Plus, I'm not gonna lie, I am a lazy litter keeper.
We have an outdoor balcony potty (it is a storage bin from Wal Mart) and a few months ago, I discovered litter crystals. We use Dr. Elsey's Precious Cat Long-Hair.
Look. I know at first glance it seems expensive. But this stuff is AMAZING.
I needed a solution that would stay dry (or dry itself out) after a rain, instead of turn to mush. Basically all other cat litters are out. Wheat and corn become a heavy, soggy mess! I won't even consider clay. Enter crystals...
1/2 a container (4 lbs) fills our potty and lasts 8 weeks!!! Outside, so possibly indoors you'd want to change it after 4 weeks. Cleaning is a breeze! I pick up poop once a day and toss it, then give the litter a thorough stir with the scoop. That's it! You don't scoop the urine. Eventually it starts getting a little less clean smelling, so dump it into a bag, rinse the litter box, and refill with new crystals.
Odour control is SUPERB. Dryness is superb. If you have an outdoor potty in a covered area, but rain is still a concern, then THIS is your solution. I don't know why everyone doesn't use this!