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Where you do buy Litter Pearls?

post #1 of 13
Thread Starter 
My cat's current litter is very dusty and we need to switch it because her eyes got infected. What stores sell Litter Pearls in your area? I might try putting her back on World's Best Cat Litter, or Litter Pearls, if I can find it. Thanks!
post #2 of 13
If you are talking about crystal litter, I've found you can pretty much find that any where- I've never heard of litter pearls per se, but it sounds like a crystal kind of litter.
post #3 of 13
Now that you mention it I remember seeing those at one time. I think I seen them everywhere along with other litters including places like grocery stores and I haven't seen them in a while. Maybe it isn't made anymore.
post #4 of 13
Thread Starter 
I will try to find something similar then, like the Crystal kind. What brand is it? Thank you for your help!
post #5 of 13
I think there are several different brands. I know Tidy Cats makes one and I think there is a cheaper brand available at Walmart. You can find them with the other litters and the box will be easily marked as crystal litter.
post #6 of 13
I've seen generic ones at target, tidy cats makes one- very handy if you have a coupon or it's on sale, I have also seen one that fresh step makes and various brands at pet super stores. Tidy cats seems to be the most widely available.
post #7 of 13
Thread Starter 
I found some litter today. Are you happy with how it contains moisture? A problem I've had in the past is mold growing in the litter, when I don't empty it out every week. Do you think this stuff is absorbent enough so that mold would not be a problem with the same litter for a whole month?
post #8 of 13
To be honest I haven't had that problem. Currently I am switching from a clumping clay litter to World's Best. That sounds like a problem that is more likely with a natural litter like World's Best so I may run into that problem with it.
post #9 of 13
I saw the litter pearls yesterday while at Petsmart. Never noticed them before this thread. So check out your Petsmart and see it they have them.
post #10 of 13
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Originally Posted by hannahgirl
I found some litter today. Are you happy with how it contains moisture? A problem I've had in the past is mold growing in the litter, when I don't empty it out every week. Do you think this stuff is absorbent enough so that mold would not be a problem with the same litter for a whole month?
I hope you are not waiting a whole month to change your kittys litter. It will have all sorts of bacteria in it. You shold clean the box every week or every other week. Especially if you are having a mold problem.
post #11 of 13
I've heard the whole idea with the litter pearls is that they absorb the urine for up to a month- though I'm not sure how many cats per box they mean. From what I understand, the pearls aborb the urine and smell, and then the liquid evaporates and the stink goes inside the pearl. You are supposed to clean out any poo. I've personally never heard of a litter box getting moldy if it's cleaned regulary.
post #12 of 13
Thread Starter 
Thanks for all your replies! I must admit I am skeptical about the litter pearls lasting a month, so I am watching them carefully - but so far they really do absorb all the moisture. I was skeptical to try them because I thought I'd heard silica is bad - but then I was told it is a different kind of silica...so I don't know what to think.

And you're right, other kinds of litter definitely need to be cleaned out more often - and I make sure to do that when I use those. The litter pearls keep rolling all over the floor, but I haven't tried their trackless kind. Thank you again, everybody. I really appreciate it!
post #13 of 13
I'm not sure what "pearls" are, but I have used the crystals before. Tidy Cat crystals are good for a month if you only have one cat. Since I have 2 cats, the litter box was changed more often. As the box is used, the crystals change from clear to whitish-yellow (urine absorption) and you know when to change the box. Any moisture from feces is dried out, so when you scoop the poop, it's almost rock hard.

There are a few brands of crystals out there, but I prefered Tidy Cats. Some brands have really large crystals, which can hurt little paws, and the Fresh Step brand actually dyed my litterbox blue, so I never used that one again. If it can dye the box, than the cats are getting dye on their paws and that can't be good.

Mine didn't seem to have any problems with Tidy Cat, but because it is a tad more on the expensive side, I changed recently to a pine product called Feline Fresh.
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