3. Your cat won’t mind the change (most likely)
Because my cat is a certified Good Girl, she took to it right away with no issues or hiccups. She just sniffed around, then waltzed right in to do her business like she owns the place (she does). I weirdly even felt like she wasn’t making as big a mess (read: kicking the litter onto the floor and playing in it) with PrettyLitter as she would with her old litter.
If your cat is on the pickier side, PrettyLitter suggests adding a urine clump and some poop from their old litter to the new; believe it or not, the familiar smell will comfort your kitty. If they’re still suspicious, fill the box three-quarters of the way with PrettyLitter and top it off with your cat’s old litter, so they can mix it themselves as they get more used to it.
4. PrettyLitter is more economical than you think
My initial thoughts: Whatever cat litter Martha Stewart and Elisabeth Moss use is definitely out of my price range. Fortunately, I judged too quickly. Subscriptions for PrettyLitter start at $24 a month, which gets you one bag of litter. A single bag is meant to last one month per cat, as long as you’re scooping diligently every day. Subscriptions for two cats start at $44 a month.
It lasted the whole month for my cat, though I’m not sure I’d let it the second time around. In my experience, the PrettyLitter itself doesn’t have the musty, dusty scent of standard litter (yay!), but it will get stinky faster than standard if you’re not scooping regularly, like if you’re out of town or forget to scoop one day. My best guess is that it’s because PrettyLitter is non-clumping. (Just FYI, you’ll only need to scoop poop with PrettyLitter since the urine won’t clump into giant balls, which saves you litter in the long run.)
On that note, I’d also advise you to scoop alllll the way to the bottom when cleaning the litter box to make sure it all gets regularly rotated. Since the litter doesn’t clump, the urine sinks to where it could pool or cause the litter at the bottom of the box to turn blue and harden over time. (It’ll take some elbow grease to scrape it off once it’s time for a new bag, but not much.) If the litter is oversaturated or blue, that batch is at the end of its life cycle. And if that’s the case, you’d better restock…