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We have two litter trays in the house, but our 3 cats all seem to be using just one at the moment.

The one they use contains a top-of-the-range (and very expensive) type of clumping litter (the company is Catsan).
The other litter tray is filled with a slightly cheaper (but not bargain basement) variety, but the cats don't seem that interested in it.

Now, when the good stuff runs out, and I fill both trays with the cheaper variety, do you think the cats will use it - after all, they can 'dig' in it, and it is paper-based, which is the type of litter they were using at the shelter we got them from.

I hope they will use it, and I think they will, but I don't want to come home to a lounge covered in cat poo! Would mixing the two types help, even though one is clumping and one is non-clumping?

Hope you can help! :?
 

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I wouldn't mix clumping and non-clumping. I would think that this would cause the urine clumps to break apart when you try to scoop them. I guess only the cats will be able to tell you if they will accept the other litter. Some cats will be finicky about their litter while others will use what you give them.

If possible, make the change at a time where you can be home for quite a while so if there is a problem you can take care of it right away instead of coming home to a surprise. I would suggest keeping some of the "good" litter on hand just in case they completely reject the other litter.

Good luck - keep us posted.
 

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I agree with Richo. Introduce the new litter when you're home. It might be the location of the box the cats like, also. I had to add a "baby" litterbox when I was raising kittens, and mother kitty liked that one. I think it's because most of the time she was in the same room as the kittens. I wouldn't mix the paper and clumping either.
 
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