One of the newest types available, crystal litter has a wide range of pros. Find out more.

Crystal cat litter is made up of solid granules made from silicate. These granules are highly porous and so absorb a great deal of moisture.

Super light

It’s also extremely light, which means simply buying the litter is simpler but moving and emptying the box is also easier.

Low tracking

With this style of litter, there is only a small amount of dust, making ‘tracking’ less likely. Tracking is when particles of the litter come with the cat once they leave the tray and end up scattered around your home.

A hygienic choice

Crystal cat litters are extremely effective at locking in moisture and trapping faecal matter, so mould and bacteria are less likely to grow.

Ease of use

Some brands even have a colour code built into the litter that makes the crystals change to a different colour when they’re full of liquid. This makes it very easy to tell when it’s time to change the litter.

Odour control

The crystals have rapid absorbency, which means they are great for odour control. While locking the smells in, many brands also have a more pleasant fragrance they release out.

Making the change to crystal

If crystal litter sounds like it could be the right fit for you and it’s not what you’re currently using, then you could try transitioning your pet across to the new type. When it comes to changing litter types, go slowly. Try introducing the new cat litter type gradually, and keep the original type in a tray nearby while you’re making the swap. Remember to keep the litter tray in a familiar spot. With patience and positivity, you and your pet can soon be using crystal litter happily.

Petbarn has a wide range of cat litter available, online and in store with a 100 per cent satisfaction guarantee on all cat litter purchases. If for any reason you and your cat aren’t completely satisfied with your chosen litter, simply return it to the point of purchase for a full refund – no questions asked.