Tidy Cats Breeze Litter Pellet Refill, 3.5-Pound Packages (Pack of 6)

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  1. 188 of 202 people found the following review helpful
    3.0 out of 5 stars
    Worked great for pee & hard poo, BUT could not stand the poop smell, July 4, 2008
    Nime (Jersey City, NJ) –

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    Back when I used the breeze cat system, there were 4 cats in the apartment (2 are my cats, and the other 2 were my brother’s cats that I was temporarily taking care for him). I had the breeze next to the original litter box for 3 days and none of the cats used it. They all went on top of the pellets to check it out but did not pee/poop in there. One of the cats tried to eat a pellet and I took it away from him. I *think* none of them actually ate it.

    On the 4th day, I took the original litter box away, and then they all started using the breeze. There were no “accidents” in the apartment and I did not find pee or poop on the floor or carpet. I think the fact that I placed some of the pellets with their original litter really helped them get accustomed to the product (and also since the breeze system was sitting there for 3 days, they were at least familiarized with it).

    The pad that sucked up the pee worked really well. I experimented to figure out the right time to change the pad for the 4 cats. It turned out to be every 3 days. As for hard poop, I was ok with it staying at the top of the system and would pick it up with a plastic bag and throw it out (very easy).

    The problem is with the runny/watery poop which will go all over the pellets and is tougher and takes longer to clean. A lot of the pellets ended up getting thrown out once the watery poop touched them. Also, this system does not do anything to help minimize the poop smell, which is the main complaint for my boyfriend regarding this system. In the end, we did not keep the breeze because the smell was too horrible. Even if you clean it up immediately after the cat pooped, the smell was still there.

    We went back to the original litter box. I am going to keep my eye on this product to see if tidy cats come out with better pellets that will do something about poop smell. If that time ever comes, I would buy it because I know my cats will use this system & it did wonders for the pee… now if only the poop situation works out!

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  2. 117 of 122 people found the following review helpful
    5.0 out of 5 stars
    like it so far(1 day) , added info after a week, July 13, 2008

    I got this yesterday and so far it looks good, I’ve been using silica litter but even the cheap stuff is not that cheap and is fairly dusty, so I’ve been looking for an alternative and this seems to be it. The silica works great for drying up odors until it gets pee saturated. I sprinkled at little of the old wet litter on the breeze litter and the cats used it right away. The pee does drain through and the pads are good, they’ve used it quite a few times and the pad still feels dry. I’m actually hoping they DON’T poop in it and continue to use the silica for that, then I’ll have the best of both worlds, the poop will dry and the pee will be able to be gotten rid of so the expensive silica will last longer.

    After a week, still on the first pad and haven’t noticed any odor problems. Have 3 cats and left the silica so they are using both but they are using the breeze a lot. Adding crystals or enzyme spray to the pad might stretch it’s life out even longer. They’ve pooped in the breeze too and I haven’t noticed a smell but lots of pellets glue tight so I’m losing quite a few each time. I’m used to the silica, which is much cleaner than clay or clumping and I haven’t noticed any increased odor with the breeze.

    Changed the pad on the 8th day because, well really how far do you want to push it, and no sign of trouble. It was HEAVY with no sign of leakage or deterioration (I didn’t really try to stress test it, but it came out of the tray and into the bag with no problem).

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  3. 302 of 308 people found the following review helpful
    5.0 out of 5 stars
    Tidy Cats Breeze system.., June 29, 2008
    G. Diseth

    I’ve had this for a few weeks, and I’m really happy with it.

    The hugest advantage to this system is the urine is separated from the ‘litter’ and odor is greatly reduced. The litter consist of pellets similar in shape/size to the wood-based natural litters, but they are of a hard clay, which doesn’t break down with moisture, and they keep their shape. Thus, the urine drains straight down through a grid to the pad (in its own slide-out drawer), and the poo stays on top to be scooped away.

    The pee will not ferment with the characteristic stench, and you don’t have to deal with clumping litter which doesn’t really clump, and is just plain stinky and messy to scoop up.

    The proprietary ‘pee’ pads are kind of like a giant maxi pad, and absorb a lot of liquid. Also, the bottom side of the pad is plastic, and the pad fits into the tray in a way that the plastic is upturned to keep the tray itself dry. Maintenance consists of merely taking the drawer out to the trash, and sliding the pad out, putting in a new one, and sliding the drawer back into the bottom of the box.

    The litter itself are hard pellets, which hardly get tracked, and it is 100% dustless. A pellet or two stick to paws, but are easily picked up and tossed back into the box. Scooping is easy, and if the poo is dry, you can kind of shake it around in the scoop to knock off some of the pellets, then throw it in the trash instead of wasting water with a toilet flush.

    It takes mere seconds to maintain the box vs. 10 minutes of scooping and scraping soggy clumping litter which doesn’t really clump, but falls apart.

    When it’s time to change the litter (once a month), it just pours into the trash, no scraping the soggy wet concrete of old.

    Some say you get a ‘poo’ smell, since kitties can’t bury it quite like they did with the old type of litter, but I’ll take that over the overpowering stench of fermented urine any day. And, the smell goes away quite shortly, just like human smell in the bathroom. Note that you should just use one bag of the pellets in the box, the litter won’t be as deep. I just give the box a quick shake daily to even it back out.

    Cat adaption to the new box: This won’t work for everyone, but this is what I did: I set up the new Breeze system next to the old box (which was fairly gross, as I let it get bad) to see what would happen. I placed a clump of the old litter into the new box to let him know it was ‘his.’ My 9 year old fellow was pretty much using the new box right away (probably out of curiousity more than anything). After 3 days or so, I removed the old box and inserted it directly into the garbage, never to be dealt with again. No problems, 100% compliance on Max’s part.

    If Tidy Cats came out with a fully hooded version of the box, it would be great for the folks who have standing pee-ers, but my fellow doesn’t do that, so I’m lucky.

    Finally, some say the pellets and pads are expensive, but I estimate the cost as about equal to the old style of box over the long run – and the convenience and ease of maintenance should erase any other doubt.

    Also, this system has the potential of keeping tons of conventional clay litter out of landfills.

    Highly recommended.

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