Pretty Litter is a monthly kitty litter delivery service.
PrettyLitter's formula makes it easier for you to use and clean your litter box. Its highly absorbent crystals do not clump, but instead absorbs moisture, traps all odor, and eliminates the urine. That means less work, no odor and less mess.
This box was sent to us at no cost for review. (Check out the review process post to learn more about how we review boxes.)
This is a review of the $39 box for two cats.
The Subscription Box: Pretty Litter
The Cost: $21 for one cat, $39 for two cats, $68 for 3–4 cats. Bulk ordering is also available. Shipping is free in the 48 contiguous states.
The Products: Each box includes a monthly supply of Pretty Litter cat litter.
Ships to: USA
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This card is really handy because it includes a depth ruler to measure how much litter is in the box.
The back of the card explains the unique feature of this kitty litter: it changes color according to the acidity and alkalinity levels of your cat's urine, which could potentially indicate health problems. Thankfully, my cats both fell into the normal range.
The litter comes in non-resealable bags because you're supposed to pour the entire contents into the litter box and replace it each month.
The bag of litter is surprisingly light at 4 pounds for a month's supply. It could be a good alternative for elderly cat owners or anyone who can't lift heavy bags of litter.
And here we have a bowl of sea salt garnished with hints of saffron. Just kidding – but this doesn't look like any other kitty litter I've ever tried. Their website says it's made of 'absorbent silica microcrystals.' I think the orange flecks must be the part that changes color. It doesn't have much of a scent at all.
Don't worry – no matter how it looks, this is just tap water! The litter is non-clumping – you only scoop solids.
I have an adult cat and a kitten. This picture shows the litter in my adult cat's ModKat litter box. Pretty Litter says that one bag will fit an 'average' sized litter box, but it wasn't enough to fill mine to a depth of 2".
That's ok for now – the kitten uses a tiny litter box, so I just put the extra litter in the larger one. Still, it's something to be aware of if you use this type of litter box.
Here's the kitten's litter box. He managed to track this litter everywhere! (But to be fair, he also splashes water when he drinks and stands in the food dish when he eats. He's a mess!) I was impressed that he adjusted to the litter immediately even though I didn't mix it with his old litter at all.
Previously, Zak has been using a walnut-based litter. I wanted to make sure this would be ok for a kitten. According to the website:
The litter is not absorbed by the bowel, does not swell in the presence of humidity and poses no risk in blocking the digestive tract. In contact with water and gastric fluid it will become a very fine powder and will be eliminated naturally. Even in cases of involuntary ingestion, Pretty Litter presents no danger and is safe.
I didn't want to show the product in use, but I can't do a cat-related review without a cat photo, so here's my kitten, Zak.
Verdict: I'd seen this product advertised on Instagram and was curious about it. I like the idea of monitoring my cats' health, and I also appreciate the lighter weight of this litter compared with others. The cats seemed to like the litter and had no trouble adjusting. They've only been using it for a few days, so I'm curious to see if there will be a smell by the end of the month, but the odor control is good so far.
The only thing that puts me off is the price. I will eventually have two ModKat litter boxes to fill, which would cost $68/month. It doesn't seem to be worth it, but if I only had one cat with a small litter box, the $21/month would be reasonable.
What do you think of Pretty Litter? What do you usually spend on kitty litter each month?