Discover your brand-new Catit Flower Fountain thanks to these tips and tricks
Some cats get a little too curious when they first see their new Flower Fountain and use their paws to swat at the streams, so be aware that your floor could get a little wet during those first few days.
IMPORTANT: What to do first?
Before assembling the Flower Fountain, please make sure to prepare the following components:
– disassemble and rinse the pump.
– if your Flower Fountain pump has a water flow control slider (only present on some models), slide it to the + side for maximum capacity.
– vigorously shake and tap the dry filter on a hard surface to prevent the granules inside from clumping together.
– thoroughly rinse the filter to prevent black sediment from leaking into your fountain.
– submerge the filter in a bucket of water and press on the cotton mesh so the air can escape. This will prevent the filter from floating
How can I make my Catit Flower Fountain run more quietly?
Make sure that the surface underneath your fountain is sturdy and completely level. Place your fountain on the floor, not on a table or a countertop. A wooden floor will naturally be noisier than a concrete floor or tiles. Also, fill your fountain all the way up to the wavy line in the plastic rim, and clean your pump each month.
Why is the pump of my Catit Flower Fountain becoming less powerful?
The pump becomes less powerful when it is clogged with cat hair or other debris. To resolve this issue, check out the video below.
Another reason why your pump might not seem powerful enough is that the slider on the Flower Fountain pump might be slid to the wrong side. Slide the slider to the + side for a maximum capacity. Please note that only older models of the Flower Fountain have this slider.
How do I prevent my cat from taking the Catit Flower Fountain apart?
The Flower Fountain was designed to be easy to disassemble for cleaning purposes and for the safety of your cat. Since the components come loose relatively easily, your cat cannot break parts or tip over the fountain. After having taken the fountain apart a few times, cats tend to lose interest in playing with the fountain.
How do I prevent my cat from knocking over the Catit Flower Fountain?
Fill your fountain all the way up to the wavy line in the plastic rim. A fully filled fountain will be nearly impossible for a cat to knock over.
Can I buy the flower of the Catit Flower Fountain separately?
The flower of the Catit Flower Fountain is currently not available separately.
Why does the Triple Action Fountain Filter float?
The Flower Fountain filter should be rinsed thoroughly and submerged in a bucket of water before placing it inside the Flower Fountain. In case your filter keeps floating, the filter can be placed upside down in the fountain for a few days. This should prevent flotation. After a few days, please flip the filter back to its normal position.
How to prevent mold from forming on the filter?
To prevent mold from forming on top of the filter, make sure that the Flower Fountain filter is submerged at all times. The water inside the Flower Fountain should always reach up to the wavy line in the plastic rim. Only turn off your cat fountain for maintenance and cleaning so the filter stays wet at all times.
How do I remove the flower bud?
First, take the flower out of the fountain and hold it upside down. At the bottom of the flower are 3 small, yellow rims. Use a pen or screwdriver to push these rims inwards. Finally, pull the yellow flower bud upwards to remove it.
Cleaning & maintenance
How do I clean the Catit Flower Fountain?
Watch the video above for cleaning instructions.
All components can be washed with warm water, using a soft sponge and dishwashing soap. Never use aggressive detergents or an abrasive sponge. Please clean the top parts of the Flower Fountain regularly to prevent scale from settling on the fountain.
How do I clean the Catit Flower Fountain pump?
The pump should be removed from the fountain and disassembled for cleaning on a biweekly basis. For instructions, watch the video above. Rinse each part separately with water before reassembling.
You can also refer to the instruction manual for your fountain model: Original Flower Fountain #43742 | LED Flower Fountain #43747 | Stainless Steel Flower Fountain #43725
Which replacement filters do I need?
The Flower Fountain should be used with the Triple Action Fountain Filters, which are available in packs of 2 (#43745) and packs of 5 (#43746).