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sorry for stupid question

post #1 of 12
Thread Starter 
seesm im the king of dumb questions but im on such a low budget i have to budget everything to make it i was wondering how long this box will last one adult cat she is a big female http://www.petsmart.com/product/inde...ductId=3399910
post #2 of 12
The last time I bought litter I bought that to try to save money. I got the 17lb box, though. I got it probably 2 weeks ago? The box itself is empty, but the litter is still in their boxes. I normally use Tidy Cat, and I like the arm and hammer better b/c it scoops much better and the clumps don't fall apart, therefore I don't have to change out the whole thing as often. Also with it their pee doesn't make it all the way through the litter and doesn't make it nasty. I don't like it b/c it is VERY VERY dusty. It filled my whole laundry room with a cloud of dust when I first poured it. Even when I clean it out it throws up dust. I bought litter again a few days ago and I went back to Tidy Cats. I've just been scooping and then adding more of the Tidy Cats onto the arm and hammer.
post #3 of 12
Thread Starter 
cool ill love it it last my cat just 1 month she dont pee a lot she dont drink a lot she never has drank to much but is very healhty still
post #4 of 12
If you scoop every day it should last you at least a month. I like the Arm and Hammer stuff.
post #5 of 12
Thread Starter 
cool i wish i could find it cheaper id even buy it in like 200 lb bags if they had it
post #6 of 12
If $$ is an issue (and who isn't it an issue for these days?!?!) you may be interested in this thread:


And a later thread talking about the chicken feed stuff:

Definitely sounds like it costs a lot less. I'm not in a rural area, so it would be a trek to find the stuff and I just haven't gotten around to it yet. But sounds like a great idea!
post #7 of 12
At Wal-Mart the 20 lb size of Tidy Cat is only $8. For one cat, it would likely last all month.
post #8 of 12
Use coupons! Check your Sunday newspaper or ask friends that have cats, check online. It's very easy to get Tidy Cat coupons and they're usually for a dollar off. I don't use the stuff, so I think I may even have several laying about.
post #9 of 12
Thread Starter 
cool ty everyone for the advice
post #10 of 12
Most Tidy Cat jugs of litter right now have a $1.00 off coupon in them.

You might also check this web site:


It has some very good printable and on-line coupons. Just as a quick search, I found $1.50 off "Yesterday's News" litter.

If you have any nearby, you might check any of the "dollar" stores, such as Dollar General, Family Dollar, Dollar Tree, etc.
post #11 of 12
I have been buying the fresh step from BJ's for $15.00 for 40lbs of litter. I can't complain about the price and I like the litter never any smell but it is dusty.
post #12 of 12
I like shopping at PetSmart because they break down the litter by a per lb. price. Arm & Hammer Super Scoop Fragrance Free is by far my favorite of the cheaper options. Right now we are using Equisicat (sp?) because it's even cheaper. I tried the Wal-Mart store brand litter, it was ok. I haven't tried the Costco stuff yet.

The big Arm & Hammer box should last 1 month for 1 cat, you could probably push it to 5 weeks though.
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