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What are your experiences with cat litters?

post #1 of 17
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I'm trying to decide which cat litter to use. I've seen a number of different kinds, and don't know which might be best for my situation. I've seen clay, scoopable, and crystals. What are the differences among them?

What is scoopable and how does it function? How do crystals work? Would it be advisable to mix, say crystals and scoopable?
post #2 of 17
I've heard that the crystals aren't good for kitties. I use an unscented scoopable litter (the scented kinds are good for us but the perfumes are unpleasant to kitties). Scoopable litters clump so you can just scoop out kitty's little deposits instead of dumping the whole box (though it's good to dump the box and clean it out once every week or two). I hope this helps.
post #3 of 17
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Originally Posted by foxfire
I'm trying to decide which cat litter to use. I've seen a number of different kinds, and don't know which might be best for my situation. I've seen clay, scoopable, and crystals. What are the differences among them?

What is scoopable and how does it function? How do crystals work? Would it be advisable to mix, say crystals and scoopable?
My recommendation is wood stove pellets. Yep, you read that right. The things they use in the wood stoves. You can buy a 40# bag of them for around $3. You find them at any farm and ranch store or such.

Give it a try and see how you like it!
post #4 of 17
I like the scooble arm and hammer for multi cats. Great stuff!
post #5 of 17
I'm currently using the Nature's Miracle scoopable, the kitties like it and it really cuts down on the odor issue.
post #6 of 17
I second the wood stove pellets you wouldnt ever know i have as many boxes as i do..
post #7 of 17
I use chn layer ... I am tranfering to wood pellets less clean up and less likely to find intresting animals in the litter... day 2 on wood and layer both are using the box and the smell is really down ... Oh and my pocket book is happy
post #8 of 17
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Originally Posted by sharky
I use chn layer ... I am tranfering to wood pellets less clean up and less likely to find intresting animals in the litter... day 2 on wood and layer both are using the box and the smell is really down ... Oh and my pocket book is happy

Tehehe dont you just love them wood stove pellets happy nose..happy kitties..and happy pocket book!
post #9 of 17
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Originally Posted by ScamperFarms
Tehehe dont you just love them wood stove pellets happy nose..happy kitties..and happy pocket book!
Yup and less likely to find a spider family in the "clean Litter
post #10 of 17
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Originally Posted by Talon
I like the scooble arm and hammer for multi cats. Great stuff!
this is what i use, altho those pellets sound interesting! do they work similarly to traditional clay pellet litters, only better? i don't think they'd work in my automated boxes, but i'm thinking of getting a 3rd, non-automated one...
post #11 of 17
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Originally Posted by laureen227
this is what i use, altho those pellets sound interesting! do they work similarly to traditional clay pellet litters, only better? i don't think they'd work in my automated boxes, but i'm thinking of getting a 3rd, non-automated one...

They work like feline pine. the pellets break down into saw dust as they get used. They probably would not work in an automated box
post #12 of 17
Thread Starter 
Thank you all for your responses. You've all given me excellent food for thought. I'd never have thought of using wood pellets, but they sound like an extremely inexpensive way to go. If a place like Tractor Supply would have something like it, it shouldn't be hard to find.
post #13 of 17
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Originally Posted by foxfire
Thank you all for your responses. You've all given me excellent food for thought. I'd never have thought of using wood pellets, but they sound like an extremely inexpensive way to go. If a place like Tractor Supply would have something like it, it shouldn't be hard to find.

they should. I get mine at fleet farm which is like tractor supply. it is pretty cheap. I get the "high end" ones. and they are $4.29 for a 40lb bag! tehehehe..
post #14 of 17
Can someone take a piccy of them? before and after use? I am just not being able to visualize.
post #15 of 17
before...


After..

Do i get a prize for this? lol i just took a picture of cat litter from my box..LMAO...the kits will take a bag of Bil Jac kitten please, lol

post #16 of 17
Thanks! I just could not picture what it looked like at all - no even close to what I was thinking!
post #17 of 17
LOL your welcome. Steve thinks i am INSANE when i asked him to scoop some out of the box so i could take a picture..than he had the nerve to ask with or without a present. *rolls eyes*
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