Originally Posted by GoldenKitty45
Thats why I don't like that kind that turns into sawdust - too hard to clean the pan.
I tried it one time - and no more - went back to the clumping litter - much better. I also found that they tracked the sawdust in the carpet/floor a lot more then when using the clumping litter.
I found the complete opposite actually
I had litter everywhere when I used clumping. With the pine pellets, there is rarely any tracking unless I let it go for a long time without cleaning it which doesn't usually happen.
They also make a special litterbox and scoop for pellet litter. The scoop has holes big enough for the pellets to fall through but not the poop. The litterbox is basically two in one, with the top one having tiny holes in it for the sawdust to fall through. This way, you scoop the poop out with the special scoop everyday and then whenever you feel like it you remove the top part of the litterbox and shake the saw dust out into the bottom part of the litterbox and then throw it away, put it back together and add more pellets to the top.
I think pellet litter can be really good if you get all the parts that go with it (scoop and litterbox). You can order them online, do a search, I can't remember where they are. PetSmart may have them too. BUT I can't imagine it being hard to make one yourself. Just buy 2 regular boxes that fit into each other and poke holes in the top one.
I don't have the litterbox yet. I have 6 cats and 7 boxes so it will be awhile before I can afford to replace them all. Right now I do use Feline Pine or ExquisiCat Pine from PetSmart (its cheaper). My cats have the tendency to poop mostly in certain boxes and pee in others. So I scoop the poops occationally and then every 2 or 3 weeks or whenever I am inspired to do so, completely replace them and wash them out sometimes. I have found that there is almost no pee or poo that goes through and sits on the bottom. The pellets do their job well. So a quick wipe out and I replace them.