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badger
August 11th, 2008, 10:55 AM
http://planetgreen.discovery.com/green-guides/green-pets/index.html

kathryn
August 11th, 2008, 11:33 AM
So clumping clay cat litter is bad for cats? :frustrated: Now what am I supposed to use? I don't want to pay a ton of money for something my cats are just going to poop in!

Otherwise very interesting article.

ancientgirl
August 11th, 2008, 11:43 AM
I've used Swheat Scoop (http://www.swheatscoop.com/felineframe.html) with my gang since Vlad was a wee little kitty. It's natural and has no chemicals.

kathryn
August 11th, 2008, 11:52 AM
I've used Swheat Scoop (http://www.swheatscoop.com/felineframe.html) with my gang since Vlad was a wee little kitty. It's natural and has no chemicals.

It's really expensive though =x How do you clean it? I scoop 2 times a day or otherwise it'd be really unsanitary.

ancientgirl
August 11th, 2008, 12:14 PM
Yeah, it's a bit pricey, but it works really well for me and my gang like it. You can also try one of the pine litters. My gang didn't care for those, so that's why I use this. I have 3 boxes, and 5 cats, and I scoop once a day. If someone lays a bomb that's particularly bad while I'm home I immediately scoop it. I don't have a big problem with smell. When my friends and family come over I ask them if it smells funny and everyone tells me there's no bad smell.:shrug:

I buy one 15lb box for each litter box. Then every week I buy a new box and refill the three litter boxes with fresh litter. I change it completely at the end of the month and it's working fine for me. I did just have the 2 boxes for the 4 and then 1 in the kitchen for Czarina, but since I'm letting her out more the others go in and use her box too so I guess you can say the poop is evenly dispersed:rolleyes:

kathryn
August 11th, 2008, 12:38 PM
But how do you scoop it? Is it clumping or no?

I have 2 litter boxes and a little pan for the babies. I usually just un-scented low dust clumping clay litter.

ancientgirl
August 11th, 2008, 12:44 PM
It clumps. I'm not sure how, since it's natural, it seems to be the natural process of the wheat. They also have a multi-cat type which works really well but I have a hard time finding it here.

sugarcatmom
August 11th, 2008, 02:21 PM
2 more articles on environmentally friendly pet care:
http://www.sfgate.com/cgi-bin/article.cgi?f=/g/a/2007/11/13/petscol.DTL
http://www.sfgate.com/cgi-bin/article.cgi?f=/g/a/2007/11/27/petscol.DTL

The second one lists some non-clay cat litter options.

cpietra16
August 11th, 2008, 03:31 PM
You should try the pine clumping litter....it clumps and you can flush it or compost it...its great.