Sounds like you have my bunch. For the chewing, I keep lemon grass growing in a pot during the winter months. they love the tste and munch on it all the time. Yes, they do throw up after eating it. Seems to clear out their system and they are back to normal. Cat houses are not normal houses. We have shelves on the walls for them to sit on and they sit on the furniture so we have sheets on everything. Hard to work on the computer, do crafts, especially beads, little seed beads, play a game of solitare (you should be palying with me so I will bat the cards, roll over on top of them). Must be we really love them to deal with all this.
---- Lee Evans <moonsiste...@yahoo.com> wrote: > The standard is NOT to use clumping litter with kittens under 8 months old. > Kittens, like human children go through their new world tasting everything, > whether it's food or not. Never leave string, thread, paper clips, thumb > tacks, nails, even hairbrushes around where a kitten can get his/her mouth > around it. Yeah, hair brushes. They love our hair and try to lick it like > it's fur and get it stuck in their mouths. They also like to teethe on > bristles, which if it's an old hair brush might break off. One of my really > dim bulb grown cats likes to chew on the broom straws. Then he throws up. On > the nicely swept floor. And never leave bottles of anything around, even > things like ketchup. Caps can get loose, glass can break. In other words, > try not to live in your house. Live in your closets and remember to close > the doors. So clumping litter is deadly for kittens. It's also dangerous > for newly spayed and neutered cats. You don't > want litter getting into unhealed incisions or open wounds like are on a > neutered male cat. Anything that is moist that can cause the litter to > clump is bad news. Spay and Neuter your cats and dogs and your weird relatives and nasty neighbors too! ________________________________ From: Natalie <at...@optonline.net> To: email@example.com Sent: Friday, October 12, 2012 8:43 AM Subject: Re: [Felvtalk] Scoopable Litter: The Return of the Clump Just imagine what it does to cats and kittens inside their bodies! Natalie My new email address is: atia....@gmail.com From:Felvtalk [mailto:felvtalk-boun...@felineleukemia.org] On Behalf Of Beth Sent: Friday, October 12, 2012 8:44 AM To: firstname.lastname@example.org Subject: Re: [Felvtalk] Scoopable Litter: The Return of the Clump I had this same thing happen when I tried SweatScoop. It turned to cement at the bottom of the litter pan. I had to get a hammer to get it out. Beth Don't Litter, Fix Your Critter! www.Furkids.org ________________________________ From:Lee Evans <moonsiste...@yahoo.com> To: "email@example.com" <firstname.lastname@example.org> Sent: Thursday, October 11, 2012 9:49 PM Subject: Re: [Felvtalk] Scoopable Litter: The Return of the Clump This is a horror story. It's true. My cats will tell you it is. One day, several years ago, I decided to purchase clumping litter. In those days I was using Traditional, a brand put out by HEB supermarket. Traditional is a white litter, not too much dust, at that time very inexpensive. Then I saw HEB Scoopable. It wasn't very expensive so I lugged a couple of bags home. Now, the horror part comes when you realize that I knew nothing about clumping litter except that it clumps when hit with something liquid. So I poured the same amount of clumping clay into the cat boxes as I had with the ordinary stuff. Sigh! Once in a while I should read directions. The litter clumped to the bottom of the box. Solid. Cement. Mixed with cat piss. I had to take all the boxes out to the yard and use a hack saw to get the litter out. Finally, hammer, chisel and garden hose got the boxes back to usable state. Five hours wasted. Cats giggling > inside, waiting to see what I would do next. I read the directions. Needed > was at least three inches of litter per box. Ten boxes. Five bags of cheap > clumping clay. Ah. It clumped. Did not stick to the bottom of the box. > Each perfectly formed clump weighed about three pounds. Hernia time. I > purchased 5 bags of litter, each weighing 20 pounds. I filled up about 10 > boxes. Used about 5 of the bags, give or take a few grains of sand. Half a > bag to a box. That would be about 10 pounds of clay per box. After all was > said and done, I got over 24 pounds worth of clumps out of each box. I wish > someone would make litter out of silver dollars that would triple when hit > with a liquid substance. Used up an entire roll of garbage bags. Sanitation > department workers had to be hospitalized for hernias. It was around that > time that I discovered Feline Pine. The cats were a little startled at > having to do their thing on something that > smelled like wood and rolled around like marbles but they got the hang of it > finally. Some like to bat the pine pellets all over the floor. They > especially like to bat them over to the door so when I come into the room I > step rolly-polly pellets and go skidding into a wall. Need a book on cat > behavior modification. Spay and Neuter your cats and dogs and your weird relatives and nasty neighbors too! ________________________________ _______________________________________________ Felvtalk mailing list Felvtalk@felineleukemia.org http://felineleukemia.org/mailman/listinfo/felvtalk_felineleukemia.org _______________________________________________ Felvtalk mailing list Felvtalk@felineleukemia.org http://felineleukemia.org/mailman/listinfo/felvtalk_felineleukemia.org