Carpets? With 30 cats in the house? No Way! I was actually thinking about
planting grass on my floor but I cleaned it instead.
Spay and Neuter your cats and dogs and your weird relatives and nasty neighbors
From: "dlg...@windstream.net" <dlg...@windstream.net>
Sent: Friday, October 12, 2012 4:54 PM
Subject: Re: [Felvtalk] Scoopable Litter: The Return of the Clump
LIKE I SAID WE MUST LOVE THEM TO GO THRU ALL THAT. i HAVE FOUND wORLD'S
gREATEST and we all love it. I especially love the fact that it is much
lighter than clay and is biodegradeable. I have a lite box compost pit to the
east of the house and no smell from it all. It is a bit dusty but so is every
other litter I jsut keep the vaccumn out and after cleaning the boxes, suck the
escaped bits here and there and pitch them in the trash. Cost is a bit pricey,
but it last longer and does not hurt your bare feet when you get up in the
middle of the night.
ONE WORD OF CAUTION. Blue buffalo has a litter made from walnut hulls/shells.
It clumps and is relatively dust free, but is heavy and if you have light
colored carpets you might have a problem. I use walnut hulls as a very good
dark brown dye. AllI do is soak them in water and they dye everything they
come in contact with. I have quarry tile floors so not too much of a problem,
but even quarry tile will take the dye.
---- Lorrie <felineres...@frontier.com> wrote:
> Lee, I almost pissed myself laughing...... Been there with the solid
> block of concrete stuck to the bottom of the litter boxes!
> On 10-11, Lee Evans wrote:
> > 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.
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