Kitty Litter

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Kitty Litter

Post by Evelyn Bake » Mon, 03 May 1999 04:00:00



DO NOT  use clumping cat litter. It causes blockages. My vet uses blank
newspaper and recommends that. I've used towels, when Olga was recovering from
her operation but they do require laundering and depending on how many guinea
pigs you have they require changing more often, however, I found it really easy.
I use pine shavings right now. I read about another piggy who had trouble with
other cat litter. It should probably be avoided.

Evelyn


Quote:
> I know this has probably been done to death but brand names are no good to
> me as I am in Australia.
> I'm looking for something for the floor of my cage.  I have used Lucerne hay
> but was worried about them eating soiled hay.  I usually used many layers of
> news paper, it was easy to lift the dirty newspaper every couple of days and
> leave clean paper behind, but with the earlier post about impaction,
> (although mine pass an amazing amount of droppings) I thought I'd better
> look at something else.
> Sawdust is too dear, it would cost me about $3.00 to cover the bottom, and
> it's not a large cage
> Kitty litter seems a nice idea but the only ones I have seen here are either
> irregular shaped, about pea size, and I worried about comfort, or small
> about half a grain of rice size, and seemed a bit powdery and I worried
> about swallowing or inhalation.
> Could someone describe their kitty-litter, size and whether clumping or not
> please.
> I'm also expecting some babies, hopefully soon, so that may make a
> difference.
> Many thanks
> Sheena

 
 
 

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Post by Jim & Sheena Bryc » Tue, 04 May 1999 04:00:00


I know this has probably been done to death but brand names are no good to
me as I am in Australia.
I'm looking for something for the floor of my cage.  I have used Lucerne hay
but was worried about them eating soiled hay.  I usually used many layers of
news paper, it was easy to lift the dirty newspaper every couple of days and
leave clean paper behind, but with the earlier post about impaction,
(although mine pass an amazing amount of droppings) I thought I'd better
look at something else.
Sawdust is too dear, it would cost me about $3.00 to cover the bottom, and
it's not a large cage
Kitty litter seems a nice idea but the only ones I have seen here are either
irregular shaped, about pea size, and I worried about comfort, or small
about half a grain of rice size, and seemed a bit powdery and I worried
about swallowing or inhalation.
Could someone describe their kitty-litter, size and whether clumping or not
please.
I'm also expecting some babies, hopefully soon, so that may make a
difference.
Many thanks
Sheena
 
 
 

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Post by Heather McLellan-Falzara » Wed, 05 May 1999 04:00:00


I too am interested in the usage of kitty litter as bedding...I've tried
everything from Care Fresh bedding to Corn cobs..Too expensive!  I have
two cats as well and this would be economically sound for me.  What kind
of Non-clumping litter is suitable?  AS it is now, I'm going through two
bags of corn cobs a week...Texture wise, the litter would not be much
different...just far?less expensive...Thanks
 
 
 

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Post by Heather McLellan-Falzara » Thu, 06 May 1999 04:00:00


Found the answer!  Surgical litter for cats....made out of recycled
newspaper...A whopping 30lbs..for only $ 10.99...works fantastically
well!  The boys seem to love it too! Find it in the cat litter area of
your local pet supply store....Take Care All!!!!
PS Just think. it has no dust and no smell and cost half of what the
Care Fresh goes for!..Very absorbent too!..(-=
 
 
 

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Post by Sue Anderso » Fri, 07 May 1999 04:00:00


Hi there.  I just wanted to add my nickel in here.....I wouldn't suggest
kitty litter because I find that piggies eat everything and anything.
They can't digest kitty litter.  However Heather is right.  Yesterdays
News is what I use and I find that if they eat it it won't hurt them.

Sue
And the Group of Seven

Quote:

> Found the answer!  Surgical litter for cats....made out of recycled
> newspaper...A whopping 30lbs..for only $ 10.99...works fantastically
> well!  The boys seem to love it too! Find it in the cat litter area of
> your local pet supply store....Take Care All!!!!
> PS Just think. it has no dust and no smell and cost half of what the
> Care Fresh goes for!..Very absorbent too!..(-=

 
 
 

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Post by Jim & Sheena Bryc » Fri, 07 May 1999 04:00:00


Thanks to all who answered.  I have gone with wood shavings, so I'll see how
that goes.Thanks
Sheena
 
 
 

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Post by Jill » Fri, 07 May 1999 04:00:00


Do you think they sell that stuff in Canada?
Quote:

>Hi there.  I just wanted to add my nickel in here.....I wouldn't suggest
>kitty litter because I find that piggies eat everything and anything.
>They can't digest kitty litter.  However Heather is right.  Yesterdays
>News is what I use and I find that if they eat it it won't hurt them.

>Sue
>And the Group of Seven


>> Found the answer!  Surgical litter for cats....made out of recycled
>> newspaper...A whopping 30lbs..for only $ 10.99...works fantastically
>> well!  The boys seem to love it too! Find it in the cat litter area of
>> your local pet supply store....Take Care All!!!!
>> PS Just think. it has no dust and no smell and cost half of what the
>> Care Fresh goes for!..Very absorbent too!..(-=

 
 
 

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Post by Pam MacIve » Fri, 07 May 1999 04:00:00


Jill -- If you mean the Yesterday's News, yes, I bought a bag in New
Brunswick.  It's like long pellets, green-grey in colour...and no, they
don't try to eat it!  :)

Pam

Quote:

>Do you think they sell that stuff in Canada?


>>Hi there.  I just wanted to add my nickel in here.....I wouldn't suggest
>>kitty litter because I find that piggies eat everything and anything.
>>They can't digest kitty litter.  However Heather is right.  Yesterdays
>>News is what I use and I find that if they eat it it won't hurt them.

>>Sue
>>And the Group of Seven


>>> Found the answer!  Surgical litter for cats....made out of recycled
>>> newspaper...A whopping 30lbs..for only $ 10.99...works fantastically
>>> well!  The boys seem to love it too! Find it in the cat litter area of
>>> your local pet supply store....Take Care All!!!!
>>> PS Just think. it has no dust and no smell and cost half of what the
>>> Care Fresh goes for!..Very absorbent too!..(-=

 
 
 

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Post by Daph » Fri, 07 May 1999 04:00:00




Quote:
>Do you think they sell that stuff in Canada?

Don't know about the surgical kitty litter, but  "Yesterday's News"
(made from recycled newspaper) was widely available throughout in
Montreal--in fact, the *** vet treating my pigs recommended it
highly, and sold it from his office.
Quote:

>>Hi there.  I just wanted to add my nickel in here.....I wouldn't suggest
>>kitty litter because I find that piggies eat everything and anything.
>>They can't digest kitty litter.  However Heather is right.  Yesterdays
>>News is what I use and I find that if they eat it it won't hurt them.

>>Sue
>>And the Group of Seven


>>> Found the answer!  Surgical litter for cats....made out of recycled
>>> newspaper...A whopping 30lbs..for only $ 10.99...works fantastically
>>> well!  The boys seem to love it too! Find it in the cat litter area of
>>> your local pet supply store....Take Care All!!!!
>>> PS Just think. it has no dust and no smell and cost half of what the
>>> Care Fresh goes for!..Very absorbent too!..(-=

 
 
 

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Post by Evelyn Bake » Fri, 07 May 1999 04:00:00


I've seen Carefresh at Pet Smart. It is not cheap. I've been using pine
shavings.

Evelyn

Quote:

> Do you think they sell that stuff in Canada?


> >Hi there.  I just wanted to add my nickel in here.....I wouldn't suggest
> >kitty litter because I find that piggies eat everything and anything.
> >They can't digest kitty litter.  However Heather is right.  Yesterdays
> >News is what I use and I find that if they eat it it won't hurt them.

> >Sue
> >And the Group of Seven


> >> Found the answer!  Surgical litter for cats....made out of recycled
> >> newspaper...A whopping 30lbs..for only $ 10.99...works fantastically
> >> well!  The boys seem to love it too! Find it in the cat litter area of
> >> your local pet supply store....Take Care All!!!!
> >> PS Just think. it has no dust and no smell and cost half of what the
> >> Care Fresh goes for!..Very absorbent too!..(-=

 
 
 

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Post by Rachel Godbe » Sat, 08 May 1999 04:00:00


hello

on the Kitty Litter matter, was looking through the Yellow Pages
under pet supplies and came across a company called Fibre - Sorb (Aust)
they say it's organic and biodegradable. And it's in Australia
the address and phone no. are as follows:

27 Norman Street
Peakhurst NSW

029 584 3588
029 584 3511

Good Luck
Nuggett


Quote:
> Hi there.  I just wanted to add my nickel in here.....I wouldn't suggest
> kitty litter because I find that piggies eat everything and anything.
> They can't digest kitty litter.  However Heather is right.  Yesterdays
> News is what I use and I find that if they eat it it won't hurt them.

> Sue
> And the Group of Seven


> > Found the answer!  Surgical litter for cats....made out of recycled
> > newspaper...A whopping 30lbs..for only $ 10.99...works fantastically
> > well!  The boys seem to love it too! Find it in the cat litter area of
> > your local pet supply store....Take Care All!!!!
> > PS Just think. it has no dust and no smell and cost half of what the
> > Care Fresh goes for!..Very absorbent too!..(-=