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Consider using wood pellets for litter =)

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Elliot

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Purred: Sat Feb 2, '13 12:20am PST 
Saw quite a few posts about litter so I thought I'd give my 2 cents this way. I've been using wood pellets as litter for my cat and it's the cheapest litter you'll find anywhere. It's just not advertised as litter: wood pellets! You can get them at rona for 5$ for a HUGE bag that will last a month. They're environmentally friendly, non-toxic for your cat, doesn't track, smells like wood, and cheap.
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Tia

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Purred: Mon Feb 11, '13 9:27pm PST 
Where would I find more information on this?
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Purred: Fri Feb 15, '13 9:47am PST 
I don't have any links handy but they are marketed as either wood stove pellets and/or sometimes a type of horse bedding. I have neither a wood stove nor a horse so I don't know the specifics smile

I looked into this option when I still used Feline Pine and it was significantly cheaper. They are a safe product because they are usually meant to be burnt in the home so there can't be harmful additives. I believe my local pet warehouse store stocks them but the major pet retailers and boutique shops do not. If I remember correctly they were also available seasonally at Farm & Fleet and Menards.

The only problem ended up being that the kitties liked World's Best far more than Feline Pine, so what are you gonna do?
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Tia

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Purred: Fri Feb 15, '13 10:52pm PST 
I will have to check into that!
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Kyubey

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Purred: Sun Feb 17, '13 1:32am PST 
I manage a feed store, and we sell wood pellets for horse stalls really inexpensively. You can also get them at the hardware store as stove pellets. smile
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Beep

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Purred: Sun Feb 17, '13 5:58am PST 
This is awesome, I'm going to check into them. I am thinking they would work in the breeze litter box, maybe? If so, would be a much cheaper solution. I will be looking into this.
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Tia

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Purred: Sun Feb 17, '13 9:38pm PST 
Sounds like it would be easier to clean up than regular litter.
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Jak-ke

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Purred: Mon Feb 25, '13 5:57pm PST 
I have always used wood pellets as litter for my ferrets and it worked great. I would buy a 40lb bag for about $5. It smells nice too. The only issue I found is it turns to powder when wet, so it is not very scoopable. Though with the price it is something I could get over. lol
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