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Old 10-09-2008, 01:31 PM   #1 (permalink)
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I tend to get either Oko Cats Best (http://www.zooplus.co.uk/shop/cats/cat_ ... tter/42875) or Worlds best. I prefer Oko Cats best as its a lot cheaper but it tracks everywhere. Worlds Best does seem to clump just fine but it does seem very over priced for what is it. Its only advantage over the Cats Best is the reduction in tracking but its double the price!!

I tried chicken feed but I thought it performed poorly and I didnt like the smell. Plus, theres a part of me that feels guilty for buying chicken food just for my cat to crap in

I have two requirements with cat litter (1) it has to be clumping and (2) it has to be flushable down the loo. So, I'm trying out a wheat based one thus:

http://cgi.ebay.co.uk/ws/eBayISAPI.dll? ... 0263267486

I've never heard of it and I dont suppose any of you guys have either. But it seems very good value for money if it works.

Have people here had good experiences with wheat-based cat litter? Or bad?

Luckily, Toby doesnt seem remotely fussy as regards to what cat litter he uses . Its me with all the requirements
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Old 10-09-2008, 01:36 PM   #2 (permalink)
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Please let us know what you find out.

Our natural store has some and i've considered it but it is unscented. They are getting a lavender type soon so i may wait and try that based on what you say.

Right now, just for one cat i have to use Multi Cat as he has really stinky poo, and the fact that the litter box is in my room next to my PC where i spend a lot of time kinda of makes it worse.

Looking forward to your review.
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Old 10-09-2008, 01:45 PM   #3 (permalink)
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I don't know if you can get it in the UK, but I use a brand called Swheat scoop. It works great, clumps well, great odor control, flushable, and it doesn't track too much.

I also had a hard time finding one I liked, but me and all my kitties really like Swheat scoop. It's not too bad price-wise either.
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Old 10-09-2008, 08:28 PM   #4 (permalink)
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I use Fred's store brand clumping litter. It's cheap, 14 pounds for about $4 US; it clumps well and isn't too dusty.

A wee bit off topic, but a kitty with really stinky poo might need a change of diet.
In the wild, it is a survival necessity for small cats to not attract predators in any way. So if your cat's poo doesn't stink much, it indicates a healthy kitty who has a healthy diet.
Conversely, very stinky poo may indicate a health problem, or at least a need for an examination of the feline's diet.
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Old 10-14-2008, 06:41 PM   #5 (permalink)
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Well - just to give an update. The litter came today. Smells a bit strange but it clumps fine and i got a lot of litter for my money.
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Old 10-14-2008, 07:20 PM   #6 (permalink)
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some interesting testimonial reading about wheat litter
compared to other more conventional litter products;
http://www.amazon.com/review/product/B0 ... ewpoints=1
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Old 10-15-2008, 08:48 AM   #7 (permalink)
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I've been using S*Wheat Scoop all along, and I think it's really good. (This is on the basis of no comparisons whatsoever.) The litterbox is in the powder room, so I just scoop and flush, which I like a whole lot better than putting it in the trash. Ick.
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Old 10-15-2008, 09:59 AM   #8 (permalink)
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Being able to flush the litter is a requirement for me. No way do I want to bag it and put it in the trash. Yuk.
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Old 10-15-2008, 10:32 AM   #9 (permalink)
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I know, that just offends my sensibilities.
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Old 10-16-2008, 03:20 AM   #10 (permalink)
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Another grain based litter you can use is chicken feed. Specifically layer crumbles. It clumps and can be flushed. A 50lb bag usually runs about $15. You can go to a feed store and buy a small 1-5lb bag and try it out before buying a lot of it.
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