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post #1 of 4 (permalink) Old 06-11-2008, 09:03 AM Thread Starter
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Best litter for kittens?

I'm new to cat owning (OK I know, it's the cat who owns us lol!) apart from an adult stray my family adopted when I was very young.

I'm about to adopt a couple of barn kittens, and I've been doing as much reading as possible, but I'm totally confused about litter.

One place says clumping clay litter is best, another says that clump forming litter will kill my kit, ad infinitum!

I must admit I'm not really au fait with what kinds of litter are available here (France) apart from Catsan (which is clay/clumping) which I recognise.

So, any help would be greatly appreciated

Thanks
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post #2 of 4 (permalink) Old 06-11-2008, 09:22 AM
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Clay clumping litter works well, but isn't good for young kittens. They tend to try and eat it or even just play in it so much they end up ingesting/inhaling quite a bit of it and the dust. The clumping agent can cause blockages. So non-clumping litter for babies.

Once they get past that stage, (depends on the kitten....I've actually never had one with an issue, so I'd start them on non-clumping and quickly move them over to clumping) you can move them to whatever works best for them and you. Litter is a matter of preference and what one person/cat may like another will hate. So you may have to experiment at bit.


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Oops, just realized there's another current thread on this same subject. I will copy my response over and lock this one...no sense in 2 threads on the same thing .


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Yes, sorry about that, must have cross posted
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