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 Post subject: composting cat litter
PostPosted: Mon May 02, 2005 3:08 pm 
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I read in Dirt Dr. to compost cat litter, but use Zeolite or litter that benefits soil. Its too expensive for me to use--can I blend it with something and what are alternatives?


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 Post subject: compostable cat litter
PostPosted: Mon Jun 27, 2005 6:30 pm 
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There is S'Wheat scoop made from wheat hulls and on the market available in most Petsmart, etc. There are a couple more made from waste paper, ground up pine and a couple of others.

I have used rice hulls for cat litter for the last 2 years and we all love it - the cats, my kids (who empty the cat boxes) and me. It composts well and it is CHEAP, CHEAP CHEAP. A six cubic foot bag usually retails for around $6.00

And if you're in the market for cheap mulch, it works well for that too. It's all over my front yard beds with a thin layer of cedar on top. Talk about budget conscious...YES IT IS.

Kathe :D


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PostPosted: Fri Aug 19, 2005 11:07 am 
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Location: California, San Joaquin Valley - home of 105* summers, foggy winters.
I use wood stove pellets for our cat. They're exceptionally cheap ($5 for 40 lbs in my area), scoopable and absorbant, expand with use, and become fluffy. One quart of stove pellets, which looks like a stingy amount to begin with, fills up the catbox. In addition, I am able to stretch out catbox cleaning times almost 2x, with no smell.

When it's time to clean and refill the box, I put the used litter in the compost pile, and by the time of the next cleaning, the pile has already broken down to next to nothing.

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 Post subject: Cat Box
PostPosted: Sat Aug 20, 2005 8:07 am 
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Kathe, where do you get the rice hulls?

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PostPosted: Sun Mar 05, 2006 12:00 am 
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And... where do you get the stove pellets?


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This should actually be posted in another section besides "How to Use This Discussion Board". "Pet Care" possibly?

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 Post subject: Rice Hulls
PostPosted: Wed Mar 22, 2006 11:19 am 
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Nadine's right - we're in the wrong forum! Can you move us over?
Rice hulls can be purchased at several feed stores in north Texas, especially those that carry horse products. I got my last bag at one of the last feed stores in north Dallas, Silk Feed on Harry Hines Blvd. at Royal Lane. Call your local feed stores and see who's got 'em. Good luck!

Kathe


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 Post subject: Re: Rice Hulls
PostPosted: Wed Mar 22, 2006 8:17 pm 
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Kathe Kitchens wrote:
Nadine's right - we're in the wrong forum! Can you move us over?
Kathe


I just did, did it work?


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 Post subject: moved
PostPosted: Wed Mar 22, 2006 9:25 pm 
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YEP! AWESOME AS ALWAYS!
:lol: 8) 8) 8)
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