Kitty litter. Eww! To me, smells awful, messy to clean up and the dust irritates my lungs. Having my kitty Ziva for about 4 years now I finally found a method which makes the process a wee bit better for me.
While browsing on Pinterest I found an inexpensive, environmental product that helps absorb smells of the kitty box and with very little effort for clean up. Pine Pellets. I looked up several video blogs and blogs about how this works and after a few days of research, I decided I would test it out.
First I needed a sifting bin of sorts. Two Sterlite bins with handles work great. $4-$8 each at any retail store. The size of the bins may vary on the size of the kitty or kitties you have. The bins leave enough room between them for the sawdust to fall through.
Then I drill holes about an inch away from each other in all directions using an 11/64 drill bit. Perfect size for sawdust to fall through. But not big enough for pellets to fall through.
Lastly buying the pellets. I purchased mine at a feed store for less than $7 for a 45-pound bag. This lasts for about a month with my kitty, Ziva.
Ziva wasn’t too keen on the idea at first, so I used some leftover kitty litter to entice to use the new box and put her in it a few times to get her used to the idea. I layered the kitty litter between pellets, so the smell would intermingle.
With everything in place, every day to clean it, I’ll scoop the poo, and sift the top shifting bin into the bottom bin, empty the bottom bin of sawdust into my flower garden, place the sifting bin back on top, top off the pellets and rinse an repeat the next day. Easy.
Below is one of many links I used that convinced me further that pellet litter boxes are great. Check them out!
You’re doing your cat littler wrong: Becky Marshall Design YOU’RE DOING YOUR CAT LITTER WRONG
Let me know what you think in the comments down below!
Keep kicking and smiling! -TJ Banski