A Guide to Cat Litter in Australia // Review of The 5 Common Materials


Hi everyone. Welcome to Pet Circle. I’m here today to give you a bit of a beginner’s guide to cat litter. There are so many different types of cat litter on the market these days; it can be very
confusing. basically there are a whole bunch of different litters and they’re made from a few different types of materials. Today I’m going to talk about
the five most common types of litter and those are: recycled paper, crystals, corn and vegetables, clay, and plant by-products. Let’s start with recycled
paper. Recycled paper is a very eco-friendly option. as it’s completely biodegradable. It is super absorbable, dust free, flushable, low-tracking, and hides odours very well. Recycled paper, however, doesn’t clump so it does need to be changed a little bit more frequently. Next, we have crystal litter. Crystal litter, like the Catsentials here is made using silica. It is super absorbent, dust-free, and is often scented to help hide odours. Crystals don’t usually clump
but they do absorb extremely well so they don’t need changing as much as
other non-clumping litters. Downsides for crystal litter are that it’s not flushable or biodegradable, and it can track a little bit on their feet. Moving on to corn and vegetable litter we’ve got the Rufus and Coco Wee Kitty
litter as an example. Corn is becoming more and more popular these days. It clumps extremely well, meaning less full-tray clean outs. and forms much firmer clumps than other types of plant material litter. It is biodegradable, fairly dust free, hides odours well and can usually be flushed down the toilet but only in
small amounts. It’s low tracking if in pellet form but beware some people with
exceptionally greedy cats find that their cats might want to eat it, so just
watch out for that. Now looking at clay litter, we’ve got Catsan as an example. Some clay clumps and some doesn’t. this particular clay litter clumps together
extremely well when wet and it’s completely natural. By removing clumps completely, only clean litter is left behind which means that you
don’t have to clean out the entire tray as frequently. The main downsides for clay litter is that it can be a little dusty, you can’t flush it and it does track on their feet a fair bit because of the fine granules. Lastly we have plant by-product litters. These include litters made of softwood like Catlux here, or other litters such as ones made from rice hulls or timber. Ultimately these are very eco-friendly, biodegradable, and can be composted or
flushed in small amounts. However they don’t tend to clump very well, I’ve found, and they can be quite dusty. That’s all for today guys. Hopefully our comparison has been helpful today. If you have any further
questions please don’t hesitate to contact our friendly customer service team.

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