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PostPosted: Mon Jul 23, 2007 9:13 pm 
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Found this thread interesting as ever since getting our 2 Bengal Kittens we have been clueless when it comes to Cat Litter.

We started with Morrisons Clumping Litter and then moved to Tesco Lightweight Litter and they didn't seem to mind either. However since Thursday last week they have started to urinate outisde of the litter box. It started with one of them peeing on our Bean Bag then another Bean Bag followed by a fur rug and on our spare sofa and lastly by our front door. We've also caught one of them urinating on the top of the Cat Litter Box (it has a hood).

We realise it is probably something we are doing wrong, so we started by stopping using a Cat Powder to cover odours from Morrisons as we thought it might be the smell that's putting them off. That didn't work and we noticed that they were ripping the litter liner so we bought larger ones, big enough to sit flat in the tray all over and even wrap under to hold in place. This still didn't resolve the issue.

Today we went out to the Zoo and before we left we scrapped the litter liner put it straight into the tray instead and left them to it. On returning home they had used the litter tray but one of them had still urinated on the top of the litter box.

Can anyone tell me if there is something we are missing? Should we be using a specifc type of litter?


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PostPosted: Sat Aug 04, 2007 4:32 am 
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I'm using three different kinds of litter to test which one my cats prefer and they unanimously agree on clumping clay litter. They also unanimously prefer open litter boxes to hooded ones. I've found litter liners pretty useless as they get scratched into pieces. :roll:

How many litter boxes do you have? With two cats, you probably should have at least three. If you only have one, they might be going outside of the box to let you know they need more.


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I just learned that apparently corn/wheat-based litters are suspected to trigger allergies leading to feline asthma. Given that many bengals are susceptible to food allergies against grains such as corn and wheat, has anyone of you who is using corn/wheat-based litters (e.g. World's Best) noticed a problem so far with coughing or other symptoms? Or is this just another litter rumor? There seem to be so many conflicting opinions out there on what is the best litter to use...


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PostPosted: Thu Aug 23, 2007 11:50 am 
Never had a problem with world's best and now moving to "Chick crumbs" which is also food based I believe....

The only time we've had coughing/sneezing is from the white litter pearls, which seemed to give off a load of dust!


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PostPosted: Sun Sep 16, 2007 10:50 am 
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webby007 wrote:
NIKKI wrote:
Hi to all,

Can anyone give a good alternative to woodpellet litter as i seem to be allergic to it, is the granuale type really dangerous to cats as i have read
some bad reviews?

Nikki


Hi Nikki,
we don't use cat litter, we use chicken food as cat litter. The stuff is called "Chick Crumb" and you get it from farm supplies. It's wonderful stuff! It does not smell, it clumps up the wet stuff etc. and it's a lot cheaper, I believe, than normal cat litter.

A 20kg bag costs me in the region of £8-£9 and will last me about 6 weeks (for 2 bengals). It's worth a try!


Hi,

Just to confirm, I've been using chick-crumb now for several weeks now...

I dont think it QUITE as good as Worldsbest-Extra-Strengh....But its SO much cheaper, Im going to continue using it.

Thanks for the "Heads-up" on this one webby007 :mrgreen:


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PostPosted: Sun Sep 16, 2007 10:59 am 
Snap - been using it for about a month now and putting a thin layer of world's best over the top of it to trick them ;) The world's best has run out now, so hopefully can just continue with chick crumbs alone.... The price difference is astonishing! Going to save me a fortune!!


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for all you guys out there who want chick crumb for litter..
found this on ebay..
I just bought it..
its chick crumb basically..

http://cgi.ebay.co.uk/Clumping-CAT-LITT ... dZViewItem

it cost £23.25 for 25kilo with postage & VAT.
not cheap but by the time I had driven to somewhere that sells it, it probably would cost the same? :?


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PostPosted: Sun Oct 21, 2007 1:32 pm 
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Is it just me, or does anyone else think that 'worlds best' leaves a strange odour in the house, even when you've cleaned the tray of all 'doings'? :shock:
Never had that problem with the clumping clay litter, although, i would prefer to keep using something soft like 'worlds best' for William's tiny paws. :wink:
Next question - where can i buy worlds best at a good price? I'm in Gillingham, Dorset, and the nearest large pet store that sells it is over 25 miles away. :?

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We are considering trying the chick crumb - litter is costing us £65 a month at the moment with 6 cats.

Should we buy the medicated crumb or non medicated please ??

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Well, I'd been using clumping litter for my 2 DSH kitties, but I just bought my first bag of World's Best on the advice of the breeder I adopted my first bengal from. So far (it's only been a few days) I LOVE it!! My bengal Lona was already used to it, but my other 2 took to it w/ no problem - in fact, they're using her litter box more than their own!! (I have a total of 3 boxes). Yes, it's expensive, but thus far I think worth it. That's my 2 cents worth, anyway! :wink:

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I'm so glad that our breeders use chick crumb, it's going to save us a fortune!! :D

For those of you in the UK, there is a chain of farm supply shops across the country called "Scats"

Location and contact details here
http://www.scatscountrystores.co.uk/sca ... page_id=10

price should be about £5.95 for 10 kilograms.


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PostPosted: Wed Nov 07, 2007 4:44 pm 
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queenb wrote:
for all you guys out there who want chick crumb for litter..
found this on ebay..
I just bought it..
its chick crumb basically..

http://cgi.ebay.co.uk/Clumping-CAT-LITT ... dZViewItem

it cost £23.25 for 25kilo with postage & VAT.
not cheap but by the time I had driven to somewhere that sells it, it probably would cost the same? :?


Is it as good as (or similar to) Worlds best? :D

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PostPosted: Wed Nov 07, 2007 8:08 pm 
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Hi All

We use Cats Best however have heard that chick crumb is quite good and cheap. You can get it from places like Mole Valley Farmers

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PostPosted: Wed Nov 07, 2007 8:57 pm 
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We swapped from Worlds Best to chick crumb and personnally found it to be better smell wise though we tend to use a bit more of it.

Tbh though, when its 85% cheaper than Worlds Best, I'm not complaining.


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PostPosted: Wed Nov 07, 2007 9:45 pm 
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Charmers wrote:
Hi All

We use Cats Best however have heard that chick crumb is quite good and cheap. You can get it from places like Mole Valley Farmers

Thanks for that - there's a Scats here which is a division of MVF, i wonder if they'd sell it. Might check it out. 8)

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