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Home Forums DIET & CARE Wood Litter Brands

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    kurottabun
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    Currently the wood litter I’m using is in a 4kg bag. They only have it in one size and I’m thinking of exploring other brands that come in a larger packing size so I don’t have to buy it so often.

    There are two brands available in my local pet store:

    https://www.chipsi.eu/chipsi_en/pro…-ultra.php

    https://www.catsbest.eu/catsbest_en/products/universal/

    Has anyone heard of these brands or is currently using them? The Chipsi one is “wood granules” so I’m not sure if it’s as safe as the pellet form. The Catsbest one seems to be a better option?


    #1873373

    Boing
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    I love this stuff: http://labbedding.com/laboratory-grade-bedding/

    It’s my favourite by far. It’s at my local feed ‘n seed store. It’s $21 for that massive bag. Maybe your local feed ‘n seed could get it in. I’ve never seen anything compare to it.


    #1873380

    jerseygirl
    Moderator

    Your best bet would be to search for horse stall pellets or wood stove pellets in your area. These often are available in 15kg bags or there abouts. Just take care ones sold for heating do not have added accelerant.
    I found these as example for some in the EU.

    http://redal.eu/products/wood-pellets/298/ecoline
    http://www.baltwood.eu/en/products/pellets/animal-bedding/wood-pellets-for-bedding.html


    #1873382

    DanaNM
    Moderator

    Second jersey, I get mine at a feed store that sells products for horses ($9 for 40lb). Not sure of the brand, but they are horse stall pellets, the cheaper equivalent of “feline pine”. I’ve never been able to fine the big bags for cheap online!


    #1873396

    kurottabun
    Participant

    Thanks guys, appreciate it. Unfortunately I’m actually in Asia and I haven’t for the life of me heard of anyone who actually has horses around here, apart from equestrian clubs. Most of the “farms” here rear chickens/ducks/cows/pigs instead, and I don’t even know where those are because I live in the city D: Nobody uses wood stoves because we’re in a tropical climate and there’s no fireplaces etc.

    The pet stores probably import the brands that I mentioned. Those are my only choices (besides my current one).


    #1873406

    jerseygirl
    Moderator

    Oh, my mistake! I took the cue from the links you posted to mean you were in EU.
    Can you find PeeWee Eco wood pellets anywhere? Their site indicates they supply to Singapore, Taiwan and Korea.
    Another brand that looks suitable is Tom & Pus pine wood cat litter. You can 15kg bags of this.
    What about Bamboo wood pellets?


    #1873452

    Bam
    Moderator

    Is there any way you could make a litterbox screen? If you could, you could try the cat’s best without any risk of Kurotta ingesting any of it.

    The chipsi ultra seems like it could be messy, but it’s hard to tell from the picture.


    #1873468

    kurottabun
    Participant

    @JG Hmm I don’t see those brands listed in the pet store website I usually go to either. Thanks for the suggestions though!

    @bam Kurotta’s litter box already has a screen so I’m not worried about him ingesting it – he’s never had access to the litter. Good point about the mess though.


    #1873619

    jerseygirl
    Moderator

    I need to learn to read & comprehend.  Sorry Kurotta!

    The Cats Best Universal does appear to be the more suitable one. The site indicates it’s 100% wood, no additives. Do you think you’ll try a smaller bag of a new product first? Or do you forsee Kurotta not having an issue transferring from one wood litter to another?


    #1873623

    kurottabun
    Participant

    Haha it’s alright!

    Hmm the smallest bag available seems to be 5.5kg…which can probably last a pretty long time since Kurotta’s so tiny and so is his box (compared to a lot of litter boxes I’ve seen on here). The litter sits underneath a grated box so I’m not sure if he even cares. That said, I do think that it would at least smell different and come to think of it, I really don’t want him to lose his litter habits because of a litter change! He’s only recently (for about two weeks) started peeing completely in his box/cage and not in random spots of the room, so I’d hate to see that go D:

    I know mixing the old and new is good for pellet switching, but does it work with litter too?


    #1873625

    jerseygirl
    Moderator

    I don’t see why not. : )
    The new smell would be less overpowering if you only introduce a little at a time, mixing with the more familiar smelling litter.
    My single bun hardly uses any litter either. He has a grated box also and I only put litter in one corner.


    #1873697

    Bam
    Moderator

    Oh good, I thought you were worried about ingestion ? I think it sounds like a good idea to do a gradual switch so he gets acquainted with the new scent.


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