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    • crafty*kate
    • By crafty*kate 30th Mar 11, 10:04 PM
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    Best cheap cat litter?
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    • 30th Mar 11, 10:04 PM
    Best cheap cat litter? 30th Mar 11 at 10:04 PM
    Hi folks, I don't normally post over here but as it's a cat thing I thought you might be able to help!

    I have recently moved house and no longer have a cat flap (it's rented so I can't put one in). My 4.5 year old boy likes being indoors and won't go outside for more than about 5 minutes - he's a timid lad. So, obviously, he is now doing his thing inside and it's costing me a fortune in cat litter.

    He's been really, really good at using the tray and so I am trying to make sure I am equally good at keeping it clean for him. But I am getting through so much litter...what are the best cheap ones you have found?

    Morrisons is my nearest supermarket and their cheapest value stuff isn't very good (I use lots of it). Their next one up is ok-ish, but I am wondering if there are any other options?

    Kate x

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    Last edited by MSE Andrea; 22-11-2017 at 8:58 AM.
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    • samsingh
    • By samsingh 11th Nov 17, 10:16 AM
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    Zards is my Favorite
    I have two cats. I have been using wood pellet cat litter from supermarkets for years. One of my friend recommended ZARDS cat litter, I was very pleased with the product. They sell 30Ltr bas for 9.99. They are natural pinewood pellets, odour free and clump free. Highly recommended. They even deliver locally in Manchester. Reliable people.
    • JoBatch80
    • By JoBatch80 22nd Nov 17, 11:35 AM
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    For those who find this thread since its been linked in the latest email - id just like to leave this link here:

    The article may be 10 years old but can you all read the above article and PLEASE consider the environmental damage you are causing by using the bentonite clay based litter that is usually the common variety found in supermarkets as their value brand.

    I have two indoor cats, and I use Breedercelect recycled paper based litter and biodegradable bags when I'm getting rid of it; meaning its going to break down WAY quicker and part could be composted if you felt so inclined (i hasten to add - not the solids!!!). A 30l big bag is approx 13 and that lasts well over a month with two cats and two trays. There are corn based versions etc available at pet stores and paper based ones are available easily at places like the range.

    I suspect the amount of landfill we create from litter in a year is easily as bad as the amount of disposable nappies and we really can do better so easily.
    Last edited by JoBatch80; 22-11-2017 at 12:16 PM.
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    • zebedy
    • By zebedy 22nd Nov 17, 8:15 PM
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    I use Clean N Tidy from Amazon on subscribe and save. 1/2 a bag each week
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    • caztrek
    • By caztrek 27th Nov 17, 6:20 PM
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    Tidy, clean and cheap option
    I have been usinga Brit-Pet sieving litter tray system for about 6 months. I buy Verdo wood pellets costing about 5.20 for 15kg. A bag lasts about 3 months. We have 2 indoor cats using it. It is excellent at odour control, economical and does not create lots of dust or litter trails outside of the tray.
    Cannot post a link but try an internet search.
    • Happy-Chappy
    • By Happy-Chappy 29th Nov 17, 3:59 PM
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    Cat litter
    If you have a Range near you I have found their wood pellet bio at 8 for large sack is the best. CatSan is expensive I found when you have a cat that does not go out. Best of luck.
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