At 4 weeks of age, kittens are given
their first meals of Babycat Dry Food, along with a dish of
boiled water. It is at this time when solid stools form that
the mother sez "Nope, not me. I quit!" So, at the same time
food is introduced, a shallow litter box is placed in the
nest. 'YESTERDAY'S NEWS' is the only product I trust for the
kittens' introduction to litter. They do not know which
container holds food and which container holds litter. No
matter what it is, it goes into their little mouths.
Clumping clay has caused many choking deaths in kittens.
This product breaks down immediately upon contact with
moisture, making it possible for a kitten to spit it out. I
use the "SOFTER TEXTURE" variety to insure this fast
But, you will likely not want to keep
your kitten using this litter. I find that it doesn't do
much to control odour, and it is difficult to scoop out. So,
as soon as these kittens are "for sure" trained as to what
the litter pan is for, I begin to mix in a small portion of
FELINE PINE SCOOPABLE litter. Within a couple of refills, I
am using just the scoopable pine litter. This product does
such a fantastic job at controlling odour that I use it
exclusively for my Stud Cats.
NOW, NO PRODUCT IS PERFECT, SO I WILL
WARN YOU THAT THIS SAWDUST BASED LITTER DOES TRACK ONTO YOUR
FLOORS AND CARPETS. RAGDOLLS HAVE TUFTS OF HAIR BETWEEN
THEIR TOES, AND THESE CAN CARRY LARGE AMOUNTS OF LITTER OUT
OF THE BOX.
I HAVE FOUND NO ANSWER FOR THIS. CLAY
BASED LITTER SEEMS TO TRACK EQUALLY AS MUCH. SAWDUST LITTER
IS USED AS MULCH AROUND SHRUBS & IN GARDENS. I FEEL GOOD
THAT THE LITTER FROM MY CATTERY DOES NOT FIND ITS WAY INTO
THE GARBAGE LANDFILLS.