Tuesday, July 14, 2009

Home-made kitty litter

I was browsing the Internet some time ago, and I came across this really inventive recipe for homemade kitty litter. Conventional litter can have some horrendous chemicals in them to neutralize bad odors. So if this worries you, then making your own litter is quite easy. You start by shredding some newspaper and collecting it all in an unused litter box. You then soak the paper in warm water with some gentle, biodegradable dishwashing liquid. The shredded paper will take on a kind of cooked oatmeal consistency. You then drain the water (using an old colander, perhaps) and repeat the soaking process but this time WITHOUT the soap. Proceed to sprinkle some baking soda on the wet paper, kneading it into the mixture. Then squeeze the remaining moisture out until it’s as dry as possible. Once it’s dry, put about two inches of paper crumbles into the litter box. You’d need to scoop up solids every day, but the litter only needs changing once a week. It takes about half an hour to make a two to three supply of litter, and with the exception of the baking soda it’s virtually free to make.