We have 3 indoor cats. Unfortunately we have to really pinch our pennies or go without until payday. But when I realized that someone forgot to buy litter, after I had already dumped the cat box, I had an idea. I put our old newspapers to use.
Could we use shredded paper?
what a great idea! I have 2 indoor cats and i'm going to try this...i wonder if the ink from the newspaper gets on their paws when it's wet..guess i could put down a towel next to where they step out...thanks for sharing this tip.
I HAVE BEEN USING SHREDDED UP NEWSPAPER FOR ABOUT 15 YEARS. IT STARTED W/ BEING A SINGLE MOM TO SAVE MONEY. WE HAVE 8 CATS IN OUR HOUSE RIGHT NOW (2 ARE MY SON'S UNTIL HE MOVES OUT) THEY ARE ALL RESCUE. WE HAVE NO PROBLEMS WITH NEWSPAPER AND WHEN WE HAVE HAD NEW ADDITIONS I HAVE TO EMPTY 4 CAT LITTER BOXES TWICE A DAY UNTIL THEY GET USED TO THE NEW ONES. UNTIL A CAT IS SPAYED OR NEUTERED YOUHAVE TO CHANGE TWICE A DAY.I HAVE A SPRAY BOTTLE OF DILUTED BLEACH & WATER THAT GETS SPRAYED INTO THE BOX WHEN I AM CLEANING IT, THEN RINSE AND WIPE. THE BEST NEWSPAPER IS BLACK & WHITE. THE SLIPPERY SHINEY SUNDAY INSERTS ARE NOT THAT GREAT FOR ABSORBING. I ALSO SOMEHOW DON'T TRUST THAT COLORED INK WHEN IT HAS URINE ON IT. I USED TO WORK IN A FEW PET SHOPS AND I ALWAYS TRIED TO TELL PEOPLE TO USE NEWSPAPER...YOU CAN ALWAYS UPGRADE ON THE QUALITY OF THE FOOD.
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