When you think that a typical cat can easily go through a ton of garbage during its life, it makes sense to switch to environmentally friendly cat litter. This is one of the areas in your cat’s life when green will have enormous environmental benefits.
If you need help choosing a switch for easy-to-fly litter, here's a step-by-step guide for a smooth and easy transition for both you and your cat.
Step 1: Choose Environmentally Friendly Litter
Select trash that is made from a renewable resource. These include cat-like noise made from recycled materials, production by-products, such as pine chips or plant fibers, such as corn, wheat or soy, and these are just a few.
There are many options available at most major pet retailers, as well as at your pet store. This is often the best place to start when choosing environmentally friendly cat litter. A trading partner can give you an internal scoop based on feedback from your customers, and you can also compare prices and take a bag while you are there.
Another great tip is to ask your favorite friends if they use green garbage. They can provide you with a small amount for testing so that you do not need to make a purchase of a large bag until you make sure that it fits your cat. If you enjoy doing research online, visit any major e-commerce appliance store to read user reviews.
Once you decide which garbage to use, visit the manufacturer's website. They often publish discount coupons for new users, and sometimes they even offer a discount on the purchase of your first bag.
Step 2: switch to a new litter
Walk slowly. These two words best illustrate how you should act when moving to new trash. To minimize the chance of confusion (i.e., accidents outside the box), introduce a new litter very gradually.
Start by adding a cup of green litter to your cat's crate and mix it thoroughly with old litter. Another option is to hide it under ordinary rubbish. Over a period of 1 to 2 weeks, increase the amount of new litter very slowly while reducing the amount of old litter.
Be careful about your cat for any changes in his behavior during the transitional period. A little curiosity is fine, but watch for any signs that may indicate that the transition is too fast for your cat. Does your cat take longer than usual? Does he or she go less often? Have they begun to operate in other areas?
Although many cats can make the transition in a week or less, it is often best to make a mistake with caution if your cat is very sensitive to change. In this case, it may take you 2 to 4 weeks to complete the switch.
- 1 pack mix for spiced cakes or German chocolate cakes
- 1 pack mix for white cakes
- 1 large bag of vanilla pudding mixes
- 1 pack of vanilla sandwich cookie
- Green food coloring
- Little Candy Tootsie Rolls
- 1 Prepare and bake the cake mixes. Follow the directions on the package, but don’t worry too much about the size of the pan: the size of the pan does not matter: we are not going to decorate it like a regular cake! Let the cakes cool to room temperature.
- 2 Prepare the pudding mix. While the cakes are baking, prepare the pudding and let it cool in the refrigerator.
- 3 Chop the white sandwich cookie in small portions. You can use a food processor (break as small as possible), a kitchen hammer, or just crush cookies by hand. Pour 1/4 cup crumbs, and set aside the rest.
- 4 Mix a few drops of green food coloring with 1/4 cup crumbs. You can stir it with a fork or put it in a closed container, for example, in a jar or a Tupperware plastic box. Then set aside for a while.
- 5 Crush the cakes that have cooled to room temperature in a large bowl. Carefully pour half of the remaining white cookie crumbs and add enough pudding mixture to moisten (not soak) the crumbs.
- 6 Make sand for your cat's toilet. Put crumbs and cookies, as well as the pudding mix, in a new, clean cat litter box. If you do not have such a container, find a large rectangular Tupperware container as a stand.
- 7 Put your Tootsie Rolls. Heat the three deployed Tootsie Rolls on a microwave plate until they are soft and supple. Tighten the edges, giving them a more rounded appearance, so that they become as close as possible to what the cats leave in the cat's toilet. Repeat the same, warming up Tootsie Rolls in portions of three pieces in the quantity you need, in your opinion. Leave three little things for the final decoration.
- 8 Fill the candy figures half in the mixture. Sprinkle them with crumbs (normal color) of cookies, as if they had “sand” on the cat’s toilet.
- 9 Lightly sprinkle green cookie crumbs on top. This will imitate real sand for a cat's toilet, where there are many grains, often blue or green.
- 10 Preheat and shape the last three Tootsie Rolls. Stick them on top of the cake. One of them may even hang from the side of the box. Sprinkle them “lightly” with cookie crumbs to give them a more recent look.
- 11 Eat this candy! Put the box on the newspaper and scribble some crumbs around. Decorate with a brand new, clean scoop for more effect!
- 12 Serve with cow cakes for a more disgusting appearance. Take a ball of chocolate ice cream and melt a little in a plate. For greater realism, thoroughly mix the crushed wheat with softened cow-shaped ice cream and freeze again.
- Knead the dough well! Despite the lumps that can be found in the box of a cat’s toilet, lumps in a treat are not a good idea.
• If you decide not to use green dye, put a few drops of yellow on the “sand” from the crumbs to make it look like a cat toilet box that the cat recently used!
- This cake is not for the faint of heart!
Step 3: Dispose of your old cat litter
Once you have finished switching to environmentally friendly litter, you are likely to remain the old remnant of a cat. You can be green by your order, passing them to someone who needs it. Two great websites for distributing content you don’t need are Craigslist and Freecycle. Send a message to offer a free cat litter and you will be amazed at how quickly someone comes to take it off hand.
Step 4: Daily Litter Box Maintenance
Daily scoop to retain the smell of the litter box. After digging, be sure to replace the removed rubbish with an equivalent amount of fresh rubbish. You can also add baking soda dust directly to cat flour to naturally absorb odors.
Although daily digging up may not be as convenient as leaving the box unattended for several days, it is definitely more hygienic for the kitten. Your cat and planet will be grateful for your extra efforts.
About the author: Holly Jie is a green cat expert and author of Make Your Own Cat Toys: Save the Planet with One Cat Toy. Her blog, Green Little Cat, shares eco-friendly tips and ideas for cats and cat lovers.