I was hoping I'd be able to change to the paper-litter (for health and environmental friendliness) but my brood wouldn't go anywhere near it. So I was going to give the whole pack away until my friend, Cathy, told me to sprinkle some onto my existing Ever Clean to get the cats slowly and gradually accustomed to the new litter.
Oh well, why not? Nothing to lose, I hope.
But I had run out of Ever Clean already, so I still needed to buy a new box. And as luck would have it, I got a pack of Cat's Pride as well (the one recommended by Chen).
So, that's how I ended up with three types of litter for today....
This version does not clump. Apparently, there is research that shows that the clumping agent is chemical in nature, and therefore, unhealthy.
Tabs used it immediately (maybe that was what she used in her former home?) but I could not find the wet spot! Later, I learnt from Chen that one must carefully identify the wet spots and scoop it up with a spoon (not the usual cat litter scoop). I didn't know that and I had stirred the sand, so all the wet spots "disappeared"! I still have not got the hang of identifying the wet spots yet (apparently, it would look darker, that's all). This is non-clumping, so you don't get a hardened spot.
Good old reliable Ever Clean which successfully converted my non-litter-box trained cats into being willing to use the litter-box. The downside is that Ever Cleans is very pricey. But compared to Cat's Pride, Ever Clean is definitely more dust-free. In fact, I find that it practically has no dust at all.
But it clumps... and now, there is literature that says the clumping agent is unhealthy.
This is non-clumping and is environmental friendly, but you'd have to use a double-layered litter-box for it. The urine goes right through and gets soaked in newspapers underneath the first layer.
I've sprinkled some paper litter onto the Ever Clean.
Let's see how it goes after this...
While sand may not be very hygienic, I haven't seen my cats licking the Ever Clean at all and they always flick off the sand from their paws as they step out of the box.
Worse come to worst, if all else fails, I'd have to just stick with Ever Clean since all of them use it, which to me, is already quite a miracle!
But let's hope for better things to come....I'm all for being environmental friendly, of course.