Together with a fluffy pet, a small kitten, a lot of things come to our house to carry out its normal life: bowls, toys, a berth, a cat’s toilet. The filler of the latter should be carefully selected so as not to leave odors, to reliably absorb and like you and the animal. Often the kitten himself shows which filler for kittens he likes, simply refusing to go to the toilet with a different filling.
How to choose a filler for a kitten?
Cat litter can be made from a variety of materials. A high-quality filler should thoroughly absorb moisture and trap odors, be easy to clean and be economical enough, which is especially important if you have several kittens and adult cats at once, in addition, it should not emit any harmful substances. Now the most popular cat litter are the following types:
- Wood fillers for kittens are made of sawdust pressed into granules. When wet, such a granule disintegrates, and sawdust reliably absorb odor and moisture. Such fillers are quite cheap, but at the same time very effective. Wood pellets are not allergens, so they can be used even for the smallest kittens. In addition, fillers are produced for them with a special granule size – smaller than for adult cats. The only drawback of wood fillers can be called getting into some packages of large wooden chips that can injure a kitten. But they are usually clearly visible to the naked eye and are easy to remove when filling the filler.
- Clumping Fillers from minerals and clays. Fillers are very convenient to use, since their granules swell and stick together when exposed to moisture, forming a lump, which can then be easily removed using a special scoop or simply sifting the contents of the toilet. Most often, special minerals are used as raw materials for such fillers – opalcristoballites and several varieties of clays. The disadvantage of such a filler may be that it can adhere to the hair of a kitten and spreads around the house, and also does not always completely destroy the smell.
- Silica gel fillers are synthetic crystals that in their absorbent properties are superior to the other types of fillers described above. In addition, other substances are often added to such fillers, which increase the reliability of the absorption of odors and even refresh the indoor air themselves. However, silica gel fillers are more suitable for older cats and are not recommended for kittens, because the synthetic materials included in their composition can cause allergic reactions.
Types of fillers for kittens
The following cat litter brands are the most popular on the market: