Natural Cat Litter
Natural Cat Litter
I saved 39% on my cat litter, here’s how. I wanted to save some money on cat litter so I did some research. Since its hard to find coupons for cat litter and prices are usually very close in the store it became obvious I needed to go with Natural Cat Litter. To save the most money I made my own mix. Chicken feed emerged as the ingredient I needed.
Bulk Cat Litter
The ingredients I used in this project are sold in bulk 50 lb. bags. By buying these size bags I got as low a price as possible. I tried 2 ingredients. Cracked Corn chicken feed and Crumble for laying hens.
I bought cracked corn chicken feed the first time. Because of its yellow color I introduced it slowly a few cups per day because I thought the cats would be afraid to touch it. They didn’t seem to mind so I kept adding until it was about a 50/50 mix.
Clumping went way down but I could tell it did absorb liquids. It was obvious though not enough clumping was happening.
Crumble for Laying Hens
This round I added Crumble for laying hens. 50 lb. bag again. As soon as I looked in the bag I liked the look. The color and consistency is very close to scoopable cat litter.
In it went.
I went right to a 50/50 mix.
Bingo. Scoopability went up and it acts very close to regular litter at about 1/3 the cost of even the cheapest litter.
Natural Cat Litter Mix
I bought the cracked corn and Laying hen feed at my local TSC store. If you don’t have one close any feed and grain store will have them. I also always keep an eye out for sales on Big Cat Litter Brands since I’m still using 50% scoopable cat litter.
My final mix is 50/50 Feed for laying hens and scoopable litter. You could easily add the cracked corn too but it wouldn’t save any more money.
I did all the math and I’m spending about 39% less per month on kitty litter by making my own natural cat litter.