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Pellets used for kitty litter ?

Post in 'The Pellet Mill - Pellet and Multifuel Stoves' started by The Maniac, Jan 31, 2013.

  1. The Maniac

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  2. mralias

    mralias Minister of Fire

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    Won't the poor kitties get splinters?:oops:
  3. CT Pellet

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    Many, many people come here and buy 2 or 3 bags of wood pellets per week to use as kitty litter or rabbit bedding. I have two cats but have never tried it. (If my Harman saw Okanagan in the litter box it would be pissed!) I will say that many of these companies that make the pelletized kitty litter are wood pellet fuel companies that put it in 20lb bags and charge $16 for it!
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    "...They've abandoned the original clay like substance and moved on to wood pellets - which they can burn and turn into energy. "
    Jeez-o-pete, I sure don't want to be around when they do that...!
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  5. mralias

    mralias Minister of Fire

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    Wet pellets don't burn to good.
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    Anyway you look it it, it's still gonna stink...;sick
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    Finally! A use for NEWP also known as Green Supremes...
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    I know many people who use pellets for litter. I can't imagine it does much for odor control and scooping must be a nightmare.
  9. Bioburner

    Bioburner Minister of Fire

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    There is an automated cat box that recommends the use of wood pellets. The local farm and garden store sells aspen wood pellets for the use as bedding and supposed to be naturally odor neutralizing. Has to be more enviromentally friendly then the mining and baking and grinding of clay.
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    I have to add this to this topic. We received a phone call last summer from an individual who said we make the best pellets for doggy litter. At first we thought it was a complaint but turns out he actually used it for his dog, said all the other pellets he tried his dog would eat, but ours he left in the box. Not sure if that is good or bad but we definitely thought it was interesting.
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    The stench would be nasty... How well does cat poo burn?

    Bill
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    Other countries use cow and horse dung for fuel. Buffalo chips anyone?
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    how do they burn them if they are wet ? I have 2 cats just cant see taking their litter (wood pellets if i did it ) and dumping it in my stove ? would any you guys do that ?
  14. Lousyweather

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    c'mon....cats burn just fine.....
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  15. Bioburner

    Bioburner Minister of Fire

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    My old amiazablaze could take the litter box whole. Can take a gallon of pellets in the pot.
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    Gets a bit hairy to get them to go through the feed auger though? Hey, the ad on the bottom of my page is for cat litter. better stop this line before PETA gets wind of it:)
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    I usually put 'em in the microwave.....they think it's a high dolla cat carrier==c
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    I know many people who use pellets for litter. I can't imagine it does much for odor control and scooping must be a nightmare.>>>

    Prob about 15 yrs ago went to a "Cat Show" most of the owners used pellets. I started using it for the ferrets I had at the time. Was great for odor control Had to scoop the poop but the wet pellets smelled like wood.
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    Before pellet stoves and biomass burners became more common, used to go to the local saw mill for wood shavings for the kids' guinea pig. A friend used to use the shavings for horse bedding - allowed to compost and makes excellent garden dirt.

    Unfortunately, the mill got smart and now sells the shavings to Resolute FP for their co-gen....
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    I hear tell that cats cook real well on high heat....just a little extra leg WOK to prep em...
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    We had a hound (old Millie) that decided to eat a hole through the old horsehair plaster and backing lathe. Vet said they do that if they are mineral deficient. Sooo... if their dog wont eat your pellets, they may not be as mineral-rich as others, which is a good thing! Eh?

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