The first litter in Australia to be made from natural, biodegradable and environmentally sustainable corn is now on the market. Rufus & Coco’s, Wee Kitty’s clumping corn litter forms scoopable clumps that can be easily discarded – either by flushing it away or adding to compost or garden mulch.
Non-toxic to humans and animals, it is also gentle on paws, ideal for sensitive noses as it is virtually dust free, and it will not swell up or cause blockages if accidentally ingested (which has been a concern in the past for some clay litter users).
In a Cat Litter Market Comparison test based on independent laboratory testing in August 2012, Wee Kitty absorbed four times its own weight in liquid, absorbed three times more than clay and crystal and one-and-a-half times more than recycled paper and wood litter products.
When Rufus & Coco claimed it also traps odours, within five minutes of a cat using this new litter and with no ammonia odour remaining, we thought it was time to put it to the test. So, we asked one of our Adore Animals’ supporters, Leslie from Kensington (Melbourne) in Victoria, to try Wee Kitty and let us know what she thought.
Leslie said: ‘We have two kitties, Coco and Ruby who used Wee Kitty. After initial hesitation (something new!) they seemed to have no problem delving into the litter box to have a go.
‘I found it very easy to scoop and flush. My husband also had a go and was delighted with the concept. It also kept the smell down which is always an issue with two cats. I like the idea of using an organic product to reduce our paw-print on the environment.’
And with claims it lasts up to seven times longer than regular paper, clay or crystal cat litters (a two kilo bag will last up to two weeks, based on a two to three cm layer of litter in the tray and discarding the clumps, not the whole tray of litter) if you’re not happy with your kitty litter, maybe it’s time to try something new.
Rufus & Coco Wee Kitty Clumping Corn Litter is available at Woolworths (2kg RRP $8.99) – feedback is important, so if you try it, let us know your thoughts!