I am a huge animal lover, particularly cats - we have 6! Of course having a budget to live on, but wanting to still spoil my babies rotten I look for the best money saving ideas I can. Y`all should know this by now. So I decided to do an experiment - use shredded paper as kitty litter!
It all started when I used to use shredded paper for our bunny litter. Well bunny got big, that cage got too small and she now has a HUGE cage to hop around in where shredded paper wouldn`t be ideal at all. So anyway, it was that time to clean out boxes again and I decided to do an experiment with the smallest of our 3 boxes to see how the kitties would take to the shredded paper. I mean I get free magazines and other junk mail in all the time so I could literally keep up with all 3 boxes just on shredded paper and save us that money we spend on litter.
No scooping - just dump and refill; it`s free and it`ll be fresher for them anyway! Plus stepping on paper that falls out the box feels a lot nicer than rock or dust chunks - whatever you want to refer to them as. Another bonus - anything confidential will have kitty doodles on it making it where NOBODY will go through and get your personal information thus protecting you from identity theft - at least through your postal mail! So how do you do this? It`s super simple as if you really need an explanation. But JUST in case...
Get a paper shredder - Amazon has some cheap and expensive ones. Plus shopping through my link helps support me and this site!
Get a litter box - which should be 1.5x the size of your cat for proper fitting and allowing them room to move and do their business.
Shred your paper! Need some junk to shred? Sign up for our email newsletter so you can get notified of new posts daily and if there`s a free calender, free magazine or any other thing capable of being shredded you`ll know! Magazines shred tons of paper! Plus all the junk ads that come in will help too!
Fill your litter boxes and change out as needed! **This is just an idea to use as litter. You can add a little bit of baking soda to help mask the smell - do NOT use essential oils as they are highly toxic (deadly) to cats. I found that I didn`t need to actually add anything to eliminate odor though and it worked just as good as our regular litter.