The most frugal cat or kitty litter, also used for bunnies and ferrets

There’s a reason I frequent Reddit.. specifically the Frugal sub, becauseĀ  of tips like these that can save you tons of money:


A couple of years ago, I bought a small bag (maybe 5 lbs or so) of feline pine for about $7 or $8 at Wegmans (grocer). When I brought it home and started pouring it into the cat box (following the instructions), my husband happened to be looking over my shoulder.

Husband: “whats that?”

Me: “Feline pine”

Husband: “No, those are wood pellets.”

Turns out, feline pine is just expensive wood pellets (like the kind for a pellet stove). You can buy wood pellets during the winter at any Home Depot type store, for anywhere from $4-$6 per 40 lbs bag. A 40 lbs bag lasts our single indoor-outdoor cat about a year.

For an indoor-only cat, or a multiple cat home, I’d recommend buying 2 bags before springtime, just to be on the safe side.

Kitty litter is an expense we haven’t thought about in 2 years, and don’t plan on thinking of ever again. So there ya go r/cats! I hope I just saved some of you a buttload of money on kitty litter.

EDIT: Some redditors have said this is also applicable to pet bunnies.

EDIT: And apparently ferrets as well.


FYI, MANY cats will not accept non-clay litter! And many will spitefully shit on your stuff to let you know they don’t accept it!

Be forewarned!

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