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Swheat Scoop Is Pretty Sweet
on August 4, 2009
Swheat Scoop absorbs liquid better than the original rock-type litter, keeps the litterbox smelling fresher than crystals and is much safer for the cats, my son and the environment than the latest super clumping, micro-fine, choke-on-the-dust stuff on the market.
Yes, the litterbox still has the potential to stink but hey, look at what's going in that box! I have 3 adopted kittens that I am actively trying to plump up, so you can imagine what both of our litterboxes are like. However, I have noticed that by cleaning the boxes morning and night, the "stinky" is almost non-existent. I don't have to deal with the distinctive litterbox perfume overkill either (you know, the "pretty" smell).
To ensure better clumping, take a note from those automatic cat boxes and do not scoop immediately after kitty goes potty. You do want to clean the box at least once a day, twice if you can manage it, because wet wheat litter will stick to the bottom of the box and/or bag just like the superfine clay type does. Not fun.
As this is a natural wheat product, you do want to care for it a little more than traditional litter. Check the product as soon as you get home and then periodically re-check it just to make sure you don't have any uninvited and unwelcome little guests.
There really isn't a "perfect" cat litter but I have to admit I was really tempted to give a five star rating. Two of my kittens are disabled and cannot control their hind legs very well. This means frequent accidents and sometimes a bit of shmutz. It is really nice to know that they aren't going to have super clumping clay clogging their little insides if they clean up before I get to them.
Overall, I give Swheat Scoop a two thumbs up and a four star rating instead of five simply because of that slight bit of extra maintenance required.
P.S. I am not affiliated with this site but for good storage tips, go here: [...] and/or simply buy "beetle" (weevil) traps like the ones they carry. I found somewhat similar sounding products on Amazon but without doing a side-by-side ingredient comparison, I don't know if they really are similar or not. BioCare also has some great products and there are always books like "Tiny Game Hunting: Environmentally Healthy Ways to Trap and Kill the Pests in Your House and Garden" (which Amazon does carry).