After writing about Cat Litter Boxes it is time to speak about cat litter itself. According to a research that I read once cats prefer fine-grained litters. Well, that’s exactly what most of the available cat litters are.
There are different types of cat litter with different advantages and disadvantages. I will also speak about how to handle outdoor cats that prefer dirt.
Cats are clean animals, very clean. They groom themselves constantly, not only when they go to the cat litter box. But there it is very obvious that cats want to be clean. They bury their waste with litter and afterwards they clean themselves. Continuous grooming is in their nature. A research found that cats groom themselves about 50% of their waking time. Fascinating, isn’t it.
Do you know why cats clean themselves so fastidiously? It’s their instinct. Wild cats want to remove all smell of food or waste from their body and fur. They do so after eating, after pooping and even before going to sleep. It’s their natural instinct to keep them safe from being smelled and detected by other predators. And you help your little cat friend by providing a clean big or small cat litter box.