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Wood pellet fuel versus wood based cat litter

 
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PostPosted: Mon May 21, 2012 9:08 am    Post subject: Wood pellet fuel versus wood based cat litter Reply with quote

Is there any difference between wood pellets sold as fuel, and the wood based cat litter used by those who keep pet cats indoors ?
The two materials certainly look the same.
The cat litter is stated to be "100% natural wood"

Wood pellet boiler fuel is about 200 a ton, or about 20 pence a kilo.
Wood based cat litter is well over 1 a kilo.

I doubt that many people with one or two cats could justify buying the volumes in which boiler fuel is sold.
But I wondered if an animal rescue charity could save money by purchasing wood pellet fuel instead of cat litter.

The used litter may be easily composted or burnt.
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PostPosted: Mon May 21, 2012 9:41 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

I don't know, but the price difference was one of the reasons that pellet stoves and boilers didn't take off when I was involved. You can get faulty batches of pellets made specifically for heating, as I know from experience. A cat wouldn't be fussy, but an auger is.

Maybe a test is needed. Put down two litter trays with the two types of pellet, and see which the cat prefers!
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