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How to Make (Making) Clay Cat Litter

Updated on October 16, 2010

Best Clay Cat Litters

Cat owners find it very easy to monitor cats with these cat litters, with the emerging of new innovation it is possible to make your personal clay cat litter at home. One only requires the right materials and knowledge to make his or her clay cat litters.

Before looking on to how to make your cat litter with clay, we are going to other materials that one can utilize to make her own cat litter if clay is not available or expensive in your area. Other than clay you can make your cat litters using the following materials.

Wood ­– Provide an alternative way of making cat litter by using recycled wood, one do not need to buy a new wood material in order to make his cat litter box. In fact cat litters made from blend of cedar chips and hardwood are much cheaper and lighter in weight than the clay cat litters. The process of making wood cat litters involves grounding the sawdust and bark into fine particles after which they are heated at  about 650°C temperature in a kiln. Heating makes the wood resins to attach the wood together. After the process the pellets are passed through a cooling container or a tank on a covered conveyer after which you will package your wood cat litters. Your wood cat litter is now ready for use you can go ahead and start using it. Below we are going to see how we can make the same cat litter using clay

Making Clay Cat Llitter

Process of making Clay Cat Litters

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With the above material you are set to make your clay cat litter as describe below

Load the clay into the conveyor belt which is then spilled into giant crushers. Once the clay is in the crusher the clay will be broken into a smaller piece. Once they have been broken into smaller pieces clay particles are then deposited into another conveyor, the conveyor then feeds them into a kiln. In the kiln lifters tumbles the clay as it bakes. After baking clay is fed into another crusher for rollers to crumble the clay to its final uniformity, the granules are sorted in an enclosed machine which have screens stacked one on top of another and once sorting is done it is now time to crumple the litters and you can add deodorizers to prevent odors.

You now have your clay cat litter ready for use and your cat can start playing in it, there are so many other materials used for making cat litters namely paper, grain, corncobs, citrus, and grass


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    • oderog profile imageAUTHOR


      8 years ago from Nairobi

      @SandyMcCollum - Making natural clay cat litter is a

      process but the beauty the process is simple

    • SandyMcCollum profile image


      8 years ago

      Wow, sounds like quite a process! Interesting tho.


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