Curious about bamboo cat litter? Lots of things are made of bamboo these days, but cat litter??
Skye Blake here, snooping around to see what helpful info there is about bamboo litter.
The information here is for general knowledge… always see your vet with questions about your cat’s individual needs.
Who Is Skye Blake?
Skye Blake, Cat Info Detective, is a curious cat researcher (not a veterinarian) who sniffs out expert, reliable sources about cats, studies their information, then passes it on to you!
Sometimes there’s not enough evidence for easy answers, so Skye gives you all sides, explains the situation as thoroughly and clearly as possible, and links you to experts on each page.
Sources are given at the bottom of each page so you can do more snooping.
What Is Bamboo?
There are various types of bamboos in the grass family (Poaceae Bambusoideae). They’re all evergreen perennial grasses.
It’s used worldwide in an amazing variety of products… food, wine, fabric, furniture, bridges, paper, musical instruments, and now cat litter!
Most bamboo litters are found in Asia and Australia. There are only a few available in the USA.
Bamboo fiber is 3-5 times more absorbent than traditional clay litters. It’s a renewable, organic and biodegradable resource.
Bamboo has antibacterial, antioxidant and deodorizing properties that help control odor.
The litter is lightweight and clumps quickly.
It’s best not to use bamboo litter for young kittens since it’s a clumping type.
Kittens will eat litter and can get intestinal blockages and/or be dehydrated from it. Both are life-threatening situations!
Some litters listed on this page are links where I receive a small commission when you buy them… and I get to share them with qualified rescues!
Check descriptions and reviews carefully for any products you wish to buy… quality, sizes, colors, etc., can’t be guaranteed by anyone but the manufacturer.
Bamboo Litter Brands & Reviews
Below are some bamboo litter brands with a few reviews. Currently only Catfidence seems to be available in the U.S.
Catfidence Organic USDA BioBased Certified Bamboo Cat Litter
Catfidence bamboo litter is 100% organic, USDA certified, 3-5 times more absorbent than clay, has natural odor control, and no chemicals or additives.
A 7-lb. bag lasts a month for one cat.
Some Amazon reviewers didn’t like this litter, remarking that the pellets turned to dust rather than clumping well.
Others felt that this was probably due to not cleaning out clumps daily.
They liked that it’s lightweight and easy to carry. There’s no dust, good odor control and flushable.
Always test with a small amount first and be sure flushing litter is allowed in your location.
Here’s a helpful YouTube video review…
“Catfidence 100% organic bamboo cat litter”, The Original Poop Bags, December 11, 2018
M-Pets Organic Cat Litter
M-Pets is a European company that sells high-end cat products.
Their bamboo litter comes in 5 and 10-liter bags but is currently available only to the trade.
I haven’t found any U.S. suppliers. This is the link to their site… Bamboo Cat Litter – 5L (mpets.eu)
Updates will be added as they’re discovered.
More Litter Options
If you need more info about what’s “best” for your cat, discover more at “What Are the Best Types of Cat Litter?” and “What’s the Best Cat Litter Box?“
Or follow these trails if you’re curious about other litters…
Related Pages of Interest
If you’re dealing with inappropriate peeing or pooping outside the litter box, take a look at “Why Is My Cat Peeing Outside the Litter Box?” and “Why Is My Cat Pooping Outside the Box?“
Of course, if you have a cat peeing outside the box, you’re probably frustrated about cleaning it up.
Discover what you need to know at “Cleaning Cat Urine” and “Enzyme Cleaners for Cat Urine“.
Sources used on this website are either primary or secondary.
Primary sources are always preferable and have the most reliable information because they’re original and directly referenced.
Scientific abstracts and data are good examples of primary sources.
Secondary sources are weaker because they usually consist of opinions or articles that give no sources of their own.
However, sometimes they refer to primary sources.
When I use secondary sources, most are those with some authority, such as veterinarian or cat behaviorist books and articles.
List of Sources
Please note that some of the sources listed below sell litter products or link to places that do. I don’t make money through these links.
Product Information and User Review Sources for Bamboo Cat Litter: Amazon, Catfidence, Home Depot, M-Pets, Walmart
Updated March 12, 2023