Greetings feline fans! I’m finding out interesting things about coconut cat litter, of all things!
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Coconut litter is a biodegradable product, made from what’s left of coconut hulls after they’re processed for other products.
Coconut is naturally hypoallergenic and good for cats with asthma. It’s also soft, springy and easy on sensitive paws… a good litter for declawed cats. Coconut is known for being very absorbent.
There are clumping and non-clumping versions of coconut litter. If you’re dealing with young kittens, be sure to use non-clumping. Kittens eat everything and clumping cat litters can swell up in their little tummies. This causes intestinal blockages and dehydration. These are both life-threatening situations!
Coconut Litter Brands & Reviews
Below are some coconut litter brands with a few reviews. This list is by no means exhaustive. It’s for your convenience only… I make no money from it.
CocoKitty by Eco-Absorb
CocoKitty litter is made from coconut pith. It acts as a micro-sponge and locks in odor. The pith naturally resists bacteria, fungus and mold. This litter is flushable in small amounts, lightweight, easy to carry, fluffy, soft, and clumps easily. A 5-lb. bag lasts at least a month for one cat. CocoKitty is not good for automatic boxes.
Reviewers disagreed about tracking outside the box. Some said it doesn’t track, others that it tracked everywhere. This litter can be difficult to scoop since it’s fibrous. One reviewer solved this by using a short-handled garden fork for the big clumps and a regular scoop for the small ones.
Reviewers also disagreed about dustiness. Some said there’s no dust, others said dust flew everywhere. Coconut litter is lightweight and enthusiastic digging by some cats can create dustiness. Pour it slowly just above the box, then compress the litter onto the bottom.
CatSpot Clumping & Non-Clumping Coconut Litter
Catspot litter is made from recycled coconut coir (fiber from the outer shell). It’s lightweight and dust-free. A 5-lb. bag absorbs the same amount as 20 lbs. of clay litter. Remove solids daily and stir litter to increase absorbency.
Coconut litter isn’t good for automatic litter boxes, is expensive, and can be hard to find. It can be messy and stick to cat’s paws, especially long haired kitties.
Video Reviews for coconut cat litter
Here are some helpful YouTube video reviews…
“Cat Litter: Can It Really Be…Dust Free?”, Mobile Paw Spa, July 12, 2017
“Cats Prefer Coconut Litter Over Popular Alternatives (Live Demo) – CatSpot Cat Litter”, CatSpot, April 11, 2018
“Top 13 Best Cat Litters (We Tested Them All)”, All About Cats, April 1, 2020
More Litter Options
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Related Pages of Interest
Sources used on this website are either primary or secondary. Primary are always preferable and have the most reliable information because primary sources are 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. Thus, when I use secondary sources most are those with some authority, such as veterinarian or cat behaviorist books and articles.
Please note that some of the sources listed below sell litter products or link to places that do. They are for your convience only. I make no money from them.
List of Sources
“The Benefits of Natural Litter”, by Jackson Galaxy