Coconut Cat Litter - Cat Info Detective

Coconut Cat Litter

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Greetings feline fans! I’m finding out interesting things about coconut cat litter, of all things!

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Coconut cat 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.

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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.

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.

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This causes intestinal blockages and dehydration. These are both life-threatening situations!

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.

Coconut Litter Brands & Reviews

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As of March 2022, the only coconut cat litter available in the U.S. is non-clumping CatSpot.

I make a small commission on some of the links below… and I get to share profits with qualified cat 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.

Cat H2O® Litter Fresh Active+

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Litter Fresh Active+ is a little different type of product. It’s a coconut-based activated carbon deodorizer that’s added to your existing litter.

It adsorbs (not absorbs) odors, which simply means the molecules attract and attach odors to the outside of them instead of absorbing them inside.

CatSpot® Non-Clumping Coconut Litter

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Catspot® litter is made from recycled coconut coir (fiber from the outer shell). It’s lightweight and dust-free.

A 5-lb. bag of coconut litter absorbs the same amount as 20 lbs. of clay litter.

Remove solids daily and stir litter to increase absorbency.

Video Reviews for Coconut Cat Litter

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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

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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.

When I use secondary sources, most are those with some authority, such as veterinarian or cat behaviorist books and articles.

List of Sources

“The Benefits of Natural Litter”, by Jackson Galaxy

Product Information and User Review Sources

Updated May 29, 2022