How To Make Your Own Kitty Litter

Spending too much on kitty litter?  Here is a cheap and easy method you can use to make your own.

What you will need:

  • Newspaper
  • Water
  • Biodegradable Washing up liquid
  • Baking soda
  • A large bowl or basin


  1. Shred newspaper in a paper shredder.
  2. Soak the paper in warm water mixed with a few squirts of biodegradable washing up liquid. The shredded paper takes on a cooked oatmeal consistency. The paper wont come completely clean, but the water will turn grey.
  3. Drain the water and repeat the soaking process minus the soap.
  4. Sprinkle baking soda liberally on the wet paper. Knead it in to the mixture (you might want to wear gloves to avoid getting ink on your hands).
  5. Squeeze the remaining moisture out until its as dry as you can get it.
  6. Crumble over a screen and leave to dry (it takes a few days).

Once its dry, put about an inch and a half to two inches of the paper crumbles in the litter box, scoop solids daily and change it once a week. It takes about a half an hour to 45 minutes to make a 2-3 week supply of litter.  The baking soda does a good job of controlling odour, and it doesnt track very much.

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