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Ferret Talk => Best Buys for Supplies => Topic started by: Sci-Ferret on March 29, 2009, 10:25:23 PM



Title: Corn cob litter
Post by: Sci-Ferret on March 29, 2009, 10:25:23 PM
we had a bit of a scare a few months ago when our lil girl Loki started having retching fits and strained stools. We separated and monitored her for a few hours and plied her full of lax, in case she ate something she shouldn't have. What came out was an almost glue-like mucousy substance. Needless to say, she bounced back right away (Thank god!) but we were trying to figure out what this stuff could be from. Then we noticed that she sometimes would chewy on her newspaper litter. We figured it had to be the glue they use to hold the pellets together, since the other guys never had a problem and she`s the only one who eats the litter. We since found a corn cob litter we picked up at Pet smart (not sure what i was called, my husband threw the bag out once we put it in the bins) that included ferrets as the target users. Can anyone give us any feedback about corn cob litters, are they safe to use? They seem to be able to reduce the smell significantly, compared to the paper pellets.


Title: Re: Corn cob litter
Post by: Ferrettaxi on April 16, 2009, 11:00:02 AM
Haven't heard anything about ferrets but I have heard about CATS sometimes eating this type of litter. Just keep an eye out. 

Other things you can try are wheat based litters. Places like Critter Jungle, Sandy Hill Pet Food Co-Op and Global Pet Foods offer a wider range of organic and biodegradable litters. They may cost more but they are better for the environment, can be flushable, absorb smell more efficiently but can also last longer than other brands.

Just keep in mind to stay away from anything sand like that clumps and your OK.

Hope this helps!
Jen