Happy Cat: Lettiera in the first three Mais
Are commercially available and many types of litter that respond to different cleaning requirements of the cat, and then with a good absorbing power (typically a liter of water per kilo of weight of the litter) and with a good antimicrobial action (if a litter has little absorbency, It allows, for the degree of humidity that is created, enormous bacterial growth).
A good litter must also be free of toxicity, because the cat inhales the dust while digging, or licks and cleans up from the granules that stick under his fingertips, or even to safeguard those puppies who clumsily nibble littering the first few times you come to soil.
The litter will differ in composition and granulometry: usually cats, Prefer grain litter end. There are natural mineral litter, vegetable, silicon, agglomeranti e non agglomeranti. Among the mineral litters the most widespread is the sepiolite. And 'natural mineral, It produced from clay and has a high absorbency. Before being packaged, it is crushed, dried in strong wind, ground and then sifted. It has the characteristic of changing of coloration when wet: become darker. Another mineral used for the manufacture of litter is bentonite, or sand that "makes the ball", of dark green color and rather heavy that melts on contact with the liquids forming the easily removable heavy lumps with a spatula. Even the attapulgite find its admirers: It is a white sand with a very low density (It is very light and therefore very easy to carry) and with a strong absorbing power. Another one, that must be remembered, that is composed of natural sand of clay basis for the 25% and for 75% based on fossil algae.