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This is the best homemade cat litter box ever! Here is why:
- No pee smell. Actually, pine smell.
- Little tracking. The large pellets do not stick to the cat’s paws.
- Natural.
- Flushable*
- Inexpensive
- No waste. Only used pine falls to the bottom.

Once the cat goes, the pee is absorbed by the pellets, which expand and become sawdust. Pick up the poop and mix the pellets once a day. The sawdust falls to the bottom box, leaving only "unused" pine pellets on top.

* Do not flush the poop! It may contain eggs of Toxoplasma gondii, which are able to survive the wastewater treatment process, contaminating waterways. While Toxoplasma rarely affects healthy people, it can cause defects and brain damage in babies whose mothers were exposed when pregnant. Brain disease can also develop in people with compromised immune systems. In addition, Toxoplasma has been shown to harm sea otters and may affect other wildlife as well.
Dispose of the cat’s feces in sealed plastic bags via your waste management company.

Step 1: Buy two matching storage boxes;

<p>This is the wrong way to use wood pellets and will harm your pet! These pellets revolutionized the horse bedding industry BECAUSE you are supposed to pour 3 gallons H2O on a 40 lb bag, which then reconstitutes into 3x the volume in soft, dry, highly absorbent shavings. Using the raw pellets is extremely heavy, wasteful, and worst of all, will damage your pet's joints and ligaments as they struggle to balance on the hard objects. It will give them arthritis. Throw the bag of pellets in a Rubbermaid tote, add water, and in less than 30 minutes you'll have 3X in dry shavings. The shavings also suck urine to the bottom. </p><p>http://www.guardianhorsebedding.com/pinepellets.htm</p>
<p>What size drill bit did you use?</p>
<p>By the way the &quot;do not flush poop&quot; warning isn't really very relevant. Apparently cats only shed Toxoplasma gondii for a few weeks. So if you have kept your cat indoors for more than a month and they seem healthy ... it is fine to flush, chances are they will be done shedding that parasite in their poop and you can flush away. Also this parasite is so common it may already be in your tap water.</p><p>Source: <a href="http://www.cdc.gov/parasites/toxoplasmosis/gen_info/faqs.html" rel="nofollow">http://www.cdc.gov/parasites/toxoplasmosis/gen_inf...</a> :</p><p>Once infected with <em>Toxoplasma</em> is my cat always able to spread the infection to me?</p><p>No, cats only spread <em>Toxoplasma</em> in their feces for a few weeks following infection with the parasite. Like humans, cats rarely have symptoms when infected, so most people do not know if their cat has been infected. The <em>Toxoplasma</em> shedding in feces will go away on its own; therefore it does not help to have your cat or your cat's feces tested for <em>Toxoplasma</em>.</p>
<p>By the way the &quot;do not flush poop&quot; warning isn't really very relevant. Apparently cats only shed Toxoplasma gondii for a few weeks. So if you have kept your cat indoors for more than a month and they seem healthy ... it is fine to flush, chances are they will be done shedding that parasite in their poop and you can flush away. Also this parasite is so common it may already be in your tap water.</p><p>Source: <a href="http://www.cdc.gov/parasites/toxoplasmosis/gen_info/faqs.html" rel="nofollow">http://www.cdc.gov/parasites/toxoplasmosis/gen_inf...</a> :</p><p>Once infected with <em>Toxoplasma</em> is my cat always able to spread the infection to me?</p><p>No, cats only spread <em>Toxoplasma</em> in their feces for a few weeks following infection with the parasite. Like humans, cats rarely have symptoms when infected, so most people do not know if their cat has been infected. The <em>Toxoplasma</em> shedding in feces will go away on its own; therefore it does not help to have your cat or your cat's feces tested for <em>Toxoplasma</em>.</p>
Thanks so much for sharing this instructable and do have a splendorous day! <br>sunshiine
I gotta try this.

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