Yeah, that design is a lot of work, but it did get me thinking of other solutions. Right now my biggest issue is that I can't get all the sawdust out when scooping. I like to scoop out the soiled bits daily even though the litter is really cheap and I could just dump every day and fill with clean pellets. As for tracking, I just use a dustpan and brush every other day when I clean the whole bottom pan of the cage since it needs to be sprayed from butt dragging and raw meat being all over it. My absolute favorite aspect of the woodstove pellets for litter is that it some how keeps poops from sticking as much to the sides. I hate to see that. I actually wash their litter box maybe about weekly depending on how much sticking is going on. Anyone else do that? Or is it just me being anal (if you'll pardon the pun )
we use good mews, its pelleted recycled paper. It doesnt track much, its flushable and absorbs well. Though it gets pretty smelly unless you scoop once a day. Where I am it costs 11.99 for a 25lb bag. I would be curious to try the stove pellets though and compare them (because of the cost differences)
I wouldn't flush it, but then again I would be leery about flushing the paper pellets too. I'm paranoid like that. Not to mention that I'm not sure the sewage treatment plant is equipped to treat for pet feces. Not sure how that works. But anywho, the stove pellets are way cheaper. <$5 per 40lb bag. Get 'em while they're hot (so to speak ) Some places only sell them in the winter.