Corn

Corn litter is most often made from corn cobs rather than corn kernels. Corn litter is typically lightweight, which may or may not be an advantage for you and your cat.

Advantages:

  • Virtually dust free
  • Soft on kitty toes, usually comfortable for them to walk on
  • Flushable
  • Often naturally clumping due to the high amount of cellulose (plant fiber)
  • Generally considered to be environmentally friendly because it uses biodegradable “waste” from food production
  • Inexpensive if you use chicken feed instead of litter
    • Avoid feed coated with vitamins, molasses, or anything else

Disadvantages:

  • Some versions have a strong, natural odor that might be offensive
  • Can cause allergic reactions in cats with corn allergies
  • Diabetic cats may be tempted to eat the litter
  • Great for growing bacteria, mold, or bugs
    • Aflatoxin, a toxic mold, is a particular concern
  • Expensive if you buy “cat litter” versions