Originally Posted by windwalkr
Thanks for the Post about the Breeze. I didn't know anything like that existed.
While reading the reviews
for it, one owner uses Airsoft pellets instead. Airsoft Pellets are washable and sounds like that would reduce complexity of purchasing
kitty litter in some locations. Of course stepping on a airsoft BB with bare feet would not be comfortable.
Airsoft pellets would be an interesting experiment
The ceramic Breeze pellets actually last 4-6 months between change-outs for us if typical feline stools are firm and not runny. [e.g., 8 of the 7lb bags of pellets represents a 2+ year supply for us with 2 cats and 2 litter boxes... We wash/disinfect them if needed using a Breeze litter box as a colander... [low pressure water
rinse, then an enzyme soak for a couple of days...]
The ceramic pellets are very hard so as you mentioned with the Airsoft pellets, stepping on them is not a good idea. [They might also damage a wood sole if crunched really hard...]
My thoughts about the Airsoft balls include:
They are lighter weight than the ceramic pellets. Will there be a tendency for the cats to scatter more about the place? [Less weight for long term supplies too...]
And they will roll even better than a cylinder once on the floor...
Neither balls nor pellets are desirable to have scattered about from a spill [e.g., knockdown, etc.] so both need to be contained/restricted from primary traffic areas.
I wonder if the balls float or sink. [e.g., Can they be easily washed? What happens if they get into the bilge
? Probably inconsequential...]
Being spherical and low friction, how well can the cats walk on them if kept ~2 inches deep? [I suspect the cats will sink in like mud, and the balls will not allow excavation of holes in the litter box, frustrating the cats- which can have consequences...]
Thanks again. We may have to try the Airsoft balls sometime.