& Cattery is situated on 25acres. 7 acres of this land will
remain untouched virgin bush for the wildlife.
We are very aware of the decreasing amount of
land which is being set aside for the wildlife and so have decided
to keep this parcel of land which borders onto Calabash Creek specifically
for the wildlife.
The products we use are as much as possible environmentally
friendly. We use Tri
Natures products –
Sphagnum Moss which is a naturally activated herbal disinfectant
concentrate hospital grade and Supre which is a multi purpose cleaning
concentrate for cleaning. We only use natural products in the Cattery
as cats, especially the exotics are more sensitive to harsh detergents,
disinfectants and cleaning concentrates.
The one or two products we use that are not
as good for the environment are all washed into settling tanks,
treated and when this has been done the water is then clean enough
to be used to water the paddocks.
Chamomile dishwashing detergent and Alpha Plus
Laundry Powder which because of its advanced polymer technology
contains no environmentally harmful phosphates or nutrients.
We also are very careful of what we bath “your other
children” in. We use Petway & Cotex animal care
products which use natural refined oils, herbal extracts, organic
compounds and pesticides of natural origin.
At Calabash Kennels & Cattery we care about
the future of the wildlife and their habitat. As much as possible
we try to work with the environment to lessen any impact we may
have on it.
The disposal of our animal waste is addressed simply & efficiently
by the use of the humble compost worm. No smell, no health risk,
no transport, no garbage bags or bins and no environmental damage.
We feel that Compost worm recycling systems are the most natural,
cost-effective, efficient, labour-saving, and ecologically ideal
answer to our dog waste dilemma.
We approached Bookworm
Farms of Rouse Hill and they intsalled a complete waste
solution. A large hand made timber bin was fitted and this handles
our trusty worms. These worms are installed at the bottom, and our
pet droppings are added daily from the top. As the level rises,
the worms steadily work their way up the stack, breeding as they
This means that the efficiency of the system develops over the
months as the worms increase in numbers. Most of our kitchen waste
is also fed to the worms.
We work hard to ensure your pets are in an ecologically
friendly and caring environment.