The Cat Litter Box
A Key Ingredient
To Sweet Cat Relations
cat litter box is the key ingredient to a peaceful and glorious
feline relationship. Cats naturally are clean animals and they
are delighted to place their deposits in a clean, trustworthy
repository. Each cat has their own cat litter box preference.
The simplest design is the one humans buy first.
Its the cheapest so it is usually first pick. This is the open cat
litter pan or tray model, usually 15-24 in. long and 16-24 in.
wide and 6 in. high. The pan portion may have a rim around
it which helps keep litter from getting kicked out of the box.
It really can be quite satisfactory to many cats providing them
exactly what they need for a potty.
One with a hood
Hooded cat litter box.
One popular design is the hooded litter box. These boxes provide
privacy for more sensitive cats. They also help keep litter
dust inside the box.
The hooded design is perfect for males (and some females) that
like to pee against something instead of squatting. The urine hits
the wall and drips down into floor of the potty where its absorbed
by the litter.
Its also a great product for cats who like to kick the daylights
our of their litter, distributing it far and wide around the potty
area. The hood keeps the litter inside the litter box.
You may think that litter box liners will reduce the need to wash
the pan every now and then. Don't fall for these liners.
Your cat's claws will hook into the material and she may end up
pulling out the liner, the litter and the .... Well, you know.
Using plastic liners provides a perfect breeding ground for
bacteria and disease. Just stay away from litter box liners.
Another popular cat litter box design is the self cleaning litter
box. This design is presented as the ideal choice for humans who
feel that cleaning the litter box is just too much of a chore and
must automate the process.
You may need to have at least 2 cat litter boxes per cat in
your household. Try experimenting with multiple boxes in different designs and in
different locations. You can even choose from designs that look like
another piece of human furniture.
We have four cats and 6.5 potties. We have 5.5 potties in the
house in various rooms and the 6th is located in the garage.
The .5 is a shower stall that Sally uses when she need to pee in
Without further ADoo! How to clean a cat box...
Our household has settled on a combination of tray and hooded
Here's how to clean a litter box. Just knew you were
waiting for this part:
- Take the slotted litter spoon, an empty plastic bag from
your millions left over from the grocery store.
- Walk to the litter box, bend over and...
- Scrape the poop or pee into the spoon, tap the excess litter
off and dump the rest into the plastic bag.
- Twist the bag shut.
- Drop the bag into the trash.
- Wash the cat potties with detergent at least once a month.
Some cat litter products are dusty. You might find a bit of the
litter kicked out
around the exterior of the box. However, with some simple tips and
positive reinforcement during litter box training, humans quickly
learn the best practices of cleaning the cat litter box.