(Closed) Cat owners…

posted 8 years ago in Pets
  • poll: What kind of litter box(es) does kitty have?
    Flat pan : (32 votes)
    37 %
    Hooded pan, without an "entrance" flap : (47 votes)
    54 %
    Hooded pan with a flap. : (5 votes)
    6 %
    Kitty is toilet trained. (That would be awesome). : (3 votes)
    3 %
  • Post # 3
    2607 posts
    Sugar bee
    • Wedding: May 2009

    We have three cats.  Two of them are piggies in fur coats when it comes to using the litter box.  One of our cats is a main coon, so he’s just plan big, and would kick a lot of litter out, and sometimes drop a poo or two off the back of the box.  Our other messy one is mentally challenged or something, (for a variety of reasons, not just because she can’t properly use the litter box).  She will put her PAWS in the box, but a lot of times her butt wouldn’t be in it all the way, and she would pee over the sides.  The hooded litter box has really helped her.  Our third cat will use the hooded box, but he is older, and the higher front makes it more difficult to get in and out of.  He actually has his own normal litter box in a seperate room, and he sits on the rug outside of the door to the room when he needs to use it. 🙂

    Post # 4
    49 posts
    • Wedding: May 2010

    We have three cats, all strays that we’ve adopted.  I’m not sure what they used before, but since we’ve had them we hve always had the hooded litter boxes.  They are all older cats (8 years and up) and have no trouble with them. 

    Post # 5
    626 posts
    Busy bee
    • Wedding: June 2009

    start with one lidded and one flat pan to ease them into it. Most cats prefer privacy when using the potty so they appreciate the hooded pans.

    good luck!

    Post # 6
    14186 posts
    Honey Beekeeper
    • Wedding: June 2009

    We have a gigantic, XL kitty box with really high sides so when they kick, it just stays in there. However, they do still track some.

    I use that “World’s Best Kitty Litter” corn type stuff though and it doesn’t track like regular clay litter, nor does it get smushy or gross in my carpets.

    Post # 7
    12157 posts
    Sugar Beekeeper
    • Wedding: September 2009 - Barr Mansion

    Aww, your cats are adorable.  We use one with a hood that has an open door, no flap.  Your cats will be confused at first, but it won’t take them very long to figure it out. 

    Post # 8
    367 posts
    Helper bee
    • Wedding: September 2008

    We have two litter pans with tops and no flap, the flaps just get disgusting after a while, so I say take them off. Our cats still have problems bringing litter out with them somehow and it’s all over the floor.  Thankfully their pans are in the basement, so it doesn’t go all over the house.

    Post # 9
    493 posts
    Helper bee
    • Wedding: June 2010

    Our cat goes outside – thank goodness, I can’t deal with a stinky litter box.  He has a little door we installed in a piece of wood that fits in a window, so he can come and go as he pleases. 

    Post # 10
    81 posts
    Worker bee
    • Wedding: April 2011

    My cats have never had a litter box–they go outside. I love not having to clean a nasty kitty box.

    Post # 11
    8353 posts
    Bumble Beekeeper
    • Wedding: March 2011

    Our cat has a litter box that is taller on one side than the other. Most of the time she is very good and only kicks out a little bit. We keep it in the upstairs bathroom. We use a more expensive litter and clean it every time we go in there, so it doesn’t smell most of the time. The only time it smells is when the litter box is really low of litter. Scooping the pee into the trash and flushing the other also keeps the smell down. Our cat is an indoor cat. The only time she goes outside is if I put her on a leash.

    Post # 12
    5263 posts
    Bee Keeper
    • Wedding: June 2012

    We just got a great pan that has half walls. We couldn’t fit a hooded on into our closet anymore (tiny apartment!) so the half walls work great. They stop the litter from coming out the sides and back, and the cats like it a little more. It still comes out the front a little, but that happened with our hooded litter box as well. 

    Post # 13
    420 posts
    Helper bee
    • Wedding: July 2010

    she goes outside, she has a kitty door.  the day we threw out her litter box was the best day ever!

    Post # 14
    2767 posts
    Sugar bee
    • Wedding: September 2009

    we use hooded with no flap for our two cats.  We used to have the flapped ones but they never worked- the flaps would get stuck and the cats couldn’t get in.

    Post # 15
    828 posts
    Busy bee
    • Wedding: March 2010

    We have a top entry box and it’s the best thing ever. It has grooves in the lid part so it catches all of the loose litter when they jump out. We also use flushable pine litter so there’s no clay bits or anything to throw away. We just scoop the poops right into the toilet and change the whole box once a week!

    Post # 16
    1570 posts
    Bumble bee
    • Wedding: March 1996

    We used a hooded litter box for years, which was especially useful in some of the smaller places I have rented. We removed the hood just a few months ago because he had a few “accidents” (I’m pretty sure they were on purpose, little darling likes to make his opinions known) and I wondered if the problem might be that the hood was concentrating the urine smell too much and he didn’t like that. No problems since then, but yes he does kick the litter everywhere. I’m so glad we have a separate laundry room to keep it in, as opposed to the litter flying all over the bathroom or the hallway like in other places I’ve lived. I have to make a habit of keeping the laundry room swept most days.

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