(Closed) how often do you clean your cat litter?

posted 8 years ago in Pets
  • poll: how often do you clean your cat litter and how many litter pans do you have?
    I scoop once every couple of days : (31 votes)
    21 %
    I scoop once a day : (19 votes)
    13 %
    I scoop twice a day : (13 votes)
    9 %
    I scoop once a week : (22 votes)
    15 %
    I have one litter pan per cat : (33 votes)
    22 %
    I have one litter pan for two cats : (19 votes)
    13 %
    I have two litter pans for one cat : (1 votes)
    1 %
    I have three litter pans for two cats : (3 votes)
    2 %
    other (since i know there are a ton more options!) : (7 votes)
    5 %
  • Post # 17
    325 posts
    Helper bee
    • Wedding: June 2013 - Piney River Ranch

    We have one cat, one litter box and I *try* to scoop every 3-4 days, but a lot of the time it ends up being once a week.  It’s covered and in a room we don’t go in very often (except to feed the cat) so I don’t think about it too much.  Our cat never seems to mind and he has never not used his litter box, so it’s not a huge deal.

    Post # 18
    51 posts
    Worker bee
    • Wedding: November 1999

    We have 3 cats and 2 boxes (one upstairs & one downstairs). We usually scoop every day or two. I’ve also been told that you should one box for each cat and one extra, but there’s no room for four litter boxes in my apartment!

    Post # 19
    1575 posts
    Bumble bee
    • Wedding: October 2012

    I have a cat sanctuary. I scoop 16 litter pans, including two GIANT ones every blessed day.

    Post # 20
    505 posts
    Busy bee
    • Wedding: July 2013

    2 cats, 2 boxes. I scoop every other day or so and my fiance changes the entire thing every 2 weeks.

    Post # 21
    4322 posts
    Honey bee
    • Wedding: January 1992

    I have a 15 year old cat who has gotten more persnickety in her old age. She was eliminating outside of the box for a while, so I had to move the box to where she was going, and change the brand of litter because she seems to hate the clay kind. 

    Now that I’ve got her going in the box again, I am more than happy to scoop it out any time she uses it, and offer her a treat to reward the desired behavior. 

    Post # 22
    385 posts
    Helper bee
    • Wedding: July 2012

    Twice a day!  I scoop mine about once a week.  Though one of the two litterboxes (for two cats) is a Litter Robot, which is basically always clean.  But only one of my cats uses it.

    Post # 23
    664 posts
    Busy bee
    • Wedding: September 2012

    I’m a volunteer at an cat rescue shelter and they go by the rule one litter box per two cats. My vet told me the same thing. I have three cats and and two litter boxes. I try to clean once a day but usually it ends up being every other day depending on how busy we are. Lately it’s been once a day since I’ve been home. There’s been times though that I have to clean it twice a day because one of them had a really stinky poop lol.

    Post # 24
    1160 posts
    Bumble bee
    • Wedding: September 2012

    I’m a pet sitter and one of my jobs is cat sitting. i will do it once or twice per day.

    Post # 25
    418 posts
    Helper bee

    try to scoop once per day, but I’m REALLY good at forgetting to do so. I end up just scooping (or throwing out and starting over) on trash day every week. SORRY CAT!

    Post # 26
    5667 posts
    Bee Keeper

    I have one automatic litter box for two cats. It scoops itself 10 minutes after the cats do their business so it’s pretty much always clean.

    Post # 27
    3241 posts
    Sugar bee
    • Wedding: May 2011

    We have 2 cats and 2 litter boxes and I scoop them every other day (more or less).  When we had 3 cats, we had 3 litter boxes.

    Post # 28
    879 posts
    Busy bee
    • Wedding: November 1999

    I scoop at least twice a day, before I go to work in the morning and again before I go to sleep.  I got an XL pan because my cat was growing out of his old one and ended up keeping both since he would go in both, lol (so two pans for one cat – couldn’t vote twice). The extra pan helped for when we needed to stay away overnight which happened more frequently once we got engaged for wedding planning. A cat’s sense of smell is very sensitive and they do not like to walk in their own waste. They always say to ask yourself, “How often do you flush your toilet” and “would you want to use a dirty bathroom” and that’s why I try to give my cat a clean litter! I would love to get an automatic one.

    Post # 29
    112 posts
    Blushing bee
    • Wedding: August 2012

    @dynamic_duo:  Just because people on here aren’t doing it doesn’t mean it’s not the best thing for the cat.

    We scope probably about 3 – 4 times a day for 3 cats. We’d get them more than the one box but do NOT even have the space for the one so….next move, maybe.

    Post # 30
    404 posts
    Helper bee
    • Wedding: December 2012

    I had ferrets (hey, they’re like long cats, but cooler!) and I had one pan per 2 ferrets, and scooped twice a day. I now have rabbits and scoop twice a day.

    I found the cleaner the pan is, the more most animals will want to use it.

    Am a bit surprised at the results. Cat poo REALLY stinks so I’m surprised there are so many people letting their pans build up for so many day. Frown

    Post # 31
    1902 posts
    Buzzing bee
    • Wedding: June 2012 - Franklin Plaza

    1 cat, 1 box. I *try* to scoop once a day, but it usually ends up being every other day. 

    @BerryBerry:  We have a covered box for Luna. We were surprised at how much it keeps the smell contained. That or our cat just doesn’t have very stinky poops. 😉

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