(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 # 32
    2912 posts
    Sugar bee
    • Wedding: March 1996

    Three cats, two boxes. Scoop once a day, dump out everything and start fresh once a week.

    Post # 33
    1091 posts
    Bumble bee
    • Wedding: October 2012

    One cat, one (obscenely large) box, and I scoop every other day.  She just doesn’t go all that much, and it doesn’t usually stink (no special litter, just Sam’s Club brand).  People have actually commented (who don’t like cats) that they would never know we have a cat from the smell- as in no one ever smells cat box when they come through our house.  If anyone ever mentioned that it stinks, and we have a few close friends who would tell us, I’d up the scooping schedule.

    My cat’s also not picky about her box… She’s addicted to using it, she’s never once *knock wood* peed or pooed anywhere other than her box since the day I got her.

    Post # 34
    5427 posts
    Bee Keeper

    It’s a covered pan and in the hall closet… so it’s easy to forget until it’s stinky… But once a week we dump it all out, wash the pan with javex and put fresh litter in.

    Post # 35
    1145 posts
    Bumble bee
    • Wedding: September 2011

    We have 3 cats and they have always shared one litter with no problems.  I would clean it once a day.  Now that I’m preggo, I don’t have litter duty and Darling Husband went out and bought a huge under the bed-type storage box and they use that now.  It’s probably the size of 3 standard litter boxes.  He cleans that twice a week.  

    Post # 36
    3303 posts
    Sugar bee

    @dynamic_duo:  Hubby does them all every other day.  Luckily, I don’t really do them ever.  One of them is an autoscoop, so he just checks to make sure it is ok. 

    Yeah it’s gross, but if we don’t keep on top of it they won’t use it.

    Post # 37
    2194 posts
    Buzzing bee
    • Wedding: November 2011

    we have 2 cats and 2 pans. We used to have 3, but they’ve gotten bettter about just using the 2. I scoop once a day, usually, but have to be better about changing the litter. It gets all muddy.

    Post # 38
    1128 posts
    Bumble bee
    • Wedding: November 2011

    We have one cat and one litter box, we live in a small apartment, we barely have the space for one box! Hubby scoops it every few days.

    Post # 39
    23592 posts
    Honey Beekeeper
    • Wedding: September 2011

    My husband is a NUT on this matter and tries to scoop every day. And then hell try to get me to do the same. No no, I voted once every few days..

    Post # 40
    11231 posts
    Sugar Beekeeper
    • Wedding: August 2013

    Two cats, two pans, but when we move into a house where there’s room, we’ll probably have a third. You are supposed to have one per cat plus one, and spread them out between the levels of your house. Fiance cleans them twice a day, since the little kitty is prone to UTIs and pees on the floor when things aren’t perfect (not good in an apartment!). We found out she does a lot better then the boxes aren’t right next to one another, too.

    I get all grossed out when we go to a friend’s house because he has two cats and one box, in the basement, and he cleans it out like once a week. The cats go outside the box if it’s too dirty (which, IMO, it often is), but he’s okay with it because it’s on the cement floor. Yuck.

    Post # 41
    1115 posts
    Bumble bee
    • Wedding: September 2012

    2 cats. 1 box, I scoop once a day now.  I used to go days in between scooping but my boys have gotten persnickity in their older age and if its not scooped they go outside it.  Also since moving into a new apt the box is in a more “viewable” area so I naturally have to sccop more.

    Post # 42
    4693 posts
    Honey bee
    • Wedding: October 2013

    One litter box for one cat, and I scoop every time he poops. Its in the halll closet so if I walk by and see a poo I just scoop it.

    Post # 45
    330 posts
    Helper bee
    • Wedding: September 2011

    We scoop every couple days. I try to do it every other day, but sometimes we forget. We have one cat and her box is in a cabinet so we dont see it (and she has privacy). I also change the whole box once a month, and use worlds best litter, which seems to keep the stink down. 

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