(Closed) What litter box do you use?

posted 6 years ago in Pets
Post # 3
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Buzzing Beekeeper
  • Wedding: December 2012

I use this dome lidded box because our lab likes to go treasure hunting. He can’t get his head through the hole.

Post # 7
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Sugar Beekeeper
  • Wedding: August 2013

We had two lidded boxes, but our cats hate them. We ended up having to take them off and just use the pans. :

Post # 8
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Sugar bee
  • Wedding: December 2011

@Bazinga:  Only if your dog is good.  My cockapoo keeps getting in there looking for treasure! I bought that box hoping it would keep him out, but I was wrong.

Post # 11
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Busy bee
  • Wedding: September 2012

@vorpalette:  This happened with our cats too.   Acutally, funny story, one of them went in a took a big poop and the door got stuck and she couldnt get out…..I dont think I have ever seen a more terrified look on a cats face lol

After that she wouldnt use the box with a lid anymore. Plus, another one (we have 4) does not step in the litter, she just balances on the edge of the box so a lid wouldnt work for her.

All that to say, we have just the pans.

Post # 12
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Honey bee
  • Wedding: June 2012

We use one with a lid. She goes crazy in there flinging litter all over… glad she doesn’t mind the lid. It was her first box once she was litter trained and a little bigger.

Post # 14
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Sugar Beekeeper
  • Wedding: August 2013

@Bazinga:  LOL good luck. Both of our babies are rescues. One was an adult when we got him, but the other was just a kitten.

Post # 15
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Buzzing Beekeeper
  • Wedding: November 2013 - St. Augustine Beach, FL

@Bazinga:  I don’t like cats in general but I ended up with three stray kittens a few years back and I kept one after adopting out the other two.  I HATE litter box odors so I used a trick from an RV owner I met.  He swears by the crystals but the crystals are a bit expensive so I took a multiple angle approach to controlling odor.  First, line the litter box with a litter box bag (or trash bag if you’re cheap like me.)  Put a section of newspaper or a piece of cardboard in the bottom of the litter box.  Scoop a few cups of the crystal litter on top of the cardboard.  Fill another 2-3 inches of regular litter on top of the crystals (no need for clumping, cheap litter will do.)  After 1 week scoop the poop and fill an additional 2-3 inches of regular litter on top.  After another week take the trashbag and throw litter away.  Start over by lining the litter box with a fresh garbage bag.

I hated scooping so I liked having the option to just hold my breath while tying up the trashbag so I could just throw the messed litter away regularly (usually every 2-3 weeks.)  Clean litter equals less odor.  Make sure the box has a door on it and put a doormat (check your local dollar store) in front of the door so the cat has an area to get litter off his paws and to catch stray litter that may get tossed out the front door.

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