For a small apartment or house owner, it can be hard (or somewhat irritating) to find the perfect spot to keep your things, leave alone your cat’s litter box. Despite how confusing or irritating it is, it’s crucial. Because, according to vets, litter box and litter habits are the number one cause of people giving up on their cats.
The ultimate goal of this article to help you find out enough space for both of you. This means that the litter box should be out of sight, but still easy to access. The smaller space, the firm the smell can be. Thereby, you want to always keep it clean to make things comfortable for both of you.
Here’s a bunch of things that you should figure out before deciding the placement of the litter box.
How Many Litter Boxes Do You Need?
The general rule you should follow is having one box per cat along with one extra. So, if you have a single cat, you can be okay with even a single box, given that you clean it regularly; otherwise, you should purchase two litter boxes.
The reason you purchase an extra litter box is to ensure your cat has an alternative place to go if the first doesn’t feel clean or comfortable. If you thinking cleaning litter boxes twice a day is a pesky task, consider investing in a self-cleaning litter box. They clean automatically after the cat is done using it. This saves time, and the place stays clean every time.
I’ve mentioned some automatic litter boxes in a previous article.
If cleaning several litter boxes twice a day seems like a tall order, you might want to invest in a self-cleaning litter box. Automatic litter boxes clean up right after the cat uses it, so you don’t have to spend time scooping, and each cat has a clean place to go every time.
We’re Not So Different
Not to be too intimate, but a good idea would be to place the litter box to place it where you’d want your bathroom.
- Now, you surely want your bathroom to where it’s convenient and comfortable.
- It also needs to be away from other people.
- You also need your bathroom to be client all the time.
You have the checklist for the perfect litter box.
Things to Consider while placing the litter box :
Like every animal, cats like privacy when they’re doing their business. It’s not because of modesty, but rather because of fear. The fear of being ambushed by an enemy when they’re not attentive. If space is an issue, you can use the inexpensive screen in the living room/bedroom corner.
Make sure that your house isn’t too much busy. If you are placing the litter box in laundry-utility room, you need to make sure that you place it away from appliances, to ensure that dryer and washer noise don’t stress your feline friend.
Away from Food, Please !
Not only for sanitary reasons, you need to keep it away from food dishes to respect your feline’s fastidious nature.
Don’t Make Them Climb Stairs
They can roam free up and down the stairs. However, if you have kittens, or old cats, forcing them to access the litter box might lead to your cats ignoring the litter box. Also, avoid dark basements, or anything that might be the birthplace of bacteria and mold. Place boxes in several levels of your house if you have multiple cats. If not, place the box that won’t require climbing stairs.
Keep the Doors Open
No matter how perfect your spot is, all your effort will be wasted if you close the door unintentionally. Always ensure that your cats can reach their litter boxes without efforts.
Consider Litter Box “Furniture”
Lots of companies on Amazon provide attractive pieces of furniture which are designed to hide litter boxes. These range from attractive wooden pieces up to beautiful bamboo cabinets. If you don’t have much space, one such furniture could be a good idea.