Selecting a new Litter Box

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Selecting a new Litter Box
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Tue, 04-01-2003 - 1:12pm
It's time for a new kitty box at our house, and since my 2 boys are getting bigger and using the box more I want to get what would be best for them. Right now I change the box once a week and I have a Giant Size VanNess Kitty box. Well lately it's been smelly (urine) before the "change day" arrives. I have a small apartment so of course this is a problem. My question is #1. Do I get the same box again, but start changing it twice a week? Or #2. Do I get 2 smaller boxes and change them once a week. I was thinking of going through with #1 because that is the box they are used to and they are so good about using the box, I don't want any stubburoness.

Thanks for your suggestions in advance.

Jenny, Simba & Sammy
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Registered: 10-24-2002
Tue, 04-01-2003 - 1:33pm
I have two litter boxes, one for each cat, but it doesn't seem to make a lot of difference which one uses which box. I mostly use clumping litter, and I don't have any smell in my apartment. Ooops, not quite true, as Sammy will poo and doesn't cover. Misha, the good girl that she can be at times, will hop in the litter box to do her pee or poo but before she does anything she covers for Sammy, even if she doesn't use the same box.

Since I mostly use the clumping litter, scoop twice a day, I will give their litter boxes a good cleaning once a month, get rid of the old litter, and wash out the boxes with soap and water. Both litter boxes are big ones.

I hope this helps, all the best,

Patrick, (sammycat2002)

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Registered: 10-24-2002
Tue, 04-01-2003 - 1:37pm
Ooops, should have added that I also add baking soda to the litter unless it already has it in it.




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Tue, 04-01-2003 - 3:25pm
Does the baking soda really help? I have one of those automatic litter boxes by Littermaid and it's great but I'm just worried about washing it once a month. First off, it's really big and heavy and secondly, I don't think it was designed to get wet.

As far as litter box suggestions, I love mine and I only have to clean up once every 2-3 days and even then it's just to empty the receptacle. The downfall is, it's kinda expensive and delicate. So if you have a very curious kitty, they might start getting into the moving parts that make the rake mechanism go.

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Tue, 04-01-2003 - 3:40pm
Not sure. Sammy is a very inquisitive cat and tends to take things apart to see how they work. I have found that in my litter boxes it does help a great deal. I am not sure how it would work in an automated litter box.