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originally posted by: kaylaluv
a reply to: misterhistory
Wow, guess I've been doing it all wrong. I've always had one box for my two cats. Never had a problem, and I've added new cats to the mix when an old one died. Also, I've had a covered box for about 6 years now.
We just got a new young cat a month ago. I gave him his own litter box (open box) while introducing him to the new house, and he instead went straight for the closed box. I always assumed they liked the privacy.
I keep it very clean, and all my cats have seemed to like it very much. My husband built it - it has two holes for an entrance and an exit - a cabinet door on the side with a pull-out platform on wheels that the box sits on ( for easy cleaning), and an overhead top that opens. It's pretty big - almost like a tiny room for cats. It just looks like a big piece of furniture from the outside. It's pretty cool actually.
originally posted by: misterhistory
a reply to: Lurker1
The thing with your opinion on the closed litter boxes is that you've not had a cat who seems to partially miss the litter box every time the lid isn't on and I have to clean up cat pee from carpet. No he doesn't do it out of defiance or marking or anything but the fact he forgets he's a 20 lbs cat that should only be like 10-12 lbs.
I've always had one box for my two cats. Never had a problem, and I've added new cats to the mix when an old one died.
You didn't mention if you have a multiple cat household. Sometimes the other cats will "bully" another cat in the household causing that cat to be nervous. I had this issue and it is a ongoing issue. I've tried everything to get my older male cat to stop peeing in spots around the house and read that if a the cat is being bullied, they will become nervous and have litter box issues.