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RubberMaid litterbox ideas/pictures

post #1 of 16
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I know I have seen some people post these. Anyways once Pong is a little bigger it will be time for me to get another bigger box. And instead of spending 15 or more on a covered box I wanna do the rubbermaid idea I have seen. So can the people that have them post some pictures so I can get an idea on how to make one. Also share any tips you may have on a good one. Thanks.
post #2 of 16
I'm not really too keen on running over to take a picture of my litter boxes at the moment (haven't scooped them yet today ), but all you really need to do is cut a cat sized hole in the side and either leave the lid on or off. Easier yet, don't bother with cutting a hole, just remove the lid and let the cat jump in and out of the box.

If you do decide to cut a hole in the side or end of the rubbermaid container be very careful. The plastic is rather rigid so the easiest way to cut it is to use a dremel tool, if you try to use a knife there's the possiblity you could slip and seriously cut yourself.
post #3 of 16
just do a catsite search using the term 'rubbermaid litterbox' in the search field, & you'll find a thread that has pix. if i was at school i'd do it for you & post the link, but my dial-up is way to slow!
post #4 of 16
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How high up or how low should I make the opening? And how big should the opening be? Should it be it be round up top and flat at the bottom or the opening or what? And one last question for now what size rubbermaid box should I get?
post #5 of 16
All the sizing will depend on your cats size and how much litter you want in it! Make sure the hole is big enough for the kitty, high enough up that you get enough litter in it, not too high that they have a hard time getting it, not too low that they shoot litter out the opening when scrattching, and if you cut the hole make sure it's not got sharp pokeys around it from the cutting, soften the edges a little so the cat doesn't hurt it's paws! That's the best advice I can give you! (even though I've never made one before! )
post #6 of 16
Here's a picture of one of ours. We have 3 like this.
post #7 of 16
These are mine. I no longer use the lids though.

post #8 of 16
I've been thinking of trying this too. Does anyone simply leave the top off, without cutting anything? If so, how well does it work for your cats? Does it reduce the amount of litter scattered on the floor?
post #9 of 16
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Originally Posted by momto3cats View Post
I've been thinking of trying this too. Does anyone simply leave the top off, without cutting anything? If so, how well does it work for your cats? Does it reduce the amount of litter scattered on the floor?
My sister does, but she uses the underbed storage boxes. So they have lower sides.
post #10 of 16
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Originally Posted by momto3cats View Post
I've been thinking of trying this too. Does anyone simply leave the top off, without cutting anything? If so, how well does it work for your cats? Does it reduce the amount of litter scattered on the floor?
I don't use the lids anymore. My cats are like the extra room with the lid off!
post #11 of 16
I don't use lids but I do cut the front out a little, like littleraven's pic.
post #12 of 16
I use the underbed boxes without lids for the girls....the sides are low and since they aren't "Flingers" so that's not a problem.

I have to use a regular covered box for Elliott because he seems to think he has to dig to China and fling litter everywhere before he goes!
post #13 of 16
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Originally Posted by littleraven7726 View Post
Here's a picture of one of ours. We have 3 like this.
I made one the other day and this was the design I used. I have a lid on it for now because mainly only the new guy uses it.
post #14 of 16
You know what I use for the big cats (the Wegie and Maine Coon)? A baby bathtub! Just purrfect
post #15 of 16
That rubbermaid mega cat box is a good idea. I've had to get the biggest cat box that Walmart sells, with the extra height add on. My twinkle sometimes miscalculates and hangs her butt over the edge so I come home to poop hanging on the outside edge!!!
I was wondering what my next step would be.
I keep her box in my bathroom, geez maybe I should just make it her bathroom once i put the MEGA cat box in there!
post #16 of 16
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Originally Posted by JuJubee View Post
That rubbermaid mega cat box is a good idea. I've had to get the biggest cat box that Walmart sells, with the extra height add on. My twinkle sometimes miscalculates and hangs her butt over the edge so I come home to poop hanging on the outside edge!!!
I was wondering what my next step would be.
I keep her box in my bathroom, geez maybe I should just make it her bathroom once i put the MEGA cat box in there!
You should definetly think about getting a covered box or a rubbermaid tub like these guys have been talking about.

Personally, I only use those cheap, cheap kitty litter boxes that is just the bottom- not covered. PHX has no problems with that. I put a little cardboard scratching pad in front of it so he can get the kitty litter out of his paws. I like that idea so that way all the kitty litter that is out of the kitty litter box stays inside the (tile) bathroom... instead of being brought through carpet and into the rest of the house! He uses it, so he must like it too!
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