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What to do with the litterpans???

post #1 of 10
Thread Starter 
My son's going to be crawling soon, and I don't want him getting into the litterpans. However, I have no idea what to do or where to put them. One is a open litterpan, and the other is a covered one.
Any suggestions/?
post #2 of 10
Mine are all located inside of closets with a hole cut in the door just big enough for the cats to get in and out of.
post #3 of 10
I was going to suggest that too, maye put a catflap in the door. They get full privacy then too, without a child watching them.

Mine are in the bathroom, so my son couldn't get them because we will always be in there with him. He's older now so doesn't go near them anyway.

Another suggestion would be to maybe replace the open one with a covered one so it's not so interesting for him.
post #4 of 10
Thread Starter 
Putting a cat door in the closet isn't an option since I live in an appartment and I don't think the landlady would be too impressed in I cut a hole in the closet door.
They love the litterbox without the cover, and I'd hate to change it to another covered one(they like their options, lol)
I wonder if maybe putting in inside a box with a door cut out might work???
post #5 of 10
you could try a top-entry box
post #6 of 10
2 options:

1. Buy a Rubbermaid 18 gal storage container. They run around $5. Cut a hole in the top ~10 inches in diameter and use this as the litter box.

2. Keep the litter box in the bathroom with a baby gate in front of the door. A healthy adult cat should be able to jump over just fine.
post #7 of 10
I second the baby gate idea. I have the bottom of the gate about 3-4 inches above the floor, so Zoey can get in the room easily. I also keep her food and water in there.
post #8 of 10
I was also going to suggest a baby gate.
post #9 of 10
When my son was crawling, we lived in a mobile home (3 bedroom). One room was the baby's, one was the cat's room. The litter pan was kept in there.

When I was home, my son was always supervised and he rarely went into the cat room. By the time he was walking and able to understand more, it was just a matter of telling him no or why he couldn't play in the litter pan.

I never had a problem with him and the cats or the litter pan
post #10 of 10
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Originally Posted by CharmsDad View Post
Keep the litter box in the bathroom with a baby gate in front of the door. A healthy adult cat should be able to jump over just fine.
heck, Firefox learned how to climb one before she was 6 weeks old... i had a double gate in my bathroom door until she was completely healthy + litterbox trained... she learned how to climb it!
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