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Hi all. This is my first post..

Im a new owner of a 17 week old pure breed Russian Blue kitten (male)

Hes been using just a simple 12 qt tray full of regular clay litter.

I was wondering if anyone can recomend a litter box. There are just so many to choose from.

I would like to keep the litter box in the bathroom (which is small) so size is an issue.

Thanks for any advice.
post #2 of 12
Hi! I'd just go to the local pet store and look at the boxes. I'd recommend getting the largest you can with your space restrictions (since the kitten will be getting bigger and they like to move around in the box)...something with high sides so he doesn't kick out the litter as much when burying. I have a "large" and a "jumbo sized" box like this: http://www.petsmart.com/product/inde...amily&keepsr=1
post #3 of 12
Hi, Welcome to the forum. Litter boxes are more of a personal choice matter. But I'd say to buy the biggest one that will fit in the space you have.
post #4 of 12
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Hi, Welcome to the forum. Litter boxes are more of a personal choice matter. But I'd say to buy the biggest one that will fit in the space you have.
//// I prefer to buy kittens a med size box till they grow "leggs"
post #5 of 12
Yep, if you do get a big box with high sides, make sure you have the kitten a long, wide (and stable!) "step" (I think we used a big book, like a dictionary? with a towel over it) to help them get in and out .
post #6 of 12
Would the Booda Dome fit? I have it and love it. It's covered so you have to be extra diligent about cleaning it every day. I thought my kitten wouldn't be able to use it when I brought her home and bought the kitten-sized Cat's Rule pan, but she loved the Booda Dome.

(Do a google search on them, you can find them at most pet stores).
post #7 of 12
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Yep, if you do get a big box with high sides, make sure you have the kitten a long, wide (and stable!) "step" (I think we used a big book, like a dictionary? with a towel over it) to help them get in and out .
if you do decide on a big box w/high sides, i suggest either a rubbermaid or sterilite tote instead... they'll be cheaper, & come in a multitude of sizes.
post #8 of 12
Like everyone said, the biggest one you can fit. Although I bought a medium sized one for my kitten... They arent that expensive to replace as they grow if it is just a basic litter pan.
post #9 of 12
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Originally Posted by vitog123 View Post
Hi all. This is my first post..

Im a new owner of a 17 week old pure breed Russian Blue kitten (male)

Hes been using just a simple 12 qt tray full of regular clay litter.

I was wondering if anyone can recomend a litter box. There are just so many to choose from.

I would like to keep the litter box in the bathroom (which is small) so size is an issue.

Thanks for any advice.
I have two of those Van Ness Exlarge enclosed litter box that I bought at Target for like 12 bucks each. If I may, I would like to suggest using a natural litter rather than clay. Clay litter will get ingested by your cat which can really mess up his internal. I have tried many litters and I found world's best litter is the best. It's a bit more expensive but those last~~
post #10 of 12
Watch your kitten - when we got Charlie at 4 months old, he used the smaller pans for awhile, but as he grew, he wanted the deeper ones. We have a large covered deep pan now.

I had to get a deep rubbermaid one at the store for shows, as he refuses to use the ones that are only a few inches tall.

So in a few months, you may have to buy a larger/deeper pan for the kitten.

I love RB's (my first purebred). Can you post a picture of him? What lines is he from?
post #11 of 12
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Originally Posted by laureen227 View Post
if you do decide on a big box w/high sides, i suggest either a rubbermaid or sterilite tote instead... they'll be cheaper, & come in a multitude of sizes.
Yep, I use those too, they are cheap and awesome!
post #12 of 12
I buy the $13 ones at Walmart and stick a whole 28lbs worth of kitty litter in there. We have 2 of those things for 3 cats.
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