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Thank you again Miss Bea, because of you Raven and Jack have 8 paws full of claws.
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Thank you again Miss Bea, because of you Raven and Jack have 8 paws full of claws.
!!!!!!

The Beast is pooping in the box in the pool & peeing in the other one, but also on the floor. Blacklighting the entire room tonight.
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!!!!!!

The Beast is pooping in the box in the pool & peeing in the other one, but also on the floor. Blacklighting the entire room tonight.
Well, its a start! What kind of litter do you have in them? Maybe use whatever is in the pool box in the other one as well?
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Grabat, the cat that is technically not even ours, has litter box issues. In the old house, before the big dog that didn't like her, John's mom was responsible for cleaning the litter box. At that time there were three cats using the box. She'd never scoop the box, just buy clay litter and dump it every 3-4 weeks. There were constantly messes in front of the box.

When we moved into this house and Grabat was sent down to the basement with us, it was a constant challenge to get her to use the box. We tried every type of litter we could think of. John's mom kept insisting that Grabat needed to have a covered litter box, which we later found out she was terrified of. I put out three extra litter boxes and immediately she started to use them again.

She still occasionally has a relapse if I don't get to the box to clean it immediately. She requires an absolutely perfectly spotless box, and separate boxes for pee and poo. But she is doing a lot better and she's worth the little bit of extra hassle... even if she is mean and grumpy.
post #35 of 43
Just catching up here. I'm glad to hear there have been some improvements. If you ever need soemthing similar to a kiddie pool again, go to Lowes/Home Depot and look in the concrete section. They sell big black mixing tubs for the concrete that could also do the trick.
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Just catching up here. I'm glad to hear there have been some improvements. If you ever need soemthing similar to a kiddie pool again, go to Lowes/Home Depot and look in the concrete section. They sell big black mixing tubs for the concrete that could also do the trick.
Never thought about those.....I know I've seen them at the local Fleet & Farm. They're about the same size as what I've got, but that rounded shape almost the the edges would help keep "stuff" inside the box....

What I'm on the hunt for right now are trays of any kind to put under the LBs I've got. I have called every greenhouse I can think of. I'm looking on amazon.com right now for some.
post #37 of 43
What about a replacement tray for a dog crate? You should be able to get one big enough and they don't cost too much.

http://www.amazon.com/dp/B000XDMSZ4?...0&linkCode=asn


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I called the sorta local pet store, asking them for ideas. That was what she suggested, replacement dog crate trays. They don't carry them regularly in that size, but she can order me one.....at $34-40 per tray! I'll wait to see what the adopter says (if she even comes through) & then make some sort of purchase.
post #39 of 43
It's not the right season for it, but if you can find a larger, inexpensive boot tray it might work:

http://www.bedbathandbeyond.com/prod...1&SKU=10212839
post #40 of 43
YOu could make a tray out of plywood. Buy a piece of plywood and get Lowes to cut it to the size that you need. Then buy some 1"x1" boards and get Lowes to cut them the size that you need to go around the plywood. Nail them on and walla ...tray! You could even put a couple of coats of Polyurethane on them so that they would resist moisture.


We actually made a container for the litter boxes to go in. There's room inside for two litter boxes and the lids. The litter boxes face the back of the container and there are doors mats inside the container. In order to get out of the litter boxes the cats have to exit and go around them to get out the door of the container. It solved the problem of them launching themselves out of the boxes and tracking litter all over the place.


Oh and there is all kinds of tray here for all kinds of prices.
http://www.usplastic.com/catalog/cat...FQ3_sgod9VjHCw
post #41 of 43
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I've thought about plywood, but no. It's just no easy enough to clean up, because she does pee & poop on the trays.
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I've thought about plywood, but no. It's just no easy enough to clean up, because she does pee & poop on the trays.
how big does it need to be? [LxWxH] 'cause these look really doable - plus, really cheap! [don't know about shipping, tho.]
brown tray 15 1/8"x20 7/16"x1 1/8"
post #43 of 43
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Her tray is 41" x 25" I think. And a bit bigger would be better.
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