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post #1 of 16
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I was wondering.. where is the best place to put litter. In my attempted to make my kitten feel like one of the family I put it in one of our bathrooms.. good place?? bad place??? what's your take on it
post #2 of 16
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I was wondering.. where is the best place to put litter. In my attempted to make my kitten feel like one of the family I put it in one of our bathrooms.. good place?? bad place??? what's your take on it
I have always put the litter in the bathroom. To me, it just seems like the most obvious place!
post #3 of 16
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Originally Posted by Ashe
I was wondering.. where is the best place to put litter. In my attempted to make my kitten feel like one of the family I put it in one of our bathrooms.. good place?? bad place??? what's your take on it
That is where I have always put it. It just seems to work well for all concerned.
post #4 of 16
LOL when we moved it was the first thing I was looking for- does this place have a good place for the boxes?

Remember you should always have 1 box per cat and then 1 extra if possible, so when you have 2 cats you need 3 boxes etc.
We have 3 boxes, 1 in the bathroom, one on the back porch and 1 in our closet (it's a walk in) and while that's 1 shy of reccomended, I must say that it's better than 2 was. I prefer the bathroom as if it's just after a stinky poo you can turn the vent on, and they're almost never carpetted for easy clean up!

If you do have to put a litterbox on a carpetted area, can I suggest a rolly chair mat put under the box to protect the carpet from kicked liter, and a mat to catch it (it seems redundant, but you seriously don't want to clean ground in cat litter.)
post #5 of 16
.another bathroom here
post #6 of 16
Do you just have the one kitten? That makes placement a little less crucial, as you don't have to take into account the other cats going after the kitten in the litter box. Basically, it needs to be away from the "nesting area" -- away from food, water and bedding. But shouldn't be too out of the way where it's inconvenient to get to. And shouldn't be anywhere near anything likely to cause a fright while in the box. If the kitten has access to multiple levels, there should be a box on each level.

I have three cats, all live on one level, and I have two boxes in a spare closet and a third box in a spare bathroom.
post #7 of 16
Put 'em in the bathroom. I will say, that if you have an "unused" extra bath with a tub, that putting the litter box in the tub is a great way to keep the debris from litter-kickers corralled. Although you do have to be careful about cleaning the tub if you use a clumping clay litter (been there done that .)
post #8 of 16
I keep mine in my bathroom, in the bathtub. I realise that sounds kind of gross (the idea grossed me out at first), but I just take the boxes out each morning when I want to have a shower, spray the tub with disinfectant, give it a scrub, and rinse it. It adds about ten minutes of work, having to wash the bathtub every morning, but it totally contains all the litter that the kitties track, so my floors are totally clean (before I started doing this, the floors were constantly messy - I'd clean them, and half an hour later, there would be litter tracked around again), so it really saves time, in the long run, and also space - I live in an aprtment, so I'm definitely not rolling in space - I don't use the bathtub 23.5 hours a day, however, so this way I'm not taking up space that I could otherwise using (before they were taking up half the floor space in the bathroom), and they're behind the shower curtain, so now I don't have to look at them, since I find them kind of unsightly. I have a flushable, biodegradable litter, so I just rinse the tracked litter down the drain every morning, which is nice and easy. It's worked really well for me. That said, if I lived in a house with a basement or a laundry room, I would probably put them there instead.
post #9 of 16
We put ours in the bathroom too. Just like that!
post #10 of 16
I have 2 cats. I have one litter box in the kitchen and one in the livingroom.
post #11 of 16
I really didnt' like having the litter box in the bathroom. I use feline pine, and even though I have a covered cat box, it still gets kicked out and tracked everywhere by my cats. It created quite a mess in the bathroom. For some reason, the cats also decided to hang out in the bathroom all day long, and trying to get cat hair off of damp surfaces is quite tricky. I'm trying to keep the cats out of the bathroom entirely right now, so the cat box is next to the wall in my bedroom. I'm moving to a new apartment though, and the idea of keeping the box in the tub is something I'd like to try. Do those of you who keep the cat box in the closet find any odor lingering in your clothes/coats? I'm moving to a townhouse, and I think I will keep the first floor cat box in the coat closet, but I don't want my coats to smell like litter.
post #12 of 16
Lonestar has his litter tray in his pen in the lounge

Benja has his in his pen in the cat room

Elmo goes outside

Holly, Sophie, Muffin & Bridget have theirs in the cat room
post #13 of 16
My bathroom's too small to put the litter box in, but the ultility closet next to the bathroom has become the "cat room" his litter box, bucket of litter and basket of toys, towels, litter liners, etc... are all in there... it's got a linoleum floor so it's easy to clean (although most of the litter stays in the covered box or on the mat in front)... I dont have any other place to put a second box because my apartment is so small, but he does great with one
post #14 of 16
Our litter trays are located in the bedroom, the bathroom, and the hallway.
post #15 of 16
Rosie and Sophie have their own room, aka the guest room, so their litter trays are in there.
post #16 of 16
I put mine in my half-bathroom, which gets very little use. The bathroom just seem like the obvious place!

Here is the pic, you can see it behind Lucas:

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