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post #31 of 47
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Originally Posted by chichismom
Yes I would recommend a bigger box with sides even to control the litter throwing, I dont know why some cats make a mess and some dont? My little Murphy tosses litter everywhere!?!? But my Chichi is very tidy with her covering ups maybe its a boy thing?
I think you're right, I think it might just be a boy thing!! My next kitten (hopefully!) will be a girl, maybe then she will be cleaner?
post #32 of 47
We have the one size litter box pretty much for their whole life. We have an extra large one in the cat room because it used to be a covered one, but that wasn't chosen on purpose. My cats are pretty good at not flicking litter everywhere.
post #33 of 47
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Originally Posted by babyharley
I really want one of those domes, they look so nice!!

I think I might have to go and get a rubber-maid container and make one myself!

All of these ideas are just great, does anyone have any pics of their home made ones??
Here's a thread I just opened for my handmade litterbox cover.

http://www.thecatsite.com/forums/showthread.php?t=67258
post #34 of 47
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Originally Posted by babyharley
These look really great!! --but the cats don't have a problem getting out or anything?
I just bought one of those about 2 weeks ago. I had to take the cover off at first until they started to use it then added it back on. They like this one!
post #35 of 47
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Originally Posted by Momofmany
Here's a thread I just opened for my handmade litterbox cover.

http://www.thecatsite.com/forums/showthread.php?t=67258
WOW-that is amazing!! If I really had room for that, I would have John make me/Harley one!!

I really like the rubber maid ones with the wholes in the top, I just don't know if Harley is big enuf to jump in and out? I have a feeling he would get lazy and not want to jump back out again...
post #36 of 47
Harley is gorgeous BTW
post #37 of 47
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Originally Posted by chichismom
Harley is gorgeous BTW
Awww, well thank you very much, I will have to tell him tonite when I get home

Kisses, cuddles and headbutts from Harley to you!
post #38 of 47
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Originally Posted by laureen227
it's the cat, not the box! i have littermaids, the automated boxes. never had a litter problem till Cable - i swear she's digging to China! she gets it everywhere...no one else does. you might try a covered box - that way there's only the opening where the litter can escape. i think, from what i've read, that this one is pretty sizable.
Maybe she's getting ready to wire a network?

My cats have always kept the same box. I know my mother has had good success with the littermaid box because instead of scratching for entertainment Pumpkin would jump out and wait for the action! She also put thier other litter boxes inside the old dog kennel, but then space wasn't a problem.
post #39 of 47
babyharley -

None of my cats ever had a problem getting in and out of it. Moses took right to it at about 10 weeks old. He's a curious kitty, though. He saw his big brother getting in and out of it, and had to try it too. After that, he stopped using his own baby litter box.

Neither one of my cats are elderly, disabled or over 20 lbs. I think as long as they are healthy, not too heavy and you know they can jump as high as the container is, there wouldn't be a problem.

I never put it down without the top on it. I put it there, they jumped on it, smelled the litter inside, and just knew what to do.
post #40 of 47
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Originally Posted by JulieAnne
babyharley -

None of my cats ever had a problem getting in and out of it. Moses took right to it at about 10 weeks old. He's a curious kitty, though. He saw his big brother getting in and out of it, and had to try it too. After that, he stopped using his own baby litter box.

Neither one of my cats are elderly, disabled or over 20 lbs. I think as long as they are healthy, not too heavy and you know they can jump as high as the container is, there wouldn't be a problem.

I never put it down without the top on it. I put it there, they jumped on it, smelled the litter inside, and just knew what to do.
Great!!
Harley is as curious as they come I think...haha!

I do believe this weekend I'm going to go and get a rubber maid container and see if I can get something workin'!!

THANKS TO EVERYONE FOR THEIR HELP AND ADVICE!!!
post #41 of 47
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Originally Posted by chichismom
Yes I would recommend a bigger box with sides even to control the litter throwing, I dont know why some cats make a mess and some dont? My little Murphy tosses litter everywhere!?!? But my Chichi is very tidy with her covering ups maybe its a boy thing?
nope - i've got all girls, & Cable throws litter all over - the other 2 don't, & neither did Mouse. it's the personality of the cat, IMO
post #42 of 47
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Ok so back to the litter box ordeal...

I am waiting for this next pay period to go and get Harley's new litter box.(Next Monday)

Last night we were rearranging our living room and I really wanted his litter box out of the room so I put it in the bathroom, and he seemed like he really liked it there, now he has privacy instead of being in the living room.

I got up this morning and he had used it and there were only a few bits of litter on the floor around it, which wasnt a problem. So, John stayed home from work today and when he got up, Harley had litter ALL OVER the bathroom floor, not 1 piece of litter was left in his box.
So-John moved it back into the living room and Harley hasn't had a problem since.

I think its time to go to the store and get him a new COVERED one tonight!
post #43 of 47
We've just finished moving house and have figured out the far-flung litter problem without going shopping. We had a cardboard box that fit perfectly over the litter tray and cut a door in it for her, walla, privacy and contained smell & litter!
Only problem now is because DH only sees a big carboard box instead of the litter tray he forgets to clean it out (I'm preggers so is a no-no for me).
post #44 of 47
Prego is a flinger, so I always use a convered box for him. One of them is just rectangular. The other is the Booda Dome without the steps. The Booda Dome is a lot bigger than it looks. Prego is 13 lbs and fits pretty well in it. I also like it because there are no corners to clean out.

I'd like to try the one with the steps. Do the steps really work to contain the litter? Is the box itself just as big as the one without steps?

PS. Little Harley is just adorable!
post #45 of 47
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Thanks!

I went home at noon and I caught Harley standing outside his litter box FLINGING litter onto the floor, ON PURPOSE!!!

Tonight we are getting a rubber maid tote to make his new box, I am so upset right now, I can't believe he's still doing that!
post #46 of 47
Rocket throws his litter everywhere and I'm not sure why either, even when he doesn't use the box.
post #47 of 47
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Originally Posted by Sims2fan
Rocket throws his litter everywhere and I'm not sure why either, even when he doesn't use the box.
Harley does that too and I get soooo mad! I tell him NO, but I dont think he really understands what that means. I am just furious!!
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