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i bought a new litter box w/ hood attached
Mar 31st, 2012 at 6:38pm
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She has gone in there last nite & once today.  How long should I continue w/ this new litter box b/4 I remove it & put the old one bck?
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Re: i bought a new litter box w/ hood attached
Reply #1 - Mar 31st, 2012 at 7:18pm
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Hi Mary!

What was your goal, with having this new litter box?  How old is your cat? 

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Shes 7 yrs old, I didnt like the old litter box, cause of the litter going on the tiles eventhough I hv a rug underneath it.  It has a hood & a door she was shown how to go in it, but shes not going to the litter box as often as she used to w/ the other litter box.  I dont want her getting sick from holding her urine. Cry

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Reply #3 - Apr 3rd, 2012 at 7:31pm
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I honestly don't think any kitty likes "going", with a cover over them. At least my fluff wads didn't like it. =^..^=

I'd remove the cover and invest in a few litter mats. It really helps!

The brand of kitty litter you use could be an "issue", with your baby too. 

I hope this helps.  Keep us posted!
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Re: i bought a new litter box w/ hood attached
Reply #4 - Apr 4th, 2012 at 2:59pm
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I'm still not sure I understand your question. Are you thinking that if your cat uses a covered litterbox a few times, that it will somehow train her not to kick litter out of a regular box without a lid? I don't think that's going to happen. Your best bet is to buy a much larger box with taller sides to help contain the litter more effectively. A lot of folks buy Rubbermaid or similar plastic storage containers, which are much larger than a standard litterbox. Then they either cut the sides down a bit, or they cut a cat-sized hole in one side so that the cat can go in and out easily. I tried one with the cat-sized hole cut in it, but only one of my 18 cats will use it. I expect that if I buy another one and just cut the sides down so that the cats can easily jump over them but so that they'll still be taller than a standard litterbox, more of my cats will use it that way.

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Re: i bought a new litter box w/ hood attached
Reply #5 - Apr 5th, 2012 at 4:21pm
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kitty9 wrote on Apr 3rd, 2012 at 7:31pm:
I honestly don't think any kitty likes "going", with a cover over them. At least my fluff wads didn't like it. =^..^=

I'd remove the cover and invest in a few litter mats. It really helps!

The brand of kitty litter you use could be an "issue", with your baby too. 

I hope this helps.  Keep us posted!
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I finally hd to take the cover off & she finally went, yes I do hv a mat underneath I did originally hv a big litter box but The hoodie looks alot better w/ a door attached besides, but she was not a happy camper & the minute w/ took the cover off she was very happy cat.......
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Re: i bought a new litter box w/ hood attached
Reply #6 - Apr 5th, 2012 at 4:29pm
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Tempest wrote on Apr 4th, 2012 at 2:59pm:
I'm still not sure I understand your question. Are you thinking that if your cat uses a covered litterbox a few times, that it will somehow train her not to kick litter out of a regular box without a lid? I don't think that's going to happen. Your best bet is to buy a much larger box with taller sides to help contain the litter more effectively. A lot of folks buy Rubbermaid or similar plastic storage containers, which are much larger than a standard litterbox. Then they either cut the sides down a bit, or they cut a cat-sized hole in one side so that the cat can go in and out easily. I tried one with the cat-sized hole cut in it, but only one of my 18 cats will use it. I expect that if I buy another one and just cut the sides down so that the cats can easily jump over them but so that they'll still be taller than a standard litterbox, more of my cats will use it that way.

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Originally hd a big litter box but it was ugly, so this was a more modern one I just bought, but b/4 I bought the new one, she wd get litter all over the place, even w/ a mat underneath.  But now w/ I removed the cover I tht I wd hv a problem w/ the litter but I dont, but maybe w/ the new shape the litter stays in.....so now shes happy, why do they make covers for them, I know they want u to buy anything new but I didnt want to throw the new away, just removed the cover, horray.  She wd hold her urine till she cdnt hold it anymore, I tht something was wrong w/ Lucky but it was the cover oh well thx for yr help, next time I w/ ask on the forum b/4 I buy anything new, & get opinions thx again Smiley
  
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