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Old 01-17-2013, 07:09 AM   #1 (permalink)
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Quick question: How many litter boxes should you have for 2 cats? I've only ever had one cat at a time, but we've decided to get two this go around. I'm thinking two. DH thinks one. I figure that it won't hurt to have an extra.

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Old 01-17-2013, 07:18 AM   #2 (permalink)
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Depends, are the cats buddies or are they somewhat indepent of each other? Two if there issues, one if they are cool together. It's good to have an extra box come cleaning day - or gardening day- or just about anything else that would require a low flat tub. You never know when anther cat may stroll into your lives, too. Keep it in the attic if not used.
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Old 01-17-2013, 07:52 AM   #3 (permalink)
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Rule of thumb is one per cat + one. So for 2 cats that would be 3 boxes. However, it does depend on the cats. I have 3 cats and 2 boxes. If I lived in a bigger place, I would definitely consider getting 2 more boxes. Right now I'm in a small apartment.
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Have at least two, depending on how often you can scoop. If you are gone long hours, have three. Cats like a clean bathroom. They don't want to pee and poop over old pee and poop. In addition many cats instinctively need to pee in one place and poop in another.

So one cat should have two litter boxes. Two, ideally should have three, but some cats manage with two.

I have three cats, four litter boxes. The fourth is in sort of an out of the way place, under the litter box platform, and never used, but I leave it there for them anyway, just in case someone wants it.
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They don't want to pee and poop over old pee and poop. In addition many cats instinctively need to pee in one place and poop in another.
I have found that to be the case with one of my cats, too. Depends on the cat, but I'd monitor the situation to see how it goes. For a decade we had 3 cats and two boxes with no issues.
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Old 01-17-2013, 09:42 AM   #6 (permalink)
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I have 2 cats and 3 boxes.

It makes it easier if you are busy and skip a day scooping.
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Old 01-17-2013, 09:48 AM   #7 (permalink)
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I have 3 cats and 2 huge boxes made from storage totes, they're each 16" x 30".
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I have two for two cats. I could *probably* get away with just one now but I'd have to clean it like 4 times a day and besides, MowMow likes to poo in one and pee in the other so no sense in upsetting his delicate sensibilities.
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That's a good point about having to scoop frequently. I assume everyone is home all day like I am and that is not the case. When I was active duty I didn't scoop nearly as much as I do now. Min scooping is 2X a day for us with 5 here....minimum.
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Old 01-17-2013, 11:13 AM   #10 (permalink)
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I have two cats and two big litter boxes but my cats completely abandoned one of them (have no idea why ) so they go pee and poop always to the second one. i am going to keep it like that next few weeks, but if nothing changes i guess i will get rid of that one not used (they really did not pee or poop to it for 3-4 weeks).

litter boxes number depends mostly on your cats. some cats like to have one litter box on their own so then you would have to have at least two, some cats dont care at all and share one (like my cats)
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