Originally Posted by sweetyanna
I don't want kitty to do acrobatics everytime he has has to go.
Sorry, I understand your concern, but at the same time, the feline, IS the acrobat of the animal world. So I wouldn't worry about that part too much.
As for accidentally poopin off the edge of the box, **it happens..(Once again, sorry, couldn't help it)
Size and depth don't matter too much, just go with whatever works for your cat.
-You can just use a deeper box to prevent him from accidentally hanging his butt out.
-You can you a covered litter box to also prevent this. But since the box isn't cleaned out everyday or probably even every other day, a cover might not be a great idea since cover = more smell, faster.
-If you can't find a litter box deep enough, you could even use something like that blue bin behind your cat in you avatar, cut it down a little if you want.
-I personally would try to help my cat understand that he needs to watch where his butt is pointed in the box. Watch him when he goes, and if he starts to "hang out" then push his butt back in. Praise him when he gets it all inside the box. Some cats will get this, some won't.
-I would also tell your bf to man up
and clean out the box when your gone. If there aren't so many poops and pee balls lying around in the box, your cat won't have to "tippy toe" around in there or have to take an awkward stance to avoid soiling himself.
-I use the plastic litter liner bags so all I have to do is tighten the draw strings and throw the bag in the trash just like a garbage bag. I use the regular solid liners, BUT they also make liners with holes in the bottom that act as a strainer.
So all you have to do is lay a few bags in there. Then everyday/everyother day, lift the bag, let the clean litter fall through and throw it away.
-Last option is more expensive and wasteful, but if BF just will not scoop or use the liners, maybe you could buy several of those disposable litter boxes to use when your gone. Fill it with a small amount of litter and just have BF throw the whole thing away and refill a new one once a day.