On litter boxes.
I have two for three girls. No problem. Some days they only use one or the other. In my new place, I HATE HATE HATE where one of the boxes is located. It's by the back door, off the kitchen, next to the washer and dryer and by the pantry. The litter gets scattered on the mats, and then gets tracked on the tile floor in the kitchen. Plus, when I want to go to the pantry or use the washer/dryer, I'm stepping on scattered litter. And to go out the back door, I have to step over the (covered) litter box.
So........I emptied it, washed it and put it away. We now have ONE litter box which I scoop three times a day. It's been almost a week and it's WONDERFUL!!!! My washer/dryer/pantry area is clean and my kitchen floor is litter-free. I've always thought the "1 litter box per cat +1
" was unnecessary for everyone, and I've never even had one per cat. I do
realize I've been fortunate. My vet says for each cat, there's a 20% chance of them having a UTI or other problem at least once in their lifetime. So with 4 cats, I had an 80% chance of them having problems.
If someone pees or poops out of the box, they won't be in trouble, I'll put the extra box back. But so far, it's great.
This is the one we have: