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We're getting our first cat on Saturday so I'm busy buying everything that we need for him.

Just wondering from other people's experience do cats prefer lidded litter trays or open ones?

We've got 2 young children so want to keep the litter tray safe for them but didn't want to get a lidded one if most cats don't like them?
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If he's a kitten, he'll most likely adapt to anything. If he's an adult, maybe you can ask the current owners/foster/shelter if he seems to have a preference. If not, buy a lidded one that will allow you to permanently remove the lid if need be. The vast majority of cats aren't really fussy about it.


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You might want to get two and put them in the rooms he'll be in the most. Sometimes young kittens wait until the last minute to pee, just like little kids.

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We've always done the lidded ones. We have great big boys, though, so their heads stick out! They've never had a problem with them.

I'd love to get one of those that scoops automatically. Or the one you hook up to your water lines and it flushes the poo and washes the litter!
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I have recently switch to a lidded one and i like it a lot better. My cats throw little and it kept it from getting on the floor some. My cats didn't seem to mind the change either.
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Re: litter trays

Mine have adapted quite well to whatever box they've had, and it's been changed a few times since one of my girls likes to pee standing up. The open box had to be replaced with a covered box, which had to be replaced with a top-entry box... They took to each new box no problem and started using it right away. I think it's pretty much up to you, as long as your furry friend doesn't have a weird habit that limits your options.

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Re: litter trays

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Originally Posted by pumpkincat
We're getting our first cat on Saturday so I'm busy buying everything that we need for him.

Just wondering from other people's experience do cats prefer lidded litter trays or open ones?

We've got 2 young children so want to keep the litter tray safe for them but didn't want to get a lidded one if most cats don't like them?
I began to use an open one, but because my cat goes mental in her tray,[when she uses it] ending up with litter all over the floor, I converted to an enclosed one. This is good, although, can sometimes smell if not cleaned 100%.

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