Clean litter storage?
Ok, I've got a bit of a problem because my cat, G, is a notorious chewer. He is known for chewing plastic and paper, especially. Lately, I have found he gnawed a hole in the plastic bag of cat litter (Dr. Elsey's) and has caused a messy leak before in my closed bedroom closet. Currently, the bag is in a cardboard box, but he can smell the clean litter, and of course, has gnawed on the cardboard corners as well. Ugh! I don't think he actually eats the plastic, I find little vampire fang holes all over, and believe he rips it open after enough gnawing. I'm pretty paranoid about his pica habits, and have been to an e-vet once for a possible ingestion of threads from a terry cloth towel after scratching it up (but it turns out he was ok, thank goodness). Sigh. I'm currently using bitter apple spray on whatever I find he's chewing on, btw, and it has curbed it a bit, but he's retorted to chewing other things, obviously.
I need to find a container that will hold 40 lbs+ of clumping clay litter at a time because I usually buy a new bag before it runs too low, and I like to stock up so I don't worry. However, owning cats, one finds nothing is really a "safe spot" anymore from them! G has been able to get into my closet, and even my upper kitchen cupboard before and knock a pasta jar down! Again, thankfully, it did not shatter on the floor and cause any mess or injury to Maya who was looking up from down below.
So, long story short, I'm asking what do you guys put your clean litter in for storage? Or do you? Any ideas? I need to find something quick before he attempts more gnawing on the box!