Do you really need 2 litter boxes?
“The rule of thumb is one litter box per cat, plus one extra,” Galaxy says. As a cat foster mom, I recommend that new adopters have at least 1.5 litter boxes per cat. So if you have one cat, you need two litter boxes; two cats, three litter boxes.
Why do you need 2 litter boxes?
Multiple cats should have multiple boxes Cats are very territorial so simply keeping multiple litter pans around the house can prevent any issues on that front, but also it gives them more clean litter space to use. Even if you have multiple boxes, you’ll still be cleaning them frequently.
Is it OK to put two litter boxes next to each other?
One of the questions we get most frequently from new cat owners is about the cat’s litter box, especially how many boxes you need and if you can put them next to each other. The short answer is yes. It is perfectly fine to put two litterboxes next to each other.
How often should you change litter boxes?
Twice a week is a general guideline for replacing clay litter, but depending on your circumstances, you may need to replace it every other day or only once a week. If you clean the litter box daily, you might only need to change clumping litter every two to three weeks.
Is it safe to keep a litter box in your bedroom?
Don’t keep the litter box in a bedroom if possible. Place it in an adult’s room if you have no other choice. Preferably, put the box in a quiet location like a closet or bathroom. Don’t keep your kitty’s litter box near her food and water dishes, because she may refuse to use the bathroom around the smell of food.
Why do cats sometimes poop on the floor?
Cats may poop on the floor because of a medical condition, stress, or because the litter box is dirty. If the behavior started suddenly, have a vet rule out a medical problem first and then take note if anything significant has happened in the cat’s life, such as a new pet entering the home or the loss of a companion.