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8/11/10 7:18 A

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Large litter boxes. The one we have downstairs is actually a storage container. It was a bit larger than the large litter boxes, but the sides are a little shorter. He's able to keep most of his jobs inside the box now.

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8/10/10 12:33 P

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Bee (Cat Extraordinaire) needs acreage in her cat box. The bigger the better. And she doesn't seem to like the scoopable stuff at all, so we use regular.

I completely change out the litter once every week-and-a-half with TidyCat or some other low-to-no dust product. I use a whole small size bag, because it seems to give her some satisfaction knowing that she can push it around alot and track it over everything. At 14 years old, she deserves it.

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4/14/10 12:58 P

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My cats don't seem to mind what kind of box I have for them, though Tammie won't use it if she can't perch on the corner like a prim miss. Personally I love the sifty kind of boxes...they come with two standard trays and one grate.

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I wish it had room for one of the Cat Genies.

In the meantime, I have a Litter Maid because I have one cat that won't use the litter box if she sees any waste from the other two in the box. I got an adapter to use store bags to collect & dump the waste. It still has to be manually cleaned at least every day though.


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I love, love, LOVE my Cat Genie. Rarely have to mess with it. It scoops, washes, and sanitizes the box and flushes it down the drain.

And thier customer service is fantastic! I had some trouble with the impeller unit and they replaced it free even though I was out of warranty.

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4/13/10 3:43 P

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We've never tried the covered litter boxes because BOO! doesn't seem to have a problem using the uncovered one. Living in an apartment, we keep the litter box in the bathtub with the shower curtain giving BOO! privacy. He jumps in, does his business, covers it up, jumps out and goes about his business.

We use Hartz, an absorbent clay litter, along with Tidy Cats deodorizer and it's excellent! At one time we used Fresh Step but it didn't control the oder as well as Hartz and in a small New York apartment bathroom that was a big problem. We even tried using deodorizer and baking soda with it but it didn't work very well.

We don't use liners because BOO! just cut right through them. So, we give the litter box a thorough cleaning once a week and dump it when he "dumps" and we're all quite happy!

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4/13/10 12:51 P

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A clean one.

No, really....she has a large hooded one with the filter vent on top (that is a joke; the idea of venting through a filter doesn't work with my sweet cat's atomic spoor). We're shopping for an extra large one so that she can have a bit more "real estate" to scratch around in.

We don't use scoop/clumping litter as she just doesn't like it. She picks up the clumps with two paws before they have dried and dumps them on the floor (she's a real stinker, that one). We go with a standard 10 lb bag of the old fashioned bacteria control stuff (like Jonny Cat or Tidy Cat), then change it completely out once a week.

Yes, she's spoiled.

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4/13/10 11:00 A

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Mine too like their hooded litter boxes and actually prefer the smaller one to the bigger one.

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My cats seem to like their hooded litter box.

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4/12/10 1:59 P

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Electonic Litter Maid box large size as I have 2 cats. I use Arm and Hammer Litter

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I have 5 cats of my own and 5 cat boxes. My daughter who is presently living with me has two cats and one cat box. Her cat box is much harder to sift each day than mine are!!! Not only is there more to sift but the curves on the front and back make it hard to get the stuff dislodged.

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4/12/10 10:32 A

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I like the Ever Clean Multi Cat. It's wonderful, but expensive.

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Oh, I also put baking soda in the litter, but not at the bottom. It ends up there anyway.

I fill the pan halfway, put some baking soda in, fill it the rest of the way, and put some on top.

The first time the cat digs, it gets mixed in.

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I use litter box bags. I line the bag w/ black & white newspapers & then put the litter on top. The newspapers helps so the bags don't get holes in them. I use a new one every week. I purchase 8 for $1.00 @ the Dollar Tree.

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4/11/10 10:51 P

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We have multiple boxes. In theory there should be 1 box for eash cat. Obviously this isn't very realistic. We have 6 cats & 3 boxes. 2 are very deep with lids & are rectangular. The other box is not as deep, but it's round! It makes it much easier to scoop out, plus it's lavender colored.

We use clumping litter & keep the box scooped at least twice a day. And when the litter starts to have an odor we throw it out (even if there's a lot in it still) & wash the box with a non-ammonia based detergent.

Unfortunately I still have an issue with one cat who marks. Oh he's so rotten about it too! I can feel your pain!

incidentally I used to cat sit in my apartment building & you'd be amazed at the state of some of those litter boxes! Gross! I told people it's the same as if your own toilet is backed up & you have to go in it & stand there in your own poop. No wonder those cats were going on the owners' beds!

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4/11/10 6:04 P

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I use several covered cat pans with clumping litter. I prefer the type of box that has straight up and down sides to those that curve to look "modern." Since I also have dogs, some of my cat pans are in areas blocked off by baby gates and some have their own "screen" which blocks the dogs.

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4/11/10 4:36 P

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I use a regular pan and put liners in it, I also top the liners with baking soda

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I have a nice low pink litter box.....was used to catch the rain in a house we had built....the roof was put on wrong!!! Long story......anyway, DH took one our big Rubbermaid containers.....cut the big part out and now the litterbox is inside.....cuz sometimes she would pee over the side...no more! It works plus very little litter leaves the box when she steps out!!!

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4/11/10 2:33 P

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I just use regular litter pans. I put in the litter pan liners. My cats do rip them up, but generally the sides, not the stuff protecting the bottoms of the pans.

I use just regular clay litter. I don't care for the clumping kind, because that stuff sticks to the cat's paws. They hate licking it off, so it gets everywhere (and I imagine it wouldn't be healthy for that stuff to clump inside their bodies, either).



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I have tried the disposible ones & like them. But, I just use the regular, cheap boxes. I find that the litter actually matters more than the box & I'm just learning to like the clumping litter, because I had a BAD experience with a brand that seemed to turn to concrete in the bottom of the box! My cat's didn't like the covered boxes, either, which is unfortunate, since my dog seems to think he needs to get into the boxes!

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4/11/10 1:41 A

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I don't recommend the Litter Robot unless you're not as anal about cleanliness as I am. It was extremely hard to clean inside the dome (it spins, so the entire inside get dirty).

I have considered litter box liners also, but I my beloved Cupid used to dig to China and would've ripped them up. I haven't tried them since his passing. It's just SO EASY to throw them away once a week, and they're only around $8 each. I just feel guilty about filling the landfill.

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I use covered boxes with the current crew. With my Siamese I used the plastic litter box liners, which made clean up easy.

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My Thor wouldn't use the covered box, so he just uses it uncovered. I keep it out on the screen porch and only bring it in at night when we go to bed. I wash it out once a week, but scoop it several times a day. I like the Scoopable /Clumping litter

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Frodo uses a covered litter box with a bag at the bottom. Easy cleaning.

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I just use regular high sided litterboxes. I'm fortunate, my cats use anything.

I'm curious about the Litter Robot. My sister in law like the Litter Maid, but I think it would break with all the usage it gets here.



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4/10/10 8:38 P

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I've tried all kinds. Litter maids, regular pans, even a Litter Robot. I'm not willing to try the one that drains into the toilet because there's no room in my bathroom for it. I'm not willing to toilet train them, as I feel it's unfair to make their only way to relieve themselves to unnatural for them.

I liked the Litter Robot, but it was covered--my cats don't like covered litter boxes--and I can't say as I blame them; would YOU want to be stuck in there with that smell? Hehe.

Right now we get litter pans and then just throw them out once a week because I don't feel it's sanitary to keep them around or wash them indoors, and we live in a townhouse.

I wanted to try the Litter Maid again because it seems better now (I got the original version), but I obviously wouldn't be able to throw it out, and there's no liner for it like there was for the Petmate Purforma Plus (which sucked), that I could just throw away instead of the entire potty.

So I'm just looking for some ideas. I no longer use the Litter Robot because it stunk (the waste drawer did NOT keep odor in), and because it was absolutely horrible to try to clean! And I could take it outside then!

What do you use, and how do you keep it sanitary? And if you have the newest Litter Maid (I love the little air filter on the back of it), how easy is it to keep sanitized?

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