What’s Included in Your Cat’s Litterbox Setup?
Ahhhh, the cat litter box, or in our case, litterboxES…always an interesting topic of conversation. I wanted to do a post showing our setups, but also want to see yours! Unfortunately, I don’t have the technical know-how to have you upload photos, so if you want to explain yours in the comments section below this post and then send me ONE photo to post with it, I can do that. Please send photos to firstname.lastname@example.org – and let me know your screen name you use here, so that I can know where to post it.
I have 5 litterboxes for my two Ragdoll cats, Charlie and Trigg. The rule of thumb, according to a vet I once interviewed, is 1 litter box per cat per floor of your house. So in my case, I should have 6. Of course, you have to use common sense here too – if you have a 1600 sq ft home vs. a 3000 sq ft home, the floors and space is different. Our home is small, so I have two in my master bath on the second floor and 3 in the basement. There are no litter boxes on the main floor of the house. Charlie and Trigg are also young (5 years old) and healthy and therefore have the ability to make it to the litterbox fairly quickly to do their doo. But, for example, when Rags was getting older and going through chronic renal failure, I had a litterbox on the main floor of the house. I do not have dogs or children, so I don’t have to worry about other animals getting into them. So, if you do and have had to take creative means to separate them – please let me know!
In the photos below, I have numbered the items you’ll find in our cat litter box set up area (and I took these photos just as the boxes are -without cleaning, etc) – including NVR Miss litterboxes, Litter-Lifter cat litter scoops, Precious Cat Ultra litter and Moonshuttle Blackhole Littermats – and then linked to them below.
Eventually, I would prefer to have all of our littermats be the Moonshuttle Blackhole Littermat big rectangle ones, not the cat head ones (although they are cute) – they are just not long enough for our needs.
So tell me about your litterbox setup – do you love it? Hate it? Need help with suggestions on what to do? What products do you use that you just love?