Indoor Cat Owners/Lovers

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  1. random3434
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    Hey, a question for y'all.


    If you have an indoor cat, where do you keep the litter box? If you have more than one cat, do you have a box for each one?


    Anyone use cat doors? We installed one to the garage but can't get the cats to use it yet to go potty in their boxes, so we have them in the study for now.


    Thanks for any help/suggestions!
     
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    ahhhh the continued debate.....my cats are indoors and outdoors......they are just hard done by

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    i did have two litter boxes...with 3 cats...we lost roland over thanksgiving...so now we only have 2 cats...so i replaced the 2 boxes with one large box with a high back and sides.....you can put a whole box of kitty litter in it at once...easy to clean....i use the gel air fresheners and try to clean the kitty litter often....but i dream of genie...a cat genie
     
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    We have two indoor cats. We keep two litter boxes in a storage room accessible by a cat door from inside the house. You have to push the cats through the doors the first few times. Put their food and water in the room with the litter boxes at first and they'll get the idea.
     
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    Put their food in the garage they will figure the door out.
    Right now it is a case of who is training who.
    I have had indoor cats, never again, mine are outside cats.
     
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    o i keep the litter box in the bathroom....
     
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    I ve had cats for many years .
    I have 2 indoor cats .the litter box is in the utility room and the door is open kept open with a door stop food is in the kitchen
    i never put food anywhere near the little box **cats dont shit where they eat **

    My outdoor cat was a stray who adopted me ! but as he was already acustomed to out door living and all the pleasures ? that go with it he is not allowed in the house, he sleeps on a bed in the garage food is provided . a heater is added in the winter months .

    indoor cats usually live longer as they or not open to the dangers of outdoor living .

    mites , fleas , abuse by kids .fighting , danger of being run over etc etc .

    my indoor cats are nutered with i recommend unless you are a breeder .
    ive worked with cats for years as a volunteer with the local animal shelter
     
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    I do the same thing. It's easier to keep them clean.
    I have litter boxes for each cat. I had 3 cats, so I had 3 litter boxes. Now I have only one cat so I have just one litter box.
    I don't have a door because too many things can get in that way. We have a lot of wildlife around here that could get in. Also burglars find it very convenient if the door is big enough and they are about medium size.
     
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    We keep Shadow's litter box in the unfinished part of the basement, back in the corner. Since we finished half the basement and there's a closed door between the finished and unfinished parts which needs to be kept shut to keep the dog out (the door was once left open and yeah, a dog will eat cat poop!), the hubs cut a hole in the drywall under the steps then framed it out. The cat's own personal doorway. This setup keeps the litter box and any scatterings from use in an easy to clean up place and no litter box odor anywhere near us. I did switch to the clumping litter a couple of years ago and give the box a thorough scooping twice a week or so.
     
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    Litter box is in the guest bedroom, when we have a guest we move the littler box to the study
     
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    Omg, that is just so wrong.

    On my honeymoon, my husband and I stopped by in Boise to see a friend of his and his lovely wife. They put us in the guest room, which was very cozy and comfy for us.

    My husband woke up with his eyes swollen shut and unable to breathe. Lol..it's the cat's room and he's got horrible allergies. They didn't even think of telling us....
     

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