Cat Litter Boxes

Cat litter boxes are a big part of your cat’s daily routine — and yours — so it’s important to find one that suits you both. Consider the size and location of the litter box and whether your kitty prefers an enclosed or hidden litter box or an open litter pan for her kitty litter. You’ll find everything from basic, rectangular cat litter boxes in every size to a self cleaning litter box. Some are made to fit neatly in a corner, and more elaborate ones feature stylish designs, sifting trays and even recycled material cat litter boxes. Try out a few options to see which kitty litter box type is perfect for you and your cat. And while you’re at it, consider an automatic cat feeder, a new cat scratcher or scratching post, or a cute cat collar to show her that she’s a beloved member of your family.

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Frequently Asked Questions About Cat Litter Boxes

How do cat litter boxes work?

Cat litter boxes work by containing a substrate—cat litter—that absorbs liquid and odor from cat waste. Most cats instinctively seek out a place where they can bury their waste, so the litter box should be a natural choice for feline elimination. You can find litter boxes in various designs, including covered and open options, and some even have high-tech features like automatic scooping or waste separation.

Do cat litter boxes need liners?

Cat litter boxes do not need liners, but many people enjoy the easy cleanup a liner offers. You can put litter directly into an unlined litter box or line the box with a disposable plastic liner. Many litter boxes are made of hard plastic and can be cleaned with soap and water whenever you change the litter. Your litter box may include instructions on the best practices for cleaning and use.

Will cats share a litter box?

Many cats will share a litter box, but you should still consider having at least one litter box per cat, if possible. The rule of thumb for multi-cat homes is to have one litter box per kitty plus one to avoid litter box issues and improper elimination, but you may be able to get away with fewer. Try to scoop your litter boxes every day and monitor them to make sure the litter is always fresh and odor-free for your cats.

Where should I put my cat's litter box?

Put your cat’s litter box in an out-of-the-way area that is still easily accessible for your kitty. You don’t want your cat to have to go too far to use the litter box, but you also want to make sure she has peace and privacy while she’s in there. You may want to avoid putting it in a bedroom or other enclosed space where the odor from recent use may bother you.