Lately, I’ve come across a lot of situations where the solution to an outside the litter box issue comes down to one element: the covered litter box.
Covered litter boxes offer benefits to humans for sure. They contain the smell, the visual and they minimize litter scatter mess.
That’s all very well and good for us. But we’re not the ones using it are we? There are many cats who do not go for covered litter boxes and for good reason.
1. They contain the smell. You know what a Port-a-Potty can smell like? That’s what a covered box can smell like if it’s not clean. Can’t blame a kitty for passing that up in favor of the carpet.
2. Cramped quarters. There’s not a lot of room to move around in a covered litter box. For some cats, scattering litter is a way of life. Some cats like to hang over the side, put up their paws, do whatever, while in the box. Covered boxes limit activity.
3. They trap the cat. There’s only one way out of a covered litter box. And if there is a threat right outside, that would really suck to be the cat trapped in the litter box. wouldn’t it?
Now lots of cats are fine with the boxes. Or seem to be fine. We’ll never know, will we? But if your cat has started boycotting the box and it’s covered, you might want to remove that cover and let the light shine on in.
That has been the magic bullet for a few readers lately so give it a shot! If it works, please report back here!
Have a great week, everyone!