Do You Need Multiple Litter Boxes If You Have More Than One Cat?

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Do You Need Multiple Litter Boxes If You Have More Than One Cat?
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Cats are mysterious creatures, they are particular, observant, intelligent, and unlike dogs they demand your time, and enjoy their personal space. Cat psychology is complex; they’re selective about certain things like sharing toys, sleeping spots, and especially the litter tray.While keeping a cat is fun, finding a compatible companion for your cat is wonderful. It’s lovely and comforting to know that your cats have each other when you’re not around. Along with the perks of a multi cat household, comes the literal obstacle of the litter question.

Freedom to Litter

Cats aren’t pack animals, even in the wild, they’re usually solitary creatures. The hierarchies they form, along with their characteristics and personalities govern the way they maintain their space and express their feelings. Several multi-cat houses might face issues with a single litter box.

To each one, plus one

Cats like their space, especially when going through private processes like evacuating. Sharing the same litter box can get your cat all stressed out, especially if being dominated by another, or simply if they think the box to dirty for them to ‘go’ right then.All cats no matter how close they are otherwise prefer to have their own special box to go when nature calls. Even if you have siblings living together, they would not necessarily be comfortable sharing the same litter box.Ideally households with more than one cat should have a designated litter box for each cat, plus one litter box on the float. For instance, if you have 3 cats, you should have at least 4 boxes.

It’s all about location, location, location

When adding extra litter boxes in your home; pick and choose your spots carefully. Lining several boxes together doesn’t quite work. Try looking at things from a cat’s perspective. Many boxes lined together makes one big litter box, which might lead to the same stressful situations for your cats.Eliminate the possibility of a cat stalking or being territorial about a box. Spread the boxes across your living space. Sure it might not be convenient, though it helps reduce anxious and potentially harmful situations. If you have a house with more than one level then keep boxes on each level.

Keep it Clean

Rule of thumb bids a clean litter box at all times. A seemingly impossible task, especially if you aren’t in the vicinity to make sure the boxes are clean every single time your cat goes to the toilet. Alpha cats tend to claim a litter box for themselves, one other cats wouldn’t frequent. Keeping multiple boxes prevents overcrowding, and helps keep things cleaner in the house.Multiple boxes encourages your cats to behave better toward each other and leaves them free to get their business done without ruffling anyone’s fur.

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