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Low tracking cat litter box training
How often do you have to change your cat’s litter?
One of the most common questions I get asked about kitty litter is this: “How often do you have to change my cat’s litter?”
There’s no right answer to this question, and that’s kind of the point. It’s a bit like asking, “How often should I brush my teeth?” Everyone’s answer is going to be different, depending on what kind of cat they are and what their personal preferences are.
Your cat doesn’t care that she has a dirty litter box, as long as she has somewhere to use it. That’s what cat litter is designed to do: provide a clean, safe place for your cat to use the bathroom, so she doesn’t need to soil other parts of the house. (More on that later.)
You don’t have to change your cat’s litter every day or even every other day, unless you want to. If you have a lot of cats, it might be appropriate to keep the litter boxes somewhat clean so it doesn’t smell bad when you do change them.
When your cat comes home with you, it will find its own litter, usually in her litter box. (More on that later.) If you notice your cat’s litter looks dirty, you can try mixing a little bit of the new litter with the old. (More on that later.)
How often should I change my cat’s litter?
I recommend checking the box and changing the litter whenever you notice something that looks out of place.
Why? Because it’s easy. And it’s better for your cat’s health and well-being.
The whole point of cat litter boxes is to keep your cat’s paws and face clean, and to keep it out of the house. If your cat has to go potty outside, that’s a big part of the problem.
If you have a litter box that your cat likes to use, she’s going to be less likely to soil other parts of the house. The only problem is that if you don’t clean the box regularly, it can start to smell. And as we all know, cats like to be around cats.
So you need to clean the litter box regularly in order to keep your cat happy.
You can clean the litter box using a combination of water and a bit of cat litter or a litter scoop. (More on that later.) I use a combination of water and cat litter, especially when my cat is a puppy. She’s learning how to use the box, so I want to encourage her by making it as easy as possible. I don’t really want to add cat litter to the litter box because it would probably get in my cat’s mouth and it wouldn’t be safe for me to have cats. So I clean it regularly using just a little bit of water.
When cleaning the box, I put a little bit of water in first, and I don’t usually use a litter scoop. (If I’m cleaning out the box, I’ll use a scoop to make the job go faster.) If there’s too much cat litter in the box, I’ll add a little bit of water and use a scoop to get rid of the rest.
You don’t have to use an expensive box
The first litter box I ever had was a plastic tray. I picked up one at a thrift store. I just filled it with cat litter and kept it in the bathroom.
When I got married, I got a bigger box and put it in my bathroom.
I went to the thrift store again to get another one. This time I looked at the price tag. It was $10.00. And it was plastic. That’s when I decided I had had enough of plastic. I wanted something I could reuse for a lot of things.
I found a wooden box at a local thrift store and put it together with some other things I had around the house. I just glued them together, using wood glue.
Since then, I’ve used wooden boxes for a lot of things. When I’m doing home improvements, I use wooden boxes to store screws, nails and other materials I need around the house.
If you’re looking for a new box, you don’t have to spend a lot of money. You can make your own, or you can buy them at a hardware store. Or you can just buy one from Amazon, and that’s what I do now.
I don’t worry about the cost, as long as I’m not buying cat litter. If you’re making your own, you’ll need some of the same tools you’d need for any woodworking project: a hand saw, a drill, a sawing or ripping jig, clamps and a hammer.
What I like about the ones I make is that they last a long time. I just put a new top on them every few months.
What about scooping?
You can buy cat litter scoops for a pretty cheap price. (Most of them have a removable plastic or metal scoop attached.)
My mom made my very first box, but I didn’t need a scoop to use it. She just put a scoop in the bottom and set the box on the bathroom counter.
I went to a store that specialized in cat litter boxes and found a scoop for less than a dollar. It was a plastic scoop, so it was easy to clean out the scoop once I was done using it.
If you’re using a scoop, you can scoop and water out the box. Just like I do with the box that I bought at a hardware store