Litter trays are very important when it comes to caring for your cats, both for the cat’s health and keeping your house clean. There are so many things that factor into the decision so we are going to simplify it for you.
First, being more expensive doesn’t always mean higher quality. The main things you need to look for in a litter tray are how much it can hold, how easy it is to clean and how big it is compared to where you plan on putting it. Also, you need to think about what your cats like. If you have an older cat, you’ll need to get a litter tray that they can easily get in and out of.
Sanitation is very important because if you don’t keep a clean litter box, it could get your cat, or you sick. If you have more than one cat, and one is sick, it can spread through a dirty litter box to your other cats. Cats like being clean and they won’t like going in a litter tray that is dirty or full of waste so if you don’t clean their litter box they may start going places they are not supposed to.
Now that you know what to look for, the next thing you need to know is how many you need. The general recommendation is having one more litter box than you do cats, but that isn’t necessary so long as you clean them regularly. That being said, if you have 4 or more cats, you will want to have more than one litter box. I have 7 cats myself and 5 litter boxes that get cleaned twice a day, in the morning and at night.
Lastly, if you have had trouble in the past with your cat kicking the litter out of the tray, you can use a litter box with a hood which will stop litter from being kicked out of the tray and onto the floor. Also, you can use a deep plastic bin and that will be as easy to clean as litter tray and will prevent messes around the tray.
Keep this in mind when you are going to look for a litter tray and that will make it easier for you to find what you need. Got any tips of your own? Let us know them in the comments below, I would love to hear from you!