Although the litter tray is an essential item in the cat’s environment, it’s still true that many cat owners see it as a necessary evil. Did you know that the vast majority of litter trays on the market are too small? Giving your cat a tray that fits his size and keeps him clean is essential to avoid problems of uncleanliness.
Opt for a large litter tray
Among the wide range of litter trays available in pet stores, choose one that is spacious enough for your cat to feel comfortable when he’s doing his business there. He must be able to turn around, scrape the material, and squat easily without being disturbed by the walls of the tray. The ideal dimensions vary depending on the size of your cat. If you have a large breed cat, such as a Savannah, Bengal or Maine coon, your litter trays should be much larger than those designed for medium-sized domestic cats, for whom the ideal size would be a 60-litre box (12” x 24” x 12”).
Avoid lids and plastic bags
In general, it is not recommended to buy a litter tray with a roof or dome. The cat, who prefers to see what is happening around him to quickly identify dangers, may feel vulnerable when relieving himself. Some cats will categorically refuse to enter, especially if there is a door to push. However, there are always exceptions, and some cats will like the privacy that these types of litter trays provide.
Avoid putting a plastic bag at the bottom of your litter tray. While this is very convenient for the human cleaning it, it is less convenient for the cat, which doesn’t like the feeling of his claws getting caught in the bag when scratching his litter to bury his waste. Instead, choose a high-end clumping litter that will make cleaning easier.
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