Should it be a powered type? Covered or uncovered? Do I need a special box for my tiny Persian kitten? Let’s explore some answers.
What Type of Litter Box Is Best For A Teacup Persian?
The standard box comes covered or open, with a top or side entry. Some may be flat, so the kitty simply steps in. There are also many types of litter box covers, in many styles – and some can be quite clever. There are types that double as a living room table, or some that look like an artificial plant. Some are made of wicker, wood, or plastic. They may have shelves on top, and they all come in an array of colors and styles to fit any décor.
Covered or open boxes must be scooped daily. These boxes can be cleaned easily using soap and water. It is always good to use detergent which kills germs. We recommend that you do this weekly to monthly depending on the number of cats you have, and which kind of litter you’re using.
To Scoop or Not to Scoop – That is the Question!
Don’t want to scoop? Okay…let’s look at your options. Consider using what we call a “power” box. These run on batteries or house power, and automatically sift the litter every time the cat uses the box. The clumps of soiled litter are swept into a container that you empty periodically. They work reasonably well, but we have discovered that they generally do not do a very good job of controlling odor. This is because every time kitty goes in the box the container of soiled litter opens. And they may not be adequate if you have more than two cats.
One other consideration. You have to take apart a powered litter box to clean it, and this task can take up to half an hour. You might consider using a box that actually connects to your plumbing. These have plastic litter granules which are rinsed off after each use. We like these very much.
There is a litter box called The Breeze with also uses plastic pellets, but it still needs to be scooped. A pad underneath collects the urine, and you replace the pellets once a month. We also recommend these very highly.
All litter boxes must be cleaned according to the manufacturer’s directions. Each power box is different and has different requirements. You can check your owner’s manual for a list of instructions or simply go online.
For any litter box you can find several choices of litter mats. They come in carpet, plastic, vinyl grooved or smooth. These can cut down on litter being tracked through you r home. So explore all the different possibilities and wonderful products available.
Where Should I Put My Kitten’s Litter Box?
If you have a very large home you might consider two boxes. This is also true in a two-story house. Where you keep the box is strictly up to you. Some folks choose the laundry room or a bathroom, while others keep the boxes in plain sight. If you have more than one cat or kitten you may want to have more than one box. You should never have more than two cats or kittens using a single box.
So whether you use a power box or a simple box, keeping it clean is the key to a happy cat – and an odor-free home. Have fun exploring all the choices and select the one that best fits your needs.
Please don’t hesitate to give us a call at 407 709 9541 should you have any questions. At CatsCreation we love to talk (brag!) about our tiny little teacup sized babies!