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William Vetter
May 5th 15, 04:48 PM
John Doe wrote:
> The local megastore is selling Sterilite 70 and 90 quart "EZ Carry" boxes,
> the kind with the milky clear smooth sides. Never needs cleaning. Probably
> there sturdiest plastic boxes. Including handles for easy manipulation. The
> 70 quart model might be best for most situations. Only used for about a
> week, but if my experience with their other boxes holds true, this sturdy
> version is an outstanding litter box.

My understanding of litter box:
It's bad if it has a strong smell of plastic. An old box may be better
than a new one, because it doesn't smell like plastic anymore.
It should be wide enough for the cat.
The cat thinks of it as his if it smells of his **** faintly; if it
smells full, he won't use it. So clean it and rinse it, but don't work
to completely deodorize it.
If there are two cats, there are two possible behavior responses. He
may not want to use the box with the other cat's scent in it, which is
bad for you; or he may feel driven to overwhelm the other cat's scent
with his own turds and urine, which is what you want.
If the cat kicks litter all over the place or scratches the wall beside
the litterbox, you can get a deep plastic storage container and saw a
cat-sized hole in the side of it 2 inches from the bottom.

John Doe[_2_]
May 5th 15, 05:17 PM
There are a zillion different types of plastic. I have never noticed a
cat being turned off by the smell of any plastic. With decades of
experience, I have never had a problem getting a cat to use a litter
box.





William Vetter > wrote in :

> John Doe wrote:
>> The local megastore is selling Sterilite 70 and 90 quart "EZ Carry" boxes,
>> the kind with the milky clear smooth sides. Never needs cleaning. Probably
>> there sturdiest plastic boxes. Including handles for easy manipulation. The
>> 70 quart model might be best for most situations. Only used for about a
>> week, but if my experience with their other boxes holds true, this sturdy
>> version is an outstanding litter box.
>
> My understanding of litter box:
> It's bad if it has a strong smell of plastic. An old box may be better
> than a new one, because it doesn't smell like plastic anymore.
> It should be wide enough for the cat.
> The cat thinks of it as his if it smells of his **** faintly; if it
> smells full, he won't use it. So clean it and rinse it, but don't work
> to completely deodorize it.
> If there are two cats, there are two possible behavior responses. He
> may not want to use the box with the other cat's scent in it, which is
> bad for you; or he may feel driven to overwhelm the other cat's scent
> with his own turds and urine, which is what you want.
> If the cat kicks litter all over the place or scratches the wall beside
> the litterbox, you can get a deep plastic storage container and saw a
> cat-sized hole in the side of it 2 inches from the bottom.
>

William Vetter
May 5th 15, 07:14 PM
John Doe wrote:
> There are a zillion different types of plastic.

Most plastic trays are made of polypropylene.

> I have never noticed a
> cat being turned off by the smell of any plastic.

I have never had a cat accept a rubber toy unless it was several years
old.