A cat forum. CatBanter

If this is your first visit, be sure to check out the FAQ by clicking the link above. You may have to register before you can post: click the register link above to proceed. To start viewing messages, select the forum that you want to visit from the selection below.

Go Back   Home » CatBanter forum » Cat Newsgroups » Cat health & behaviour
Site Map Home Register Authors List Search Today's Posts Mark Forums Read Web Partners

Itsy bitsy kitty litter box in carrier?



 
 
Thread Tools Display Modes
  #11  
Old July 2nd 03, 04:06 PM
Angela
external usenet poster
 
Posts: n/a
Default

They do sell small "corner" boxes in the small pets section of the pet stores.
http://www.petsmart.com/products/product_8543.shtml You could try that..These
would be better than a rectangle box.


Angela (Aol.com doesn't hop!)

A HREF="http://www.rabbitadoption.org" Rabbit & Small Animal Adoptions/A
HREF Rabbits & small animals for adoption--worldwide links, including vet
referrals & other rescues, care tips, mail order products, etc.
  #12  
Old July 2nd 03, 08:38 PM
k
external usenet poster
 
Posts: n/a
Default

One possibility would be to get a larger/longer
cage. Let them both cuddle up together for security
and you'd have the room to put a litter box
(smaller than average of course) in the other end.
Vets use very small/shallow litter pans when you
board your cat, so whether they would use what you
have planned probably depends on the cat and their
response to the ride routine. I wouldn't see a point
in putting it into the cage till a third of the
way into the trip. I think lining their carriers
with depends, or some such thing, would be a good idea.
I know they make some that are flat sheets.
Some cats do wet where they are laying when riding
in carrying cages.




(Sara) wrote in message ...
I'm trying to acclimate my two cats to carriers in preparation for a
trip that will take 7-8 hours, sometime this autumn. The girls have
separate carriers. The smaller kitty will be in the intermediate size
Kennel Cab and the bigger one will be in a large carrier of the same
brand.

Since I will be traveling alone in a compact car with the kitties, I
don't think it would be a good idea to let them out of the carriers at
rest stops to use a litter box on the car floor. So I am trying to
come up with ways to handle the elimination problem.

One way could be to use small shoe-box size plastic containers as
litter pans inside the carriers. These boxes are about 10" long and
6" wide, small enough that the cats would still have room to lie down
in the carriers. But I'm wondering if they would actually use them.
The cats might have to be contortionists to get themselves in
position! If anyone has put a litter box in a carrier, please share
your experiences.

Another way would be to use disposable litter boxes inside the
carriers. But the ones I've seen would take up about a third of the
floor space in the carriers, not leaving a lot of room for the kitties
to stretch out and be comfortable.

Or I could line each carrier with incontinence pads or disposable
diapers. I'd like to hear your thoughts on that, too.

BTW the younger & smaller one, 9 year old Freckles, is acclimating
quite well. I had her out in the car for a half hour this evening,
and she just sat in her carrier without a peep. I wouldn't go so far
as to say she enjoyed the ride, but she accepted it.

Her adopted sister, 11 year old Muffin, will be a different story. I
just got her last year and she is terrified of being put into the
carrier, and of cars. Her carrier has been sitting out for a few
months so she is used to seeing it and being near it, but she won't go
in, even with a nice soft blankie in there. Thanks to this NG I have
just found out about Feliway, so maybe that will help.

Thanks for any and all thoughts on this subject!

  #13  
Old July 2nd 03, 08:38 PM
k
external usenet poster
 
Posts: n/a
Default

One possibility would be to get a larger/longer
cage. Let them both cuddle up together for security
and you'd have the room to put a litter box
(smaller than average of course) in the other end.
Vets use very small/shallow litter pans when you
board your cat, so whether they would use what you
have planned probably depends on the cat and their
response to the ride routine. I wouldn't see a point
in putting it into the cage till a third of the
way into the trip. I think lining their carriers
with depends, or some such thing, would be a good idea.
I know they make some that are flat sheets.
Some cats do wet where they are laying when riding
in carrying cages.




(Sara) wrote in message ...
I'm trying to acclimate my two cats to carriers in preparation for a
trip that will take 7-8 hours, sometime this autumn. The girls have
separate carriers. The smaller kitty will be in the intermediate size
Kennel Cab and the bigger one will be in a large carrier of the same
brand.

Since I will be traveling alone in a compact car with the kitties, I
don't think it would be a good idea to let them out of the carriers at
rest stops to use a litter box on the car floor. So I am trying to
come up with ways to handle the elimination problem.

One way could be to use small shoe-box size plastic containers as
litter pans inside the carriers. These boxes are about 10" long and
6" wide, small enough that the cats would still have room to lie down
in the carriers. But I'm wondering if they would actually use them.
The cats might have to be contortionists to get themselves in
position! If anyone has put a litter box in a carrier, please share
your experiences.

Another way would be to use disposable litter boxes inside the
carriers. But the ones I've seen would take up about a third of the
floor space in the carriers, not leaving a lot of room for the kitties
to stretch out and be comfortable.

Or I could line each carrier with incontinence pads or disposable
diapers. I'd like to hear your thoughts on that, too.

BTW the younger & smaller one, 9 year old Freckles, is acclimating
quite well. I had her out in the car for a half hour this evening,
and she just sat in her carrier without a peep. I wouldn't go so far
as to say she enjoyed the ride, but she accepted it.

Her adopted sister, 11 year old Muffin, will be a different story. I
just got her last year and she is terrified of being put into the
carrier, and of cars. Her carrier has been sitting out for a few
months so she is used to seeing it and being near it, but she won't go
in, even with a nice soft blankie in there. Thanks to this NG I have
just found out about Feliway, so maybe that will help.

Thanks for any and all thoughts on this subject!

 




Thread Tools
Display Modes

Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

vB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off
Forum Jump

Similar Threads
Thread Thread Starter Forum Replies Last Post
My 24 hour kitty O J Cat anecdotes 39 August 20th 04 10:23 AM
The kitty litter factory Dan M Cat anecdotes 54 June 18th 04 06:18 AM


All times are GMT +1. The time now is 08:19 AM.


Powered by vBulletin® Version 3.6.4
Copyright ©2000 - 2017, Jelsoft Enterprises Ltd.
Copyright 2004-2017 CatBanter.
The comments are property of their posters.