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Demystifying the Cat Litter Box: A Guide to Size and Placement

Ah, the infamous cat litter box. It's a necessary evil for any cat owner, and often a point of contention in households. Some may even say it's like having a tiny stinky elephant in the room–you can't ignore it, but you also don't want to address it. But fear not fellow feline lovers! While we may never fully understand why cats are so particular about their bathroom habits, we can at least demystify one aspect of their toileting needs: size and placement of the dreaded litter box. So, let's grab our scoops and masks as we embark on an adventure to uncover the dos and don'ts of litter boxes–because who said learning couldn't be fun?

The Right Cat Litter Box Size for Your Feline Friend(s)

When it comes to cat litter box size, bigger is not always better. Sure, you want your furry friend to have plenty of room to do their business, but you also don't want to sacrifice your entire living room for a litter box. It's all about finding the right litter box for your feline friend(s).

A small litter box might be perfect for a pint-sized kitty, but it will leave your Maine Coon feeling like they're using a public restroom stall in a gas station.

On the other hand, a giant litter box might seem like the perfect solution for your multi-cat home, but it will take up so much space you'll have to decide between having a litter box or a couch.

So, when it comes to cat litter box size, there are many factors to consider.

Large Cat Size Means Large Litter Box Size

As mentioned before, the size of your cat should be a significant factor in choosing a litter box. But how do you know what size is right for your feline friend?

A good rule of thumb is that a litter box should be at least 1.5 times the length of your cat from nose to tail. This will give them enough room to comfortably turn around and dig in their litter.

For larger breeds, you may need to opt for a jumbo or extra-large size box. Just make sure it's not too high that they can't easily climb in and out.

Cat Litter Box and Your Cat's Age

When your cat is still a petite kitten, they might prefer a litter box with lower sides for facile access. Kittens are like tiny acrobats - energetic, agile, and often flipping midway through a sprint to chase their own tails. A litter box with lower sides ensures that these little furry gymnasts can leap in and out without any soucis.

But just as with humans, age comes with its own set of circonstances. For the distinguished senior cat who has strutted many a catwalk in their day, a litter box with lower sides can also be kinder on aging joints. Older cats might not talk about the "bon vieux temps" over a glass of vin, but they definitely appreciate an open litter box that doesn't require a high jump to enter. It's their own purr-sonal retirement home amenity.

If your cat is somewhere in between kitten and senior citizen, a bigger sized cat litter box would be suitable. Just make sure to monitor their behavior as they age and adjust accordingly.

Multiple Cats? Bigger Cat Litter Box Size or Many Litter Boxes!

If you have multiple cats in your household, you should always opt for a bigger litter box. Even if your cats are all the same size, felines tend to have a territorial nature and might not want to share their espace privé.

A bigger size litter box can help prevent any potential conflicts between your feline family members.

It's also important to have multiple litter boxes in your home, especially if you have many cats. The general rule of paw is one litter box per cat plus an extra one. This ensures that each cat has their own designated spot to do their business and reduces the likelihood of accidents or litter box avoidance.

Cat Litter Box Size and Litter Type

In addition to considering the number of cats in your home, the type of litter you use can also affect the size of the litter box needed.

Certain types of litter, such as clumping and crystal litters, require a deeper box for proper coverage. On the other hand, lightweight or pellet litters might not require as much depth. Hence, the box should be able to contain litter that's deep enough for your chosen type.

It's important to experiment with different types of litter and box sizes to find the best fit for your feline friend. Cats can be picky creatures, so don't be surprised if they have a preference for one type of litter over another.

Check the article Organic Cat Litter - The Ultimate Guide to Non-Toxic Varieties to learn more about different types of litter and their pros and cons.

Cat Litter Box Size and Litter Tracking

As for tracking, oh la la, mes amis! We are not talking about secret agents following someone's every move. Non, non! We're discussing the charming habit our feline agents have of leaving little souvenirs of litter outside their boxes! A larger litter box might not completely solve the mystery of the scattered litter grains, but it certainly could reduce the crime scene's size.

Cats are known to be the Poirots of the pet world, investigating every nook and cranny with astute observations, and sometimes, they treat litter like a puzzle to be scattered, not solved. It's a je ne sais quoi behavior, a whimsical display of "I'll go where I please, and I'll leave a trail of tiny crumbly breadcrumbs for you, mon cher!".

Consider a litter box with higher sides or a covered box to contain the mess.

Overall, the size of your cat's litter box should be based on their individual needs and preferences. By providing a comfortable and suitable space for them to do their business, you can reduce the chances of litter box avoidance and keep your home clean and tidy.

But alas, even with the perfect-sized box, there is no guarantee that a cat will use it every time. If you are dealing with litter box avoidance, then you should check our blog post Top 10 Ways to Stop Your Cat from Peeing Outside the Litter Box!

The Best Litter Box for Large Cats

When it comes to our feline friends, there are all shapes and sizes. Some breeds are known for their petite stature, while others are considered big cats. And just like humans, cats come in different sizes, which means they have different needs when it comes to litter box size.

Large cats need enough space to move around comfortably and do their business without feeling cramped or restricted. The last thing you want is for your cat to avoid the litter box because it's too small.

So, what is the best litter box for large cats?

MarbleLoo Jumbo - XL Litter Box Size

XL Litter Box Size

MarbleLoo comes in two sizes. The Jumbo size, which is an XL high-sided litter box, is ideal for large and giant cats as it provides them with ample space to move around and do their business in peace. The dimensions of the Jumbo litter box are 23.6 x 15.75 x 6 inches, making it one of the largest litter boxes on the market.

Its weight is only 3.3LB, which makes it light and easy to move around, while still being sturdy enough for your cat to use.

This extra large litter pan is perfect for larger cats and multiple cats, and it offers effortless cleaning thanks to its smooth surface and seamless design. This stainless steel xl litter pan is made from non-stick Teflon coating, which means you won't have to deal with any messy cleanups.

Get the MarbleLoo Jumbo Size Cat Litter Box and provide your large cat with a spacious, clean, and comfortable litter box experience.

The Best Cat Litter Pan for Small Cats

While large cats need a spacious litter box, small cats have different needs. They are more comfortable with smaller spaces and may feel overwhelmed in a large litter box.

Finding the right litter pan for your small cat can be tricky, but look no further than the Standard MarbleLoo.

MarbleLoo - The Best Litter Box Size for Cats

marbleloo - small cat litter pan

MarbleLoo is the cat's meow for your petite feline friends. Size matters when it comes to litter boxes, and for the little guys, MarbleLoo is like a cozy Parisian apartment–petit yet chic.

Measuring a purrfect 19.7 x 13.8 x 3.9 inches, it's snug enough to make your chaton say "Ooh la la!" as they step in to attend to their affaires.

This great litter box is just as lightweight as its bigger sibling, coming in at a featherweight 2.55LB, and the non-stick Teflon coating makes cleaning up as easy as flipping crĂȘpes.

So, bring a touch of French elegance to your small cat's toilette routine with the Standard MarbleLoo. Voilà, no more oversized litter box overwhelming your delicate minou!

Indulge your small cat with the MarbleLoo Litter Box–because even the littlest of kitties deserve the grandeur of the perfect petite potty!

Finding the Perfect Litter Box Location

Ah yes, the age-old question for cat owners: where in the world do you put the litter box?! It's all about location, location, location, people.

And no, you can't just hide it away in a corner and forget about it.

Trust us, your kitty will make sure you remember it's there. You've gotta find the perfect spot that's both accessible for your feline friend and discreet for your own sake.

Do you struggle with finding the perfect spot for your litter box?

Check out our blog post In or Out: Deciding the Ideal Cat Litter Box Placement.

Hiding the Litter Box in Plain Sight

Let's be real. Nobody wants to stare at their cat's litter box all day long. So why not have some fun with it and camouflage the darn thing? Sure, you could go with the typical houseplant cover-up, but why not think outside the box (or in this case, out of the litter box)?

How about turning it into a mini bookshelf? Or disguising it as a mini bar cabinet (cat-tails, anyone?)? Perhaps even painting it to look like a cheeky Mona Lisa.

Possibilities are endless, our fellow cat-lovers.

Give your furry friend the privacy they deserve, but don't be afraid to let your creative freak flag fly in the process.

After all, hiding in plain sight never looked so good!

Poop Lounge

poop lounge - large cat litter box enclosure

Do you have no time or energy for creative litter box disguises? We hear you.

That's where the 'Poop Lounge' comes in. Yes, we know it sounds weird, but trust us on this one.

Invest in a piece of furniture that is specifically designed to house your cat's litter box. Poop Lounge has simple cabinets with a hidden entrance, giving your cat the privacy they need and you the aesthetic appeal you crave.

And hey, if anyone asks what that new piece of furniture is for, just casually mention it's called a Poop Lounge and watch their reaction. It's worth it, we promise.

Get Poop Lounge today!

No Smelly Surprises Here!

Let's face it - we love our furry friends, but their bathroom habits aren't always, well, pleasant. Luckily, there are ways to keep their litter box area odor-free and avoid any smelly surprises.

High Quality Litter

First things first, invest in a high-quality litter that's designed to neutralize odors. And no, your budget brand from the dollar store won't cut it.

Meet FlushIt!

FlushIt! is a premium litter made from all-natural materials that not only clumps well for easy clean-up, but also eliminates odors without any added chemicals or fragrances.

Try FlushIt today and say goodbye to litter box odor!

Scoop Daily

Next, make sure you scoop the litter box daily (yes, every single day) to keep things fresh. Maybe throw in a scoop of baking soda or some fresh herbs (we hear parsley works wonders) to keep things even fresher.

Cheers to Pooper Scooper!

Need a little extra help keeping up with daily scooping? Look no further than the Pooper Scooper - an easy-to-use tool that helps you quickly and efficiently clean your cat's litter box.

Order yours today and make maintaining your cat's litter box a breeze!

Keep Litter Fresh

It's not just about scooping - make sure to completely change out the litter at least once a week and replace it with clean litter whenever needed. And don't forget to give the litter box a good scrub down with some mild soap and water before adding new litter.

Note that you should clean the area around the box as well to maintain the litter box and the litter area clean and odor-free.

This way, you can keep the mess inside the box and not have to deal with lingering odors.

P.S. Covered litter boxes can also help contain any odors and reduce tracking of litter outside the box.

Great Air Freshener

Finally, never underestimate the power of a good air freshener. Just remember - don't overdo it, or your house might start smelling like a perfume factory.

Where to find the perfect air freshener?

Depending on your preference, you can opt for a traditional spray or try out an automatic air freshener that releases bursts of scent throughout the day.

Now you're equipped with the secrets to a happy, smell-free litter box life. Well done, you.

Demystifying the Cat Litter Box Size

And voilà, my dear cat connoisseurs! We've journeyed through the peaks and valleys of the litter box odyssey, but we're not done just yet. As any savvy feline's human can attest, the size of the litter box is no laughing matter–well, unless you find humor in your cat judging you with those piercing eyes, silently meowing, "Is this all you think of me? Did you want to get me kicked out of the box after all?"

So, let's talk dimensions. The golden rule when choosing a litter box for cats is to always go bigger. While it may seem like a waste of space, cats appreciate the extra room to move around and find just the right spot. Plus, a larger litter box means less chance for messes outside the box–something every cat owner can agree on.

Ready to upgrade your cat's experience?

Shichic offers a variety of spacious litter boxes and products that your cat will thank you for.

Check out our selection and give your feline friend the luxurious experience they deserve!