Imgur User and feline behaviorist "adrianaontherocks" is using Imgur as a platform to educate and answer questions about all things feline behavior. "Hi Imgur, I'm your friendly neighborhood feline behaviorist. If you're having a cat behavior issue, or are just curious about something cat-related, feel free to ask me about it and I'll see if I can help you out." Thanks, Adriana! We have tons of questions and appreciate your expertise!
Today we tackle all things litter. "Different cats have different preferences for style/brand; your average cat will like a soft material similar to the consistency of sand. I can tell you one thing to definitely NOT use, and that's scented litter. What smells pleasant to us can make your cat, with their superior sense of smell, say 'no' to the box."
"Also experiment with how much litter you use. Most cats will want to be able to thoroughly bury their business, so make sure it is deep enough for them to accomplish this. However, some cats- particularly those with long hair who are more susceptible to getting litter stuck in their fur- may not like a thick layer of litter in the box. For a starting point, I recommend 2-3 inches deep, and then you can adjust from there based on your cat's behavior." Via adrianaontherocks. Now let's get to all of Adriana's do's and don'ts for all things litter related.
Do number one: scoop the litter box daily. This may sound obvious, but we humans are lazy and can sometimes forget. For our cat's sake, we will definitely try to be better about this.
Do number two: deeeep clean once a month or so. Having cats isn't only fun, mostly when it's time to do our deep clean, but it's work it.
Do number three: use enough litter boxes for however many cats you have! Basically that means you should have a litter box for each cat you own. You have three cats? You should have three litter boxes!
Do number four: spread out the litter boxes. We don't want them all concentrated in one place because what's the point of that!
Do number five: make sure you got big enough boxes. We don't know about you but we got some chonky cats and if they don't fits they don't sits.
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