Question: What’s the Best Cat Litter Boxes? What you should know when buying Cat Litter Boxes?
What is the best and worst kind of litter box? What is the number one thing cat owners should know when buying a litter box?
Most cats prefer large, open-topped litterboxes. Avoid litter boxes with hoods. Even though we like the way they trap odors and help prevent litter from spreading around, cats will often avoid using them. Cats want to be able to keep an eye on their surroundings when they are in the “bathroom” and can be very particular about using a smelly box.
Open litterboxes with high sides can help keep things neat but make there is one low spot so your cat can get in and out. This is especially important for pets with mobility issues, like older cats with arthritis. Always have at least one more litterbox than the number of cats in your home. So, if you have one cat, you need at least two boxes.
The best litter for most cats is an unscented, clumping cat litter that contains activated charcoal. However, cats can develop very definite litter preferences, so other options may work better for a particular individual.
Avoid highly-scented cat litters. Cats have a much better sense of smell than we do, so even if the litter smells good to us, cats can find it very irritating
Whatever type of litter you use, make sure you scoop the box at least once a day.