Trying to figure out where to put your cat’s litter box is a pretty big deal. Usually people want it in a place where they can’t see it or smell it. However, the cat must be able to get to it easily. Well, if you have a big home that’s an easy enough problem to solve. But if you have small living quarters, creativity is the key. One great way to keep the litter box out of sight, but accessible to your cat, is to create a curtained cabinet.
It’s pretty easy to make and it provides your cat with a place that’s convenient and private. Follow the easy instructions listed below and your cat will soon have alone time in no time.
What you’ll need:
• Screwdriver (Amazon)
• Curtain Rod (Amazon)
• Curtains (Amazon)
• Small Litter Box (Amazon)
• Litter Mat (Amazon)
Take off the panel from the door of your
cabinet or remove the door completely.
Put the curtain rod through the curtain
so that it fits nicely.
Fit the rod between the upper/side walls of the
cabinet so that the curtains hang down to cover
the entrance. Leave a partial opening for your
cat to enter. Then put the litter mat on the floor
of the cabinet or the floor outside the opening
—whatever you prefer. Finally, place the litter
box in the cabinet.
That’s it, now your kitty has a cozy little nook
to do his/her business.
You might be concerned about how the change in routine will affect your cat. If your cat is not used to the new routine of using their new litter box space, he/she might leave you a little surprise outside the litter box. To keep your cat from eliminating in unexpected places, keep the old litter box around until they’re used to the new routine.
Cat Litter Box Furniture (Amazon)
Wash Room Litter Box Bench (Amazon)
Hidden Cat Litter/Plant (Amazon)
Bonus Tips: Training Your Cat To Use The Litter Box
Keep It Clean
Cats need a clean place to do their business, so it’s important to stay on top of the litter box upkeep. The litter should be scooped for waste and the box refilled on a daily basis. Once a week the litter should be changed and the box should be cleaned out. Just use water and soap to clean out the box, because cats are very sensitive to the smell of cleaning products—Don’t forget to use rubber gloves while cleaning.
No Scented Litter
Don’t buy the high priced scented litter. As mentioned above, a cat’s sense of smell is very sensitive and will most likely reject your fancy pants litter that smells like jasmine. Just use baking soda to absorb the smell and you’ll be fine. Shake a thin layer on the bottom of the tray and some in the litter.
Keep Everything The Same
Basically, cats like to keep things the same. So if nothing is wrong with your litter box or cleaning routine, then don’t try to change it. If so, you might be starting from square one in terms of getting them used to whatever new thing you’ve introduced.
In closing, I hope that these tips were helpful to you and your kitty. If you have any suggestions you’d like to add, please don’t hesitate to mention them in the comments section. Thanks for reading.