Finding a location for your cats litter boxes is sometimes kind of hard. Finding a litter box that works well for you and your cat can sometimes be frustrating. You don’t want it in one of the main rooms of your home in case you have guests over and you really don’t want it near your where you prepare food. On the other hand you might not want to put your cat’s litter box near a furnace or something mechanical as there might be a chance that something in the environment will scare your cat and lead it to poo or pee on the floor in another part of the house.
Some people will put the litter box near their cat’s food and water. This is kind of gross and a lot of cats won’t eat or go to the bathroom elsewhere. We recommend keeping your cat’s food and water away from their litter box. We feel this is a no brainer, but we just have to say it.
If there is some reason you need to keep the litter box and their food in the same room – a small apartment or something like that, then try and keep the food and water on the other side of the room or away from the litter box.
A lot of cat owners in smaller apartments will keep their cat’s litter box in the bathroom. Beside the toilet or under the sink. One of the benefits of having the litter box beside the toilet is if you use flushable cat litter then after you use the toilet you can clean out the litter box. Thus keeping the litter box cleaner and getting it done a little bit all the time instead of once or twice a week.
The only thing to keep in mind with putting the litter box in the bathroom is the humidity of showers can negatively effect the cat litter. You could see more clumping or having it turn into a muddy consistency.
The best thing to do is use common sense when it comes to picking a place for your cat’s litter box. You want something out of the way of high traffic areas. You also want to pick a place with a little bit of privacy. Cats don’t like to have a people watching them when they go number 2. I think we can all appreciate that.