DIY A Temporary Litter Box for your Feline

DIY A Temporary Litter Box for your Feline

As a pet parent, you might enjoy pampering your feline, but along with pampering, it is extremely necessary for you to train your furry baby to use the litter box. However, training your feline to use a litter box might not seem too difficult. Most of the adopted felines are already trained to use a litter box and those who are not trained, help themselves due to their strong instincts of burying their poop.

You can now make a DIY temporary litter box for your furry baby at home instead of purchasing one before he or she learns to use it. Having a litter box at home will make life easier for your cat.

Here’s a tip – you can provide or keep an additional litter box for your cat and place it in another corner of your house. You need to keep a minimum number of two litter boxes if you have one cat and if you have two cats you need to have at least three litter boxes. It is normal for a feline to pee in one place and poop in another. 

All you need to DIY a litter box is:

  • Cardboard box- The box you use to make a litter box should be at least one and a half times more than the length of your feline’s body
  • Scissors
  • Box cutter
  • Duct tape
  • Litter
  • Potty pads (it is ideal to use potty pads under the litter but it’s completely optional)

Assemble the Cardboard Box

You will have to begin with assembling the cardboard box. You will have to decide on the orientation of the box depending on the height and size of your feline. For a small kitten, the height of the box can be only around 1 or 2 inches. For a senior canine, the height of the box can be around 4 to 5 inches.

Place Potty Pads and Litter

If the litter box is going to be reused several times, it is ideal to place a potty pad underneath the litter. You can skip placing the potty pad if the litter box will be used only once or maximum twice.

To place the potty pad cut it according to the size of the box you are using and place it into the box, if your furry baby likes to scratch in his or her litter then you might have to securely attach the potty pad to the box using a duct tape.

Do not add a lot of litter to your feline’s litter box, you just need to add enough litter that can absorb your cat's poop. It will then be easier for you to take out the waste from the litter box. If you add too much litter, the poop might just get all over the litter and it will be difficult for you to take out the waste. The box too might not be sturdy enough to hold a lot of litter.

Replacing the Litter Box

If you’re feline needs his or her litter box to be replaced after several days then you must have an alternative box ready to be used. The cardboard might also absorb the moisture and odour from the potty pad placed under the litter, hence you need to change the litter box a few weeks after being used.

Since the litter box needs to be replaced after few weeks of use it is advisable for you to DIY one. Litter boxes are easy to make, if you DIY one it can help you save you money, it will help keep your furry baby happy and clean plus will help you keep your house clean too.

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