How to Choose a Litter Box for Your Siamese Cat

Last Update, May 2018
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How to find best litter option for your Siamese cat

It can be quite challenging deciding which litter box to choose and where to put it. For one, you do not want your home cluttered. apart from this, you do not want odor from the litter box.

So, where would be the right place for something with the function of a litter box? Of course you don’t want to place it near your health accessories such as sleeping devices such as a CPAP machine, your hobby items such as the best 3d pen, or even your fishing gear like GPS fishfinders.

When it comes to training your Siamese cat to use a litter box, choosing the right litter box can make all the difference. Here are some things to keep in mind when going to buy a litter box for your cat.

What Kind of Litter Box Should You Buy?

If your kitten or cat was trained in a litter box by a previous owner or breeder, find out what kind of box was used and buy the same. You can transition to a new box when your cat is trained. If the cat was not litter-trained, do some research to determine the best box to buy. You can check for reviews of the best litter boxes.

You will come across litter boxes of different styles and sizes. If you have a kitten, she will grow into a cat and this means a larger box will be required to take care of business. Therefore, go with a large litter box rather than a small one.

Another thing you should consider is the accessibility of the litter box. If you choose an uncovered box, make sure its sides are low enough so that you Siamese cat won’t have a problem climbing in and out. A covered (or hooded) litter box should have a doorway that is large enough. The most important thing here is ease of entry. If your Siamese cat will be bothered going into the box, she is likely not to use it.

Keep in mind that cats should not share litter boxes. Generally, you should have the same number of litter boxes in your home as the number of cats you have, plus one. So, if you have three cats, you should have four litter boxes.

Where Will You Set Up the Litter Box?

It’s important to carefully consider where you are going to place your cat’s litter box. Here are some points to keep in mind:

  • The best place to set up the litter box is an area that is free of obstacles or clutter. Moreover, the place should not have loud noises or other distractions. When Siamese cats go to the bathroom, they prefer a quiet place with some privacy.
  • Do not place the litter box near your cat water or food. Cats do not like going to the bathroom near their food. If the box is near their food, they are likely not to use it.
  • When your Siamese cat knows that there is a litter box in the house, she is most likely to use it than any other surface in the house, save for the houseplants. Your cat may try to eliminate in the plant soil. Therefore, when training her to use the box, cover the plant soil with rocks or a tin foil.

TIP: If your Siamese kitten or cat was previously living outside, you may want to use dirt and sand instead of litter while training her. Once the cat begins to get comfortable using the box, you can gradually integrate the litter and eventually replace the sand and dirt.

Follow the guide above when you want to buy a litter box for your Siamese cat.


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