Where's your litter box?

United States
August 13, 2008 1:41pm CST
I was talking to my mom the other day and she mentioned that she thought it was strange that I have the catbox in our laundry room. She says that, except for the one person who had them in the kitchen (ew! ), everyone she knows has them in a bathroom. Ours is in the laundry room because we have to keep the bathroom doors shut to keep the dog from stealing things. It's also a larger room and the cat can go in there and eat and use the box in peace. Where's your cat's box at? Why do you have it there?
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31 responses
13 Aug 08
when we had a cat her litter box was in our downstairs toilet. my mum put it there i think because it made it impossible to trip over lol i now have a bunny who is litter tray trained and his tray is in the kitchen because its the only room in the house hes allowed in as the floor is washable (he does spend most of his time outside but when its raining i let him play in the kitchen)
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• United States
14 Aug 08
The bunny sounds cute. I've got two litter trained pigs and sometimes let them run around in the kitchen, too.
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14 Aug 08
hes not allowed in the house because he tried to eat mums living rom carpet so she banished him to the kitchen
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• United States
14 Aug 08
Bad bunny! I'm afraid of my piggies crawling under the couches, so they're out of there, smooth floors or not.
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@mands61123 (2099)
13 Aug 08
It used to be in the laundry room but now i don't have one so i moved it next to the bin which is near the back door of the kitchen. Don't panic it was an igloo type one thats covered but i've stopped bothering because the dog tells me when he wants to go out and now the cats have decided they prefer to do that to lol It gives me alot of exercise (up and down stairs every 2 mins) and they seem to only do it in my yard anyways so i'm not bothered. Plus i hated cleaning that thing out *shudders*. I don't think it's strange i know more people with it there in the laundry room) than in the toilet.
• United States
14 Aug 08
My cat can't go outside, sadly, because of her allergies and lack of claws (prior owner issue), so it's cleaning the box every couple of days. Yick! Wish she could go out into the natural catbox.
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15 Aug 08
aww lack of claws what did they do to her?? poor thing my dog has allergies my cats are ok
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@mcat19 (1358)
• United States
13 Aug 08
We have a number of litter boxes. Some are in the bathrooms; one is in a bedroom; 2 are in the corner of the upstairs hallway and one is in the dining room that no one uses. We have more than we need for 4 cats, and still one of them pees on the floor.
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• United States
14 Aug 08
That's a lot of litter! Have you checked to see if the random peer has a UTI? Our girl started peeing outside the box when she developed one.
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@mcat19 (1358)
• United States
14 Aug 08
Peaches has been checked many times. We are sure it is behavioral as she was abandoned at a vet's office by her previous people. One of the main reasons for giving up cats is inappropriate peeing. We are working with her and cleaning up after her and loving her.
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@hezoid (2150)
13 Aug 08
Our is hidden under the kitchen table, it's the only place for it really. There's no room in the bathroom, the rest of thehouse is bedroom or to open plan. We did think of putting it in the back sun room but thought the smell would get overpowering in the summer as it gets very hot in there.
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• United States
14 Aug 08
I can see a hot sunroom being a really bad idea!
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• United States
13 Aug 08
Our litter box is in our laundry room as well. There's no room for them in any of the bathrooms, and anyway, why would I want one in the bathroom? I don't want to smell that while I'm showering! Our laundry room is fairly large, and it has a counter in it that we keep the litter box on - the dog tends to like getting into the cat box, so we have to put it where he can't reach it. So I don't think you're weird at all, lol.
• United States
14 Aug 08
I don't want to smell that while I'm showering! My thoughts, too!
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@ljean791 (66)
• United States
13 Aug 08
I have three litter boxes all in the basement since I have three cat's. I keep them down there to keep my fat little beagle from getting in them and "snacking".
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@philjas (1134)
• United States
13 Aug 08
Laundry room here too. But for years I had it in my computer room because there just wasn't room anywhere else.
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@TheCatLady (4695)
• Israel
14 Aug 08
I have 7 boxes. 2 in my bedroom, 2 in the main bathroom, 1 in the laundry room, one in the guest room, one in the hall way. I need a few more boxes, but...
• United States
14 Aug 08
Holy litter! That must be a ton of work to keep after.
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• Israel
14 Aug 08
Actually it's no big deal. I use a pine pellet litter that lasts a long time without changing. Just daily scooping. I love the pine litter. There is absolutely no smell. With 11 cats, it's important. I usually have help haling it down to the garbage. Tonight a guy friend is coming for dinner and I'll get him to take the bags out. A few days ago I had the nice young man who works in my yard hall it down. What else are men good for but to lift and schlep heavy things. LOL Don't even need to own them. They'll work for money or a free meal.
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• United States
14 Aug 08
lol your comment made me laugh :) Wow 11 cats how cool! I feel I would be the same way if we were allowed to have that many. We can only have 3 animals in the type of house we live in, so we have 2 cats and a dog. I still want another dog and at least 2 more cats...guess we will see what our next place allows :)
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@misty99 (736)
13 Aug 08
My husband placed one litter box on the terrace.It was never used,the cat wants to litter inside the bathroom...under the sink.And i hate it because i do the cleaning almost everyday.It's the first stinky object that greets me in the morning.Maybe she was used to doing it with the previous ownerIt's better than doing it on the carpet...eeew!How i wish the cat can poop straight to the tb and flush it herself
13 Aug 08
yeh like on meet the parents was it where the cat flushes the toilet itself and gets the dog he he he funny
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13 Aug 08
no it was meet the fockers sorry
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• United States
14 Aug 08
I can see that being a huge mess! Did she open the cabinets to get in there or...?
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@fifileigh (3621)
• United States
14 Aug 08
that is where i put my cat's litter box and food--in the washer/dryer area. it just makes the most sense to me to put it there. 1. it is tile and easy to clean. 2. it is a small area away from food and sitting area just in case there is smell and no one can step in the box by accident. doesnt get in the way when people r over. me and you think alike. we must be twins. i would never put a litter box in the kitchen...ewww! i would probably end up stepping in it every time i go there. i sometimes temporarily put my cat's litter box and food in the bathroom of my bedroom when i have guests over so the cat doesnt get in the way and gets sit on or stepped on.
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@Jody20 (887)
• Netherlands
14 Aug 08
If you have a litterbax with a hood on it, you can step in it.
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@fifileigh (3621)
• United States
14 Aug 08
i probably step on it and break it, or trip over it. but i dont think my cat would like the litter box with lid anyway.
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@deebomb (15347)
• United States
14 Aug 08
Our cat litter tray is in the down stairs bathroom. It fits perfectly between the toilet and the sink. If it was in the laundry room the dog would keep it clean and I don't like that idea. Since it is where it is some one will remember to clean it better than if it was in the laundry room.
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• United States
14 Aug 08
I don't blame you for not letting the dog take up the chore! I don't understand why dogs seem to LOVE cat poo so much. Yick!
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@deebomb (15347)
• United States
14 Aug 08
I don't ether but they sure do.
@mistissa (1348)
• Netherlands
14 Aug 08
we have an open kitchen and the litterbox is in a corner in there. But I do keep it clean, I clean it out every 2 days, and as soon as one of the cats pooped, I will scoop it out, so it will not stink. I have been to a friends house before and she had the whole house just stinking of poo or cat wee, I told my hubby I was ok in getting cats ourselves. But I do not want it to smell, so I make a habit of keeping it tidy
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• United States
14 Aug 08
I think that's the big complaint I have about them being in the kitchen. Most people just don't stay on top of the litter, and there's nothing quite like a kitchen that smells like cat pee!
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• United States
14 Aug 08
Hi fluffnflowers Like you I keep our cats box in the laundry room. I think the laundry room is a perfect spot, it's out of the way, and if you're like me you wash cloths daily, so the cat box gets alot of attention... I have 2 containers next to the litter box. On the first container, that sits next to the cat-box I wrote "YUCK-PEE-U" on the other, I wrote "GOOD STUFF". Inside the poop box, I put a kitchen garbage bag, that way it gets conveniently tossed weekly. I reuse empty plastic litter container's with the lids. Hmm, I guess you could call me "GREEN" :) The lid fits tightly, you can scoop, dump and close it FAST, and it keeps down the smell. I hate to see a cat-box in the kitchen/bathroom, YUCK!
• United States
14 Aug 08
I reuse the cat litter bins the same way! I don't have mine labeled; I just tear the original label off when the buckets are empty. I like that they're airtight and don't let out the smell.
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@Jody20 (887)
• Netherlands
14 Aug 08
I keep my litterbox in the kitchen because i there is not enough room in my bathroom. I don't think it's ew!
• United States
14 Aug 08
The person we knew with the litterbox in the kitchen had a tiny, tiny kitchen, four cats, and two boxes. It was definitely ew! As long as things are clean, it's probably not ew, unless your cat doesn't cover, like mine.
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@pam210 (345)
• United States
14 Aug 08
I wish we could keep the liter box in the laundry room but my laundry room is between my breezeway and my kitchen and we have to keep the doors shut so that the heat or air stays in the house. Our liter box is in the bathroom and I hate it. I hate when I am in the bathroom and all of the sudden I hear the cat in the litter box. When I'm in the shower she gets stuck in the bathroom with me and then starts to scratch the door to get out. Another problem we have in the bathroom is the liter gets on the floor and then my older kids always seem to track it all over the place. The younger kids are actually smarter then the older ones and don't go near it. Anyway I think you have the right idea and keep it in the laundry room.
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• United States
14 Aug 08
My little brothers cats throw the litter everywhere in his bathroom and do the same thing yours do when he's in the shawer. There's nothing quite like litter crunching under your feet!
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@lilybug (21182)
• United States
14 Aug 08
Our inside/outside cat does not have a litter box in the house right now. He had one in the utility/dog room downstairs, but he went months without using it so we got rid of it. Right now it is outside on the side porch and the kittens have been using it because they were using the porch as a litter box. EWE! With Bandit's recent potty incidents in the house though I think we may need to put one back in the house.
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@Ceciliah (56)
• Canada
14 Aug 08
Mine or the cats litter box is in the spare bedroom right next to my own, I rent with another person and we have a 3 bedroom upper floor so we use that bedroom to store small things and the closet for extra clothes. Their food is in my room because even though they have a covered litter box I am always afraid of dust in their food. They are all geriatric cats too so this way I can monitor their food intake and water. It works out pretty well except for the sand on the floor but that can always be swept up. ceciliah
• China
14 Aug 08
my litter box around my house.my living room have one,my washingroom have one,my kitchen have one.
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@Opal26 (17694)
• United States
14 Aug 08
Well, Unfortunately, I have to keep in the bathroom. My apartment is not that big and that's pretty much the ony choice that I have. The bathroom isn't really that big so it's really in the way, but I really don't have any other choice.
@MOMMASAM (1004)
• United States
14 Aug 08
the laundry room would have been my preferance, but i have a door that shuts as it's just off the living room and tends to be noisy. so, it's in an empty closet with the door open. in the sumemr time, i put it out on my enclosed screened back porch. i only have 2 cats and i try to clean it every other day. if it's not clean i get taken hostage by one who leave me reminders close by, but not in it.
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