Will a new cat use an old litter box? Unless there is an infectious disease involved, either choice is fine according to Dr. La Jeunesse. A litterbox that smells like a previous cat can be turned off by a new cat.
Do cats prefer open or closed litter boxes? Felines prefer being in an uncovered box so that they can see threats and escape them. The litter boxes contain odors. It doesn't work for cats if you don't scoop often.
Do cats need their own litter box? Cats like a clean litter box. When a litter box is used by more than one cat, it can become too unattractive for some pets. The Humane Society of the United States and the RSPCA both recommend having one litter box for each cat.
Can my cat smell another cat on me? The cats sense of smell is very sensitive. A female cat may smell from blocks away. Some cats will attack their owner if the owner comes home with a smell of another cat. Cats identify their territory by scent.
Where should I put my cat's litter box? The box can be put in a sheltered place. It means you should avoid high-traffic areas and the space around your cat's food and water bowls. It has to be safe for you and your cat, too.
Is it bad to keep your cat in a room at night? If your cat is okay with it, you can put your cat in a room at night. You have to prepare the room, the cat, and yourself before you can lock them in. You will need to give them time to adjust to this new living situation and make sure they are not stressed out.
How often should you empty a litter box? The rule of thumb is to have at least one more litter box than the number of cats in the house. If you can get to the litter boxes as soon as your cat finishes his work, it's even better.
Can 2 cats share a litter box? I recommend that new owners have at least 1.5 litter boxes per cat. If you have one cat, you need two litter boxes. The ratio lets each cat claim his own because some cats don't like sharing litter boxes.
Is it better to have 2 cats? They are not very tolerant of outsiders and are less likely to cohabit with a cat that is not related to them. If you are taking on more than one kitten, it is better to take two from the same litter.