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spygirl

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So the hubby has agreed that we can get a sphynx! Yay! I always win in the end... :LOL:
I think I've found a breeder I like and have been e-mailing her back and forth. Now I just gotta choose a baby!

But it's been a while since I've owned a cat. I'm brushing up on everything, but I do have a question about litter boxes.

Have you noticed your sphynx preferring one type over the other? Is there a better type for kittens to start using?

I understand the idea behind litter training, using the same litter as the breeder at first, etc. I just want to try to get everything right! Thanks guys!
 

bellebeausmom

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I like "the world's best cat litter". I have three cats and all I have to do is flush if down the toilet. All three took to it without any problem. A little messy on the floor sometimes but I like the convience of flushing. It doesn't have a perfume odor to it and the only time I smell anything is when they first poop. Once they cover it the odor is gone until I flush it. It is made of corn.
 

spygirl

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I've used "World's Best" when I had bunnies and I really liked it.

Has anyone noticed kittens and then adult cats preferring one type of litter box over the other? Is it better to use a plain, open top litter box for kittens? Do you guys like one brand over the other?

I'm completely clueless when it comes to this stuff!
 

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I love Gizmo's Littermaid self cleaning litter box... cuz I work a lot of hours and Gizmo will not use the box if there is anything in it... He will poop next to the box before he would get his precious feet soiled. It self cleans approximately 5-10 minutes after the box is used. The receptacle at the end only needs to be cleaned every 5-7 days :ThumbsUp:

Just make sure you look for the older, cheaper model... with the plastic rake. The new "elite" with the metal rake just breaks up the clumps... waste of money!
 

fezmarie73

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Ducky has a closed litter box, and I use the crystal litter.. any brand will do, but Fresh Step seems to be the best at hiding the poop smell.

Be forewarned - the smell of their poop could be the stink equivalent of a nuclear bomb. I keep telling my cat he could dominate a small country with that noxious odor! :Badly:

Perhaps Luxembourg..?
 

ilovemysphynx

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Congrats on winning the battle with your husband:ThumbsUp: I love it when we win.
As far as litter we use arm and hammer these days they have a new one out for poop and pee smell that I just picked up so we will see how that works.
As for litter boxes with a baby kitty I would start out with a low box with no cover and once they get used to going in that change to a more fancy box and or a covered box that you like.
Good luck can not wait for the big day.
 

sassyskye79

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Go take a look at Citi Kitty on line! It took Jazelle 1 month to learn. I would try after your kitten gets a little older...
 

spygirl

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Thanks for the help guys! I'll be sure to check those out. This is my husband's biggest concern. He's worried about litter box smells. But I think I have him convinced that there are tons of products out there to keep smells away. Thanks again guys!
 

Jocy24

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Thanks for the help guys! I'll be sure to check those out. This is my husband's biggest concern. He's worried about litter box smells. But I think I have him convinced that there are tons of products out there to keep smells away. Thanks again guys!
I use the litter robot and it is TOTALLY awesome! A little pricy but it spins and dumps clumps in a drawer with a carbon filter so no smell. I also put in a box of baking soda for extra absorbancy. All 3 cats have used it as kittens (wont register their weight until 5 lbs though) with no problems. I have to change the bag 2x's a week. Just ordered my second one for upstairs so the cats stop lining up and I can't wait. I use fresh step but I may change because the perfume smell is kind of strong.
 

ypvsypvs

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I use Ever Clean extra scented.

Ever Clean - Extra Strength Scented

Never looked back. It is 4 times as pricey as other brands, at least here in Sweden, but lasts a really long time and it smells really nice even after used by the cats. Clumps up absolutelly perfect so easy to clean the box.
An extra plus is that even the cats smell really nice after having used it hehe... :ThumbsUp:

As for the actual box I guess your cat is 12 weeks or older when you get it so don't bother with a special box for a kitten. Get him the one you wanna use directly, a kitten has no problems getting into any litter box when he is old enough to move away from his mother so throwing away money on a kitten litter box is seriously just a waste of money.
 
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