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TaterSr

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Posted: 07/14/12 10:30pm Link  |  Print  |  Notify Moderator

Question on the cats, especially the lady with 5 to 8.... How many catboxes do you bring? We have our first cats in 32 yrs of marriage & first indoor cats of my life. Growing up, we had in & out cats & no cat box. I read you need one catbox per cat so have had that in our house since we adopted these dear kitties but wonder in the motor home (picked up today brand new!) how we will fit 3 in & do you all have one per cat? They haven't been in it yet.... will introduce them in one at a time in a cat carrier. Let one out to sniff around as we're organizing things etc. Bring that one back in the house & another one later. They ARE known to fight. All 3 related & the grandson fights his mom & Gr'Ma. Have $40 antidepressant drops for his ears which do help but can't afford to keep that up with motorhome pymt now. And he hates them. Has to be put in a head lock to get it done. Thanks for any traveling cat advice.

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I have had some issues since re-integrating a cat that had gone to live with my parents back into my cat pack. I've found pheremone collars particularly helpful and also several products from this company: www.catfaeries.com

The ones I use are Household Harmony, Territorial Rescue and above all, Calm and Serene, as well as Love My Litter Box. I mix them all together and use them as one, so it isn't so expensive. It has made an enormous difference in my house.

I can't help you with litter box locations, but improved kitty harmony will make life in a small space easier.

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I can't really offer you an answer. We are full timers with 3 male cats, various ages and weights. And 2 female dogs ... My cats share one box, and one bowl for their dry food.


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2 cats, 1 doberman. 1 (oversized plastic container) used as cat box. Clean box 2 x day. Happy traveling for 8 yr. nowin 30 ft. class A.


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The general advice is one box per cat plus one more. So three cats would have four boxes. BUT . . . that's the "best case/perfect world" scenario and doesn't necessarily need to be followed by every cat owner, or in such a limited space as an RV. Unless one or more of your cats has some known litterbox-related issue, then I'd just use one box but make sure it's scooped several times a day. You might also keep a container of inexpensive wet wipes nearby to clean off any stuck-on residue. That's an easy thing to do that really helps keep the box cleaner and minimize odor. The main thing you'll have to be alert for is litterbox guarding, where one cat won't let another have easy access to the box or one cat tries to ambush another while using the box.


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2 cats one box, 36 ft MH 1 1/2 years all is well


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Thanks folks! Yes, when I'm home I scoop every time I smell a poop. On work days, I do AM, PM, and bedtime. I bought some very expensive pheromones that plug into an elec outlet & a 2nd one you spray in the room but they seemed less helpful than the antidepressant (amitriptyline) in the ear. Like I said, our male fights (and he always looses, fat lip as proof). We looked into boarding mom & dau but it's 600.00/mo & can't afford that. Will start with one & bring back-ups.

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Oh,and I carry wipes on me at all times like the dad in 'Big Fat Greek Wedding' used windex on everything. I have a box of baby wipes in every room of the house & will one fore & aft in the RV. Great for spills, eating fruit, etc. Great idea.

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Hello we have a 34' 5vr and have 3 male cats. We have always used one box no matter if we are in our stick home or the camper. I too clean in the morning and evening. So far so good I have been told we need a box for each. It works for us and the boys are happy. Good luck to you and whatever you decide.


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Posted: 07/17/12 12:38am Link  |  Print  |  Notify Moderator

We have a jump in litter box for 2 large male cats. The top has ridges that catch the kitty litter, we haven't had a problem yet

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