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From: scalderwood Date: December 11th, 2006 04:23 am (UTC) (Link)
That's a lot of cats. So to clean the litter box daily you just go in and take out the poop? When you scrub the box do you dump the litter into a bucket or something to reuse it?

I am, as you can tell, completely new at this. Dogs I know how to take care of. Last time I lived with a cat I was about 4.
niira From: niira Date: December 11th, 2006 05:26 am (UTC) (Link)
any waste gets scooped away 3 times a day. morning, afternoon and evenings. any outside messes are cleaned up as they are noticed. one of our cats is tailess and she sometimes can't judge where her back end is in the litterbox.

http://www.litterwelcomemat.com/litterwelcomemat/home.html <- these are brilliant for litterboxes. we've had them for years and they really hold up.

usually for the once a week scrub, the box is scooped, the litter transfered over to a new litterbox as long as it isn't smelly, extra litter is added if needed, and that one taken back to be put in its spot. dirty litterbox is then cleaned with soap and sprayed with bleach solution before the final rinse. everything gets air dried. takes about 4 hours a week for the litterboxes we have. probably under an hour for 2-3 boxes.

http://www.catinfo.org/litterbox.htm is a pretty good article.

litter preference is up to you and your cat. we use premium choice mostly. and some other type that gets mixed in some days (can't remember the name). we can't have anything too dusty (various allergies in cats) and some perfume-y ones make another cat break out in a rash on his legs.

its always a learning experience. i'm still learning tons about cats, even after living with them for 20 years.
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