So, a cat has settled in your house - a fluffy mustachioed miracle. And you have a lot of trouble. But this living being will give so much joy that all worries will fade into the background. However, in order to make the life of the animal in your home possible and comfortable, you will need some accessories. These include: a cat litter box, food and water bowls, scratching posts, and places to sleep and rest. Of course, the kitten will need toys, and adult pussies do not disdain them and indulge in them with pleasure. How to choose the item you need to train your pet to the toilet? First you need to figure out what they are.
Standard and popular option - a regular open plastic container. Various fillers are placed in it, and some owners even keep such a tray empty. It is simply washed after each use by the animal. In any case, with or without filler, such a cat tray has the following advantages: cheap, simple design, easy to buy in any pet store.
Of course, its disadvantage is that the animal scatters the filler, since even the highest walls still do not cover the sides enough. If athe filler is not used, then this minus, of course, is not, but here another problem arises - the smell. It is almost impossible to destroy it. When throwing litter with a cat, many owners use an accessory with high and inwardly curved sides or a closed tray-house. The latter is great for shy animals.
The closed cat litter box may also have the added function of making it easier to clean up cat feces.
Such trays can probably be called semi-automatic. They will not do all the work for you completely, but they will allow you not to dig with a scoop in their depths in search of unappetizing lumps. Cleaning of waste in a tray of this type is carried out by turning it over, as a result of which waste accumulates in a special container inside. From there, they are easy to remove and throw away. Please note that the filler in them must be clumpy, this is a necessary condition for their work. They are a little more expensive than usual, but are comfortable for the cat, save time and are certainly much more hygienic and aesthetic.
Cat trays like dry closets are modern and very convenient accessories. They are intended for those owners who leave home for a long time or simply do not have the desire to delve into the tray. Outwardly, they are similar to the previous version, but boast additional devices and features, such as odor-neutralizing wipes and charcoal filters.An automatic toilet for cats, depending on the complexity of the model, in addition to mechanical cleaning of excrement, also offers self-washing with water and treatment with disinfectants. These devices require a connection to the water supply and electrical network and are quite expensive. But in this case, the owner's help in cleaning up cat waste is not needed at all.
Choosing a cat litter box is not that difficult. You need to focus on your lifestyle, desire, budget, characteristics of the apartment and the degree of involvement in the cleaning process. Of course, do not forget about the characteristics of your pet: breed, size, character and toilet habits.