Cats 'picky about bathroom accommodations'

Tuesday, 31st May 2011

Kitty owners who buy cat food for a number of feline friends may be interested in some expert advice on how to deal with litter tray provision.

Kim Campbell Thornton, an author who has been writing about dogs and cats for over 20 years and has had a number of books on pet care, has offered some tips on how to cater for a number of cats when it comes to their bathroom.

Writing for the Sacramento Bee, Ms Campbell Thornton was responding to a reader who had four cats and who wanted to reduce the number of litter trays from four to two.

She wrote: "Cats are super-picky about their bathroom accommodations: They demand cleanliness and privacy, and they don't like having to wait in line. Having five boxes that are scooped daily means your cats are much less likely to think about going outside the box, so to speak."

Ms Campbell Thornton added that experts suggest people have one litter box per cat plus an extra one.