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PostPosted: Mon Aug 18, 2008 1:21 am 
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Bengal Kitten

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hi everyone. im new here.

i just picked out my new bengal last weekend, and i will be getting him in a month. i am starting to shop for new cat stuff, and i would like to know whats a good cat litter box for male bengal. i was looking at some automatic ones like the 'LITTER ROBOT'


can anyone recomend a good cat litter box??


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PostPosted: Mon Aug 18, 2008 1:35 am 
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Whatever you get, make sure it's enclosed.

It appears most bengals (and is certainly true for mine) love to dig half way to the other side of the world before doing their business, throwing litter everywhere in the process :P


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I would just go for a standard - but large litter tray. We have one with an extra lip on it that is removable - we use it to pin down the litter liners - makes cleaning much easier!

I have never used an automatic litter tray before so I can't comment. All I know is it needs to be as easy as possible because sometimes it needs to be thrown out ASAP!!


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my friend tried one of the automatic boxes with her 2 maine coon beauties. she said it was pants and got rid of it after a few weeks. ill text her to find out more details as to why it was so bad.

i just use large enclosed boxes and a litter locker


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PostPosted: Mon Aug 18, 2008 9:22 am 
I'm buying this one, it's huge :D

http://www.zooplus.co.uk/shop/cats/cat_ ... _box/19586

They have a new order coming in on the 21st August.


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PostPosted: Mon Aug 18, 2008 9:25 am 
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I've never tried an automatic one either but I can't help thinking I'd rather spend the money on other things for my cats :)

I agree it needs to be a deep box and it's also a good idea to stand it on a cheap mat so that it catches some of the litter they track out on their paws. I've always used litter boxes with a lid on for my cats in the past but my Bengals prefer to have an open box so I had to take it off. Toileting is very much a social event for many Bengals and I think the lid cramps their style :D

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PostPosted: Mon Aug 18, 2008 3:35 pm 
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Hi,

My two prefer an open tray - we had one of each and threw the lid of enclosed away in the end. They are definatly digging through to the earths core when they go - which made litter liners very religious! and we have a large litter catcher of a mat as it goes everywhere......oh well i love 'em :D


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PostPosted: Tue Aug 19, 2008 3:03 am 
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thanks for the great advice everyone. this seems like a really great bengal forum.


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PostPosted: Tue Aug 19, 2008 4:40 am 
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I bought a few regular ole enclosed litter boxes from walmart. Mine prefer open boxes so the lids wouldn't work. Then Auggie, my fat cat, came along and his breeder said he didn't do well with regualr litter boxes because of his size. She told me to get him a rubbermaid tote. Went to Traget, found them on sale for $4. I don't know the exact size of it but it larger than a regular litter box and the sides are much higher so it doesn't matter that they try to dig to China. If I had to do it all over again, all the litter boxes in my house would be Rubbermaid totes and eventually they all will be. Cheaper and less litter kicked out, not to mention, sturdy enough that when the cats stand on the edge to poop, they don't flip over.


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our tray is a corner tray, it is an enclosed one as the cats flick the litter all over, we use the Worlds Best cat litter so it clumps and we scoop and can discard it down the toilet, we cant use the swing door on the lid as it confused the cats and wouldnt use the tray, so we took it off. you can see a pic if you search thro the gallery.

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PostPosted: Tue Aug 19, 2008 5:31 pm 
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kimberley wrote:
I'm buying this one, it's huge :D

http://www.zooplus.co.uk/shop/cats/cat_ ... _box/19586

They have a new order coming in on the 21st August.


We tried loads of different trays and litter combinations with our boys, we had corner ones, cheap ones, expensive ones, covered, uncovered.

Finally we bought one of those and used Catsan and we won't ever use anything else now. The boys love it there is loads of room for them inside and it doesn't smell! The combination of filter and Catsan seems to work brilliantly.

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PostPosted: Tue Aug 19, 2008 6:35 pm 
I've ordered mine in red, should come by saturday :D


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PostPosted: Tue Aug 19, 2008 6:52 pm 
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We just bought two basic big fairly inexpensive covered litter trays from pets at home and after trying out a few different litters as we had a real problem with leon initially very strong smelling wee due to an infection, we tried 4 different brands and by far found the best was cats best by a long shot! It is a little more expensive though not as expensive as the worlds best (we tried that too!) Quite sad to get excited by cat litter but its amazing stuff!! LOL They have had it in their trays for nearly 4 weeks now, I only scoop out what I need to twice daily there is no nasty smells, the litter smells as fresh as it was when first put in the tray! A 10l bag is supposed to last one cat 10weeks or 2 cats 5 weeks so not expensive at £6.99 for 10l. :wink: :wink:

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I use Cat's Best too and it's great. There's very little smell and it's really easy to scoop out the used bits. My cats ate the World's Best (it's corn based) so that had to go straight away!!

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PostPosted: Wed Aug 20, 2008 12:08 am 
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where do you buy 'cats best' from?

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