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How Many Litter boxes Should I have?

By: Dr. Debra Primovic

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How Many Litter boxes Should I have?

You might have wondered how many litter boxes (also known as litterboxes, litter pans or litterpans) you should have in your house. What's not enough? Can there ever be too many!

These are common questions among both new and experienced cat lovers. The answer depends on how many cats you have and how big your home is. The more floors in your home and the more cats living in it, the more litter boxes you will need.

This is a good rule of thumb for the number of litter boxes you will need:

  • You should have one litter box per cat PLUS one.

    OR

  • You should have one litter box per floor

    Whichever number is higher, that's the number you need.

    Here are some examples:

  • If you have one cat and a two story house, you should have two litter boxes.
  • If you have 2 cats, you should have three litter boxes (2 + 1)
  • If you have 4 cats, you should have five litter boxes. (4 + 1)
    This is the recommended number of litter boxes to minimize behavioral problems. I hope this helps you understand how many litter boxes you need in your home.

    I hope this article helps you figure out how many litter boxes you need in your home. Remember -you really can't have too many litterboxes.

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