Cat litter box
Cats are very clean animals by nature. They prefer to eliminate discreetly and in private. Where you place the cat litter box is therefore, extremely important. It should be positioned in a quiet place away from the usual feeding and sleeping areas. Window seats are not suitable as your cat may see other cats and feel threatened. The cat litter box should be kept in the same place so that your cat doesn't need to waste time looking for it.
Generally, you should have at least one litter box per cat – and the larger it is, the more comfortable. Your cat must be able to turn around in it and stretch out. If this is not possible, it may decide to find somewhere else in your house that's more comfortable. Cats are quickly offended by uncleanliness and bad odours. The litter box must therefore be easy to clean – but do not do so with strong cleaning agents as these may irritate your cat's sensitive nose. Litter boxes come in different designs, including simple open boxes and enclosed hooded models. Unpleasant smells which will offend your cat are less likely to develop in open boxes, while hooded ones offer privacy.
The cat litter in the box should always be clean and several centimetres deep so that your cat can scratch around.