How Many Litter Boxes Per Cat Do You Need?

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By Pet Expert Team
Updated: 5/16/20241-2 minutes
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Not sure how many litter boxes you need? Let Tidy help you do the math. Follow this simple rule: one box per cat, plus one extra. So if you have two cats, you should have three boxes. Making sure everyone has their space can help ease elimination issues.

Some owners prefer a hooded box, but some cats don’t like them. Either way, make sure the box is big enough for kitty to use comfortably—she should be able to turn around completely in the box without being scrunched.

Cat’s don’t love surprises. So when replacing litter boxes, choose the same style as the one your cat has been consistently using.

Lastly, Tidy knows that no one likes having to run to the bathroom. Put a box on every level of your home if you can—especially if your cat is older.

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