When Vladi came home in September, Uschi was a little perturbed (to say the least). We let Uschi have his own space by his exercise wheel, with a place to sleep, water, and a litterbox. Up until then, Tanj and Usch typically used their kennel litter area. When the boys settled down after a week or so, we tried to remove the extra litterbox, and Uschi responded with a few "Uschidents" that let us know that he liked having a convenient litterbox (that happens to be right in the entrance to our house). After about a month, Tanji decided he liked the inner litterbox too (it has been cold and wet outside in the kennel), and Vladi decided he liked it better than his bathroom litterbox. So, all of a sudden the litterbox was getting a LOT of use, and each boy had problems with the box itself. Uschi barely fit into the 18"x12" box, since he does not like to touch anything but litter, so the box was too small. Tanji sometimes forgets to squat, so the ~12" deep box was barely deep enough. Vladi likes a perfectly clean litterbox (he's known to re-arrange the litter a bit after the big boys do their thing), so the box was getting dirty too quickly. This all added up for a need for a bigger litterbox. We headed to K-Mart, and ended up with an "Afgan Storage" bin with the whopping big dimensions of 31 inches long, 13.5 inches wide, and 13 inches deep. Right away, the boys knew the box was for them...
Uschi loves boxes and is the first one in, as usual.
Vladi wants to play too.
Uschi tried the "if I lick you, will you leave?" ploy,
while Tanji paced along the perimeter...
"Are you still here?"
We added litter and Vladi jumped back in
to try it so fast, we didn't even get a picture!
Tanj is next, the box meets with his approval too.
(Note all of the litter on the floor, a hazard
from the previous smaller box).