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Fizzy1
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« on: May 19, 2011, 11:02:51 AM »

We have the Rubbermaid high sided box that is 11" high and Kozy occasionally pees over the side, hitting the wall Roll Eyes  He refuses to use the other box that has a lid on it.  So I need a box that is at least 12" high and not covered.  Has anyone seen one that high?  I've looked online and in the stores but 11" seems to be the highest.

I might need to get creative and make my own from a storage tote box.
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« Reply #1 on: May 19, 2011, 11:44:04 AM »

Fizzy1,

Here's a tip on how to make a high-sided litter box:
http://petprojectblog.com/archives/cats/make-your-own-cat-litter-box/
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« Reply #2 on: May 19, 2011, 11:52:36 AM »

Either you'll want to spend the money, or the price will motivate you to get creative.  Grin

You could use it without the top:

http://katkave.com/Kattails_Kat_Kave/Welcome.html


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« Reply #3 on: May 19, 2011, 11:58:05 AM »

Julia, Thank you!  I bookmarked that page.  It's what I had in mind.

Sparty, that's one big box!  OMG.  It would take up my whole bathroom Grin  Great idea, though.
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« Reply #4 on: May 19, 2011, 08:31:01 PM »

We have a certain male in this household that occasionally misses as well......although thankfully its not on the wall.   Wink  Must be a guy thing.  Grin
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« Reply #5 on: May 19, 2011, 09:04:14 PM »

Lmao Sandi!   It MUST be a guy thing cuz I can't remember ever hitting outside the bowl Grin. At least the kitties don't leave the seat up  Roll Eyes
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« Reply #6 on: October 04, 2011, 09:31:02 AM »

I just ordered these, and the Boyz & Bonnie are doing fine (though no one pees high, I'm hoping to limit litter scatter).  We haven't tried with Grub, because things are calm, and we don't want to upset her with something new.  Anyway, I think it makes sense to orient the opening this way.  Made in Canadia!   Cheesy

http://www.nvrmiss.com/index.php

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« Reply #7 on: October 04, 2011, 09:59:43 AM »

Thanks for posting this, Spartycats.  We looked into making the storage tote box, but they were just too ugly Tongue  This one looks promising, although I really wish it was just a bit higher.  It's still 1/2" higher than what we have now.  Thankfully, Kozy hasn't peed over the side recently.  If he starts doing it again, I will order this one.

Let us know if you find less litter outside the box, okay?
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« Reply #8 on: October 04, 2011, 10:07:05 AM »

 I think I'll check into this too. My long-legged Amir likes to pee near the side of the box and sometimes (like yesterday) he goes high enough to go over the side.
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« Reply #9 on: October 04, 2011, 04:34:08 PM »

That does look nice ! I have no trouble with peeing over the side, but Punkin sometimes just gets in the end opening & pees all the front of the box & litter trap. He's been fine with the NM corner boxes but they are huge !
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« Reply #10 on: October 04, 2011, 05:15:15 PM »

That looks interesting!  Bella pee's backwards, and even the booda gets it between the bottom lip and the top groove.   Tongue
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« Reply #11 on: October 04, 2011, 05:37:56 PM »

That looks like the rubbermaid storage totes I've used in the past, but the cut out is much more professional  Cheesy  Mine do the pee out the opening thing too - why bother to move in and turn around, just put your feet in and pee where you stand. 

I have a clear high sided tote now with no cutout.  That catches all but the highest aims, as long as I don't put too much litter in it.  Sometimes they start in a squat then raise up and over the side it goes.  Why.
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« Reply #12 on: October 28, 2011, 07:27:40 AM »

I just ordered these, and the Boyz & Bonnie are doing fine (though no one pees high, I'm hoping to limit litter scatter).  We haven't tried with Grub, because things are calm, and we don't want to upset her with something new.  Anyway, I think it makes sense to orient the opening this way.  Made in Canadia!   Cheesy

http://www.nvrmiss.com/index.php



Followup--
Well, we've used these for several weeks now.  There is quite a bit less litter scatter.  However, I have to keep wiping down my cats!  Roll Eyes  The boxes are not very roomy for my very large boys, and dust seems to collect on the high walls.  So my black cats come out with faces and legs that looked powdered.  It's also a bit harder on my wrists to scoop - because of the orientation of the opening.  So, I will probably go back to "regular" boxes.  But if you don't have ginormous black cats, it might be an option.
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