Litter boxes are a necessity if you are raising a cat. Since cats have one of the smelliest poops, it is absolutely important for a cat owner to have a litter box to prevent the smell from sticking into your room. However, litter boxes can be quite expensive. Nowadays, people have been starting to DIY their own litter boxes.
One of the advantages of making your own litter box is you can customize it any way you want and you can make one that will suit the needs of your cat and household. Here are a few steps on how to get started on your own litter box, from litter-boxes.com:
Gather Supplies and Tools
The tools you will need for this project are a plastic storage bin, a storage bin lid (optional), a utility knife, sandpaper, measuring tape or ruler, and a marker.
In selecting a storage box, you will need one that holds at least 18 gallons (66 liters) of contents. If you have a large cat or multiple ones, you might want to opt for a larger bin.
Measure and Draw Hole
The hole will allow your cat to enter and exit the litter box, so it is important to make a hole that is large enough for your cat to fit in comfortably.
For an average-sized cat, the hole should be 9×9 inches (23×23 cm). A larger cat would need a larger hole. Use a measuring tape or ruler to create the correct size.
As long as your cat is a healthy young adult, you can place the hole in the side of the box, about 6 inches (15 cm) from the ground.
Cut the Opening
In this part, you can use the utility knife to carefully cut along the lines. If the storage bin is made out of thick plastic, you might have to use a drill and a hacksaw or jigsaw.
Clean Up the Opening
You do not want your cat getting hurt, so make sure to smoothen any sharp edges using the sandpaper.
Here is the fun part! Make your creativity run wild and decorate your new litter box.
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