New Litter Box

R_DISDIER

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Hello! I just purchased a self-cleaning litter box for my cat Kofi since I live in a small apartment and concealing smells is crucial. It's the Scoopfree model and uses the crystals, and I think he's afraid of them so far. Would it be beneficial to put some waste from the old litter box in the new one? I've picked him up and placed him in, put catnip and treats in there and he still won't use it. It's been a few days. Thank you!
 

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Do you think it's the litter or the actual litter box that's the problem? You could try putting the crystal litter in his regular litter box to get him used to it instead of having two major changes at once.
 
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i think it may be the litter. that's a great idea. thank you!
 

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TCS has these articles on minimizing litter box odors:

How To Effectively Eliminate Litter Box Odor In Your Home – TheCatSite Articles
How To Remove Cat Urine Odor From Your Home – TheCatSite Articles

Scoop the box daily to keep odors down. The food you feed can mean a super stinky box or not. Cats who eat raw diets have nearly odorless poop while dry food fed cats have super stinky poop. Ingredient quality of food matters, too. Junk comes out as stinky poop while higher quality ingredients are digested and less stinky poop comes out.
 
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