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I have a dilemma and I need opinions on what to do. I currently have 4 litter boxes. Two upstairs and two downstairs. The last two weeks, neither cat has used one of the downstairs litter boxes. Zero #1 and zero #2.

So... do I just get rid of the box downstairs that hasn't been used in two weeks? Do I move it next to the one that has been getting used?

Neither got used that much anyway as the cats both tend to use the two upstairs more often. But I had boxes downstairs just in case they had to go and couldn't make it upstairs.

Not sure if it matters but the one they used was by the sliding glass door so maybe they like to look outside while they potty?? 🤣
 

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I have one which is no longer used as well and am on the same horns of a dilemma as you are. My concern is that if my cats remember it as a spot that used to be okay for elimination they might do it again in the same spot minus the box.
 

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I have had no problems moving litter boxes about - so long as the ones they use most stay in the same place. When cats have been sick, or foster kittens are being allowed to roam the house, I have had litter boxes in the living room or bedroom and some of my adult cats will use them. But, when the kittens have gone, or the sick cat has recovered, the litter boxes go as well. Perhaps I've been lucky, or my cats are simply co-operative, Just remove one at a time if you're worried. I'm fairly certain that adult cats will accept your decision and not cause a problem.
 
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I have had no problems moving litter boxes about - so long as the ones they use most stay in the same place. When cats have been sick, or foster kittens are being allowed to roam the house, I have had litter boxes in the living room or bedroom and some of my adult cats will use them. But, when the kittens have gone, or the sick cat has recovered, the litter boxes go as well. Perhaps I've been lucky, or my cats are simply co-operative, Just remove one at a time if you're worried. I'm fairly certain that adult cats will accept your decision and not cause a problem.
Not really worried other than the fact that as small babies, they would cram into one box at the same time. Not sure if it would happen now. I moved the one box next to the one they used by the sliding glass door. I will wait another week and see if they start using both. If not, one will go.
 

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If you decide to remove one, you may want to consider moving it upstairs instead; it sounds like the boxes are more in demand there.

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If you decide to remove one, you may want to consider moving it upstairs instead; it sounds like the boxes are more in demand there.

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I have two in my bedroom and there is no where else to put another one. Not going to have one in our living room or kitchen. Bathrooms are too small.
 

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I have a dilemma and I need opinions on what to do. I currently have 4 litter boxes. Two upstairs and two downstairs. The last two weeks, neither cat has used one of the downstairs litter boxes. Zero #1 and zero #2.

So... do I just get rid of the box downstairs that hasn't been used in two weeks? Do I move it next to the one that has been getting used?

Neither got used that much anyway as the cats both tend to use the two upstairs more often. But I had boxes downstairs just in case they had to go and couldn't make it upstairs.

Not sure if it matters but the one they used was by the sliding glass door so maybe they like to look outside while they potty?? 🤣
Try reducing to it to 1 litter box down stairs.
 
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Took my sabbatical and never updated this. By Day 2, they were using both litter boxes downstairs after I moved the other one to in front of the sliding glass door. I guess they like a view of the backyard. Boone and Gracie still don't use either a ton so I really only have to change the litter every other week.
 

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:) So they like a view when going potty - like mine who ignore the discrete litter box preferring to make a public display :oops:
 
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