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Old 12-23-2009, 09:48 AM
 
Location: Coral Springs, Fl
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I am going away on a trip for 7 days and have a friend that is going to come feed my cats.

Since he has never owned cats and doing me a huge last minute favor I don't want to make him change litter boxes.

So I thought I may go buy a few of the disposable variety and just have him throw them out and open a new one.

How well do these work? I am afraid they might tip it over. Anyone have experience with them?

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Old 12-23-2009, 10:09 AM
 
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I've used them before, well NOT me but the kitties, and I've never had them tip over. I have seen extra litter on the floor next to the pans but a dust buster or dust pan will take care of that.
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Old 12-23-2009, 11:05 AM
 
Location: California
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I use them when we travel sometimes....work well enough.
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Old 12-23-2009, 12:25 PM
 
Location: Coral Springs, Fl
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Gah! I went to the local Petstore and all they has was the recyclable cardboard litter boxes that you have to add your own litter to. $13 for 3, that's rediculous but I needed it regardless.
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Old 12-23-2009, 12:30 PM
 
Location: California
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Gah! I went to the local Petstore and all they has was the recyclable cardboard litter boxes that you have to add your own litter to. $13 for 3, that's rediculous but I needed it regardless.
I don't know who makes the ones I usually buy..I have none here at the moment...but they come with litter and have a top that fits over when ready to toss. Basically, all they are is heavy duty cardboard. I think I pay somewhere's around $4 a piece.
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Old 12-23-2009, 12:48 PM
 
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Heck for that price ($13 for 3) you could go to the dollar store and get plastic litter pans for $3 ea and still be ahead. Yeah I know you'd feel guilty throwing them out but at least you'd be throwing out 4 less dollars.
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Old 12-23-2009, 08:30 PM
 
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Gah! I went to the local Petstore and all they has was the recyclable cardboard litter boxes that you have to add your own litter to. $13 for 3, that's rediculous but I needed it regardless.
Check your local grocery stores...I got them there.
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Old 12-24-2009, 01:33 PM
 
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Default disposable litter boxes,

I've used both types, the one pictured and the cardboard, and for a short time/emergency backup litter box, either is fine. For a "permanant box, no...

It depends on your cat, mine need higher sides and bigger spaces (maine coons) but for a secondary for a long weekend away, they've both sufficed.
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Old 12-25-2009, 08:47 AM
 
Location: Brooklyn, New York
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I used them for a cat that we were fostering. They don't tip over but the sides are not that deep so be prepared for litter all over the floor.
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Old 12-26-2009, 10:52 PM
 
Location: Zone 6- South Jersey
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Check your local grocery stores...I got them there.
I bought a ton at Petco when they were $5 for 3 earlier this year. Excellent product.
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