Cat problem in a flat?

I need to downsize to a flat and there are several two bedroomed flats locally that would be suitable. My problem is my housecat. Where do you put the litter tray in a flat? There is no problem is my current abode. I can only think I should have to let him go but he has been with me 6 years (he is about 12). Any thoughts?
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  • zygurat789
    zygurat789 Posts: 4,263
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    Swanlander wrote: »
    I need to downsize to a flat and there are several two bedroomed flats locally that would be suitable. My problem is my housecat. Where do you put the litter tray in a flat? There is no problem is my current abode. I can only think I should have to let him go but he has been with me 6 years (he is about 12). Any thoughts?

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  • mgdavid
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    please promise to find him a good home...
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  • Savvy_Sue
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    I'm struggling to understand the question.

    Where do you put the litter tray currently? Surely flats have some equivalent position, eg "atm I put the litter tray just inside the back door", so you put the litter tray near an exit door.

    As long as it's somewhere the cat will find it, and not somewhere you'll trip over it, does it matter where you put it?
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  • Tiglath
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    I had a litter tray in my bathroom when I lived in a flat.
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  • Torry_Quine
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    Savvy_Sue wrote: »
    I'm struggling to understand the question.

    Where do you put the litter tray currently? Surely flats have some equivalent position, eg "atm I put the litter tray just inside the back door", so you put the litter tray near an exit door.

    As long as it's somewhere the cat will find it, and not somewhere you'll trip over it, does it matter where you put it?

    I don't get it either. A flat has the same rooms, the only thing missing is stairs.

    My cat has her's in the kitchen.
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  • PennyForThem_2
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    edited 20 June 2014 at 6:17PM
    I do understand the downsizing problem. cat litters are an essential but can smell/ be messy.

    I make sure my cats are fed a high protein/no veg cat food. I buy bozita from zooplus and I buy pure meat from a supplier in abergavenny. I also buy classic cat food from s'bury/waitrose/tesco/morrisons. All of these are pure meat/protein from meat and no veg or bulk out cereal.

    Why?? Because when the cats poo there is no stink. The poo is hard, formed and does not smell. Even when just deposited!

    The problem I can forsee and what I am contemplating when I too downsize is how to wash out the litter tray......

    Please don't let go your cat at 12 - unlikely will get homed. I have my litter tray in hall under telephone table - nobody comments on it - it does not smell. The cats use it even though outside cats - and they do poo in it. An older cat (yours) should actually welcome the change as they are probably less active.
  • regprentice
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    Lots of types of litter trays to minimise smell and mess. Get a hooded one fairly cheap on amazon.

    Cats can (quite seriously) be trained to use a normal toilet.

    If the smell is the issue (it can get worse as cats get older) my vet sells special scented candles which help eliminate the odour chemically...not just mask it.

    My wife fell out with both our house cats (they acted up after the birth of our second child) and even at the young age of ten there wasnt a home that would take them. They had very long waiting lists.

    I know two people with 'flat cats' and they have no problems.
  • martin2345uk
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    Cats can (quite seriously) be trained to use a normal toilet.

    Come again?!:rotfl: I wanna train mine to do that!
  • GwylimT
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    As long as it isn't the kitchen (who wants to cook around cat poo) it doesn't matter, if you're worried you have less room a hooded tray would conseal it a little more and stop litter being spread outside of the tray.
  • PennyForThem_2
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    cats trained for toilet: yes, possible. Google it. There are threads on cat forums with pictures but I suspect best to do with a young cat.
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