covered litter boxes
What kind of luck has anyone had getting a cat to use these? I tried once many years ago and they didn't like it. Now with completely different cats I'm trying again for my geriatric cat who can no longer navigate the stairs down to the litter box very well. I have absolutely no good place to put a litter box on my main floor so I'm trying a covered one primarily to prevent peeing over the edge of the box and ruining my floor and/or giving my house permanent catbox odor. I considered a really deep one but I think he's too frail to get in one of those.
So I have the covered one now and I've tried putting him in it but he doesn't go. I tried with the cover on and even with it off. I then carried him down to the regular litter box at the end of the night and he immediately does #1 and #2 right after he won't do anything in the new covered box.
My other young and fit cat however immediately took to the new covered box and went in and did his business. I was hoping my other two cats would NOT like the cover so they'd continue to go downstairs. What a dilemma...I feel like I'm now living in a giant litter box. I have litter boxes every where plus I'm afraid my cat is using the rest of my house as a litter box as well because he doesn't want to go downstairs and now he doesn't want to use the box with a cover.