I made a litter box from an old outdoor sink. All I had to do was cut a cat entry hole, which I did with a hand saw. The plastic, however, was brittle from age, and broke unevenly. Oh well.
I then made a frame out of boards gotten in the remnant bin at Home Depot. I so love that bin! They paint a spot of purple on the bad boards, of all size, and then discount it 70%.
So I made the frame from discounted 2x4 painted with paint from the Habitat Store.
The bottom of the tub is 8 inches off the ground, to accommodate the plastic oil collection tank beneath. I enclosed all but one side underneath, where the tank is and put hinges on the board over that side, so I can pull it up to remove the tank to empty. I put a drain filter into the tub drain hole and filled the tub to a couple inches with rubber mulch.
This is my non absorbent litter box idea, for savings in trash and litter purchase. I collect the urine in a tank and pour it down the toilet when full. Otherwise I pick out the poo, with a litter scoop with carefulness to minimize rubber loss and clean the "litter" simply with soap and water. They are already using it! It's an interesting experiment at the least.
|Oil collection tank underneath will be collecting urine!|
|The old outdoor sink, with cat hole cut in front and rubber mulch inside for litter. The tub is ugly, for sure and I will clean it up eventually and even paint it. It was something to do yesterday, at least.|
So I made that yesterday and did stretching exercises trying to make the twinge in my back feel better and in the end, took a nap and hoped today might be better, with useful things to do and maybe interaction with others.
I have an active mind that likes to think up such things as the non absorbent litter litter box. I am sure there will be more "inventions" forthcoming. In fact, you can bet on it. Next projects, a counter weight cat descender and a cat teeter totter.