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They didn't seem tormented. It was a very large litterbox and I cleaned it morning and night. There never seemed anywhere else appropriate to put a litterbox (bedroom? living room? dining room? kitchen?).

Appropriate?? Forget appropriate. You need one box per cat, or you're a Mean Guy. We keep one in my office under a work table (uncovered, always clean because I scoop it often enough) and one in the utility room on the first level. This is no mansion at 2200 sq feet, but I surely could find another place or two if I had to. I cannot abide a box in the kitchen or bath, which is where most apartment people put them.
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Appropriate?? Forget appropriate. You need one box per cat, or you're a Mean Guy. We keep one in my office ... had to. I cannot abide a box in the kitchen or bath, which is where most apartment people put them.

Talk about different ways of looking at size... You say 2200 sq ft is no mansion. That's 204 and change sq metres, which, to me, is almost a mansion... My apartment is 77 sq m = about 829 sq ft, but then, it's an apartment, not a house.
I only have one cat, though I used to have two. They were quite happy to do their business in the same litter box, even tho they didn't get along all that well otherwise. When I separated from my ex, we also separated the cats. Now both cats are happy being only cats of the household.

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Talk about different ways of looking at size... You say 2200 sq ft is no mansion. That's 204 and change ... mansion... My apartment is 77 sq m = about 829 sq ft, but then, it's an apartment, not a house.

Yes, I watch the real estate shows on HGTV when they cover European places, and note the difference. 2200 sq feet is good for us, it does not seem small but this is the land of 6000 sq foot "McMansions," ugh.
I only have one cat, though I used to have two. They were quite happy to do their business in ... separated from my ex, we also separated the cats. Now both cats are happy being only cats of the household.

Christine, I hope you don't miss your other cat too much.
They didn't seem tormented. It was a very large litterbox ... to put a litterbox (bedroom? living room? dining room? kitchen?).

Appropriate?? Forget appropriate. You need one box per cat, or you're a Mean Guy. We keep one in my office ... had to. I cannot abide a box in the kitchen or bath, which is where most apartment people put them.

I know the theory is one per cat and one spare, but I never understood the reasoning. Mine (currrent and gone) have shared the one box for well, since ever with my cats. My somewhat limited understanding of a cat's brain is that if they are not happy with the sanitary facilities, they have a way of letting you know - usually unpleasantly. That has never happened with any of my cats.

A Poll then! Separate thread.
They didn't seem tormented. It was a very large litterbox and I cleaned it morning and night. There never seemed ... Leak Frogs http://www.ideativeinc.com/leakfrog.cfm just in case I get a leak down there since I likely wouldn't know until too late.

What you are doing sounds to me like it's working
You would be the first to know if it wasn't
A neighbors old old cat could not get outside so they put in a litter box for it (only)
Then their two other cats would use it as well without hesitation in preference to going outside (for the last 20 odd years mine fertilizes the orchids which thrive?) In fact they would come from outside to use it?
My neighborhood all have big yards, fair size houses (200 sq m) cats go outside for business cats generally come inside to eat and maybe sleep (Australia, Suburban Sydney)

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