Ask any Bengal cat owner, and they will tell you that having a clean litter box/tray is essential for a happy, contented cat.
A dirty litter tray is perhaps the number one cause of stress and “undesirable” behaviour (e.g. excessive meowing) in Bengals.
If you can’t keep your Bengal’s litter box clean, then you are probably going to have a bad time – to say the least.
One solution to this is to consider giving your Bengal cat more than one litter box.
We have even heard reports of Bengal owners so exasperated that they will have 3, 4, sometimes 5 litter boxes set up and cleaned each day in order to keep their beloved Bengal happy.
So, should your Bengal have more than one litter box/tray? Or is this overkill and a waste of money/time?
Our view is that this depends on your home situation.
If you are away during the day and you tend to find that you come home to a dirty, full litter box and a potentially unhappy Bengal cat, then it’s probably a good idea to consider investing in another litter box.
This means less stress for you as well. For example, if you’re going to be late home from work (due to a meeting, getting stuck in the traffic, or something like that) then you don’t have to worry so much about your Bengal having a dirty litter box because they have that backup option.
However, if you are at home more regularly and able to attend to your cat’s needs more easily, then you are probably better off just cleaning the one litter box on a more regular basis.
On a side note, although Bengals are notorious for their “demanding” stance towards a litter box, if you think your cat is urinating or defecating excessively, then it pays to contact your vet.
It can be hard to tell where normal ends and excessive begins – if you have any doubts then it is well worth professional advice to set your mind at ease.
Make sure you read our guide to the best litter boxes for Bengal cats for more information on this important topic.
Remember, maintaining a clean litter tray/box is one of the easiest ways to keep your Bengal happy!
If you are concerned that one litter box isn’t enough to get your Bengal through the day, then there is no harm in adding another one. However, there is also no need to go overboard (and if you do seem to have a need to do so, it may indicate health problems with your cat).