Ridiculous question for pet owners

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  1. zindabad

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    I've recently moved to a new apartment with my partner and Ramen, their cat. Ramen has been a model roommate so far, but we keep her litter-box in the same room as some of the toys, and today she left perhaps the most fragrant surprise I've had the misfortune of smelling in my life right there. I know smoking around your dolls will affect the smell, so I'm wondering if this is the same. More directly: are my dolls going to start smelling like cat turds? I know smoke hangs in the air which is very different, but hey, I'm new to the whole pet thing and have no idea.

    Also I owe you something for reading this far, so here's a photo of the adorable culprit, and a portrait Bwana painted of her last year.

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  2. ultrakaiju

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    I have a follow up question. The 'everything room' where I have my only display constantly smells of vintage toys - especially now in this heat. So my query is, as I am always looking to get a cat, will be cat start smelling like vintage toys?*

    * Disclaimer: not saying this would be a bad thing.....

    PS - Ramen is adorable, i suspect will not lead to any negative impact, except many, many toppled toys (and photo session bombs)
     
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    She's been really good so far! Leaves the shelves alone, although she hops onto desks and tables all the time. For some reason she really likes my Chima construction guy; I left it on the floor while setting up and she kept rubbing her head on it.
     
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    Aw. She isn't always so fragrant, right? I find a little fan in the room helps to dispel, and also the litter you use is a big factor.
    ps~ I think the toys will be fine ;)
     
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    Nah she's very clean, 10/10 cat. I'll go with the little fan since I also work in here :lol: we switched litter recently since the choice was between one that suppressed the smell more effectively, and one that wouldn't track all over the floor
     
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    I had a cat box in my display room for about a year before I moved into my new house. Lemme tell you she can really drop a stinker. I never had any residual smell on the dollies and I admittedly wasn't the best at keeping up with the box all of the time.
     
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    For solving the tracking problem I think it's key to have the box on a good rug/mat. I have one that's netted (specifically for litter box use) and it's great. I also have it positioned in way so that they have to walk along it before getting to the wood floor. Cat nerds unite!
     
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    The only problem I've ever had with pets, if a problem, is that for some toys that off-gas and 'sweat' the pet hair can stick there and one has to be extra diligent to dust off. I was in Asia for some years and my apts were always extremely small, so I got in the habit of dusting off regularly. Other than that a nuke from the furry roomate is par for the course.

    Super cute kitty btw
     
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    Cats normally bury their poop. Except for the Alpha. I seen't it! Poop blooms for a bit then dissipates. Just make sure your toy room has a window you can open to move the air around. It's pee you have to watch out for.
     
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    Beware of dust from the kitty litter.
     
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    Maybe get one of those litter boxes that is concealed in a crate? They usually have air filters in the sides. They seemed to work great when I had a cat. Keeps the litter from going everywhere too! Clean them cat turds daily!!!!
     
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    ^ Yeah actually just came back here to suggest that. I invested in one of the 'house' style crates, not because of some particularly potent droppings, but because our kitteh loved to throw his litter e.v.e.r.y.w.h.e.r.e. :| And actually it does a great job to keep the odour inside even with a large opening/door, and greatly reduces the spreading of dust around the room/apartment.
     
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    My cat leaves litter, food and fur everywhere sometimes scabs (she has a condition) poop stinks like real bad but never latched on to anything but my nostrils lol. Cute name and cute cat btw!
     

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