I love my crazy, furry animals. They definitely keep our life entertaining with their various personalities. Pico is definitely peculiar, he only likes fresh water (anything older than 2 minutes requires replacement), isn’t quite sure how to walk properly, and makes a huge mess with his food bowl upstairs.
We free-feed our cats, they come and go throughout the day taking a few bites at a time. Pico is selective about his kibble pieces so the rejected pieces end up all over the floor. When we re-did our guest bathroom (where their food is kept), I wanted to figure out a method for controlling this mess, and I think I found a solution!
Containing Cat Food Messes
With the food dish that we had, pieces would end up all over the floor (and once they were on the floor, they were definitely considered rejects). I wanted to find a way to better contain the rejects for easier cleaning.
I searched through stores trying to find a small tray that I could place the cat food dish inside to give one more layer of buffer before the floor and ended up finding a small cookie sheet. It is the perfect size and has about 1″ high walls all the way around.
I know that pieces will still end up on the floor, which is why I keep a Libman Precision Angle Broom in the bathroom. It is easy to simply sweep up the rejects that end up on the floor and toss them in the trash.
With the angled brush, this broom is able to easily get into all the corners of the bathroom and behind the toilet. So when the extra-rejected pieces end up on the floor instead of inside the pan, it is easy to quickly sweep the floor and toss the pieces. Make sure you check out the Libman site to get a coupon!
Do your pets have any odd quirks that require you to come up with some life hacks? Tell me what they are in the comments!
Cris of Kiss My Tulle says
This is brilliant. I have this problem and it never occurred to me try something like this. Thanks!
That’s a great idea if you have messy cats!
Jessica Holoka says
I recently did something similar with our dog’s food. His bowls are now on a tray that has a lip on it. Definitely helpful! Now, I should keep a broom handy for those cleanups he doesn’t take care of himself!
Great idea for those messy cats.
Thanks for sharing at Over The Moon Party,