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I have expanded space for my 3 havs recently. They are ages 5, 4 and 3 months. When I first brought them each home, they were in the ex-pens 2x4 size with just enough room for bed and litter. After they were accident free for weeks that way, I expanded the ex-pen a little more and continued to expand it until it was fully open.... so long as they remained accident free. With increased space to play, it allowed for increased space for accidents. Mine continued to do well so I didn't need to decrease the size of the ex-pen and try again. If the space proves to much, no big deal, just decrease the size for a while and try again at another time.
After my havs did well with the extended size of the ex-pens, I then opened up the family room with access to their litter boxes. My girls use the boxes, my male usually does not. So, if there is no litter used, make sure to do alot of potty breaks at first because this extra space seems to bring on extra excitement, leading to more peeing! LOL! Don't expect perfection, but mine are doing very well now, with the whole first floor open to them. This was the method I used and it has worked. If someone were to have an accident, I'd just say "no" and take them outside or to the litter box. Hope this helps some.
Last edited by jmombo; 09-10-2013 at 04:21 PM.