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Cat litter box cleanable by pregnant Sims

by dickhurt Posted 11th Jun 2008 at 5:03 AM - Updated 13th Oct 2008 at 6:21 PM by dickhurt : compatibility info
 
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#26 Old 28th Jul 2009 at 3:02 PM
Desire for realism or interest in health issues isn't particularly american. If we have social workers to cart off the children when they do badly in school and our sims can burn the house down if there is no smoke alarm, the catbox thing is just one more way to add detail to the game. And randomcrazychik made a good point about the pregnant belly.

I was surprised to see a mod like this coming from dickhurt, who is a favourite of mine because of making so many great hacks to improve realism. But for those who prefer to make their gaming as uncomplicated as possible, this will be very helpful. And what if a pregnant sim lives alone, with cats? So thank you for this.
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#27 Old 3rd Mar 2010 at 2:12 AM
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Originally Posted by Baja2359
Haha...great mod. Sooo random though. I bet Maxis said that they didn't include pregnant women cleaning litter boxes because they were lazy and forgot to put it into the game. Excuses, excuses...

I think they didn't allow pregnant Sims to clean out the litter box because they wanted to put in a bit of realism, as cat excrements carry toxioplasm, which can harm babies in real life.

It's still a nice mod, though.

Because i'm crazy. <3
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#28 Old 13th Apr 2010 at 3:44 AM
It's not the cat litter itself, it's a chemical naturally found in the digestive tract of cats.
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#29 Old 18th May 2010 at 2:38 AM
Lol.

I agree with most of you. Yeah, you can catch toxo, but here in Aust we are tested for immunity. I grew up with cats, so I was immune, my children are growing up with what my husband calls our menagerie huh? He must be studing them coz he ain't feeding or walking them! = 2 chickens, soon to be 2 and a black chick (lol, surprise Daddy!) a pain in the A, not so Great Dane puppy, a cockatiel and 3 cats. Yep sucker for strays... :0( So I assume they'll even be immune to swine flu at this rate.

Anyway, I got one of my cats the same week I discovered I was PG. If I had to clean the freaking litter tray (mind you, she would only use once and then required it to be cleaned- hence the name 'Princess Darlah') so will my PG sims! Mawhahaha-ha.
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#30 Old 12th Jul 2011 at 6:23 AM
I've heard the toxoplasmosis thing - but a lot of people can get it without it bothering them, and being exposed to a cat for a minimum of a year before getting pregnant assures you can't be infected/reinfected. Therefore, if you have a new kitten and are pregnant, avoid the box. If not; a-ok! I downloaded this asap.
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THANKS POST
#31 Old 28th Jul 2011 at 6:43 AM
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Actually cleaning litter boxes -is- an issue with pregnant women, not due to the brand of the litter but the fact that it's got cat waste in it. This is due to toxoplasmosis and is a very real problem... for humans... but would have no issue with sims (unless there's an increased risk of general sickness with sims cleaning cat boxes). I guess they don't want to encourage risky behaviours in real life or something? I don't know.


Yes, very true. When I was pregnant I wouldn't even go NEAR the box yet only clean it. Someone else could clean it, there was NO WAY i was going to put my baby at risk for a freakin' litter box.

And as for the discussion about why they did that since sims aren't affected by it since they are just sims. I believe they do it so it looks like they aren't influencing anyone. The way everyone sues everyone for anything these days I could just a see a pregnant woman blaming poor EA. They also don't allow teen sims having sex or getting pregnant, because YES it IS just a game, but they don't want to be held responsible for "influencing" anyone.
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#32 Old 16th Aug 2011 at 11:11 PM
Actually, by 'litter', that's not their way of talking about the stuff that absorbs the moisture. They're trying to tactfully discuss the actual refuse. I have a friend who recently gave birth and has hardly been able to touch her cat for the past ten months. My husband and I are actually planning to get rid of our cats altogether when I get pregnant.
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#33 Old 8th Apr 2020 at 9:02 AM
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Originally Posted by RKSFangirl
I think they didn't allow pregnant Sims to clean out the litter box because they wanted to put in a bit of realism, as cat excrements carry toxioplasm, which can harm babies in real life.

It's still a nice mod, though.


actually no, it presents a problem only if mother NEVER got it before and gets it while pregnant.
also not all cats have it, wearing gloves, washing hands will prevent it.
avoiding doing it will work too

so basically above statement is a lie.

Sorry people always say it about toxoplasmosis and being untrue it bugs me.
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#34 Old 8th Apr 2020 at 9:09 AM
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Originally Posted by Liros
I've heard the toxoplasmosis thing - but a lot of people can get it without it bothering them, and being exposed to a cat for a minimum of a year before getting pregnant assures you can't be infected/reinfected. Therefore, if you have a new kitten and are pregnant, avoid the box. If not; a-ok! I downloaded this asap.


exactly!
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