Post # 1
Our kitten is now 5 months old but always leaves litter scattered around everywhere each time he uses it. He does this regardless of whether its fresh new litter or not. We also catch him out running to it and picking up pieces in his mouth which he plays with so we find traces of the kitty litter around our apartment. We use breeder’s choice which is paper based pellets. I’m considering switching to ozpet which has a litter siv so when you shake it all the wet litter goes to the bottom tray so the top tray is fresh. The pellets in that are wood based and bigger than the ones we use so i am hoping it might cut down on the mess. I don’t think they have the option of a hood but at the same time i don’t know that he would like it with a hood. I am constantly finding pieces of kitty litter and its driving me insane. Is this something he is likely to grow out of? Here is a picture of the little culprit 🙂
Post # 2
aquastar: Kittens find play in everything, including their litter box. My kittens used to do the same thing, and the only thing I can think of that can help stop the tracking are to get a litterbox mat that is larger than the litterbox and lay it down underneath the litter box. The mats you find in the store are usually made out of a material that traps litter in it when the cat kicks it out or steps on it. Later, you can clean the mat by vacuming the trapped litter or by shaking it out outside. You might want to try to get a hooded litterbox and see whether he will like it. Most cats prefer privacy when they use the litterbox, so he might appreciate it more. Sometimes, you will find some litter tracked past the litterbox because it does tend to get stuck in their paws but for the most part, a litter mat and hooded litterbox should cut down on the amount of litter you find outside of the box.
BTW he’s adorable.
Post # 3
I agree with PP – he’s a kitten so everything is a toy. He’ll eventually stop picking up the litter and playing with it. When he’s older, he may still kick some out of the box while he’s covering up his business though. I’ve been thinking of getting a mat, so I’m not sure how well that would work.
He’s adorable, by the way!! Love the colour of his coat!
Post # 4
Get a litterbox with high sides. They make them especially for this reason. Or a covered litterbox, that would work even better.
Post # 5
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My cats are 7-10years old and still kick litter out and roll around in the box. I don’t think there is much you can do besides get a mat for underneath, and use a bigger box. One withe a lid, perhaps?
Post # 7
We have a carpet mat we keep under it to trap litter but it still gets all over the floor too. tried to get one of those mats but no one sold them and a girl at the pet store said to just use a towel or carpet mat. We have a high wall litter box but doesn’t make any difference. Guess the hoodEd one is the next step
Post # 8
This is just a cat thing, sorry to say. My cat doesn’t roll around in her litter but she does tend to track litter out of the box and we have a high side one. The litter gets stuck in their paws so first few steps out of the box there will be litter. I usually end up sweeping the floor at least once a week where her litter box is
Post # 9
aquastar: Okay, I don’t have an answer (or a cat) except for that hood thing. But man, that’s a cute, guilty looking cat!! Lol!!
Post # 10
Sassygrn: I have to sweep our laundry every day lol I wish he would grow out of it!
Post # 11
RedHeadKel: he is definately guilty lol
Post # 12
What a cutie! I recommend a high sided litterbox. My cat used to get it ALL over the place, but now we use a litter mat and a clevercat litterbox and there is hardly any spillage.
Post # 13
aquastar: That adorable bundle of cuteness could never do the things you are accusing it of.
Unfortunately some cats are diggers. I kind of relate to how humans are scrunches or folders of the TP.
We got a covered litter tray for our digger. It took some getting used to because he was an adult but a kitten should take to it much more easily. We also put the other litter trays inside plastic storage tubs, the flatish ones. This seems to stop a lot the flying out litter but we still need to sweep the laundry constantly. But the snuggles make up for it.
Post # 14
I have three cats and the youngest (3) will kick mounds of litter out of any of the litterboxes (we have three–one for each cat) and then roll all over it and play in it. We are going to switch to a litterbox with higher sides because as she gets older it just seems to be getting worse. I’m constantly chasing after her with a towel to clean her up. Our other two cats are what I call “over scoopers” in that when they cover their business they will kick more litter out of the box just to cover it.
Post # 15
Our kitten never covers up his poop his mum musnt have taught him