How to stop kitten kicking litter all over the place!?

posted 2 years ago in The Lounge
Post # 2
103 posts
Blushing bee


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.

  • This reply was modified 2 years, 4 months ago by  lovelyheart.
Post # 3
1473 posts
Bumble bee

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
419 posts
Helper bee
  • Wedding: July 2016

Get a litterbox with high sides. They make them especially for this reason. Or a covered litterbox, that would work even better.

Post # 5
2915 posts
Sugar bee
  • Wedding: August 2013 - Wynn Las Vegas

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 # 6
473 posts
Helper bee
  • Wedding: July 2014





Post # 8
6633 posts
Bee Keeper
  • Wedding: June 2011

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
4650 posts
Honey bee
  • Wedding: May 2014

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 # 12
2107 posts
Buzzing bee
  • Wedding: October 2015

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
7292 posts
Busy Beekeeper

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
3113 posts
Sugar bee
  • Wedding: October 2015

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.

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