Post # 1
For being such a tiny little cat, my Lacey makes the biggest messes around her box!! When she’s covering her little gifts she throws the litter all over the place and it gets all over the floor. What’s worse is, sometimes she’ll throw her little gifts out of the box and all over the floor. Her box is in a hallway and this morning when I went to clean out her box, there was a little surprise ON THE OPPOSITE WALL! It was stuck to the wall and somehow she managed to get it up near my shoulder height.
We had an older cat before I got Lacey and he never did anything like this. Is this just something kittens do, or how can I stop her from getting her mess all over the place!? Does anybody else’s kittens do this?
Post # 3
Awww, sweet little Lacey 🙂 What a cute face!
The litter scooped out of the box was enough to make me run to the pet store and buy a booda bowl. I got the one with steps so that the litter wasn’t tracked outside the box. It’s a bit large, but any box with a lid will help you here…
Post # 4
My cat used to make such a mess by accidentally peeing over the side of the box. She was inside the box and just didn’t realize that her aim was totally off, I guess. So a long time ago I switched her box out for one with a hood (sort of like this) and she’s been fine since then.
Post # 5
It’s not really a kitten vs cat thing… I’ve had cats that have done it and cats that haven’t, it’s stayed constant regardless of age. I would suggest getting a covered box like pink.sequins suggested and/or a Littermaid automatic box. They have a cover but my cats refused to enter the covered litterbox. When the cats I have now were kittens they were very picky about the litter box and it really helped to have a littlebox that cleaned up after them after every use. My parents’ cat flings litter EVERYWHERE no matter what, so they just have a standard box with a cover for her, but she’s not bothered by the cover at all.
I would give a standard covered box a shot first and if that doesn’t work, check out the Littermaid. It’s a bit pricey, but SOOOO worth it.
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Post # 7
I thought about doing the covered litter box, but I’ve read in a lot of different places that a covered litter box isn’t the best thing for cats. I guess I’ll give it a shot. It’s better than having stains on the wall!
Post # 8
@Fall_In_Love22: Ture, but if you keep it clean (ie wipe it down inside and let it air dry) with each full box change you’ll eliminate a lot of those concerns. Good luck!
Post # 9
We’ve got the same box as pink_sequins, and my beasts manage to make a mess of the litter anyway. Jerks.
When we first got them, they were so used to being in a cage with no real space that they would occasionally sleep in the litter box.
Where’s the other cat? Oh she’s sleeping in the litter box… Then we bought the cats a bed. Where’s the other cat? In the bed…
Post # 10
I have always had a covered box for my cats to minimize the flying poo.