(Closed) My kitten treats her litter box as a toy box!

posted 7 years ago in Pets
Post # 3
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Buzzing bee
  • Wedding: October 2011

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
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Helper bee
  • Wedding: March 2012

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
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Bee Keeper

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.

 

Post # 8
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Buzzing bee
  • Wedding: October 2011

@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
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Bumble bee

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
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Honey Beekeeper
  • Wedding: June 2009

I have always had a covered box for my cats to minimize the flying poo.

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