My cats

Netherlands
February 25, 2007 2:48pm CST
Hi My cats are always uhm well sh*tting on the floor in the living room they are like 6months old now, this isnt normal I think, how can I stop this?
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7 responses
@Ellecee (102)
• United States
25 Feb 07
Hi there- No, this isn't normal. Make sure you have 1 litterbox per cat and be sure to scoop daily. Cats are very finnicky about their litterboxes. Have you moved their lb's recently? If they're unsure of where it is, that may be the reason.
• Netherlands
26 Feb 07
Well thanks everybody for responding, I'm dutch so I wont understand everything you guys say :P. Yes there lives an older cat in the house, the other 2 are still little, but my mom has so much work on cleaning it. The litterbox is being cleaned I think almost 4 times a week. I only have 1 litterbox but we havent moved it. I really want to thank everybody, im going to try everything out to make sure that they wont do it again.
@blackbriar (9126)
• United States
27 Feb 07
From what I've read, you have a total of 3 cats in your house but only 1 litter box. You should really have 2 litter boxes. Another thing is that they just may not like the litter that's in it or the litter box itself. I have a cat that used to use the box all the time then suddenly stopped using it. For 3 yrs he refused the litter box, instead prefering to go potty outside. I switched litter recently and guess what..he's suddenly back to using the box. Come to find out he didn't like the litter I had switched to 3 yrs ago but since I switched back to the old litter, he willing uses the litter box. Only time he won't now is if it's too dirty. I scoop the box at least once a day if not more. Always in the morning and sometimes in the late afternoon. I used to have a cat that didn't like enclosed litter boxes which is what I use on count of the dog will get to the poop if it's open. Soooooooo......looks like your going to have to do your 'homework' and see what is causing the kittens to refuse the litterbox. Good luck!
@jbrowsin66 (1322)
• United States
26 Feb 07
Oh, I feel so bad for you! Every cat I had was box trained by 10 weeks. Possibly you should confine them to one room until you are sure they are using the box. Then I would provide multiple boxes, keep them sifted and clean, and place them within easy, easy access. It could be them showing their displeasure over something --I know some cats do not get along, and they also might be vying to mark their own territory. Are they neutered? That may help.
• United States
26 Feb 07
Mine did that too when he was about the same age. I would suggest that they are NOT happy with the litter box, the location, maybe even the litter type. You havent changed anything have you?
• United States
25 Feb 07
Well, first make sure the litter is clean, and maybe try moving the box to a different place. It could be that they don't like something about where the box is right now. They may also not like sharing a box, so get one for each cat and put them a distance away from eachother. If they keep going on the same spot on the rug, try putting the box there and encouraging them to use it, once they start to use it realiably, start moving it towards a more preferable location. You should also really clean the rug, if the cats can smell pee on the rug, they will keep going there. Look for a specialized cleaner at the pet store to get the scent out completely.
• United States
25 Feb 07
is there a older cat around, that knows how to use the litter box?? cause normaly that can help, if they see another cat doing it. also if you know they have to go, like if they start crying.. or start peeing or pooping on the floor, pick them up in a hurry, and put them in the litter box. sometimes even taking their paw and scratching it into the litter box. (make sure its clean litter lol)
@beckyomg1 (6761)
• United States
25 Feb 07
you can spray some stuff that they have at the pet store is called no go. that might help