Laying in Litter Box.. how can I stop this?
our new cat, boba, has this WEIRD habit of LAYING in litter boxes. he gets right in there.. hunkers down, and rolls about until he finds a comfortable position. then he just lays there.
I would REALLY like to discourage this, as it's disgusting, and my cats are on raw, which means their poop contains salmonella, and I would like that not to be passed to the humans in my apartment just though petting a cat.
but how do I discourage him from doing something in the litter box without discouraging him from USING the litter box? I don't want to associate the litter box with any kind of bad behaviour, but I also don't want him to do that..
some help on this would be REALLY appreciated! even just the slightest idea of what to do, I'm at a total loss.
I'm currently just lifting him out whenever he's clearly laying in there, doing nothing.