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post #1 of 25 (permalink) Old 11-09-2012, 11:46 PM Thread Starter
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Bathtub Pooper!

Turtle had to be the one that is obstinant. She has been my favorite, since her mother (the wayward stray that surprised us with a second litter the week she had an appointment to be neutered) brought her to the windowsill.

She has the richest, long-haired coat that looks like a melting, turtle sundae...recently stirred into a swirl. With caramel/peridot eyes to match. She drapes in your arm like a ragdoll, as soon as you pick her up. And she is a comical klutz, with a devilish mind that seems to be working things out all the time.

Unfortunately she is smart enough to realize that the cleanest "litter box" in the house, is the bathtub. She will use the proper box if we toss her in when we catch her in the tub. But she goes right back to the bathtub when we're not looking. We are not lax about our boxes either. They get tended to daily. I suppose, at least she uses the tub and not some random corner! At least the tub is porcelain and can be disinfected!

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I suppose, at least she uses the tub and not some random corner! At least the tub is porcelain and can be disinfected!
How curious...I would have said that it might be where her previous caretakers had her go, but it sounds like you had her from the start. It would be less of a problem if she would just use the toilet.

What if you keep the bathroom door closed?

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It's amazing that I read about bathtub poop but that didn't stop me from wanting ice cream after reading this. Excuse me, but some butter pecan is calling my name...and I'm going to go and eat my talking ice cream.
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I have a bathtub pooper. I'm in the process of training 6 and 7 month old kittens to go in the toilet. My Moffat also a domestic long haired calico the older of the two has a tendency to try the bathtub instead of her litter kwitter. Keep it filled with water at all times also you should try training yours. It's simple and now that we're at the green stage she is not having accidents as
Much. It remains clean even if they go.


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Yup, I'm going to have to go with the obvious and also suggest keeping the bathroom door shut.

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It would be less of a problem if she would just use the toilet.

What if you keep the bathroom door closed?


It's amazing that I read about bathtub poop but that didn't stop me from wanting ice cream after reading this. Excuse me, but some butter pecan is calling my name...and I'm going to go and eat my talking ice cream.

Too True about the toilet. LOL about the ice cream!! This unbroken bathtub issue is entirely our fault also. She and her sister were brought to the window sill as soon as she had them dried off after birthing them. Their eyes were still shut and it was about a week before they opened.

Have tried shutting the bathroom door, but she does use a corner of the room then. I will have to try leaving water in the tub. I think that is a good next try.
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Our little bathtub pooper....3 months old.

Just filled the bottom of the tub with water, wish us luck!!
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Turtle found the water in the bathtub. Her poor little feet were so slippery, she had trouble getting out of the tub. The tub is not full by the way....it only has enough water to barely coat the bottom. Don't want any drowned babies!!
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