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post #1 of 4 (permalink) Old 07-18-2008, 09:07 PM Thread Starter
 
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Need help w/kitten...Litter Box

my new kitten seems to be really erratic with his poop. he'll poop in the litterbox no problem..but then decide to leave another small poop pile next to the litter box...its getting frustrating...i clean his box twice a day and since hes pooping inside of it i assume isnt the litter. he pees in it just fine too. any advice would help
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post #2 of 4 (permalink) Old 07-18-2008, 10:08 PM
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Does your litterbox have a hood or is it a flat tray?
I wonder if your kitty actually IS in the box, but has his bottom hanging over the edge and the poop lands beside the tray on the floor. Another cause, if it isn't from him hanging his butt over the edge, is some cats prefer two litteroxes, one to pee in and one to poo in.
So, you can try using two boxes and/or use litterboxes with hoods to keep him contained in the box. Most cats that use litterboxes with hoods will step inside and face out to 'go', thus depositing their business inside where the sides of the hood contain them.
Good luck, and let us know what works for you and your kitten,
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post #3 of 4 (permalink) Old 07-18-2008, 10:10 PM Thread Starter
 
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yeah i use a flat tray ill go out and buy another hooded one and see what happens...he poops and pees in it just fine...its just sometimes he poops in the litter box...comes out...walks a few ft away.. poops another tiny bit and scampers off.
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...its just sometimes he poops in the litter box...comes out...walks a few ft away.. poops another tiny bit and scampers off.
Ah-ha! This sounds like isn't a behavior or medical problem, it is just because he is a baby. He is immature and it seems he isn't patient enough to 'finish' in the box because he wants to get back out and play. I imagine he will outgrow this and finish doing his business in the box as he gets older and there won't be anymore accidents.
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