Kitten stopped pooping everywhere!! - Cat Forum : Cat Discussion Forums
LinkBack Thread Tools
post #1 of 6 (permalink) Old 09-22-2003, 10:55 PM Thread Starter
Join Date: Sep 2003
Posts: 40
Kitten stopped pooping everywhere!!

My kitten Samara has finally stopped using everywhere BUT the litter box to do her business. We had a total of 6 cats and 3 litter boxes before, and now we are down to 4 cats. I think the problem was, that there was too many cats using the litter boxes. Now I scoop every other day, and I put fresh clumping litter in the boxes (before it was the normal kind). She appears to be using the litter now...but she doesn't quite cover her business I think one of the other cats does it for her now lol
Maybe this story will help any other people who have a problem similar to my old one
Cat_Woman is offline  
Sponsored Links
post #2 of 6 (permalink) Old 09-22-2003, 11:04 PM
Join Date: Sep 2003
Posts: 40
Would you believe that now there are cat experts telling me that there should be one extra litterbox besides the 1 litterbox per cat rule? I have 3 cats and 3 litterboxes and they use 2 out of 3 per day so I was wondering if the extra box is really necessary?
yayi is offline  
post #3 of 6 (permalink) Old 09-22-2003, 11:08 PM Thread Starter
Join Date: Sep 2003
Posts: 40
I think that is the vets way of making more money from litter boxes :p I think that as long as you use clumping litter and scoop it every other day, then you should have no problems. I am only using 2 litter boxes for 4 cats and it seems to be working fine. Every cat is different tho..some cats require their own litter box...but if the cats generally get along fine, then they should have no problem sharing.
Cat_Woman is offline  
Sponsored Links
post #4 of 6 (permalink) Old 09-22-2003, 11:26 PM
Join Date: Aug 2003
Posts: 694
Statements about the amount of litterboxes to have are based on average findings, including those of cats with known behavoiral elimination issues.

To help prevent any inappropriate elimination habits from forming yes, you should have AT LEAST 1 litter box, per cat, per level of your home. I have 3 cats, I have only one story to my home, I have 3 litter boxes.
For sanitation reasons, specially if you have 4 cats and only a few litter boxes, you should scoop them once or twice a day, not every other day, dirty litterboxes can also prevent a cat from wanting to use them.

If you are having problems with a cat not using their litter box, it's not some scam by vets, the first place you should look at is their boxes, do you have enough, are they clean enough, do you have the right type size and covered, and are you using a proper litter.[/list]
AngelZoo is offline  
post #5 of 6 (permalink) Old 09-23-2003, 02:53 PM
Join Date: Jul 2003
Posts: 2,932
Cat_Woman wasn't the girl from the movie "The Ring" called Samara ? ANyways I am not superstitious nor do I think the facts of that movie can be real I just think it is funny if you did name her after that wicked little girl
Ioana is offline  
post #6 of 6 (permalink) Old 09-24-2003, 07:45 AM
Join Date: Sep 2003
Posts: 40
Thank you AngelZoo! Your answer clarified my question about the extra box. However, you did say 1 litterbox/cat/level of house? My house is 3 levels! Now I need 9 litterboxes AT LEAST!
Just kidding! I do and will keep my boxes clean. Thanks again!
yayi is offline  
Sponsored Links

Quick Reply

Register Now

In order to be able to post messages on the Cat Forum : Cat Discussion Forums forums, you must first register.
Please enter your desired user name, your email address and other required details in the form below.

User Name:
Please enter a password for your user account. Note that passwords are case-sensitive.


Confirm Password:
Email Address
Please enter a valid email address for yourself.

Email Address:


Thread Tools
Show Printable Version Show Printable Version
Email this Page Email this Page

Posting Rules  
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off
Trackbacks are On
Pingbacks are On
Refbacks are On

For the best viewing experience please update your browser to Google Chrome