Originally Posted by fbodgrl
You may want to try and take the flap off the kitty door. Once he adjusts to going in and out through the "hole" replace the flap.
My question though is, what exactly is the litter box issue?
I got the flap tied up and he has been going through it so he is getting used to it. Hopefully after a few days he will realize he can push the flap open with his head.
The issue of the litter box, for one thing when I get home from work the entire house stinks. I try to clean it out twice a day and spray it down with Lysol but it still stinks.
Second when he covers up his business, he kicks the kitty litter all over the place. Usually with this hind legs. He kicks it into the air. Then tracks it across the floor. When my other two cats use mom's flower garden for a litter box, they usually use their front feet and carefully cover it up. It's as if he goes out of his way to make a mess.
First time he used the box (in my house), he kicked kitty litter all over the kitchen floor. So I moved it to the bathtub. Thinking having a one foot wall would act as a shield. Well that caught most of it but he still tracks it across the bathroom. Then what he kicks out of the box, he decides to do his buisness in the tub.
I went to Pet Partners yesterday and bought him toys, some kitty doors and a dome shaped liter box. At first he did not want to go inside it, so I left the cover off for a day so he could get used to it. Next day I put the lid on it and he has been using it ever since. He still tracks kitty litter out of it but at least it's not in my bathroom.
Maybe I need to get some better kitty litter. This stuff is about like sand.
Once I feel like he's decided to make this his permantant home, the plan is to unlock the second kitty door in the garage door so he can go outside to do his buisness. Just hope I don't have to train him all over again.