New kitten - 7 months, litter box issues
My daughter adopted a rehomed kitten. This poor thing was sick (herpes cold, eye infection, and declawed (!) and unneutered (!). She asked the previous owners why they were giving him up, did hehave litterbox issues as a result if the declaw and the woman assured us that he used his box consistently. She also denied that he was sick which was obvious to anyone!
(He stayed with me the first three nights because my daughter lives out of state, was just visiting, and was sleeping with her in-laws)
Well, we have not seen the consistency in the litterbox we were promised. He poo'd on the rug the first day. Probably my fault since I had failed to show him the box, so he gets a pass on this one.
He slept with me all night the first three nights, the first night I got up several times to take him to the box and get him water, the following two nights he did get up and use the box, stepped in the mess, and dragged it back into the bed with him.
She has since taken him home. She has a female cat, 3 years, who likes him, licks him a lot, snuggles with him, treats him like a mother - with the occasional hissing.
He has consistently had problems stepping in his poo/pee and getting it all over himself, and she's caught him squatting a couple of times and taken him to the litterbox, and he went to the bathroom. He also missed the box receptical but did hit the box ramp on one occasion.
The last two days, the kitten has pee'd in their bed. The first time was when the bedding was off, waiting to be laundered, she saw him do it. The second time, the bed was sometime in the night while they were sleeping.
He has not had ANY other accidents.
She added a second box today. Are there any suggestions?