Help, I've forgotten how to use my litter tray!
My eight month old kitty Shatner was litter trained when I got him. At first he used an open tray, and then switched to a hooded one, which worked great apart from him no longer bothering to cover his shame.
I moved the tray outside about six weeks ago, mainly because of the smell, and also because I had a flap installed. He still used it fine and began to explore too. After about two weeks he stopped using the tray, and a week later I removed it.
About ten days passed, and his behaviour changed. It seems like he ran into something or someone outside that scared him because he wouldn't go outside, and ended up doing a poo and some wee in the shower, which I feel was pretty considerate actually. He has also done one on the bed.
The last shower poo he did, he waited until I got home before doing it. (Cute!) Apart from that he has been exactly as affectionate and cuddly as before.
I have reinstated the litter tray where it was outside but he won't use it unless I take him to it, which I do daily with rewards, and I'm probably going to try bringing it back inside if he doesn't start doing it for himself in the next few days.
Has anyone else encountered similar problems? How did you overcome them?
Thanks so much!