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I just got a male kitten about 5 months ago and he's the opposite of my female cat. We found my female cat outside of our house meowing like she was abandoned. I think she was the runt. But she is very scared of pretty much everything, except for my brother, the one that saved her that day. She doesn't like being touched by people at all and she hides whenever strangers are around. My kitten loves everyone and doesn't get spooked very easily. I haven't had any strange problems with my cat, but my kitten is a different story. He likes to kick the litter in his litter box all over my bathroom floor, then he likes to roll around in it. He winds up smelling like the litter and I'm afraid to hold him because he'll have some nasty germs on him. He also likes to kick over his water bowl to get water into his food to soften it up. This results in water all over the floor. I'm not sure what I can do to stop him from doing something like this because he does it when noone is around, I've only caught him rolling around on the floor a couple times. I've never seen him kick over the bowl, but it never happened before we got him. Maybe he'll grow out of it? I'm also hoping it won't have a negative impact on the wrong habits if I do something disciplinary, like dissuading him from using the litter box for the right reason. Any help is very much appreciated.
 

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My Minnie is like your female cat, she loves all of us however she isnt very big on being touched at all. She will actually flinch if you touch her and she didnt ask you to.
As for your kitten, I am sure alot of the stuff he does is normal kitten behavior that he will grow out of. There are some things you can try.
Maybe invest in a covered cat box, this way the litter doesnt get out. I have the extra large size. If you have a petsmart you can look for one there. They carry alot of really neat litter boxes. However I got mine at walmart and I really think it is better than a pan.
About the food and water, could you move the food away from the water? He may still play in his water though. You might try a fountain to see if this helps at all. You can order one online from www.lovethatcat.com
for pretty inexpensive. They also carry them at petsmart or walmart. I dont really know if that would help, it might. He probably will grow out of it when he is bigger.
 

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Maybe the kitten is wanting softened food. Maybe you can water up his food and give that to him. If he doesn't eat the soft food, maybe the kitten just wants to watch the food inflate, I have one cat that likes doing that. She doesnt put water in the food though she puts food in the water. I know they sell heavy duty water bowls that maybe you can use instead and that way its harder for them to knock over. As far as the litter goes, definitely try Lilly's idea with the covered box, that way if he kicks it around, it stays inside.

Good Luck :wink:
 

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Food: Wet it yourself. LOL. But change it over, at least daily. IE: throw out the un-eaten, put in more.

As for the litter box, Drizzle sometimes rolls around in the litter that has been tracked outside of the box, though never in the box itself. I think it's a guy thing. LOL. Or maybe a scent/territory/dominance thing? I don't know. He rarely does it and since it's litter that was kicked/tracked out, and he bathes soooo much, I don't worry any.
 

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One of my cats loves playing in the water dish, it's the weirdest thing. At first I thought she had trouble seeing the water in the dish because she would bat at it with her paw before drinking, but I've caught her other times just batting in the water without bothering to drink. I had to move the water away from the food eventually because I had the same problem as you - the food was getting all soggy and wet.
 
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