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kitten in the litter box

Discussion in 'Sphynx Cat Questions?' started by sadie700, Oct 29, 2009.

  1. sadie700

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    I just got Jinxy 10/16 - she has adjusted wonderfully to our home, but when she uses the litter box, she doesn't cover it up. She also steps in her poop and then jumps right out - so there is poopy on my floor and she needs a bath right away. Will she outgrow this - she's only 3 months old. Thanks :)
     

  2. harley

    harleySenior Lairian Senior Lairian

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    :Surprise:What a beatiful baby..I don't know about growing out of it, but my group usually does that when the litter is not deep enough for them..
     
  3. ilovemysphynx

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    Sounds like when our kittens are babies and just learning to use the box, I always sit by the box with it cleaned and brand new litter and show then how to dig with their paw i use my hand. Try that and good luck!
     
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    Trying a larger box may also be of some benefit for your cat. In a single cat household, many don't feel the necessity to bury before they leave. A larger box would also provide your companion with more room to more before exit, lessening the chance of poopy paws.
     
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    I did that when I first got Sophie home since she didn't really get the concept of the top entry box. I felt like such a weirdo. I'm glad I'm not the only one who digs in litter to set an example! :Laugh: Sophie would just watch and turn her head to the side and sit there and watch some more!

    I'm trying the same thing with her scratching posts but its not working yet. She watches and watches and watches me scratch the darn post! :Angry: Then proceeds to scratch my dining room chairs. :Dizzy:
     
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    Don't feel like a weirdo...:LOL: I do that for my new babies all the time.
     
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    kalliee129Senior Lairian Senior Lairian

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    My old cat Midnight covered his poop most of the time but when he didn't he would step in it. For me he never grew out of it but I think that was mostly because I would just wash his feet right after and not really try to train him to do otherwise. With Meecho she hasn't stepped in anything but she doesn't cover. She expects the litter to be cleaned as soon as she uses it so she doesn't feel the need to go the extra step :LOL: