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Need help with breaking my cat of a bad habit

post #1 of 12
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I have an 8 month old female cat and everytime she goes to the litter box she plays with the litter and throws alot of it out over the floor and I have to clean it up 3-4 times a day or it gets spread everywhere. I have tried telling her no and keeping an eye on her but she still does it all threw out the day. Anyone know how I can break her of doing this so I can keep my home clean?

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post #2 of 12

You might try different styles of litterbox.  There are some out there that would make it very difficult for her to throw litter out.

post #3 of 12

get a covered litter box or one with higher sides

post #4 of 12
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Tried higher sides and she still manages to do it. The covered ones she is afraid of and then does her business on the floor so I had to switch back. Guess im kinda out of luck

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post #5 of 12

try taking one of the covered boxes but cut a "sun roof" in the top.    I've heard that some cats who don't like the enclosed boxes are fine if you cut open the roof

post #6 of 12
Whatever you do, dont scold her in the litterbox, you may cause her to think she is not supposed to use it.

She will very likely outgrow this habit. In the meantime, put a large mat on the floor to make it easier to clean up.

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Home of the world's cutest dachshund, one crazy blue heeler, two cats,
              one fat pony, and many (but not too many!) chickens

              Can anyone tell me, how many are too many chickens?

 



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post #7 of 12

Put the litter box inside another box that is bigger. That way, when she digs the litter out of her litter box, it will just land in the second box.

post #8 of 12
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I dont scold her in it. She pushes the litter out then get out and plays and pushes it all around.

 

I will try both ideas. The sun roof and the double box and see if those work. Thank you for the ideas!

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post #9 of 12
If you tell her "no"... then you are scolding her in it...
Baaaad idea...

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post #10 of 12

I also use the litter box inside a larger carboard box (not tall but wider than the cat pan) we have a digger and she scatters litter out the 2nd box made a huge difference.

Chickens- 3 GLW, 3 Red Stars, 3 White rocks, 1 Blue Andalusian, 2 Australorps, 3 Rhode Island Reds, 2 Welsummers, 1 White Wyandotte, 1 Silver spangled hamburg, 1 Exchequre leghorn, 2 EE, 2 Buff Orpingtons, 1 barnyard mix and a Buff Silkie

(we were going to start small LOL)

 

2 Black Shetland sheep

2 Pygmy goats

3 Pekin ducks

1 (Black) Blue Swedish duck

1 Ball python

2 dogs and 2 cats

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Chickens- 3 GLW, 3 Red Stars, 3 White rocks, 1 Blue Andalusian, 2 Australorps, 3 Rhode Island Reds, 2 Welsummers, 1 White Wyandotte, 1 Silver spangled hamburg, 1 Exchequre leghorn, 2 EE, 2 Buff Orpingtons, 1 barnyard mix and a Buff Silkie

(we were going to start small LOL)

 

2 Black Shetland sheep

2 Pygmy goats

3 Pekin ducks

1 (Black) Blue Swedish duck

1 Ball python

2 dogs and 2 cats

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