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post #1 of 10 (permalink) Old 04-12-2009, 12:14 PM Thread Starter
 
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Hi, I am Ann and Shiva, the Diva, is my 10 month old calico kitty.

Shiva is great, but she often stands in the litter box with her bumm hanging out, and pooping outside of the box. Any suggestions?

I am not a cat expert, having had only dogs before, so all advice is more than welcome.
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post #2 of 10 (permalink) Old 04-12-2009, 12:24 PM
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You could try turning the box around, it sounds like she plans to poop then bury it but doesnt know that she cant, if you turn the box around she will probably do the same thing but her bum wont be hanging out
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Easy! I will give it a try. Thanks.
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post #4 of 10 (permalink) Old 04-12-2009, 12:30 PM
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It sounds like as the above poster said she thinks she's going in the litter and plans to bury it but she just doesn't know.

What kind of litter box are you using?

Try a covered litter box, so that she will have no choice but to keep her butt in the box.

You can purchase one at Walmart cheaply and most covered boxes have a filter that helps reduce the smell.

If she continues to box outside the box or anywhere else a vet visit my be needed.





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Thanks for the welcomes.

Yes, she is trying to poop in the box, but her bum ends up hanging on the edge and the poop goes over the edge, instead of in the box.

I thought of a covered box, but wonder if she will make the switch? I have heard that cats don't like changes, and she seems to be no exception.

I will try this, too.
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Thanks for the welcomes.

Yes, she is trying to poop in the box, but her bum ends up hanging on the edge and the poop goes over the edge, instead of in the box.

I thought of a covered box, but wonder if she will make the switch? I have heard that cats don't like changes, and she seems to be no exception.

I will try this, too.

My current foster Wilson made the change pretty well, from and open box to a covered box.

Use only the base of the box at first for a few days and then use the top without the door flap.

Another thing you could do is take a cheap storage bin, cut a hole big enough for your cat to go through and use that as your litter box.


For now if you haven't a;ready lay down some newspaper to make cleaning up easier.





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for the first few months of my Frahnzs life we used a regular box, but he to would miss the box, so we got him a covered one, he made the switch with no problems, but we also set his old one next to it just in case...he has had no whoops my butts to big moments since

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post #8 of 10 (permalink) Old 04-16-2009, 09:21 PM
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You could also try a larger pan. The litter pan could be too small. I knew a kitty that had this problem with a covered box. I also know a kitty who is just a brat and I think does it completely on purpose - but he is a very bratty kitty!

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post #9 of 10 (permalink) Old 04-17-2009, 06:42 PM
 
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How big is the box? If your cat does not have enough room to "dig around" it may hang its butt over the edge of the box. I had a cat that did this. I gave him an extra large box, its a 36 gallon Rubbermaid storage box with a hole cut in the side. My cats love it. Plenty of room to dig, and the lid gives them privacy.
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post #10 of 10 (permalink) Old 04-18-2009, 11:28 AM Thread Starter
 
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I am out and about today and will purchase a new box, larger and with a lid.

I will let you know how it all turns out.
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