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Old August 14th, 2009, 09:35 AM
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Arrow litter/poop/pee/ input needed

So for those of you who know me, I still have Fiona and her babies. They are doing way too good, but thats not the issue.

Fiona taught all the kittens to use the litter box and they are all amazing except for 1.

This kitten does not like to go into the litter box. I tried covered, uncovered, big ,small, nothing worked so

I tried to change the litter...from pine, yesterdays news, etc....and finally realised that she does not like the feel of litter so she poops on my carept, floor and lately ( which is great, but disgusting ) she poops in the bathtub. I prefer that to the carpet because I can just pick it up and flush..
I can not place her for adoption if she does not learn how to like the litter box.

I need someones input as to how i can get her to like the litter. My other choice would be to use pee pads, but they are expensive...I used dirt but she does not want to dirty her little paws

so...anyone...any ideas....please
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Old August 14th, 2009, 09:45 AM
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Is she related to Rosebud ? I had such a problem with her too.


I ended having to use Max Scoop clay litter because that is all she would use. Also, she wouldn't use the kitten size litter box so I used a tinfoil cake pan that was only about 2 inches high. It took until she was almost 10 weeks old before she would use the kitten size litter box.
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Old August 14th, 2009, 10:53 AM
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Have you tried the pine pellets? i know my kitten would not use the pine sawdust type stuff which my other cat loved and she would not use any clay or any other kind of litter. Now they each have their own litter box, one has the pine sawdust type stuff in it, and one has the pine pellets in it. here is a link to what I use. I love the pine stuff and am so happy my kitties like it. http://www.petacular.com/products/Feline-Pine-20.html it is more expensive then the normal clay litter but I personally like it way better, no dust, and it smells like christmas.
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Old August 14th, 2009, 11:15 AM
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I have used Pine pellets, pine dust, yesterdays news pellets, everything
low boxes, high boxes....everything....she seems to hate the feel of anything under her paws...I will just have to get an empty box and hopefully she'll go their....and with this heat...i will love the smell...
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Old August 14th, 2009, 11:28 AM
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See if you can track down a bag of Dr. Elsey's Kitten Attract litter. That should help.
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You could also try scattering grass on top of the litter or even just in a litterbox. It may not be the cleanest but it may work. It's soft and may feel more natural to her. You could start her with it on it's own in a box and then scatter on top of the litter if she uses it. Gradually cut down on the grass till it is just litter. You just never know.
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Old August 14th, 2009, 12:54 PM
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Another idea is it to use some very fine sand. Home Depot has bags for around $6 or so. The texture might be more appealing to her.
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Old August 14th, 2009, 01:01 PM
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I have used Pine pellets, pine dust, yesterdays news pellets, everything
low boxes, high boxes....everything....she seems to hate the feel of anything under her paws...I will just have to get an empty box and hopefully she'll go their....and with this heat...i will love the smell...
Rosebud would only go in clay litter, I tried what you have with 0 success. Maxscoop is NOT what I would normally use for kittens, but nothing else worked .
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I was also going to suggest Dr. Elsy's. I'm guessing you tried Swheat Scoop?
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I have always used Purinea's Scoop, in the red/blue/white box. I have used the Arm & Hammer stuff too, but I think it was too rough for my cat's paws.

There is also those litter box liners..have never used them before so I don't know how they work.

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Ancientgirl..I did try Swheat Scoop....still goes in the bathtub. But thanks for your input.

I am getting use to see the poop in the bathtub..
L4H..I will have to use the clay stuff too I guess, the only ones I haven;t used.

I tried just dirt, but it goes all over the house and the smell is bad...and now she thinks that all the plant pots are litters, so I put an end to that.

Thanks everyone. I appreciate all your input. I will keep you posted.

Does anyone know where I can get a litter box shaped like a bathtub??
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Old August 18th, 2009, 06:18 PM
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Another idea is it to use some very fine sand. Home Depot has bags for around $6 or so. The texture might be more appealing to her.
I think its the sand that bothers her
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Ancientgirl..I did try Swheat Scoop....still goes in the bathtub. But thanks for your input.

I am getting use to see the poop in the bathtub..
L4H..I will have to use the clay stuff too I guess, the only ones I haven;t used.

I tried just dirt, but it goes all over the house and the smell is bad...and now she thinks that all the plant pots are litters, so I put an end to that.

Thanks everyone. I appreciate all your input. I will keep you posted.

Does anyone know where I can get a litter box shaped like a bathtub??
Well I have to say, I'll take the tub over peeing somewhere else any day
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Old August 19th, 2009, 08:42 AM
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I have a cat exactly like this. When he was a kitten, he made it clear that he didn't like the litter box. I tried every litter I could find and tried cooping him up in a small space with the litter box. In the end, he won. He poops in the bathtub which is (as you say) gross but easy to clean up and he does at least pee in the litter box. It's funny to watch him though - he takes a flying leap into the box, pees whereever he lands, and, without moving, takes a flying leap out of the box. I've now had him for 6 years and he's still exactly the same.

He doesn't always go in the tub now, but he does always go on hard floors. He never goes on carpet. That's the only thing which has made this tolerable (well, that and the fact that I heart him ).
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