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post #31 of 42
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I hope so too - I'm thinking that it 'might' since Luxor totally avoids the other one now - well, he'll get in it and play in the dusty clay then "make dirt" LOL in the other box. . . .As I say this he's running up stairs like he's got to go to the box. . . . . . . . . .. . . . . .please please please go in the box. I clean it practically 5 times a day now. two in the morning and at least two at night. . .
post #32 of 42
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well,

luxor did it again,

ALL the boxes were clean, even the cat attract one. so I've moved the covered litterbox out of the room where he has pooping issues. DH and I feel that it has to be the covered litterbox. It's the only one he has issues with. And it seems that he's fine when he's alone but if stoli and he are play/chase/hunting and he's gotta go - i think he THINKS he's vulnerable. Anyone agree?
post #33 of 42
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Originally Posted by Renovia View Post
well,

luxor did it again,

ALL the boxes were clean, even the cat attract one. so I've moved the covered litterbox out of the room where he has pooping issues. DH and I feel that it has to be the covered litterbox. It's the only one he has issues with. And it seems that he's fine when he's alone but if stoli and he are play/chase/hunting and he's gotta go - i think he THINKS he's vulnerable. Anyone agree?
That does sound possible. Now he's younger than Stoli? That makes sense.
post #34 of 42
I don't know what to tell you. But if you come up with the answer, please let me know! One of my cats (Jazzy) is doing this. He poops on throw rugs or area rugs. Poop only. He pees in the litter box fine. In fact he poops in the litter box fine if I take away all the throw or area rugs. It's starting to wear on me, actually. I've tried cleaning the boxes more often, taking the lid off one of them as you did and now I have a new area rug in living room. So I have to keep him shut in my walk in closet during the day when I'm at work. It's a giant closet (about 6 foot by 10 foot) with litter box water and a nice clothes basket for him to lay in. So he doesn't suffer. But I'd like to also find the answer.

Every once in awhile Peaches will have a mild pooping issue. I'll hear her cry out and I know she is in the bathtub pooping. The bathtub doesn't bother me as much because it is easy to clean. Plus she doesn't do it all the time.
post #35 of 42
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That does sound possible. Now he's younger than Stoli? That makes sense.
yup he's about 4 months younger than stoli. . .and just recently they've been rumble and tumbling and the roles have reversed to luxor being MUCH more dominant. So i think he's really trying to assert his power.
post #36 of 42
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I don't know what to tell you. But if you come up with the answer, please let me know! One of my cats (Jazzy) is doing this. He poops on throw rugs or area rugs. Poop only. He pees in the litter box fine. In fact he poops in the litter box fine if I take away all the throw or area rugs. It's starting to wear on me, actually. I've tried cleaning the boxes more often, taking the lid off one of them as you did and now I have a new area rug in living room. So I have to keep him shut in my walk in closet during the day when I'm at work. It's a giant closet (about 6 foot by 10 foot) with litter box water and a nice clothes basket for him to lay in. So he doesn't suffer. But I'd like to also find the answer.

Every once in awhile Peaches will have a mild pooping issue. I'll hear her cry out and I know she is in the bathtub pooping. The bathtub doesn't bother me as much because it is easy to clean. Plus she doesn't do it all the time.

I would definitely try the cat attract litter or additive. Luxor really seems to like that. And I've had to resort to cleaning the litter boxes at least 4/5 times a day. . .obviously I can't clean them when I'm not home but I clean like a mad woman when I am home.

But as you probably already know - rule out any health issues first. If this works (uncovered boxes) I'll let you know. But as I've ruled just about everything else out - I think it's a "I don't want another cat to walk in on me so i better just do it here while they aren't around" syndrome.
post #37 of 42
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Originally Posted by mzjazz2u View Post
I don't know what to tell you. But if you come up with the answer, please let me know! One of my cats (Jazzy) is doing this. He poops on throw rugs or area rugs. Poop only. He pees in the litter box fine. In fact he poops in the litter box fine if I take away all the throw or area rugs. It's starting to wear on me, actually. I've tried cleaning the boxes more often, taking the lid off one of them as you did and now I have a new area rug in living room. So I have to keep him shut in my walk in closet during the day when I'm at work. It's a giant closet (about 6 foot by 10 foot) with litter box water and a nice clothes basket for him to lay in. So he doesn't suffer. But I'd like to also find the answer.

Every once in awhile Peaches will have a mild pooping issue. I'll hear her cry out and I know she is in the bathtub pooping. The bathtub doesn't bother me as much because it is easy to clean. Plus she doesn't do it all the time.
I know you've been here quite a while, so I'm sure you tried this, but what about changing the litter. Maybe he doesn't like digging after he poops, or just the feel under his paws?
post #38 of 42
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Originally Posted by Renovia View Post
I would definitely try the cat attract litter or additive. Luxor really seems to like that. And I've had to resort to cleaning the litter boxes at least 4/5 times a day. . .obviously I can't clean them when I'm not home but I clean like a mad woman when I am home.

But as you probably already know - rule out any health issues first. If this works (uncovered boxes) I'll let you know. But as I've ruled just about everything else out - I think it's a "I don't want another cat to walk in on me so i better just do it here while they aren't around" syndrome.
You know, I just had another thought. Smudge often doesn't "cover up" his poo because he's working on being the dominant cat. What about Feliway? Or a feliway plug in beside the litter box!
post #39 of 42
Hi! Youre kitty looks so much like my Rascal, but my Rascal is a wee bit heavier and more gold in color.

Have you tried "Cat Attract"? That could help.

Have you tried Nature's Miracle? I can't live without this stuff, it's amazing! Whatever product you are using to remove pee odors or poop stains, you need to really let the product soak through all the way to the bottom of the carpet and padding so that it can efficiently remove all odors and stains.

Also it might be smart to have a vet check him out to eliminate any potential health problems

I dont' think it's habit related, but odor related. Cats will go where they can smell it, that's why you need a good product like Nature's Miracle, to get rid of the odor. I know I have mentioned Nature's Miracle in many of my posts, but I can't help it. I am a huge fan and with good reason. Used appropriately, it works!

Also how many litter boxes do you have? YOu may need to have more than one,. I.E. One where he can pee and one where he can poop. Some kitties are just finicky that way. Cats are extremely clean animals.

Also what kind of litter are you using? Cats can be pretty picky. He might be ok to pee on it, but might not like it if he has to dig to cover it. Cat litter can make all the difference.

I am currently using Nature's Miracle Cat Litter and Swheat Scoop mixed together. What a marriage!

Please let us know how things turn out.

Shanynne
Extreme Kitty Lover
post #40 of 42
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Instead of me going back through all the things i've tried as i'm half asleep (6:23 am) just browse back through the thread and you'll notice that I've tried all the stuff you suggested. I'm going to go with Kim's suggestion and try Feliway. He DEFINITELY is trying to be the dominant cat.
post #41 of 42
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Anthony was just cleaning stoli's box (which is now upstairs and covered) and Luxor came waltzing up and proceeded to poop in stoli's box. i think this whole thing is a dominance issue
post #42 of 42
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Originally Posted by kluchetta View Post
I know you've been here quite a while, so I'm sure you tried this, but what about changing the litter. Maybe he doesn't like digging after he poops, or just the feel under his paws?
I actually thought about that the other day. It's the same litter I've been using for years and the pooping just started but I've been thinking it's worth a try for sure. I'm going to do some experimenting this weekend!

Sorry for hijacking the thread. I didn't mean to! I think you may be on to something with the dominance issue!
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