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post #1 of 9
Thread Starter 
My cat keeps playing with his poop. Almost every morning, I find at least 3 turds scattered around my room. I'm starting to get really pissed off about it. I don't know what I can do to make him stop. I think he knows it's wrong, because if I see him doing it he runs away. I can't keep an eye on him 24/7 though so he does it mostly when i'm not around. He's about 16 months old. I'm totally sick of picking up poop every day, it's enough that I have to clean the litter box.

Is there anything at all I can do to solve this problem?
post #2 of 9
You would not happen to have a dog in the house, would you? I used to blame my cat until I found out the dog was doing it.
post #3 of 9
Can you just scoop the poop out of the box as soon as he goes and throw it away?
post #4 of 9

Just wondering what kind of litterbox you use. If it has no cover then I suggest getting a covered one, that way it's harder for him to just scoop it out of the box. I know Stanley had that problem when I used an open top litter box.

I hope you find a solution soon!
post #5 of 9
Or one of those automatic scooping litterboxes
post #6 of 9
Thread Starter 
I bought a litterbox with a top and a door on it, but he STILL manages to go in there and bring poop out to play with it. I have toys and everything for him but he'd rather play with his poop!!! I don't know what to do, I can't sit around waiting for him to poop and clean it.
post #7 of 9
Well my parents have been using the Littermaid for years and they love it.

post #8 of 9
Amazing how anything can become a cat toy.

At least they are hard and dry and easy to pick up?
post #9 of 9
Here's an alternative type of automatic litterbox. I know many people have had problems with the littermaid: http://www.litter-robot.com/default.aspx?ac=1

Unfortunately, it would be an expensive alternative if it didn't work - it does wait 7 minutes after they poop to go. On the other hand, it's a small operation, so maybe you could talk to them first and they could custom make you one that dumps the dirty litter after like 2 minutes or 3 mintues, instead of waiting 7 minutes.

You could also try a very tall-sided litterbox. Actually, a rubbermaid container - cats are agile enough to get in, but the sides are tall.

Someone else here was having problems with their kitty pooping over the edge of the box, and came up with this as a solution. If you did this, your kitty would have to pick up the poop with his mouth to get it out of the box - and that may take care of the problem: http://www.rubbermaid.com/rubbermaid...d=HPProd100241

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