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post #1 of 11
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Hi all,

My cat recently started flinging his litter angrily after getting him fixed. He wasn't the cleanest using the box to begin with, but now it's always a huge mess. I'm afraid he'll start peeing on the litter that's on the floor. I try to catch him doing this, but when I do, I'm not sure what TO do. I hit the table, but I don't know if he associates that w/ litter flinging...

Would a box hood thing work? I'm not sure he would like it though.

help?
post #2 of 11
Scratch does that too and always had, so we got a hooded box and it seemed to help keep most of the litter out. Maybe it will work for your cat.
post #3 of 11
My 3 month old kitten Starbuck flings litter too. Unfortunately she only does this when I am scooping out liter boxes. When I scoop her box out she climbs in it specifically to fling litter at me. She then follows me into the basement where my other two cats litterboxes are and does the same thing. It seems like she is trying to tell me not to clean out her litterbox or my other cats litter boxes. I have never had a cat or kitten trying to order me not to clean the litter box. Any ideas on how to stop this behavior?
post #4 of 11
A couple of my boxes are covered, I took the doors off because they didn't like it.
Not all my cats will use the covered boxes, perhpaps all you need is a bigger/deeper box. Quite a few people on this site use rubbermade containers.
post #5 of 11
Try a hooded box. If he doesn't like being closed in you could cut out the roof part.
Another thought is to put a big matt under the litter that can be dumped of litter once in awhile to prevent you from having to sweep it up.
Or maybe he just want's a magazine rack, now that he's a big kitty!
post #6 of 11
My Eric is another litter flinger. I started using the hooded litter boxes because of him. None of my boxes have doors so that was not an issue. It does help keep litter in the boxes. They still track some litter out of the boxes on their little paws but most of that stays on the plastic mats I have in front of the boxes.
post #7 of 11
I've always used a covered box for Sho, but have recently switched to a clear rubbermaid tub. It's larger so there's more room than in a normal covered box, less litter is kicked out the door, and Sho's stopped stepping in his poo when he turns to look at it. and since it's clear I can see what I'm scooping
post #8 of 11
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Originally Posted by Jean44 View Post
My Eric is another litter flinger. I started using the hooded litter boxes because of him. None of my boxes have doors so that was not an issue. It does help keep litter in the boxes. They still track some litter out of the boxes on their little paws but most of that stays on the plastic mats I have in front of the boxes.
This made me laugh! My boyfriends name is Eric and I have been trying to figure out a way to teach him how to put the toilet seat down!
post #9 of 11
I think Karma is having her own distance contest. We find liter everywhere. She will spend hours flinging it. We hear dig,dig, ting(litter hiting the doornob, shower fauset, wall, door). Its very interesting.
post #10 of 11
Izzy likes to do that too. I have a covered box but he still manages to make a mess
post #11 of 11
I think that 'litter flinging' is a sport event for some kitties
Theres some great ideas, it just a matter of seeing which suits your cat !
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