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post #1 of 12
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Whenever my cat uses her litter box she will clear an area and then go, but when she tries to bury it, she is always reaching outside the box and scratching other things. Like she scrapes the wall like she is trying to bury the poo with the wall.
post #2 of 12
Have you tried a covered box?
post #3 of 12
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Have you tried a covered box?
No I haven't but I don't like the idea of shutting them in there with the smell. As bad as it is for us to smell their poo, imagine being stuck in a box of poo.
post #4 of 12
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Have you tried a covered box?
that is what I had to do , a cover box and fill it deep with litter, no more problems
post #5 of 12
I have covered litter boxes and I scoop once a day. This way they don't have to stand in yuck and helps control the smell.
post #6 of 12
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Whenever my cat uses her litter box she will clear an area and then go, but when she tries to bury it, she is always reaching outside the box and scratching other things. Like she scrapes the wall like she is trying to bury the poo with the wall.
I gotta nice box at Petsmart that has curved inside walls to help keep the "flinging" litter down. Was only $6 and works well, Here a pic....

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No I haven't but I don't like the idea of shutting them in there with the smell. As bad as it is for us to smell their poo, imagine being stuck in a box of poo.
They aren't getting stuck in there, LOL - you are in the bathroom with a closed door when you go poop, right? Then you leave the room - same thing for them.

I got high-sided, covered litterboxes for my crew, but I took the doors off the covers, so they always have fresh air to breath while they are dropping their stink bombs.
post #8 of 12
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They aren't getting stuck in there, LOL - you are in the bathroom with a closed door when you go poop, right? Then you leave the room - same thing for them.

I got high-sided, covered litterboxes for my crew, but I took the doors off the covers, so they always have fresh air to breath while they are dropping their stink bombs.
Stink bombs. LOL. I might have to try getting a covered one then. Thanks.
post #9 of 12
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Stink bombs. LOL. I might have to try getting a covered one then. Thanks.
You're welcome. Van Ness makes a jumbo sized one, so you can put a nice deep layer of litter in, then they can dig to China all they want to, or they can scratch at the interior walls of the box without ruining your walls.

And yes. Stink bombs. Max just dropped one while I was in the middle of cleaning out the boxes. Horrible, horrible stinkiness.

post #10 of 12
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You're welcome. Van Ness makes a jumbo sized one, so you can put a nice deep layer of litter in, then they can dig to China all they want to, or they can scratch at the interior walls of the box without ruining your walls.

And yes. Stink bombs. Max just dropped one while I was in the middle of cleaning out the boxes. Horrible, horrible stinkiness.

I just am worried that she feels like she needs to dig to china and isn't getting the satisfaction :-D
post #11 of 12
Hi,
I place piece of newspaper under the litter box.My Nacho does scratch the newspaper outside the box.It is also good to clear the poo quickly.
post #12 of 12
Buying a covered one was like $15 (the cheapest I found) So I bought a rubbermaid tote and had my husband cut a hole in the one side--haven't put the lid on just yet because I didn't want to rush things with the kitten (he had only been using the regular one a week and didn't want to mess with him too much). It ended up costing $4.25

I switched because he was kicking litter out of the other one.

Leslie
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