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Car Won't "cover"

post #1 of 21
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Can someone please tell me why my male cat won't 'cover' his excretions when he uses the litterbox?
I just don't understand this as my female cat does.
Tanx
Daisy5
post #2 of 21
I have 3 boys and they don't cover, my girls do though
post #3 of 21
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Wonder, then, if it's a boy 'thing'?
post #4 of 21
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Wonder, then, if it's a boy 'thing'?
I think it's a boy thing
post #5 of 21
Thread Starter 
That sorta makes me feel better
Thanx
post #6 of 21
I think it's a domimance thing because Rosie's never covered hers ever since i brought Sophie home, then she does it for her
post #7 of 21
Thread Starter 
HMMMM, that makes sense too, as Kiki, my female, is definately the Alpha cat and she always covers.
post #8 of 21
Definitely dominance, the ones(s) not covering are wanting their presence to be known.
post #9 of 21
Yeah, I think it's a boy thing. My boys don't always cover their poo either. Silly boys!
post #10 of 21
I honestly think it has nothing to do with dominance. Most of my dominate cats do cover. Either the cat covers or it doesn't. You can't change the way they do it As long as the cat is using the pan, its more important then to worry about if they cover or not.

Using the pellets, they don't really cover much till it breaks down and then they cover in a pile in the corner till I sift it
post #11 of 21
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Yeah, I think it's a boy thing. My boys don't always cover their poo either. Silly boys!
AMEN!, but he's a honey
post #12 of 21
patchy doesnt cover her tinkles but she does her poo. however, she does cover her tinkle when she does it in the floor, but i think thats cuz she knows shes gonna be in trouble LOL
post #13 of 21
My kitties are crazy in the litter boxes. Many times they will scratch the side of the litter box or the wall tryin to cover their mess. Most of the time it gets covered but there are times when they go potty and just jump out. Cats are so weird! I think maybe they don't like tryin to cover it bc of other messes in the litter box. I clean out my litter boxes daily (literally I have 5 cats and 3 boxes) but I think they just don't want to get their paws dirty. Even when it is a brand new clean box they wont try and cover it at times, I think out of habit.
post #14 of 21
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patchy doesnt cover her tinkles but she does her poo. however, she does cover her tinkle when she does it in the floor, but i think thats cuz she knows shes gonna be in trouble LOL
well, that shoots the 'boy thing' out of the water cause your girl does it, but since he's using the litterbox, then I guess I'll just cover for him
post #15 of 21
Jack never covers, his new brother Harley always covers!

Leslie
post #16 of 21
well i should correct myself: if patchy is doing BOTH, she will cover one, then do the other and cover (chloe does both, then covers), but if she just goes in to pee. she just leaves it.

chloe used to go in and cover it for her at first so i honestly wondered if she did it to annoy chloe and the habit stuck LOL but now both of them ignore it when patchy pees... so who knows? haha
post #17 of 21
Gracie covers everything.
Annabelle covers her poop but not her pee.
Elliott covers his pee but not his poop.

No worries though, Gracie is the "Clean-up Kitty"...after Annabelle or Elliott get out of the litter box you can count on Gracie going in right after them to cover for them!
post #18 of 21
Thread Starter 
cats are funny creatures, aren't they, but gotta love um
post #19 of 21
My boy doesn't cover, but it's because he's scratching at the high walls of his litter box to cover stuff instead of moving the litter. I've tried swapping litters to see if it's a texture thing, but nope he's just weird. I guess I should just be happy that he never has "accidents" outside the box.
post #20 of 21
Popsie is male and he used to cover but doesn't anymore. I just think his is due to the laziness of old age.
post #21 of 21
Interesting thread! I've been wondering about this whole thing since I got my three kittens last week. They are pretty inconsistent...though they usually try to cover their poo (thank goodness...'cause it's still a little stinky from their diarrhea! http://www.thecatsite.com/forums/sho...d.php?t=168503), but they don't seem to care about the tinkle so much. I just hope they'll learn how to dig without always stepping in their poo first! That seems to be a talent they lack!

BTW--I'm learning that it is very challenging to type with one hand while holding a sleeping kitty in the other...
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