Originally Posted by ogre
I'm new to this forum, i have three cats, an agressive orange tabby, and two siblings that do not like to be separated. the female sibling will not deficate (poop) in the litterbox, however we do beleive she is urinating in the litterbox.
as you know yelling and spanking is out of the question since our feline freinds do not respond to it so... does anyone have any advice that does not require thousands of dollars?
Exactly what litter are you using? When she defecates is it near the box? If so, I think that plus that she urinates in the box shows that she *wants* to use the box but there is something she doesn't like about it.
When one of mine urinated in the box but wouldn't defecate in it it was because she didn't like the litter. I don't know why she thought the old litter was good enough to pee in but not to poop in. Anyway, I changed litters and she immediately started using the box for everything. That was weeks ago and she hasn't gone outside the box once where before she was pooping on the floor next to the box about every other day.
I was using Feline Pine pellets and switched to World's Best.
Also, with 3 cats you probably need at least 2 large litter boxes and you need to scoop them out at least twice a day.