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I have two cats about 4 years old. I was using wood pellets as litter for the last 4 years (that's what they were trained with at the shelter) but Tulip suddenly decided she didn't like that litter and kept pooping outside the box. After trying many things, I finally changed to sand litter and that seems to have solved that problem.

The problem I'm having now is that Tulip doesn't bury anything, she never has but I thought it was because the pellets were hard to dig in). She scratches at the wall and the side of the box when she's done but doesn't actually dig in the litter. Her sister Pansy will usually go in after and cover it up. That wouldn't be a big deal except that Tulip is kind of clumsy and because she doesn't bury her poop, she sometimes steps in it when she's getting out of the box. This causes her to leave little poopy footprints all the way down the hall and once she has then jumped on my bed and I had to strip the bed and wash all the sheets. I know there may not be a solution to this but I was just wondering if anyone had any ideas?

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I've never heard of a solution. It's just that some cats bury and some don't.

If she steps in it maybe a bigger box help? She'd have more room to move around without stepping in it.
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