Originally Posted by jlbateman333
The thing is he uses it during the day when we are downstairs. Its at night when when he does it. He comes upstairs and plays around and then does it right there. I am thinking he needs to go and just is too lazy to go downstairs and go. I read another post somewhere that said to confine him to a kennel which we did last night and he didnt do anything in it. Also my other question is he is nursing on a cat that has never had kittens and is spayed. Is he actually getting milk? It seems that is when his stool is runny.
Well, he's still a growing kitten and it makes sense that he still doesn't have full control of his bladder and bowel movements. So when he is upstairs it is very likely that he just wouldn't be able to hold it in long enough to get to the litter box downstairs, so he just goes, it's not because he is lazy. Remember, he is a "baby" that just got out of his diapers and as such is still learning and growing. One of my cats used to do that when he was that age. But he learned
so there is hope. Trust me in about a week tops, he will be fully trained. You just need to be patient with your little guy. 12 weeks is still very young.
I would add a second litter box upstairs where it is easy for him to get to. If possible, put some of his poop in it. Make sure to show him where it is by placing him in it. At first he will probably look at you all confused, but don't worry, he will get it. It may take a few days, but he will get it.
Even if you have just one cat, having a second litter box is always a good idea
especially if you have an upstairs and a downstairs. It makes it so much easier for the cat to get to them. Also, some cats like to pee in one and poop in the other.
When you put him in the kennel last night, did you put a litter box in it too? If there was none, that's probably why he didn't go. Cats are very clean little creatures and they don't like for their poops etc to be near them. They also don't like to have their food close to their litter box.
About the nursing thing. No he is not getting milk from doing this. The only way this could happen would be if the cat he was nursing on was a female who had kittens and was already nursing them and she allowed the new kitten to nurse on her as well.
No what he is doing is perfectly normal and it happens a lot
Some kittens will even do this on a male cat! The kitten is doing this because, it is nurturing and comforting him. It feels good! He could also have been taken away from his mother too young, in any case, there is nothing wrong with this behavior
About his stools have you taken him to the vet to get dewormed? What kind of food are you feeding him?