Two cats, one is fantastic, the other one is driving me crazy, he will not stop pooping on the floor.
EVERY freaking day!!!!!!!!!!
First of all, there are THREE large boxes, one of them is just a large storage box like 2 feet long and a 1 1/2 wide, one is `self cleaning` and all three are cleaned every 16-20 hours at minimum and fully emptied about weekly and washed about as frequently. (He does always pee in one of the two normal boxes) and I`ve been quick to praise him (usage of the box is never correlated to when it had been cleaned).
Its my boyfriends cat, its apparently been doing it for years before I even knew him, and he loves it and pays a ton of attention to it and always has, so do I, the cat has absolutely no reason to stress, I play with it all the damned time, have since I got here,
He actually used the self cleaning litterbox regularly, for pooping only, at one point for a month, maybe two, and nothing has changed since then
He stopped using the box again at first once in a while after we went away overnight, then every day for the last week.
Prior to me being here he used to use it when he was a kitten but my BF's cousin moved in for a while a few years later and shut him out of the room one time, it crapped next to the bed when the door was finally left open and he says ever since then its been every day.
He's neutered and declawed.
He's never been outside
He craps on the tile, but also used to crap on the carpet in the other room downstairs before I finally had to block it off, which sucks for his sister because she likes to chill down there.
The boxes are lined up against the wall on the tile, the downstairs isn't used anymore (mostly because of this) and the cats could hear something coming downstairs so they should feel safe.
The other cat is a bit bossy but shes usually upstairs with me and certainly not harassing him while hes pooping on the downstairs floor.
FIRSTLY THE $150 SELF CLEANING LITTER BOX WHICH IS ALWAYS CLEAN AND TRAPS SMELLS IN AN AIR TIGHT COMPARTMENT
-he is fat, but has been to the vet and is otherwise fine, hes on diet food and I'm constantly exercising him with creative toys
-blocking off most of the room when he kept taking craps.
-crunchy plastic bags/tin foil over a lot of the rest of the floor.
-spraying air conditioner/deodorizer in the box (also not adding anything)
-washing with both soap, no soap and unscented soap
-showing him clean up putting it into the box
-strategically moving the boxes
-different litter levels
-pointing to box and saying good
-talking to him like I`m an idiot and I think he will actually listen and have some respect.
Seriously, I've read all these forums, please don't repeat the usual... as per the above he has no reason to continue this, there are enough boxes and they are very clean, I'm at the absolute end of my rope, and its a good thing his sister is such a good cat or I would go insane and be put right off by cats from here on.