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My cat smacks me everytime I change his liter!

post #1 of 21
Thread Starter 
LOL! It's not necessarily a problem, but I AM very curious about this behavoir. Why does my cat (just the one, not the other) smack me when I'm changing his liter? LOL.

The only thing I can think of, is he doesn't like the sound of bag as it crinkles? Then i thought, he might think I have no business messing with his bathroom area? LOL. It's terribly cute, but I don't like that he's feeling threatened enough to smack me over it.

Nunny is a bit neurotic to begin with. And has other weird habits, but this is the one question I have for now.

Thanks!
post #2 of 21
Just remove him from the room all the times you change his litter. Why he slaps you, is because he wants to. He's a cat, and he can do whatever he pleases.
post #3 of 21
well mine waits until i've changed the litter and gone downstairs THEN pees in the newly cleaned box. grrrrrr!
post #4 of 21
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Originally Posted by maverick_kitten
well mine waits until i've changed the litter and gone downstairs THEN pees in the newly cleaned box. grrrrrr!

Same with mine
post #5 of 21
i think it must be a territory thing, the peeing in the clean box i mean.

Maybe the reason you keep getting a smack is because your removing his scent?

or maybe Hissy's right and it's just because he can and now its become habit!
post #6 of 21
Splat likes to nip at my ankles, hands, whatever when im changing the litter.....i dunno how many times i have to say HEY, but i think it is sort of funny personally
post #7 of 21
Maybe you can think of it as a high five? He's saying "way to go mom, about time for a clean poop box!"
post #8 of 21
Ours all wait excitedly while my fiance' changes the litter.

As soon as he's done, there are usually two or three in the box at once lol.
Huge, homemade box, we have sand flingers.
It's like a race to see who can mark it first.
post #9 of 21
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Originally Posted by hissy
Just remove him from the room all the times you change his litter. Why he slaps you, is because he wants to. He's a cat, and he can do whatever he pleases.
LOL!! High Five!
post #10 of 21
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Originally Posted by maverick_kitten
well mine waits until i've changed the litter and gone downstairs THEN pees in the newly cleaned box. grrrrrr!
LOL, my fiance gets mad about that too! I'm like, "That's what it's there for, lol"
post #11 of 21
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Originally Posted by Ali012281
Maybe you can think of it as a high five? He's saying "way to go mom, about time for a clean poop box!"
LOL! I can do that. It's really funny though. Many of the things he does is funny. What's so funny is whether it's me or John changing it, you'll always hear one of us calling for the other in fear, because he's come to the door and is looking at us like he wants to smack us, lol. We're like, "Honey! Nunny's going to hurt me if you don't come here!" LOL.

Whatever the reason, he is perfectly entitled to his feelings and I'm glad he feels comfortable "sharing" them with me, lol!
post #12 of 21
Thread Starter 
Leto, your Orion is almost identical to my Nunny! =)
post #13 of 21
Hah... I get watched with mighty curious, wide open eyes by Hammie every time I change the boxes. He is just about the only one who seems baffled by the litter box cleaning process.

He'll walk around me, stare, watch my every move... seems like he's obsessed. Then of course when I'm all done and the box is clean enough to eat off of, he steps in and takes a huge DUMP!!! Almost like he just HAS TO be the first one to stinky up the box????
post #14 of 21
Thread Starter 
LOL, yeah there seems to be something irresistable about a clean box. Must be a scent thing...lol
post #15 of 21
Both my girls used to be the same way, would sit and pee/poo in the box immediately after I clean it, but they don't do it anymore. Willow used to get the "zoomies" when I changed it, because of the new smell of the litter (but she doesnt' do that anymore either). The only thing that's the same is that when I'm trying to scoop, Buffy always grabs onto the scooper with one or two nails, so I'll be gently pulling, and all she has to do is let go of the scooper and poo goes flying. I've learned how to prevent the poo from flying, but it can be annoying (especially when she dives under the scooper as the litter is falling through, so dirty litter falls on her head and shoulders)
post #16 of 21
thats funny.

my cat doesnt dig in the litter box...she digs on the wall next to it
post #17 of 21
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Originally Posted by maverick_kitten
well mine waits until i've changed the litter and gone downstairs THEN pees in the newly cleaned box. grrrrrr!

That sounds just like Garfield!!!!
post #18 of 21
How cute! My Oskar paws at me when I change theirs. I think he is trying to play. They jump in the box while I am cleaning it.
post #19 of 21
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well mine waits until i've changed the litter and gone downstairs THEN pees in the newly cleaned box. grrrrrr
mine both do that most of the time they don't even wait for me to finish cleaning it, the try to jump right on in as i'm filling the tray with fresh litter




felicia
post #20 of 21
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Originally Posted by ilovejoelyo
thats funny.

my cat doesnt dig in the litter box...she digs on the wall next to it

pandy does that too and she digs around the litter box while trying to bury her business, i keep telling her she'll never bury it that way but she doesn't listen, she also trys to bury her food bowl after she's eaten



felicia
post #21 of 21
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Originally Posted by Aussie_Dog
The only thing that's the same is that when I'm trying to scoop, Buffy always grabs onto the scooper with one or two nails, so I'll be gently pulling, and all she has to do is let go of the scooper and poo goes flying.

I am glad someone else's cats do that too! It is very annoying, I keep telling cj that if he tries to keep me from scooping out his poo then I will just leave it in there, but no does it every time. Another thing he does is when I am wiping out the bottom of the pan he thinks its a game and tries to jump in it. He will scratch around in an empty pan for ten minutes sometimes. Then he will try to get in the trash bag with the old litter. grrrrrrr..... to him its all a game. I got a booda dome though and now he likes to hide under the top when I change the litter.
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