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introducing new cats

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Thread Starter 
I was reading the page on introducing new cats...and i had a question...
why the two seperate litter pans for the new cat??
Im sorry....i have to know everything LOL
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In nature, a cat that is outside will go and pee in one place. The cat then buries that and moves off to another place a bit farther, and will poop and then bury that. It is an act of instinct and survival for them and ingrained in every cat. Enter domestication where people not only take cats from nature, but put them into a house and surround them with four walls. They take away the natural food of the cat, mice, other rodents, lizards, birds, and ask the cat instead to accept hard kibble with no moisture and drink water from bowls. Add to that, they put one litter pan out for the cat to use, and the cat is confused and often has accidents, for which it is punished (sometimes severely) or dragged off to the vet, or worse off cast outside because the owner can't deal.

One cat really needs two boxes, and not crammed together, but spaced far enough apart and having been put in a private area where there is quick escape. In multiple cat households there is often litterpan ambushes and having more pans will stop any type of territorial stress going on- that's why- (since it is my article)
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ahhhhhhhhhhhhh....I really did not know this....
I am so thankful....i think i may have just figured out then what is going on with molly....(my balinese)
she will go poo in the box but not pee.....always been this way....i have 3 litter pans now...(i have 3 cats) ....Im going to add an extra for her upstairs since this is her territory...Thanx hissy
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