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Where does your kitty scratch their litter?

post #1 of 26
Thread Starter 
Where does your kitty scratch their litter to cover up their #1's or #2's in the litterbox?

My Hobbes likes to try the floor outside the box, as my Sunny likes to give the wall a shot. Lol...aren't kitties funny??
post #2 of 26
Do you mean where the litter ends up, or where they scratch to cover it up?
post #3 of 26
Thread Starter 
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Originally Posted by sweetiecat3
Do you mean where the litter ends up, or where they scratch to cover it up?
Where they scratch to cover it up.
post #4 of 26
Oh, ok. Well I voted for the actual litter & the sides of the box.
I've never seen a cat try to cover it with the wall or floor though!
post #5 of 26
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Originally Posted by sweetiecat3
Oh, ok. Well I voted for the actual litter & the sides of the box.
I've never seen a cat try to cover it with the wall or floor though!
Lol...it's really funny to watch. The first cat I had that tried the floor or the wall, I tried to teach her to scratch the LITTER itself...but quickly found that it didn't help at all. She would still scratch on the wall for HOURS. LOL...poor things...when they decide that's where to scratch, they really think they're doing good. LOL!!
post #6 of 26
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Originally Posted by maherwoman
Lol...it's really funny to watch. The first cat I had that tried the floor or the wall, I tried to teach her to scratch the LITTER itself...but quickly found that it didn't help at all. She would still scratch on the wall for HOURS. LOL...poor things...when they decide that's where to scratch, they really think they're doing good. LOL!!
Ohh that is too funny!
At least they try!!
Must be kinda cute though.
post #7 of 26
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Originally Posted by sweetiecat3
Ohh that is too funny!
At least they try!!
Must be kinda cute though.
Yes, it really is adorable. There were times with that particular cat, though, where I would chase her out of the box after (literally) an hour had gone by and I was trying to sleep or some such. Lol...hey, at least she tried!! I would just go to the box after she was done and was busy cleaning, and would cover it for her. I would wait until she was bathing, though, so she wouldn't be offended.
post #8 of 26
My cats cover their mess with the litter, the wall, the floor, the walls of the litterbox, the carpet, the door to the litterbox.
post #9 of 26
I'm glad you made this multiple choice. Mine scratch all of the above!
post #10 of 26
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Originally Posted by Momofmany
I'm glad you made this multiple choice. Mine scratch all of the above!
Lol...I hear ya!!
post #11 of 26
You forgot another option....they don't scratch to cover up!!

I have one kitty who doesn't cover up anything. The other one is very diligent about covering up her stuff as well as my other kitty's!!

Stephanie
post #12 of 26
When Harely uses the litter box, he covers it up, then scratches the sides of his box, and then the side of John's dresser and then the wall in front of his box (I have a Rubber Maid lid the size of his litter box, and its big - that he scratches, so he doesn't scratch up the walls )
post #13 of 26
All of the above, especially Gracie. She'd dig to China if she could!
post #14 of 26
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Originally Posted by stephanietx
You forgot another option....they don't scratch to cover up!!

I have one kitty who doesn't cover up anything. The other one is very diligent about covering up her stuff as well as my other kitty's!!

Stephanie
Oh no! I DID forget that one! Lol...wish I could change it now.
post #15 of 26
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Originally Posted by babyharley
When Harely uses the litter box, he covers it up, then scratches the sides of his box, and then the side of John's dresser and then the wall in front of his box (I have a Rubber Maid lid the size of his litter box, and its big - that he scratches, so he doesn't scratch up the walls )
Now THAT'S an idea!!
post #16 of 26
Thread Starter 
Oh, and I HAVE to post this one...I caught Sunny today OUTSIDE of her litterbox, digging on the inside wall of the box AND the wall!!
post #17 of 26
It's a very rare occurance when any of mine actually scratch the litter.
post #18 of 26
Angel is all of the above plus the washing machine. The litter boxes are in our back room next to the washer so she "digs" on the side of it. I hate the sound if I am back there when she does it, almost like finger nails on a chauk [sp?] board.
post #19 of 26
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Originally Posted by Tom W
Angel is all of the above plus the washing machine. The litter boxes are in our back room next to the washer so she "digs" on the side of it. I hate the sound if I am back there when she does it, almost like finger nails on a chauk [sp?] board.
Oh, that is TOO FUNNY!! I swear the poor dears really think they're getting somewhere when they do it, too, don't they?
post #20 of 26
I voted for the wall because thats where Rosie scratches after a poop, then Sophie jumps on and covers it up properly for her

Sophie covers hers though until she's made a big hill of litter in the middle of the tray
post #21 of 26
Quote:
Originally Posted by Momofmany
I'm glad you made this multiple choice. Mine scratch all of the above!
I was too as my house is the same way
post #22 of 26
Quote:
Originally Posted by rosiemac
Sophie covers hers though until she's made a big hill of litter in the middle of the tray

My Hannah does this and it infuriates Callie because she likes to use the corners of the box, but there's no litter there!!

Stephanie
post #23 of 26
2 of my cats try to scratch the carpet, and sometime the wall to cover their litter up. I don't know if they expect the carpet to come up or not. Silly kitties.
post #24 of 26
Mister, Spalding, Scampi, Spritzer all scratch the litter.

Baker scratches the litter, then hops into the next box, then the next box etc.

Missy is a former stray, she scratches the sides of the boxes and has taught Betsy to do the same.
post #25 of 26
We have a covered litter box so Jasmine scratches everywhere! In the litter, on the sides, on the top of the box, outside the box, you name it! My husband thinks it is so funny , he comes and gets me to show me everytime Jasmine is in the litter box. We can always tell if Jasmine is in there because the scratching goes on FOREVER! Rudy just does his buisness and covers it up with the litter but Jasmine does to town! If she could "dig" forever, she would. I'm so glad you brought it up, now I know Jasmine isn't "different". Bryan thinks it is so funny though, I can't wait to tell him other kittys do it too! She isn't "different"!!! Yay!
post #26 of 26
Gabby (one of 3) will use the box, leave her 'deposit' uncovered, jump out and scratch the floor. The other 2 use the box, and cover it up. Not sure if by leaving it uncovered, Gabby is trying to send a signal to the other 2, or if this is just another one of her weird habits
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