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litterbox scratching

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After my cat is finished doing her business in her litterbox she sits in there and scratches on the sides and top of the box for a while (and when she wakes me up at 3am doing it, it seems like HOURS). I tried glueing carpeting to the inside of the lid so it wasn't so noisy but it just fell off after a few days. If my appartment was big enough, i'd just move the box out of earshot, but unfortunately that's not an option at the moment. Why does she do that and is there anything I can do to get her to stop it?
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My Rosie does it along with scraping her paws down the wall. I don't know if it's to get the residue off their paws from the litter?.
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I believe it's a natural instinct to try and cover their business up... Oliver does the same thing, especially after a poo... he'll dig and dig in the litter to cover and then scratch the sides of the box too - my apartment is a studio, so I get woken up as well and right now, I'm visiting my parents with Oliver so the box is in my room! It's something you just kinda hafta get used to, although I am a heavy sleeper and learn to sleep through horrible sounds pretty quickly, haha... I swear he's gonna get to the other side of the earth one day in that box!
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