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sleeping in a literbox

post #1 of 12
Thread Starter 
Ok, so last night, I woke up at 2:30 in the morning to turn of the AC. I looked around for my kitten, Willie, and couldn't find him. Eventually I found him asleep in his LITERBOX. At first I laughed at him and said to him, "Well, you are just too cute!." I wasn't gonna let him anywhere near me but I decided that teh chemicals in his liter could be bad for him. So, I took him out and brushed him off.

Now I figure I should wash him down.

He has bad experience with liter. The first time he ever met water was when he went "poopie" and got it all over his tail. We put him under the water and he freaked out. Then, one time I had a cold and sneezed "yucky stuff" all over him. I had to wash his tail; he was a little afraid, but he did fine!

Have any of you had any experience with cats falling asleep in his literbox, on top of their poop?
post #2 of 12
I haven't seen my cats asleep in the litter box...but I have walked by and see them just sitting in there ....I am always thinking that is gross....we don't just sit on the toilet
post #3 of 12
I'll move this to the behaviour forum for you
post #4 of 12
Thread Starter 
Actaully Alaynna,

This morning, when I woke up, he was just sitting there, and then he seemed like he needed to go, so he dug a spot, just sat there for a second, and then walked away!
post #5 of 12
Today their was an animal rescue group doing adoptions during lunch near where I work. We were looking at all the cuties and there was this one cat, about fully grown, sleeping in his little litter box in his cage. I read the card on the cage that told about the animal and right at the bottom it said "Likes a large litter box."
post #6 of 12
Thread Starter 
Actually, Willie has a pretty big liter box, that smells horrible...
I don't know why he want to sleep in it
post #7 of 12
At the adoption shows, the cats often hide in their litterboxes. But if your boy just started sleeping in his litterbox, or seems to want to go but can't, he may need a quick vetcheck just to be sure nothing is wrong.
post #8 of 12
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Originally Posted by Willie'sLove
Actaully Alaynna,

This morning, when I woke up, he was just sitting there, and then he seemed like he needed to go, so he dug a spot, just sat there for a second, and then walked away!
Maybe he's sick if he looks like he needs to go and can't. You should have him checked out by a Vet.
post #9 of 12
Quote:
Originally Posted by Willie'sLove
Actaully Alaynna,

This morning, when I woke up, he was just sitting there, and then he seemed like he needed to go, so he dug a spot, just sat there for a second, and then walked away!
That sounds like it's time for a trip to the vet to me - probably urgently.
post #10 of 12
One of my guys used to do that he grew out of iventually.Altho he is the largest cat in this household he is so not an alpha cat(he'd submit ot an earthworm I think)Anytime something would scare him or startle hime (like the vacuum) he would be in that litterbox and not come out til it was over he would peek his head around to see but not budging lol.We started calling it the safe haven potty.As he got older he got the need less and less altho in situations he is unsure of he still trots towards the safe haven potty as if to say "if this gets any worse I jump in and you can't catch me" I wonder if its a scent issue sort of like there are so many scents in there and maybe not os great ones that he thinks that nothing and noone will sniff him out of there?
just a thought
Kat
post #11 of 12
Sorry to steal your post, but my 4 2 month old kittens sleep, sit and play in their litterbox, they smell pretty bad, is this normal? I wonder if it is fine if i bathe them in lanolin cat shampoo, it doesnt state on the bottle what age kitties it is for. Also we have a lanolin cat spray that we use on our big kitties instead of a bath, do you think this is ok. Id ask my vet but he wont consult on a free basis
post #12 of 12
Many people on this site have both cat(s) and dog(s) and they will all know what I am talking about. I never had to clean the litterbox. Never. The dog took care of that. This is not unusual behavior, any more than cats sleeping in their litterbox, just a bit more gross (to us humans).
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