|Purred: Wed Jan 18, '12 7:00pm PST |
|Thanks, we'll try that!!
However, it really isn't a case of his being averse to the litter. In fact, he likes to "help" clean the litter boxes, and wants to play with the bag holding the dirty litter.
Today, for instance, he followed me to clean the boxes. As soon as the first box was clean, he hopped in and peed. Then, he went outside of the box and squatted to poop. I grabbed him and put him in the box; he manfully held it in - and as soon as i let go of him, he hopped right back out and pooped!
He'll pee just fine in the box. And he generally poops just at the entrance to the box - one of the boxes has a half circle for easy entrance i guess in the front, and no matter where i put the box, he poops right at that entrance.
I found this article http://www.thecatbehaviorclinic.com/defecating-or-middening.html which seems to describe this sort of territorial behavior, though alas she careful not to offer any solutions (it is $200 for a phone consultation)
The only difference is that our little pooper is definitely not anxious or fearful. He's quite confident and sure of himself.
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