|Purred: Sun Aug 26, '12 7:29pm PST |
|I don't have an answer for you, but I do have a female cat that does the same thing. She stands up to pee, so needless to say, not much gets in the box! My male cat squats when he goes so he never misses. I asked my mom how her female cats "go" and she said they all squat. So, it isn't a male/female thing. I do know Cynder's kittenhood sucked. The people were lazy about cleaning the litter box and would just pour fresh litter over used litter when the smell got too bad. When I picked Cynder up to go home with me, you couldn't even see the litter box anymore, it was buried under used litter and poop. I was impressed that Mom cat and the kittens were at least attempting to go the bathroom where they knew they were suppose to go. It was to disgusting for them to actually stand in the box, so they'd stand near it and go, then run away because the man at the house kicked them if he saw them not going in the box. I'm pretty sure the reason why Cynder stands straight up when she pees is because of that. If I try to gently push her further into the box when she climbs in it, she runs and hides.
What I did is I got two rubbermaid totes, the kind that are made to slide under a bed, and push them against each other, side by side. That way, there is more surface area to go potty in. I also have a small plastic truck bed liner under the boxes with rugs around the litterboxes, so if she does still manage to miss, the rugs soak it up. I throw those in the washing machine and the liner stays clean enough to where I can clean it with all-purpose cleaner and a paper towel.
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