|Purred: Thu Sep 15, '11 6:28am PST |
|Since she seems to know what the box is for and has no problem using it to pee, I wonder if the litter could be the problem? I understand that cats can be picky about their litter. If you're using a scented litter, it may be overwhelming for her when mixed with the scent of her own waste, making her avoid the box.
I've also read that some cats won't pee and poop in the same box - they need seperate boxes for each type of business.
There is a litter called Dr Elsey's Kitten Attract Litter that is supposed to encourage kittens to use their litter box. It's mixed with some kind of herb (catnip, maybe?) that is attractive to cats, but is not an artificial scent. I haven't tried it, but others have had success with it.
I would start by both getting a second box for her and trying a new type of litter, either an unscented kind or the Kitten Attract, and see how that works. Be sure to scoop or clean all of the boxes regularly, at least 2-3 times per day in my opinion, so she always has a clean place to go. Best of luck!