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Cats & Travel > I am moving to London - litter box in the crate question

Caesar

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Purred: Tue Jan 22, '08 9:13am PST 
I hope it goes well, what about pellets or paper litter (not shredded the pilly kind)? they are supposed to be very absorbent and wouldn't make as big a mess.

You can never tell how a cat will react though to the situation. It may be calm and wait to go toilet when everything has stopped and calmed down and its on terra firma or it may have a messy accident from fear so I would definitely put something in there even if it was wadded up towels in one corner just for in case.

We will welcome you to London with open paws!
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Behavior & Training > Litter box issue.. losing my mind!!!
Caesar

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Purred: Tue Jan 22, '08 9:00am PST 
Ascher, just wondering about the depth of the litter? I know sometimes cat really like to bury their poop and if they feel the litter is not high enough for them to make a sufficient hole, this could turn them off to the box.

It could also be the automatic litterbox, maybe he doesn't really like it and is trying to tell you so by sometimes depositing a message outside?
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Grooming > How often do you wash your cats

Caesar

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Purred: Mon Jan 21, '08 7:56am PST 
In the past I've occassionally bathed cats if they were particular stinky or unwell and couldn't clean themselves properly. I wouldn't do it frequently unless needed but it sounds like your husband needs to have the cat washed regularly in order to tolerate it and as long as the cats skin and coat are ok and the cat doesn't mind, I don't see anything wrong with it.

Also there are dry shampoos for cats on the market which I've used on rescue cats to get them cleaned up from their life on the streets. This way you don't have to get them wet or deal with them freaking out near water and taking a limb as payment for the degridation. As long as a cat doesn't mind being touched the dry shampoo is quite easy to use. Usually its a spray on whipe of type of solution.
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Kitten Corner > New Kittens on the block

Caesar

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Purred: Mon Jan 21, '08 7:33am PST 
Ola Benny and Pete!

We've trained the humans to give us Sardines as a way of distracting us when they are eating, pretty clever don't you think?

People Mom is worried about my toilet habbits
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Behavior & Training > Eating feces and litter

Caesar

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Purred: Mon Jan 21, '08 6:27am PST 
Hello, we've caught Caesar eating his feces in the litter tray a few times and we're worried about it, also him eating litter which is clung to it. My husband read not to let the kittens have clumping litter as it mucks up their systems if they swallow it so we have been using regular litter.

My husband has been trying to throw water on Caesar when he attempts to eat feces (he doesn't do it all the time) but we don't want to put him off going in the litter tray.

He is very fussy about the tray and becomes very vocal when using it and digs really deep in the litter. He is generally pretty good about covering up but if he misses and gets something on the edge of the tray and can't cover it properly he gets pretty upset and starts digging at the newspaper we've put on the floor under and around the tray.

I wondered if anyone had any ideas about how to get him not to occaissionally eat the feces and whether the litter things was true or not.

thanks
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Kitten Corner > Age
Caesar

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Purred: Fri Jan 18, '08 7:33am PST 
Agreed, a vet should be able to tell right away. They've always been able to age the cats I've rescued over time.

In the picture I would say 3mos sounds about right but its often hard to tell from a pic.

Izzie: I had a main coon for years (Bruce) he was the most beautiful and sweetest cat ever with such a tiny meow for such a big fluffy rabbit. We used to call him rabbit because of his paws.
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Behavior & Training > playing or fighting?

Caesar

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Purred: Fri Jan 18, '08 7:14am PST 
Its just fun and establishing who is in charge. With sibblings this will probably go on forever and sometimes stop for a long period only to flare up again.

As long as neither cat appears afraid of the other cat ie cowering and hiding all the time when the other cat is around, walking with a low gate and tale down etc then it will be fine.
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Behavior & Training > When is 'enough', enough?

Caesar

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Purred: Fri Jan 18, '08 7:12am PST 
All cats are different. Some, especially if not overly socialised with other cats, pets and people at a young age do not like other cats and never will.

Often though it just is a matter of figuring out the hiarchy. The original cat (unless already timid and fearful) will want to establish the ground rules. If the new cat has an agressive or dominate personality that cat will want to resist. Even if the second cat is more submissive they may have to fight a bit, but it will take less time.

I've been through this a few times, bringing in a second or third cat into an established cat family. The only time I couldn't make it work, was when I had a roommate who's cat was just as dominate as mine. The only thing that kept them from killing eachother was the fact that there were other submissive cats around so they were usually distracted from one another, but they never made peace and finally she moved out.

Even now my two kittens wrestle eachother and last night they actual arched backs and fluffed up and growled at one another. But they do end up curled up together at the end of the night. I just think they have to work out who is in charge.

The best thing is not to get directly involved if you can help it. The only time to intervene is if they draw blood or one cat is so fearful of the other cat that they cower and hide all the time.
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Kitten Corner > New Kittens on the block

Caesar

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Purred: Thu Jan 17, '08 3:11am PST 
I just wanted to say hello to all the little ones

We are Caesar and Lyra and we are sister and brother, Tuxedo -British Shorthairs. You can tell we came from a tabby either mother or father because if you look closely you can see stripes in our black furr.

Caesar has a little squeak meow that isn't very effective and only seems to be loud when he's digging in the kitty litter. He likes to let you know that he's in the toilet and not to disturb him.

Lyra is very vocal and lets you know when she wants attention (which is always) but she loves to purr and knead and is actually quite sweet.

We pounce on eachother and chase objects around the floor and try to figure out how to get up on the kitchen counters even though we are too little, so we pull the the books out of the bottom shelves in the livingroom instead and try to disconnect the phone so our people can't call for help when we pile on top of them.

We like Roast Chicken Flavour Crips and Sun Chips but not that awful fizzy pop!
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Kitten Corner > How did you get your name?
Caesar

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Purred: Thu Jan 17, '08 3:01am PST 
Caesar, I wanted him to be Claudious because I, Claudius is my favourite book, but People Dad didn't like it so we agreed on Caesar. He does act like a little prince and struts on top of the couch to show who is in charge (although really its his sister).

Lyra, is named for People Dad's favourite book Northern Lights. She is very vocal and loveing so we often call her Lyrical or Lovely.
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