Animals are Blessings
- May 29, 2023
- South Florida
Oh poor Thump- such a rough start- I'm so happy she has you,she deserves the wonderfully life you have given her-,a life filled with love- God Bless you!I will check out that site. It's a clever name too : )
Another thing I'm dealing with, with Thump. She was a stray kitten, so never used a litter box. Then she was a kitten with what was probably a very painful recovery, having an amputated leg...and put into a cage with a feed bowl and a small litter box....which she probably had to painfully figure out how to get to, and being off balance, in pain...to use it.
I'm basing this on the fact that the first week I got her she was peeing and pooping outside the litter box. Fortunately, she was at least confining that to the utility room where there is sheet vinyl flooring that can be cleaned up and sanitized...and she wasn't going anywhere else in the house.
I think she watched, or smelled...probably both, Song's activity with the litter box and Thump started to pee in it, but was still pooing outside of it. She finally started to do both, however, at the time I was using clumping litter and if there were more than 3 lumps in there, she would poo outside the box. I also noticed if the litter was too deep she poo outside the box...so there was a balance thing going on there too.
It's been about a year now since I got her and now I'm only finding poo about once a wee...so compared to where she started...it's been a vast improvement. I have tried different litters and am now using wood pellet litter. Oh, yeah, at one point I tried 2 litter boxes but that didn't really seem to change things that much.
So, yeah, I'll check out that site and see how others fair with their tripod kitties.
Again, thanks for the link
Have you ever tried Ultra- it's a litter attractant made by DrElsy,definitely a winner ....I have used it to litter train ferals and they are very attracted to it,might help some more -plus keeping the box meticulously clean,like after every single use....I know it's alot of work but until they don't ever go outside the box it has to stay that clean....if you decide to try extra boxes again then the Ultra will surely help attract Thump to the new boxes,then at least when one is not so appealing ( maybe has a soiled spot) then there'll be other choices better thsn the floor
Hope that helps,,it's a very good product-even for re-training due to sudden litter box avoidances