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Offline NullEntropy

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Help! Kittens Peeing/Pooing outside of box!
« on: June 14, 2013, 06:20:33 PM »
I recently rescued two 7 week old kittens from an "oops" litter. The girl I got them from said they were litter trained and hadn't had any accidents. I brought them home, and they seemed to be using the litter box regularly. Well. I discovered that they had been peeing and pooping in piles of clothes! So, we took all of the clothes off the floor, and they're waiting to be laundered (we don't have our own washer/dryer). I've been keeping them "confined" in a small area with 2 litter boxes, one covered and one uncovered, when I can't be watching them. Well, today I had them out and they were playing and I look away, and I see Daisy (the girl) peeing on the floor near a pile of boxes! We recently moved here and not everything is unpacked. Is this a normal behavior? I cleaned up the pee with paper towel and "Citrus Magic Pet" which contains enzymes. I then said "No" firmly, and put both the kittens in their area. They're currently about 9 weeks old and are not fixed yet. What can I do about this? This weekend we're going to try and get all the piles of stuff taken care of. I got cats because I thought they just went in the litter. I know you'll ask, so no; they are not declawed, and the litter was just cleaned earlier today, and it's scooped every day. I'm currently feeding them a mix of Nature's Variety Instinct Raw (duck, beef, and chicken) and canned food. They've gotten tiki cat, spot's stew, instinct canned, merrick pate, and innova evo. Am I missing something? I don't have a ton of money, and they just recently went to the vet for their first boosters and checkup. They're due to go back on the 3rd of July for their second boosters and rabies. They're not avoiding the litter, and they've been using it. It just seems like she got lazy and didn't want to go to the box, and there was this nice pile of stuff. Is that a typical thing? I'd love to have them be able to run around (it's not a huge apartment) but I don't want my stuffy and floors being destroyed! Help!

Note: This is my first time having cats, but I've raised dogs and I'm not stranger to animal pee. It's just that one of the reasons I got cats is that I don't have the time to be housebreaking puppies.

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Re: Help! Kittens Peeing/Pooing outside of box!
« Reply #1 on: June 14, 2013, 11:57:55 PM »
have they been dewormed?   can you ask the person you got them from what kind of litter they were using?

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Re: Help! Kittens Peeing/Pooing outside of box!
« Reply #2 on: June 15, 2013, 12:18:33 AM »
have they been dewormed?   can you ask the person you got them from what kind of litter they were using?

Yes, they've been dewormed, and like I said, they're not adverse to the litter. They use it when they're in their own little area. I'm guessing the people used cheap-o crappy litter, since they were eating meowmix dry food. I think maybe since they're so young I should add more litter boxes. One in my bedroom and one in the living room.