How do I convince my cat her litter box is not a good hang-out?
August 30, 2009 8:11 PM Subscribe
My cat loves her litter box.... too much. How do I get her to stop playing in it?
posted by scrute to pets & animals (4 answers total)
It's not that she is playing with the messes in her litter box (although she will if she can't find any of her toys), it's that she insists on taking her balls into her litter box to play. I'm a little grossed out by it and wonder if it's spreading germs all over my apartment when she takes the balls out and rolls them around the rest of the place.
I don't know if it's relevant, but she didn't use a litter box until she was almost a year old (2 months ago). For the previous 10 months she was living in a country with 'wet' bathrooms and would go either in the drain or directly beside it (litter was unavailable and/or prohibitively expensive). She took to the litter box immediately, but now seems to think it's an okay place to hang out.
Any suggestions for at least getting her to stop taking her toys in? I've tried covering it and it doesn't really work.