Help me figure out a way to clean kitty's crate...
After much deliberation and research, we decided to crate one of our four cats because she is eliminating outside of our 5 litter boxes. Our newest kitty seems to be antagonizing Babs to the point where she is under stress and is not using the box.
My issue is that we need a good way to clean her Great Dane-sized crate while she is in there. Along with a blanket and toys and a litter pan, we put in a cat condo which looks like this
(middle) but with smaller, offset holes. I am trying to figure out a way to clean the crate without her getting out. Any ideas?
**Before anyone asks, yes, we took her to the vet-- clean bill of health.
We tried separating the cats, but we live in a smaller apartment (and before I am told I should not have so many cats in my space, please know that 2/4 are rescues who would not be taken in otherwise).
We thought about a bell for the agressor, but Pinky Pie sneaking up on Babs is not the issue.
We tried Feliway for 3 months.
We moved the food, phased in a new and vet-recommended litter, covered some litters and not others, we scoop every 6 hours when we are awake, we adjusted the wet-food feeding time, gave her treats when we saw her doing the right thing in the box, the list goes on. Sufficed to say, the vet told us before a behavioral vet was called and steroids administered, we should crate her for 2-3 weeks to get her back into the box habit.