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Oh no! Kitten wont use litter box to pee.

Brooke

Savannah Super Cat
Sine we got him, Kovu has been great about pooping in his litter box, so we just assumed that all was well. Apparently not though.. We just discovered he has been peeing under the bed! How do I stop this and get him to use the litter box for #1 and #2?
 

Jacq

Savannah Super Cat
You might want to add a litter box. One of my cats likes to pee in one box and poop in another.
 

Wild Tafari

Savannah Super Cat
There could be several reasons Kovu isn't using his litter box to urinate, but it's possible he could want one box for #1 and another box for #2 just as Jacq suggested. One thing I would highly recommend is using a 50/50 mixture of white vinegar and water to clean the urine spot under the bed. White vinegar is excellent at neutralizing urine, and if thoroughly cleaned, he may no longer want to use that particular spot to urinate and will hopefully go to his litter box to do so.
 
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tkymasters

Guest
You let him out of the kennel/bathroom/small room too early. Faithfully using the litter in a small room is SO important. Open them up (under supervision) in a bigger area for play time, then back in the small room. I did this for a week before leaving Kronos in the bigger room alone. 2 weeks later after supervised release to the living room, we kept the isolation room door open. There was also 4 litter boxes in the house with one of them at the end of my bed. He started sleeping on my face after 5 weeks from adoption.
 

KMcgown

Site Supporter
I had a kitten recently that had an issue with texture as Kelly suggests. I used cat attract with paper pellets on top. It took quite a few different litters to find that mix!
 

Brooke

Savannah Super Cat
Thanks for all the replies! We've gone back to keeping him in the closet(i have a large walk in closet that's the same size as my small bathroom lol) with his litterbox when we're not there to supervise. I think i'm going to pick up another litterbox and see if that solves anything, as well as cleaning the floor as well as possible and i want to block off under the bed but im not sure how to go about it.. We've been using feline pine and he seems like he has no problem using it for #2... I guess we'll see how he fares with another litter box. Wish me luck!
 

Wyldthingz

Savannah Super Cat
I had a whole litter that had issues with pine pellets. You may want to offer a granulated litter just in case. Some don't care to dig in the pellets as much as they do in a clay based.
 

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Paige
Staff member
Thanks for all the replies! We've gone back to keeping him in the closet(i have a large walk in closet that's the same size as my small bathroom lol) with his litterbox when we're not there to supervise. I think i'm going to pick up another litterbox and see if that solves anything, as well as cleaning the floor as well as possible and i want to block off under the bed but im not sure how to go about it.. We've been using feline pine and he seems like he has no problem using it for #2... I guess we'll see how he fares with another litter box. Wish me luck!

Brooke, you should definitely try another litter...or use the feline pine pellets and mix with World's best or nature's miracle, which is very soft. I really don't think it is the litterbox.
 
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