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Old 05-13-2007, 02:16 AM   #11
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Thank you all for the advice
Our litter box is huge and has a special top so two cats can use it without intimidating each other. I guess now i found out it doesn't work
I think i'll try putting an extra litter box for the older cat outside on the balcony. I hope that will keep her away from my flowers

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Old 05-13-2007, 04:04 AM   #12
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As was mentioned before, multiple cats need multiple litter boxes. My two cats barely get along (we think they only survive because the nice one is HUGE and the mean one is tiny, so they don't kill each other), but they still use separate little boxes, even though they are right next to each other.
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Old 05-13-2007, 04:23 AM   #13
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The thing is i saw my mom's cats use the same litter box no problem at all... So i thought it could work with mine too...
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Old 05-13-2007, 09:05 AM   #14
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Originally Posted by KnittingNat
The thing is i saw my mom's cats use the same litter box no problem at all... So i thought it could work with mine too...
They still may start doing that later on, but it sounds to me that right now they are still trying to get used to one another.
And well, I've never met more individual animals than cats I have 3, my boyfriend has 2 and I don't think there is 1 thing that they all like or do the same, except maybe the fact that they love to eat and be cuddled! But even then, what they want to eat and the way they like to be cuddled, differs between all 5 of them

I hope with having a litterbox for the older cat outside, you'll be able to eliminate the problem
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Old 05-13-2007, 09:15 AM   #15
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I second (third? fourth? etc?) the second litterbox idea. Put one outside and put some aluminum over the geranium soil - that'll keep your cat from digging in it.

Also, make sure to give your senior kitty lots of extra attention. Cats can get really jealous!
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I've been through this. Absolutelh, 2 cats 2 litter boxes. I also suggst the Feliway. I use it and it helps. Also put one on your patio and one anywhere else she pees out of the box. And spend alot of extra and special time with your original cat. Hope this helps.
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Old 07-06-2007, 01:10 PM   #17
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Poor Kys

First, she had to get used to your dog and seems to have settled okay with that - but another cat invading her space is just a different ballgame altogether.

It's not just the litter tray, although, of course, that's the main problem - the little kitty has scent-marked all over the place, so that Kys is compelled to establish another territory.

If the balcony has to pong for a bit - too bad, your cat needs space and peace and quiet.

PLEASE KEEP THE KITTEN OFF THE BALCONY FOR THE TIME BEING - AND DO PUT A LITTER TRAY THERE FOR KYS. TRY TO KEEP THE LITTLE ONE OUT OF HER FACE FOR A COUPLE OF DAYS.

Sorry to sound so bossy but Kys, as you said, could end up with bladder problems - the least of which would be feline cystitis.

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Thanks Limey! No offence taken ! In the meantime we actually moved to another place with no balcony, but one more bedroom, so now the cats are marking new territories. Mason (the younger one) is actually getting a few good ones from Kys for invading "her" bedroom :rofling:. The good thing is - we're getting him neutered (that's the word?) tomorrow, so his scent will get weaker and less aggressive too and i hope he will get a bit...mmm...relaxed? On the positive tone - when i got my parents a new kitty, the older cat hated her. Now, 3.5 years later - he's her slave ... At least Mason can take out his energies on our Tyra (husky-shepherd)... And the cats use one litter box with no problem at all... So that problem solved
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