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Telling Siamese cats who is the boss. They won't pee outdoors....

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MumblingRagDoll Fri 22-Jul-11 14:43:13

I adopted two brothers, Siamese cats...they're 6 and very bossy bright.

They are litter trained and although they go outside to play, they will not go in their tray when I put it in the garden. They both pee'd and poo'd on my bed.

Bless them.. hmm

This was about 5 weeks ago...I had only had them for 3 weeks and it may have been too soon....shall I try again?

Is there some trick to it?

QuietTiger Fri 22-Jul-11 15:17:00

Yes, there is a trick to not having them mess on your bed. Leave the litter box indoors for them. It's quite likely that they are feeling intimidated outside regarding territory, hence refusal to use the litter box there.

mycatsaysach Fri 22-Jul-11 15:19:06

i always keep bedroom doors shut to cats for this very reason

worldgonecrazy Fri 22-Jul-11 15:28:06

Siamese?? Good luck trying to get them to do anything you want. They're one of my favourite breeds but so aware that they are supreme beings and want to let the whole world know.

mycatsaysach Fri 22-Jul-11 15:37:17

true - world domination is what they want

stealthsquiggle Fri 22-Jul-11 15:38:55

Did they have a litter tray in their old home? If so, I think you might have to resign yourself to it's permanent existence, and just hope that they start to go outside more as they become more and more at home.

As for showing them who is boss - no need - they know already (they are!).

Happyfinnish Fri 22-Jul-11 15:45:56

Try adding an extra litter tray or two. I'm no expert but have read it's good to have one litter tray per cat plus one extra. (Sounds like a party invite grin)

Our cat is a moggy/oriental cross and certainly a character - demanding, but loving. Good luck.

MumblingRagDoll Fri 22-Jul-11 18:40:53

Beggar. I will put a spare outside. Maybe they'd like a covered one....they seem to "Own" the garden now...the local Mogs don't come in anyway!

Lizcat Fri 22-Jul-11 20:28:07

Did nobody mention only dogs have owners, cats have staff.

QuietTiger Fri 22-Jul-11 20:42:29

No Lizcat, but I am frequently told by my cats that the Egyptians Worshiped them as Gods 2000 years ago and they've never forgotten it and I need to remember it!!!

Piggles Sat 23-Jul-11 01:57:52

I adopted sisters from a shelter - half siamese and half russian blue - they were very pretty (extremely mouthy) little indoor kitties.

We live in a very quiet area though so we figured we'd see if they fancied going outside sometimes. They loved outdoors (once they got used to it) but would always want to come in to use the litter tray.

It took them a good few months of having a second litter tray available on the back porch before one of them finally got caught short decided to use it.

Within a year I was mortified to see them happily squatting between the begonias in my neighbour's flowerbeds blush luckily he loves cats and thinks a bit of cat poop is nothing to worry about.

So it might be that they simply need more time to get used to the idea.

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