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would it cause cat/me a problem if I get rid of litter tray

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SirSugar Sun 11-Nov-12 13:10:47

He goes out, across to neighbours usually if anyone knows me from Catgate thread, wees occasionally in tray and poos about once a week.

If i got rid of tray altogether will this cause him a problem and me because he will wee in house anyway.

cozietoesie Sun 11-Nov-12 13:39:52

If he's using it, if only on a weekly basis, it's good security for him because he knows it's there. Particularly as the weather worsens and he'll stay more inside - hopefully with you !! I'd leave it if you can. Although removing it may cause him to use outisde, it may unsettle him further.

Hope you're still sane, SirSugar. If you'd posted Catgate on this board you'd likely have got an 'affirmative action' posse mounting up.

Fluffycloudland77 Sun 11-Nov-12 14:30:52

I'd leave it,ours used to be out 8hrs a day and hardly ever used his tray but you never know when they'll get caught short and poo in the tomato seedlings. angry.

Or try a litterkwitter. I wanted a litterkwitter and DH said it was beyond sad to train him to use a loo but when he's pooed and stunk the house out I do wonder if he's too old to be trained now.

Leonas Mon 03-Dec-12 19:49:26

We have 2 trays (one upstairs and one downstairs - DP is a big sook and didn't want the kitten to have to go all the way downstairs to pee at night!) and when we tried to take one away the kitten was NOT impressed. He peed in a gym bag, the laundry basket, on clean laundry etc etc until we put it back. He hasn't peed anywhere naughty since we put it back!
He is too wee to go outside, plus we want to wait until he is neutered, so we have to have at least one tray but they don't seem to take kindly to change. We re-arranged the living room yesterday and he has slept on top of his scratching post with his back to us or in the middle of the dining table ever since smile

RedwingWinter Mon 03-Dec-12 20:32:36

I would keep it too. The fact that he uses is occasionally shows that he likes it being there. If you want to get rid of it eventually, then you could slowly move it towards the door/cat flap with a view to eventually putting it outside. But don't move it far at once - maybe just a foot at a time - in case he loses track of where it is.

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