has been a bit under the weather recently, has been to the vet and is fine, not on any medication or anything but will take about 8 weeks to get better -but is carrying on his business as usual, eating, drinking 50/50 time inside & out, sleeping on the children's beds
he has barely used a litter tray since he was a kitten, prefering to do his business outside
very rarely if he is shut in for longer than normal he will use the tray but that's probably less than every 6 months
he's now started using it everyday -and then asking to go outside -grr!
how do I encourage him back outside -he's costing me a fortune in cat litter!
Our boy started doing this, and we found out its because a tom cat was coming in the garden and they kept getting to scraps. He seems to have got over it now, and is going outside again. Maybe check there arnt any other cats coming in the garden?
We put a 'just in case' tray out for The Lodger and he started using it - in preference. (He would come in to use his tray and then go out again.) Well - warm, easy to dig, safe, always clean thanks to the Litter Fairy (Huh!) - what's to disagree with?
Start looking for recipes for carrot curry - it's real cheap and very flavoursome.