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Kitten keeps pooing behind the TV grrrr - help

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lottieandmia Wed 14-Dec-16 17:43:23

She's 16 weeks old. My other cats have never even had one accident. She has her own litter tray which she uses, but sometimes she will just poo by the TV. She keeps getting it all over wires and I've had to throw some away.q

I've tried putting foil down which doesn't work. I've tried shutting her out of the living room. I really don't want her doing this forever!

Any advice would be most appreciated.

LynetteScavo Wed 14-Dec-16 18:16:58

What is going on when she poops behind the TV? Is she at that point shy to use the litter tray?

I have 10 week old kittens doing the same, but they've had diarrhoea and our living room is some way from the litter tray.

I'm thinking of trying Feliway.

And am marking my place. smile

lottieandmia Wed 14-Dec-16 18:34:33

Well we have a feliway plug in which I used to get her initiated with the other cats. They seem to be getting on fine EXCEPT that she wants to play all the time and the others are not interested. They are all ragdolls and I've noticed they stop playing once they've reached about 1 year old. Therefore they get annoyed with her when she wants to jump on them in the mornings!

SpongeBobJudgeyPants Wed 14-Dec-16 18:37:20

Can you try some orange peel behind there? They're not supposed to like it.

Wolfiefan Wed 14-Dec-16 18:38:34

How many litter trays in total?
How have you cleaned the spot? (If she can smell wee then she will go back there.)

LastLeaf Wed 14-Dec-16 18:40:48

When we had kittens they kept going for a poo behind the TV. No amount of cleaning would deter them. We replaced the carpet and it stopped happening.

Orangebird69 Wed 14-Dec-16 18:45:15

How many trays do you have? Where are they located? And what type of litter do you use? Cats toileting where they shouldn't is usually a sign something is wrong rather than them just being little buggers.

lottieandmia Wed 14-Dec-16 20:08:08

Oh no sad could she be ill? She's eating fine. We have two trays because my other two cats refuse to use separate ones. I've cleaned and cleaned it, but as you say I think she can still smell it from before.

lottieandmia Wed 14-Dec-16 20:09:35

So what I mean is that there is a separate tray for kitten. She uses that and occasionally the big tray. The big tray has a hood on it. Could that be the problem?

lottieandmia Wed 14-Dec-16 20:10:16

Oh sorry - we use wood chip litter which is what they all had before they came to live with us

Fluffycloudland77 Wed 14-Dec-16 20:10:34

Are the trays she has covered ones?.

lottieandmia Wed 14-Dec-16 20:37:49

No, hers is uncovered. I've just discovered that the feliway was switched off which I didn't realise. Could this be the problem? The other cats get cross with her in the mornings. Although, only cross in a ragdoll way. Never any hissing.

Fluffycloudland77 Wed 14-Dec-16 20:57:53

Covered is better, mine uses the bath.

Kittens are annoying, imagine having a two year old badgering you all day but it's not yours. But it's there all day.

Orangebird69 Thu 15-Dec-16 13:17:26

Only from personal experience but I would try changing the litter first. I've never had a cat that liked it (I've had a LOT of cats). Also try cleaning the trays with bio washing powder..

Wolfiefan Thu 15-Dec-16 13:22:47

What litter was she on before?
The advice for multiple cat households is one tray per cat and one extra.

iklboo Thu 15-Dec-16 13:26:18

We put tin foil behind the tv when we moved house and one was upset - they don't like walking on it. Makes us look like conspiracy theorist but jobs but no more poo.

iklboo Thu 15-Dec-16 13:26:45

*nut jobs

BdumBdummer Thu 15-Dec-16 13:46:13

One tray per cat plus one is the rule.
Has she got play options when the others aren't interested. Does she like to climb? Or do they? Invest in a couple of towers and or scratch posts. Unless she is poorly, pooing is her way of marking her space and her territory. Maybe if she gets some new space higher up with toys she'll be more chilled. Make sure you make time to play loads with her too.

TimTamTerrier Thu 15-Dec-16 13:48:44

Perhaps wiping the area with citrus scented Detail wipes would put her off. We used to use them when the dog was a puppy, he didn't like the scent.

TimTamTerrier Thu 15-Dec-16 13:49:03

Dettol wipes not 'detail' wipes.

BdumBdummer Thu 15-Dec-16 14:26:48

Careful with dettol or any other disinfectant that you thoroughly dry the area before kitty walks on it. It's poisonous for them if not properly handled.

pinkieandperkie Thu 15-Dec-16 14:30:51

Yes Dettol is poisonous to cats and dogs.

TimTamTerrier Thu 15-Dec-16 14:50:42

The wipes dry off nearly instantly, they're only damp rather than wet.

lottieandmia Thu 15-Dec-16 17:04:57

I know they are supposed to have one tray per cat but they all use the same one if I I put out three.

She has lots of toys and a cat tree. The only thing I can think is that she and our boy keep arguing over a sleeping spot on the cat tree so maybe that has something to do with it?

lottieandmia Thu 15-Dec-16 17:15:36

We don't use detol but thanks for the heads up

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