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Wellmeetontheledge Sat 09-Jun-18 08:11:54

Hello smile my dp and I bought our rescue girl home last Sunday and she seems to be settling in really well. Almost every night so far though she has pooed in her litter tray around 4.30 am and then goes mad scratching the floor around it bury it. This eventually wakes us up and we go to clean it out. Is there anything I can do to help feel like she doesn’t need to bury it so much? Thanks!

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Toddlerteaplease Sat 09-Jun-18 10:47:29

Put a bit more litter in. Some cats are scrabblers. I wouldn't worry about it.

Weezol Sat 09-Jun-18 10:54:38

Don't worry, mine's a digger. I sometimes think I'll wake up one morning to find a hole in the floor and a very confused downstairs neighbour.

YesItsMeIDontCare Sat 09-Jun-18 10:55:08

My lad digs to Australia to start, then scrapes at the whole of the British Isles to cover it. And makes enough noise to wake the dead in the process. As far away as Japan.

I have no advice, but I do have a shed load of sympathy. Sorry.

MiniLeopardInTheHouse Sat 09-Jun-18 10:56:48

As Toddler says.

A covered litter tray (one with a roof on) might also help her feel a bit more secure as she goes about her early hours toilette!

MiniLeopardInTheHouse Sat 09-Jun-18 10:59:45

Determined digger here too, just like Yes and Weezol

Allergictoironing Sat 09-Jun-18 12:56:59

Mine dig, then turn round & dig in a different place, and often a third or fourth time. Boycat clumsily covers scattering litter around the (very large) tray, whereas Girlcat builds a perfect volcano shape usually right in the centre of the tray. Very noisy first time after full litter change, as they have wood pellet litter which is really rattly against the plastic sides of the tray.

When Boycat throws up, Girlcat will often scrape at the laminate flooring to try to cover it up for him.

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