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How to stop kitten using plant as litter box

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Thewinedidit Sat 16-Jun-18 22:48:33

Just that really. She has two easily accessible and clean trays but nothing gives her greater joy than using my giant plant pot for her toilet. I've tried adding lemon wedges into the soul, net result was some mouldy, muddy faeces covered lemon.

Tinfoil didn't deter her, she stomped all over the cling film. I am out of ideas and worried my plant is going to die.

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Wolfiefan Sat 16-Jun-18 22:49:15

Big pebbles to cover soil?

MRSMARMITE3 Sat 16-Jun-18 22:55:40

My cat keeps pooing in my planters outside ( killing a lot of the beans growing) I've had partial success with bamboo sticks stuck in the soil so no room for him? I've heard People do this with plastic forks (though obviously it looks stupid) . Apparently cats don't like the smell of orange peel

WhoKnowsWhereTheW1neGoes Sat 16-Jun-18 22:59:13

I've got a big rosemary bush, I cut twigs of that and cover the bare soil with them, it does the job without looking unsightly or going mouldy.

wormery Sun 17-Jun-18 11:27:36

Could you put some earth in her litter tray, perhaps that is what she is used to.

Shmithecat Sun 17-Jun-18 11:34:20

Large pebbles covering the soil should Do it.

fromdespairto Mon 18-Jun-18 21:15:25

Thank you. I think I will try the pebbles first. All great suggestions!

Weezol Tue 19-Jun-18 06:24:47

With my 10 month old rescue, I put a grid of tape (sticky side down, 2cm ish gaps) on my big pots - think this worked as she couldn't settle into position so pots became an uncomfortable option.

TimeIhadaNameChange Tue 19-Jun-18 10:58:14

Could you replant the plant into a litter tray and give her the pot??????

(A not entirely sensible suggestion!)

Sunshine49 Tue 19-Jun-18 11:40:12

Weezol, that sounds like a good solution!

OP - my cats used to enjoy digging all the soil out of my houseplant pots and showering it all over the floor! In the end I covered the soil in pebbles and haven't had a problem since - although they do enjoy fishing the occasional pebble out of the pot and chasing it round the conservatory!

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