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    Cats a scooper

    Can anyone explain and help me resolve this issue...

    My cat (female) of 1 year old has ALWAYS covered up her litter tray. I mean after shes been in the tray she will scoop her paw over and over for half an hour even if its scooping thin air she has an obsession. She usually finds stuff laying around and takes it to the tray and cover everything up. Today was the last straw she covered her litter up with a suit case. I DO NOT KNOW how she got it in there its pretty heavy. So if i was out she wouldnt of been able to goto the toilet cos she covered it all up. And yes her tray is cleaned once every 2 days. Oh yeah and another thing is she scoops all her litter out of the tray so it covers the WHOLE floor. Lucky she has her own room in the house if it was anywhere else it would just be a pain to keep cleaning everywhere up 5 times a day.

    Also she meows and crys for water ALL THE TIME. I fill her water up every single day but what ive noticed shes always done is. She will drink a quarter or half of the water then she starts scooping her paws so the water scoops out EVERYWHERE, or she bites the water tray and tips it upside down. SHE WILL NOT just leave the water there and come back later to have another drink. I have to keep filling her water up so much and trying to dry the floor everytime.

    Im now expecting you cat lovers to say this is normal? Well ive had cats all my life and never come across this.

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    get a dog

    Why isn't your cat pooping outside ?

    You can get ]covered litter trays so the litter stays in and she can't haul things on top.

    Regarding the water, get a heavy based bowl or ]this

    we have never ever given our cat water

    my cat does the scooping action on our wooden floor.
    theres nothing theres, but she continues to scoop.

    I have 2 cats, both about 5months old or so..
    Im starting to let them outside (under supervision of course) just to get them used to the garden.
    Im hoping to let them have free roam outside once they learn there names lol.

    I think all what you have said is pretty normal, as my cats do it as well (aprat from draging random objects into their litter tray that is)

    They always knock over there water bowl, and some times there feeding bowls as well.

    Original Poster

    choc1969;4393348

    Why isn't your cat pooping outside ?You can get ]covered litter trays so … Why isn't your cat pooping outside ?You can get ]covered litter trays so the litter stays in and she can't haul things on top.Regarding the water, get a heavy based bowl or ]this



    i let her out once and she got beaten up by a big tom

    http://www.dailyhaha.com/_pics/cat_will_kill_you.jpg

    J4GG4;4393458

    i let her out once and she got beaten up by a big tom



    Oh dear, she needs to stand on her own 4 feet lol, animals need outside space or they go mental IMO

    I'd say it's all normal cat behaviour, but quite exaggerated lol

    Like choc said, a heavy bowl for water might help.

    As for the litter tray, Start lettin her out, she will soon learn to defend herself.

    Tanchi;4393493



    I've just shoved my cat out the door :shock:......

    she is EVILLLLLLLLL :w00t:

    ODB_69;4393345

    get a dog



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    Day 183 of My Captivity
    My captors continue to taunt me with bizarre little dangling objects. They dine lavishly on fresh meat, while I am forced to eat dry cereal. The only thing that keeps me going is the hope of escape, and the mild satisfaction I get from ruining the occasional piece of furniture. Tomorrow I may eat another houseplant. Today my attempt to kill my captors by weaving around their feet while they were walking almost succeeded, must try this at the top of the stairs. In an attempt to disgust and repulse these vile oppressors, I once again induced myself to vomit on their favorite chair, must try this on their bed. Decapitated a mouse and brought them the headless body, in attempt to make them aware of what I am capable of, and to try to strike fear into their hearts. They only cooed and condescended about what a good little cat I was. Hmmm, not working according to plan. There was some sort of gathering of their accomplices. I was placed in solitary throughout the event. However, I could hear the noise and smell the food. More importantly I overheard that my confinement was due to MY power of " allergies. " Must learn what this is and how to use it to my advantage.
    I am convinced the other captives are flunkies and maybe snitches.
    The dog is routinely released and seems more than happy to return. He is obviously a half-wit. The bird on the other hand has got to be an informant, and speaks with them regularly. I am certain he reports my every move. Due to his current placement in the metal room, his safety is assured. But I can wait, it is only a matter of time...

    choc1969;4393511

    I've just shoved my cat out the door :shock:......she is EVILLLLLLLLL … I've just shoved my cat out the door :shock:......she is EVILLLLLLLLL :w00t:



    LOL!

    Anyone know how old a kitten has to be before they are allowed out on there own?
    Im a bit worried, as when I let them out before, they didnt respond to me calling them or anything.

    Tanchi;4393539

    LOL! :pAnyone know how old a kitten has to be before they are allowed out … LOL! :pAnyone know how old a kitten has to be before they are allowed out on there own?Im a bit worried, as when I let them out before, they didnt respond to me calling them or anything.



    Well hopefully after neutering which is about 5 months old.

    When they do go out, keep the door open and sit out with them for the first few times, keep titbits with you or tuna so they recognise you as provider of food etc

    choc1969;4393563

    so they recognise you as provider of food etc



    lol. good idea!
    yesterday they both bolted for the back gate and went under it! i had to chase them down the lane.

    Original Poster

    Tanchi;4393587

    lol. good idea!yesterday they both bolted for the back gate and went … lol. good idea!yesterday they both bolted for the back gate and went under it! i had to chase them down the lane.



    lol they cant wait to get rid of you:p

    I'm no expert but this looks like a prime case of OCD. Do you suffer from this. If so the cat has probably picked up a few obsessions from you. It's time to let her venture beyond the back garden and meet new poeple, make her own friends and fight her won battles.

    I got the covered cat litter tray to try and stop the litter from being scooped all over the floor... now my cat Malachi batters his paws of the sides of the litter tray for ten mins after he has done his business... I swear he knows it annoys me.. He also yowls alot but i've got two cats and he does it for attention... I think he thinks he's a dog sometimes, one day he will bark and not meow lol

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    My two kittens (6months) scrape the litter out the tray and everywhere about 5 times a day too - even where there is nothing there. Duno why they do it, I just leave em to it and follow them round with a mini vacuum cleaner lol

    I think you may need to change her litter tray more often. With my cat, he would scoop at nothing so i searched it and found out that it's a sign they want their trays cleaned

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    xSpoiltPrincessx;4394571

    I think you may need to change her litter tray more often. With my cat, … I think you may need to change her litter tray more often. With my cat, he would scoop at nothing so i searched it and found out that it's a sign they want their trays cleaned



    Mine does it even when ive just put new litter in the tray (she has yet to toilet in it) but she still will jump straight into it and start scooping.

    Tanchi;4393493



    i love it :thumbsup: rep left
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