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Coop\\\'s Playing with the Automatic Litter Box

Jennifer NovakJennifer Novak DC (But my heart is still in BMember Posts: 595
edited 5 April, 2010 in Behavior & Training
OK...I think I\'m at my wit\'s end here. :r And I apologize if this is a little long... I just transitioned Mr. Coopurr about a month and a half ago from a regular old litter box with clumping litter to the Scoop Free box with crystals, which is automatic and has a rake. He took to it immediately. And I did all of the stuff you\'re supposed to do, even leaving his old litter box for him for two weeks, just in case. But he loved the Scoop Free, and didn\'t even bother with the old box after he tried the new, automatic one. Now, he\'s a major -- did I say MAJOR -- digger. Add that to the fact that he loves to watch anything that moves and makes noise -- the toilet, the shower, even the coffee maker. He keeps going in the Scoop Free EVERY time it rakes. Which is setting off the sensor every time he does it. So basically, he\'s going in the litter box every twenty minutes to scratch and to chase the rake. His hearing is extremely acute, and he can hear the rake from just about anywhere in our apartment. I\'m worried about two things. First and foremost, I\'m terrified that he\'s going to get stuck in the rake or hurt himself. Second, how do you correct a cat from playing in his own litter box? I just don\'t know what to do. And I haven\'t done anything\'s his litter box! I don\'t want to discourage him from going in there. HEEELLLLLLLP! :-/:-/:-/:-/:-/ Thanks for any advice! Coop\'s Mom


  • Nora BNora B Member Posts: 10
    edited 4 April, 2010
    Oh my....I dont have any idea what you can do, I am laughing with you not at you because if I had one of those I could see Clark being the exact same way!
  • Elizabeth LewandowskiElizabeth Lewandowski Wausau, WIMember Posts: 6
    edited 4 April, 2010
    OMG!!! I am laughing hysterically because I know just how goofy cats can get...and absolutely how frustrating. My first thought: get rid of the new litter box--immediately. I'm not sure how old Mr. Cooper is but he'll remember what to do with the old one. Secondly, if the old one was a problem--ie--kitty peeing over the edge, scattering litter too far...try a very deep box. And just buy a Rubbermaid container and toss the cover...or maybe you already tried it?? Good luck! And aren't kitties just the darndest??!!
  • Paula K-Paula K- New YorkMember Posts: 2,244
    edited 5 April, 2010
    Coop must be saying, thanks mom for the best toy EVER! :)) The only thing I can add is that he may get bored with it eventually. It's not like it does something different each time. It just may take a while.
  • Julie VentrigliaJulie Ventriglia Member Posts: 2,923
    edited 5 April, 2010
    Coop! :)) I am hoping BK is right, and it will get old after a while~~ just like Tasha & TT with every toy I buy them ;)
  • Jennifer NovakJennifer Novak DC (But my heart is still in BMember Posts: 595
    edited 5 April, 2010
    You know, I'm hoping he gets bored, too. He was even doing this throughout the night last night -- I could hear him scratching, scratching, scratching right after the rake made its rotation. Little Boys!!! And honestly, it is kinda funny, but sometimes, he's just such a little daredevil, and it really scares me! Thanks, everyone!!! Coop's Mom
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