Hi everyone! :-h
So, I've had my little baby Bubbles since May 31st and she has been a real cutie. I got her very young (6 weeks today I believe) because when she started to eat solid food, her mother would stay gone from the home for hours, so the owners of the mother agreed to letting me receive her early, in fear that the strictly outdoors mother cat would disappear.
So, I have little Bubbles and I have confined her to my room to minimize the chances of potty accidents. Her litterbox is an open, basic plastic pan. It is filled 3/4 of the way with clay litter. The first day I put her in the box and helped her scratch, she immediately relieved herself. I fed her first meal of that day, and after eating she pooped in the box all by herself.
But she won't "bury" her poop. I didn't think that was a big deal, since I'd rather it be in the box.
Last night, my boyfriend and I were playing with her on the bed(we were dangling her ribbon mouse from a string). When she got bored and left, she just squatted down on my comforter and peed. :-O Not cool...
My boyfriend said it might have been a legit accident since she is so little. She might have got caught up in play and couldnt make it to the box. I scolded her and put her in the litterbox, making her scratch. Then, I petted her and crooned.
Well, this morning I picked up my boyfriend's jeans off the floor (men!) and the smell of cat pee hit me.:-/ Bubbles had made a visit or two to his jeans and just peed. A foot away from her litterbox at that!
I don't understand why she is having accidents. I periodically make her visit her litterbox each day, help her scratch, and praise. She also seems to understand the concept completely well, since no pooping accidents have occurred. Just two incidents, which I cleaned up with white vinegar (except my blankets, they are in the wash with my man's jeans), but the general area gets cleaned up to prevent future accidents.
Is there anything I am doing wrong? Is it because her young age that she has accidents?
I always keep a dish of freshwater for her too.