My kitten keeps stepping on his poop.
My 6-month-old kitten keeps stepping on his poop while he's burying it. Sometimes I see him doing it, and I can't figure out if it's because his litter box is too small, or maybe he's still learning. He'll start to bury it, then he turns around the other way to bury from the other side, and that's when one of his back feet accidentally steps in it. I don't think he realizes when it happens, because it doesn't seem to bother him. I can easily change to a larger litter box, but I absolutely love using this automatic (self cleaning) box, that seems to only come in a certain size. So I'm hoping it's the latter- that he'll eventually learn to be neater? I hear that all breeds are different, and that some actually don't learn. Is that true? (Mine is a tuxedo-style tabby). Thanks!!
Answer by Kate
I don't think it has anything to do with his breed but is more to do with his age.
I think he is just learning how to do this properly and yes he will get better over time. Cats are also very clean animals and so as he gets older if he does accidentally step in his poo he will clean himself up.
My two are very fastidious about keeping clean and yes at first when they were very young they too had some mishaps, but they are absolutely fine now. I wouldn't worry, I suspect this is just a short lived problem.
best wishes Kate
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