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Asp42
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posted 05-22-2003 04:11 PM           Edit/Delete Message
I got a kitten less than a week ago and I thought the housebreaking was going well. Except now, he's decided that, during the night, the bed is an okay place to go to the bathroom. He uses the litter box during the day, I don't understand why it's different at night. Any suggestions?

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Ambrosia
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posted 05-22-2003 08:54 PM     Click Here to See the Profile for Ambrosia     Edit/Delete Message
Maybe he's afraid of the dark. (HA! HA!) No, really, maybe he's just a little timid to go walking around the house all by himself at night. This is just a guess and I may be totally wrong, but you could try putting his bed closer to his litter box until he gets more comfortable with his surroundings.

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Love*all*kitties
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posted 05-22-2003 10:24 PM     Click Here to See the Profile for Love*all*kitties     Edit/Delete Message
Hey, Asp42! I must agree with Ambrosia, he could be afraid of the dark. Is his bed by yours? If so, he could also just want to stay with you. And you should try putting his bed by his litter tray, and food at least 2 1/2 feet from it.
Hope that helps you!

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Black_Cat_1
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posted 05-22-2003 11:57 PM     Click Here to See the Profile for Black_Cat_1     Edit/Delete Message
Peeing in her bed ... or yours?? I recently adopted a new member to our family and she too had a habbit of using the litter during the day and anything she could could find during the night. I got around this problem by covering my couches with a plastic sheet (which you can buy from a local handyman store) and shutting all the bedroom doors - unless I was in there with her - until she got the hint. Don't worry though, it may take a while - I know our girl did, just remember to be patient with her and remember not to get too angry or yell. Another thing I also tried was rewarding her with a treat in the morning if the kitty litter had been used and giving her lots of love and praise. Goodluck. Let us know how you go.

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SpidersMommy
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posted 06-11-2003 01:01 AM     Click Here to See the Profile for SpidersMommy     Edit/Delete Message
As horrible as it is, my cat pees on my bed too, I was getting so mad and the bed stunk like a litter tray. I went out and bought a plastic bed cover and put my matress in it and when he pees it can be wiped off and wont seep in the mattress, I just have to wash the bedding, I also bought a Pet Alarm Strip, so when he steps on it a LOUD Beeping noise goes off and scares him off the bed and it has been working fine. Hope this helps.

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Indy
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posted 06-12-2003 06:57 PM     Click Here to See the Profile for Indy     Edit/Delete Message
You have to keep in mind that you've recreated the mommy's nest. The mom will generally clean up after kitty so it's ok. Try and make sure you feed kitty away from the sleeping area and maybe not have her/him sleep with you for a week or so. This would be just to set new limits with kitty, and then he can return to snuggle with you. Good luck

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