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cat playing with poop

wizzard
March 19th, 2009, 09:14 AM
are cat recently started digging poop out of his litter box and playing with it any ideas on how to stop this behaviour.

14+kitties
March 19th, 2009, 09:45 AM
You could get him some toys to play with. Sounds to me like he's bored. Or thinks his poop is prey and is "hunting" it. :yuck: You can even buy the fake poop. Maybe he would like batting that around. :rolleyes:

wizzard
March 19th, 2009, 10:00 AM
he has plenty of toys he just ignores them

wizzard
March 19th, 2009, 10:02 AM
is there anything that can be put in the litter that would make his poop smell like something he wouldn't like to play with.

14+kitties
March 19th, 2009, 10:06 AM
If you add something to his litter you are risking him not using the litter. :shrug: What are you feeding him? Obviously it is something that makes his poop attractive to him or he wouldn't go near it. When was the last time he was at the vet for a full check up?
As for those toys he doesn't play with. Have you tried playing with him with them? It may help.
Maybe someone else can give you some answers.

sugarcatmom
March 19th, 2009, 10:32 AM
What about cleaning the litter box more often so there isn't poop left in there to play with?

wizzard
March 19th, 2009, 10:49 AM
it happens mostly in the mornings or while were sleeping(poops during the night) then he pulls it out to play might be bored?

sugarcatmom
March 19th, 2009, 12:11 PM
it happens mostly in the mornings or while were sleeping(poops during the night) then he pulls it out to play might be bored?

Ahh, yes, could very well be a boredom issue. What about a Cat Dancer (http://catdancer.com/catdancer.htm) toy attached to the wall somewhere? In my experience that's one of the most irrresistable (and cheap) interactive toys for kitties, and you don't have to physically be there to manipulate it.

BenMax
March 19th, 2009, 12:33 PM
Crazy as this may sound, roll up one of your socks (in a ball) and give it to the cat. Actually just throw it and maybe he will retrieve it. For whatever reason my cats enjoy the socks more so than any toy. If this works then don't blame the washing machine for eating one sock....they are probably going to be hidden in the couch or under the bed.

Frankly, it does sound like boredom.

TacoGrl
March 19th, 2009, 01:46 PM
Get him a friend...then he won't be bored...then you will have two cats playing with poop! :laugh::laugh::laugh: