My cat will only use his litter box if it is in the room. I know I can't put a litter box in every room he needs to learn to go and find his litter box in one spot and use it. I don't know what to do when I catch him doing it I yell at him and take him to his litter box...and leave him in that room for about 20 minutes...when he goes to an area other then his litter box but I know his intentions..I take him to the litter box room...he still dosn't get it? what do I do? he's 6 months old
I know this may sound dumb, but my cat will not use her litter box if it is dirty. She will go right in front of us. Make sure you keep the box clean and non-smelly. Also, where ever your cat is going, you will need to clean well.
How long have you had him? I see you have another thread about your new cat. How new? If he was 6 months old when you got him, there is no reason that he wasn't trained to use the litterbox every time except that a breeder usually has multiple litterboxes in various places since they have a lot of cats. Maybe he just needs more time to get used to where you're keeping his. My girls were much smaller when I got them and when Bailey was only 8 weeks old (1.2 pounds) she decided it was just too far to go all the way upstairs to where her box was. She even tried using her cute little bed as a potty and I had to throw it out. I did have to put a second box on the first floor for a while until she got better at finding the right place to go. Then I moved it upstairs and I put something else in the spot where it had been so that she couldn't go there anymore. I have three kittens now (9 months, 7 months and 16 weeks) any nobody has made any mistakes since.
Mine are persians from Moms that weigh under 7 lbs so that's not a good example for your Maine Coon. But Bailey who is 7 months is about 5 1/2 pounds and the youngest is just under 4 months and she is 4.7 lbs. I think she will be the biggest of the 3 in the end and that Bailey will always be petite.
My cat started peeing around the house suddenly after using the litter box for years. Turned out she had a urinary tract infection that was causing the behaviour, because it caused the litter box to smell unpleasant to her after she went, so she would just go somewhere else. It's probably not that if your cat will still go when he's in the litter box room, but maybe your vet could have some insight on whether it's a medical problem.
Well my kitty does have an umbilical hernia..so it's pssible that's affecting him. He went today on the bed while I was laying with him and he knows better then that I'm pretty sure...so maybe something is wrong..