It is currently Fri Oct 20, 2017 8:52 pm

All times are UTC [ DST ]




Post new topic Reply to topic  [ 37 posts ]  Go to page 1, 2, 3  Next

How good is my bengal at using the litterbox:
Flawless 58%  58%  [ 92 ]
Very occasional problems 23%  23%  [ 37 ]
Sometimes has problems 11%  11%  [ 17 ]
Frequently has problems 5%  5%  [ 8 ]
Constantly has problems 3%  3%  [ 5 ]
Total votes : 159
Author Message
PostPosted: Tue Mar 04, 2014 4:36 pm 
Offline
Asian Leopard Cat
User avatar

Joined: Thu Dec 02, 2010 1:00 am
Posts: 4111
Location: Portland Oregon, USA
If you have more than one bengal, take the average of them into one hypothetical bengal.

_________________
The little monsters 3
Image


Top
 Profile  
 
PostPosted: Tue Mar 04, 2014 5:48 pm 
Offline
Asian Leopard Cat

Joined: Tue Apr 12, 2011 11:18 am
Posts: 1357
Location: Hampshire
I say flawless and touch every piece of wood in a 3 metre radius!

_________________
Image


Top
 Profile  
 
PostPosted: Tue Mar 04, 2014 6:23 pm 
Offline
Asian Leopard Cat
User avatar

Joined: Wed Feb 05, 2014 9:03 pm
Posts: 1048
So far our boy has been flawless with using his litter boxes (I hope I didn't just jinx myself!).

We have had him 1 month now and he just turned 6 months old.

_________________
Dallas, TX USA
Diesel - snow Bengal born 09/01/2013 adopted Feb 2014
Tuck, Chloe, Buddy, Lewis & Tia - rescue kitties
Clyde, Bleu & Coal - Great Danes


Top
 Profile  
 
PostPosted: Tue Mar 04, 2014 7:40 pm 
Offline
Asian Leopard Cat
User avatar

Joined: Mon Apr 30, 2012 2:19 pm
Posts: 3302
BB is flawless! She nas never went out of her box and she is a little over two years old. Jasper on the other hand just turned three and will pee on something/anything left in the floor over night. BUT he has only done this when he is either stressedor ill. I don't blame him in any way, shape, or form. I don't think one breed is more prone to improper urination more than another. Just like in my case I have one thats perfect and one that needs guidance to making the right choice, or at least the choice that us humans desire. That can happen with any cat.

_________________
ImageImage
Brandi BB & Mochi


Top
 Profile  
 
PostPosted: Tue Mar 04, 2014 9:13 pm 
Offline
Asian Leopard Cat

Joined: Tue Jan 12, 2010 8:08 pm
Posts: 2927
Location: West Midlands, UK
6 bengals plus two litters over 4 years .....very occasional

The two litters ...flawless lol

The 6 adults I've had one poop on the bed 3 times, and one poop and wee twice out of the box.
So 5 problems in all

_________________
Image
Image
BBUKU Website


Top
 Profile  
 
PostPosted: Tue Mar 04, 2014 11:56 pm 
Offline
Bengal Cat

Joined: Thu Aug 29, 2013 1:43 am
Posts: 31
Not sure how I'd answer. My rescue girl (likely an EG cat, so a special case really) very nearly NEVER uses the litterbox for peeing. I actually get surprised every couple of weeks to find a pee clump in the box - shocking! However, she pees almost ALL the time in the wetbar sink, and I have decided that a sink is just like a toilet really, and thus an appropriate place for her to pee. So if I look at it one way, she ALWAYS has problems (not using litter for pee), but the way I've come to accept, she NEVER has problems (always pees in an acceptable place). Her poos are always in the litter, except for one piece that was laid in front of the box one time in the year I've had her.


Top
 Profile  
 
PostPosted: Wed Mar 05, 2014 1:15 am 
Offline
Asian Leopard Cat

Joined: Thu May 23, 2013 2:21 pm
Posts: 8012
I feel fortunate that Raiden found his litter box without my even ever showing it to him. Smart kitty! He's been flawless in using it. I'm a proud mom.


Top
 Profile  
 
PostPosted: Wed Mar 05, 2014 2:22 am 
Offline
Asian Leopard Cat

Joined: Mon Apr 01, 2013 11:03 pm
Posts: 535
Inky is flawless, the rest are too (except for a Schatzi protest poo one every few months). Inky will pee in the box and sashay out like it's no biggie but when she poos she will run as fast as she can out of the room the box is in and then proudly yells when she gets into the living room. It is like she wants to get away and then announces to everyone what she has done.

_________________
Bri


Image


Top
 Profile  
 
PostPosted: Wed Mar 05, 2014 1:09 pm 
Offline
Asian Leopard Cat

Joined: Thu Aug 22, 2013 10:36 am
Posts: 139
Mine are "flawless" at going in to use their litterbox, however they are so vigorous at burying their mess that sometimes they get carried away with the digging and the poop itself will get thrown out behind them and out through the litterbox flap it goes and plop onto the mat!!!!!

_________________
Image


Tread softly, breathe peacefully, laugh hysterically - Nelson Mandela


Top
 Profile  
 
PostPosted: Wed Mar 05, 2014 5:20 pm 
Offline
Asian Leopard Cat

Joined: Sat May 19, 2012 8:00 am
Posts: 706
Location: Ogden, UT
Quasar has only voided inappropriately outside his trays on 3 occasions. He is 2 years old.

1) as a young kitten, the litter we were using had been changing from bag to bag and turned into a fine, heavy consistency. He peed outside the box. I changed the litter. He peed inside the box. Problem solved.

2) we were on a trip to Yellowstone NP and had been away from the hotel box for almost 11 hours. I offered him the travel box a few times, but he could not ever settle down to use it. We were on our way back to the hotel and he settled down on the floor of the back seat of our truck and started to pee on hubby's jacket. We stopped the truck quickly and let him out on his leash. After a long walk off the main road, Q was able to settle down and poop on hard, clear ground, behind a sagebrush. Poor guy.

3) after a foot surgery, I was unable to descend the stairs for about 5 days and, so, his favourite box was not getting scooped daily. The day I made it downstairs, I arrived in the room where his box is located to find him looking at me abashedly and peeing on the floor beside his box. His box was disgusting. I certainly could not fault him for that.

While camping or hiking, on a few occasions, Q has peed in sandy places. Not inappropriate voiding, but certainly outside the box!

The last occasion (#3) was almost 1 year ago. We have had no problems since. He has 3 boxes, 1 on every level of our home but usually uses the basement one. Every 3 or 4 weeks, I find a clump in one of the other boxes.

_________________
~ Kyenta


Top
 Profile  
 
PostPosted: Wed Mar 05, 2014 6:35 pm 
Offline
Asian Leopard Cat

Joined: Wed Dec 19, 2012 7:39 pm
Posts: 314
Location: Las Cruces, NM
Before FLUTD came into our lives, Aza's litter box habits were perfect (if you don't count an an occasional "over shoot" from his typical high arcing stance). There were a couple of very small incidents while recognizing and getting that situation under control (a few drips in one bath tub or another but solid waste was always in the box).

Knock on my hard head (and his)... the reliability of same will be with us with the new diet management.

_________________
Joan ~ Managed by Aza Boy, Silly Sylvie, Elijah Blue, & El Cee

Image Image Image Image


Top
 Profile  
 
PostPosted: Wed Mar 05, 2014 8:42 pm 
Offline
Asian Leopard Cat

Joined: Tue Jan 16, 2007 2:47 pm
Posts: 3809
Location: UK
Those with multicat households are far more likely to have cats with inappropriate elimination issues than those in single cat households.

Quote:
Inappropriate elimination is most common in multiple cat households. The incidence increases from 25% in single-cat households, to nearly 100% in households with more than 10 cats.

http://www.animalbehavior.net/LIBRARY/F ... nation.htm

Quote:
Marking vs. Urinating
This is an important distinction.

Marking is usually found on vertical surfaces (e.g. walls) and suggests a territorial marking. Marking near glass doors or windows suggests a response to strange cats seen from that location. If this seems part of the problem, cover the glass temporarily during retraining.

Urinating is always found on horizontal surfaces (e.g. floors) and is more suggestive of an emotional or litterbox related problem. Some cats will territorially mark on horizontal surfaces. If so, marking is likely to occur near windows, doors and imposing furniture, and at a repeat spot. http://www.animalbehavior.net/LIBRARY/F ... nation.htm

_________________
Elaine


Top
 Profile  
 
PostPosted: Wed Mar 05, 2014 9:22 pm 
Offline
Asian Leopard Cat
User avatar

Joined: Mon Feb 20, 2012 3:11 am
Posts: 685
Location: FL, USA
1 SBT Bengal, 1 F1 Bengal and 5 domestic mixed breed cats here... No inappropriate elimination issues at all, everyone uses the litter boxes. I also pet sit dogs in my home so basically have a revolving door of different guest dogs in and out. None of the cats are confined in any way and all have access to 5 big litter bins throughout the house, which I scoop about once a day or every other day depending on necessity. They are also all on a raw diet. I use giant bins instead of regular litter trays and keep them very full with an unscented, no-dust clumping litter called Dr. Elsey's Ultra Precious Cat. :)

_________________
Image


Top
 Profile  
 
PostPosted: Wed Apr 30, 2014 11:46 am 
Offline
Bengal Kitten

Joined: Wed Apr 30, 2014 10:42 am
Posts: 8
We've only had a couple of mishaps with Enzo.

Usually when we haven't noticed the litter tray needs cleaning out and we've had to be out all day, Not his fault at all, he's a very clean cat obviously :)


Top
 Profile  
 
PostPosted: Thu May 01, 2014 6:10 pm 
Offline
Bengal Kitten

Joined: Fri Apr 25, 2014 7:28 am
Posts: 14
I haven't had Ponyo for long, but so far she has handled the litterbox flawlessly. She want's to pee in one and poop in the other though.
According to the breeder she used her box very well before she was spayed too. She would pee outiside of the box during heat thoug. Pretty understandable in my oppinion. I hopeflully won't have thos problems :D


Top
 Profile  
 
Display posts from previous:  Sort by  
Post new topic Reply to topic  [ 37 posts ]  Go to page 1, 2, 3  Next

All times are UTC [ DST ]


Who is online

Users browsing this forum: No registered users and 5 guests


You cannot post new topics in this forum
You cannot reply to topics in this forum
You cannot edit your posts in this forum
You cannot delete your posts in this forum
You cannot post attachments in this forum

Jump to:  
Powered by meemonkey