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PostPosted: Fri Apr 24, 2015 9:35 am 
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Thanks, I'd been looking at the loc8tor so I may well invest in one now - it's always best to go on a recommendation I think!

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Next door's cat uses our garden as an entrance and exit from his to the neighbourhood. There is also another cat who comes in and has standoffs with next doors cat and leaves faeces in our flowerbeds and I think he marks as well, So I really want to them to start marking their territory and to realise that it is theirs and not be stuck inside when the other cats are taunting them.


I had the problem above as well. My two are really not very aggressive at all fortunately and will run away or up a tree if another cat is being aggressive towards them. Hendrix has stood up to the main trouble maker in our garden but so far hasn't been in a fight. Lots of hair on end and noise. I appreciate that I've been lucky though (so far) and you don't know how they will react until in that position.

I've gone along the lines of trying to prevent any fights and I bought a water pistol and if this certain cat comes into our garden I spray him with it. I don't do it at close range and its usually like a heavy rain shower. He doesn't like it and only has to see me now to change his mind about tormenting my two. I definitely don't see him around our garden as much now.

It was also suggested to me to take out soiled litter from their litter trays and put around the perimeter of the garden - marking their territory on their behalf, so to speak and let other cats know there are new kids on the block. I use litter that is biodegradable but I guess it depends on what you use.

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PostPosted: Fri Apr 24, 2015 8:01 pm 
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Well, when Raiden and I go out on our walks, he's sniffing the bushes where another cat has sprayed, so Raiden sprays and it goes back and forth as both are vying for that same territory! So, placing cat litter may still attract another cat who will simply spray right there.

Well, I guess if I'd gotten Raiden as a kitten, maybe he would be better for training, but he's 8 years old now and he's his own cat. I know that when I'd come home from work, I'd call for him and he'd come running to me -- but I'm sure that was for the wet food that he wasn't getting from his owner (my neighbor). I do think Raiden prefers to ignore me when I'm talking to him. It's funny, but I have a clicker and Raiden pretends he doesn't hear it! LOL

At one time I had five cats hovering around my backyard (after my alpha male stray vanished). There were growls for a lot of time, but every now and then a full-fledged fight would happen. Just a matter of time and poor Raiden got the brunt of the injuries! Which is why I ended up taking him. His owner would not keep him inside or control his outdoor access. We do back up to woods and neighbors have seen coyotes in their backyards.


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PostPosted: Tue Apr 28, 2015 9:22 pm 
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Tabatha, I'm not too sure how they will react when they meet face to face. Lirael is more of a scaredy cat and ill run off with bushy tail and hair sticking up. Lars on the other hand I think wants to be friends as he did trot after one of the cats up to the end of the garden, but thank goodness couldn't climb up the fence, bless!

Sherry, they do say bengals are great for clicker training, but i just think they are way to clever and belligerent! We have tried harnesses and when we first took them into the garden they wore them and pulled us around the garden!I would like to take them out walking the neighbourhood but we have a park at the end of the road and I am afraid what would happen if we happened upon a dog off the leish.

Back to the litter box issue, we tried another litter tray with newspaper in it as we put newspaper down on the carpet and he still went on that occasionally. As soon as I put in 'Clean Paws' litter he used the box; this was until Lirael started using it as well and then he went on the carpet next to the litter box!! We have changed the boxes as initially we had 2 covered boxes, now we have 1 covered box and 2 uncovered all with 'clean paws' in, Lirael is still peeing standing up occasionally so I cut the top of one of the lids so we have one with high sides as she peed on the curtain that is next to the box! I have also bought 'puppy pee pads' underneath the open boxes incase she pees over the edge. So far since Saturday we haven't had any 'accidents' but I am still keeping my fingers crossed.

I'm not sure why Lirael is marking so much, She often pees standing up, but not all the time, she constantly bunts us, Lars, kitchen utensils, work surfaces, the hall carpet etc, she scratches a lot. We have feliway diffuser but that hasn't reduced this behaviour. Hopefully now the litter box issue is under control *crosses fingers*, but I am sure Lirael marking is what lead him to first going outside the box. if this doesn't work not really sure what will as we are unable to put his litter box anywhere she won't get to it as she is much smaller and more agile than him!


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PostPosted: Wed Apr 29, 2015 10:20 pm 
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You do have areas for each of the cats in your home and you do have a cat tree or two, scratching posts, multiple beds, lots of toys, etc. I'm thinking you may have to do some other things to catify your house and make it large enough for two cats! You seem to be doing everything you can regarding the litter boxes, but I can tell you that this behavior stems from something else that is going on and I think once you get that straightened out, the litter box issue will fall into place.


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