Our new cat Dizzy, stalks either of our cats when they are in the litter box. Then said cats dart out of the box to escape. Any suggestions about how we resolve this?

We have two hooded litter boxes and we recently put out a litter tray. One hooded box is upstairs and the other two are downstairs (one around the corner from the other). Dizzy uses the tray and I believe at least one hooded box.

Whereas the other cats Woody and Dot only use the hooded boxes.

  • Are the boxes in separate places, or all next to each other/in the same room?
    – Layna
    Dec 23, 2016 at 12:07
  • Ones upstairs, one downstairs and the open own is round the corner from the other downstairs one
    – Jules
    Dec 23, 2016 at 12:12
  • The conventional advice seems to be to have one litterbox per cat plus one more. you have 3 cats and 3 litter boxes Dec 23, 2016 at 14:17
  • Thanks for your comment. I'm not sure how that would cause the stalking, does it mean it's a territory thing, your in my toilet? Dizzy will stalk at both hooded litter boxes.
    – Jules
    Dec 23, 2016 at 14:30
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    More likely it's just a "you're cornered and distracted" moment. I also quibble with the N+1 litter box suggestion; this really depends on how your cats interact. (I keep telling my two "hey, do I supervise when you visit the litter box?" Doesn't help, they still insist on joining me.)
    – keshlam
    Dec 24, 2016 at 0:39

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Providing a clear and easy escape path might help with this. That can be as easy as removing the hoods from the other boxes.

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