My kitten had been pooping in a corner, so I put a litter box in that corner. It's a large box for his size with low walls and is kept clean. He walks into the box, scratches around, and then exits and goes potty right next to the box. Why is he doing this and how can I prevent him from doing this?

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    Just to add, I have one other cat and three litter boxes Dec 18, 2017 at 1:32
  • Potty training for kittens. Catch in the act, put in the box. Clean old spot (really well) so no smell remains. Dec 18, 2017 at 9:35
  • How old is your cat? Is he neutered or declawed? Have you taken him to the vet to check for health issues? Is he going poop or pee or both outside the box?
    – Zaralynda
    Dec 18, 2017 at 18:19
  • He is neither neutered or declawed, but I plan on neutering him soon. He is only going pee outside of his box Dec 18, 2017 at 18:53
  • how old is he? Have you taken him to the vet to check for health issues?
    – Zaralynda
    Dec 20, 2017 at 13:10

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Hm.... sounds like a territorial issue. with that many litter boxes, there may be a problem with the two cats and three litter boxes. Try putting a box away and moving one somewhere else.


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