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 – Hayley Glass Dec 18 '17 at 1:32
  • Potty training for kittens. Catch in the act, put in the box. Clean old spot (really well) so no smell remains. – Flummox - don't be evil SE Dec 18 '17 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 '17 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 – Hayley Glass Dec 18 '17 at 18:53
  • how old is he? Have you taken him to the vet to check for health issues? – Zaralynda Dec 20 '17 at 13:10

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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