My 5 months old blind kitten is a normal cat in most aspects but has a few blind-cat quirks. He instinctively knows how to use a litter box. More or less.
- Sometimes he does his business next to the litter box instead of in it.
- He never digs in the litter box like other cats (including his brother) do. Instead he claws the wall or any object near the litter box.
- His butt is not always clean after doing his business.
We have two litter boxes and two cats. We recently replaced the litter boxes and pellets. They are both open and without a door (PeeWee EcoMinor) and use wood pellets, because they smell less. His (sighted) brother took to the new litter boxes immediately. The peeing next to the litter box problem started after getting the new boxes, the other problems already existed.
I tried: different litter types. He eats crystal litter, do I stopped using that. The clumping litter works okay-ish, but smells horrible. The wood pellets seem to work best.
How can I teach him (potentially using his brother that does know) to use the litter box properly?