One of our cats does fine with the litter box. He uses it for the most part. He was going on the couch at night, and I figured it was because the box was dirty at night since I'm not able to clean it while I'm sleeping
So I cleaned the cushions, and I haven't put them back on yet (drying and I'm washing the slipcovers).
If there's anything on the couch- pillows, blankets, etc. he pees on them. If the couch is bare, he won't. Today DD left a few playsilks on the sofa chair (idk what else to call it
) which was also bare. The cat promptly urinated on them.
What gives? Why is he doing this?
They are going to get neutered next week, they're males and about 5 months old. I haven't had them for more than 2 weeks and I don't know who had them previously.
On a side note- I think they were neglected and maybe taken from their mothers too early. They were both quite skinny when I got them and were about 3lbs each, and they are now around 5lbs
(and pictures show obvious changes). They are each getting about 3oz of wet food twice daily (so 6oz per cat each day) and have free choice dry food which they pick at occasionally but aren't too fond of. Theodore, the above mentioned cat, takes mealtime very seriously, and growls at his brother during meals. He is also the larger of the two. Should I separate them during feeding? I have also caught him suckling on my DD1s lambskin frequently (mostly in the middle of the night and when I wake up). Should I discourage this behavior? I don't think he's swallowing any of the hair (wool I suppose, lol). It is getting a little felted where he suckles, but other than that is fine. DD doesn't love it any less.