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My 4 year old son peed in the cat litter box. As a natural consequence, I had him scoop the litter box and add new litter. It's a chore I don't much care for, so I thought maybe it would be unpleasant enough to discourage him doing it again. Guess what? He thought that was so much fun, he has now peed in the litter box 6 more times. I've told him repeatedly, the toilet is for people to go potty, the cat litter box is for cats to go potty. And despite my completely emptying, scrubbing and refilling the litter box, my cats are now refusing to use the box, I can only assume because of the presence of my son's urine. I've offered to let him scoop the box for me every day if he would just use the toilet instead of the cat box, but to no avail.<br><br>
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Does he get an allowance? If he does, maybe another natural consequence could be to have him buy a new litter box, more litter, and a new scooper. I hope things get better!
 

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<img alt="" class="inlineimg" src="http://www.mothering.com/discussions/images/smilies/ROTFLMAO.gif" style="border:0px solid;" title="rotflmao"><img alt="" class="inlineimg" src="http://www.mothering.com/discussions/images/smilies/ROTFLMAO.gif" style="border:0px solid;" title="rotflmao"> I'm sorry to laugh. I know this is serious.<br>
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Well, you could do what millions of other parents have done. Let your son discover the joys of peeing on a tree or over the deck rail. This may distract him from the cat box.<br><br>
Can you put the cat box out of your son's sight for awhile?
 

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Can you get him his own litter box? Or put some of the litter outside and let him pee on it. He probably likes to see how it clumps.
 
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