The cat finally peed in the litter box for the first time, but didn't bury it. Is that strange? It's just sitting on top in a puddle.

Kind of hard for the litter to clump that way. :-)
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The cat finally peed in the litter box for the first time, but didn't bury it. Is that strange? It's just sitting on top in a puddle. Kind of hard for the litter to clump that way. :-)

Nope, not odd. Some cats cover, some don't. (It'll still clump okay, good enough for scooping it out.)
Btw - lots of poeple ask this question. ;-)
Cathy

"Staccato signals of constant information..."
("The Boy in the Bubble") Paul Simon
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The cat finally peed in the litter box >for the first time, but didn't bury it. Is that strange? It's just >sitting on top in a puddle.

Be thankful..My recently adopted cat took a while to use the box..instead, she made on the sheets, the blankets...the floor. Found a wonderful litter, Feline Pine, that absorbs the smell. Maybe you need to switch litters. Btw, cats have different ways of using the box..One of my cat never buried...another, spent 5 minutes burying.
Unfortunately, my wife bought "Fresh scent" litter. I didn't notice any scent before, but it seems like after the cat peed in it, it activated a pretty strong, perfumey smell.

I'll replace it with unscented tomorrow and see if that helps.

Geez, I seriously don't think I talked about "poop" and "pee" this much when we had our first child!
I use a litter called Swheat Scoop made from wheat, all natural and no smell. Most pet supply stores carry it.
Lauren

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I use a litter called Swheat Scoop made from wheat, all natural and no smell. Most pet supply stores carry it.

I'll look for it, but I live in a town of 15,000...so it's pretty much WalMart (soon to be MicroSoftWalMart).
I use a litter called Swheat Scoop made from wheat, all natural and nosmell. Most pet supply stores carry it.

I'll look for it, but I live in a town of 15,000...so it's pretty much WalMart (soon to be MicroSoftWalMart).

The World's Best Cat Litter is also non-scented; it's made from corn, is a clumping litter, & is truly flushable. However, I don't know if Wal-Mart carries it or not.
Cathy

"Staccato signals of constant information..."
("The Boy in the Bubble") Paul Simon
The cat finally peed in the litter box for the first time, but didn't bury it. Is that strange? It's just sitting on top in a puddle. Kind of hard for the litter to clump that way. :-)

Well, I'd be thrilled she went. If it is a strange texture to her, she may just have to get used to it. You go ahead and cover it and i bet she'll get the idea. At least now you know she'll use it.
Karen
smell.

I'll look for it, but I live in a town of 15,000...so it's pretty much WalMart (soon to be MicroSoftWalMart).

The World's Best Cat Litter is also non-scented; it's made from corn, is a clumping litter, & is truly flushable. However, I don't know if Wal-Mart carries it or not. Cathy "Staccato signals of constant information..." ("The Boy in the Bubble") Paul Simon

Feed stores often carry it, even in small towns. But I would at least try something unscented.
Karen
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