Q&A: My cat keeps pooping in my room. What can I do to make her stop?

potty training kittens: Question by miss_lady404: My cat keeps pooping in my room. What can I do to make her stop?
We have just recently got a kitten. We’ve had up to two other animals in the house before and she didn’t do this then.

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Answer by zil28ennov
Put her outside where animals belong.

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17 Responses to “Q&A: My cat keeps pooping in my room. What can I do to make her stop?”

  1. TEDRO November 9, 2012 at 10:10 am #

    Get a DOG.

  2. Fun Haver November 9, 2012 at 10:31 am #


    Ducktape the cats butt shut.


  3. Amy G November 9, 2012 at 10:51 am #

    get a litter box in your room

  4. Munya Carr November 9, 2012 at 11:05 am #

    How about keeping the door closed, that usually works for me.

    Of course, I don’t own a cat, and you’ve given me one more reason why not to!

    Seriously, tho, I think the cat’s a-poopin’ in your room because you brought the kitten home–cat’s are kinda funny that way, they have ways to get back at you.

  5. Broken ♥ November 9, 2012 at 11:14 am #

    Take her to her box everytime shes gonna try to do it. Maybe try putting the box in your room for sometime then gradually move it into the restroom or wherever you keep it.

  6. Lamplighter November 9, 2012 at 11:45 am #

    You know those corks that they have in wine bottles…?

  7. nathan k November 9, 2012 at 12:16 pm #

    close the door

  8. darrellkern November 9, 2012 at 12:17 pm #

    The best way to potty train animals is by denying them your company.

    Show your cat the poop (dont rub its nose in it because its cruel and non-effective-dont hit your pet either, they hate that!) then take your cat with food and water and put them in a bathroom or garage for three hours. This may take a few times, but it works and it is humane!

    Remeber- when you let your cat out of kitty jail, give it lots of love. This way it will remember how important they are to be in your company!

  9. Here I Am November 9, 2012 at 12:48 pm #

    Put her outside.
    You must be using something that has ammonia in it.
    Window cleaner, furniture cleaner, she smells it and thinks your bedroom is her littler box.
    Change your cleaners, put baking soda on your carpets and clean your room using baking soda from now on to help prevent this in the future.

  10. jasemay71 November 9, 2012 at 1:19 pm #

    keep her out of your room!!

  11. Colidia B November 9, 2012 at 1:24 pm #

    get a litter box

  12. cremedelacreme04 November 9, 2012 at 1:38 pm #

    G’day Miss Lady404,

    Thank you for your question.

    I assume that she has been toilet trained. She is probably doing this over anxiety about your new kitten. I would speak to a vet about it or animal trainer.

    My understanding is that it is best to introduce the new kitten to your cat slowly in a way that your cat doesn’t feel threatened. Allow your cat to keep in her own space at first and have the new kitten in its area and gradually increase the amount of time that they spend together so that each is comfortable.

    Seasons greetings to you, your family and cats.

  13. tara4willow November 9, 2012 at 2:08 pm #

    The book ‘The Character of Cats’ goes into why cats do this and how to make them stop, so I would really recommend you read it, but a simple thing that might work is, after thoroughly cleaning away the smell, spray the area with something that smells strongly of lemons, just lemon juice if possible. Cats hate the smell of citrus fruit and don’t like to go near it. By the way, you can rub a cut lemon on furniture to stop them scratching it.

  14. Amanda November 9, 2012 at 3:03 pm #

    My friend had this issue. Also a kitten. She had the litter box right in her room, but the cat would just poop on the floor.
    Here’s the possiblities.
    1.) Your cat could just be “picky”
    2.) Does your kitten only pee in the litter box? If so you should try to get 2 litter boxes 1 to pee in 1 to poop in.
    3.) Try moving the litter box
    4).Have you cleaned where he went with an enzyme cleaner?
    5.) Do you have other cats?
    6.)Your cat just might want it’s own place to go to the bathroom at.
    7.)Maybe you are emptying the litter tray too often the cat needs to recognice his own smell for a litter tray to work so you do clear off poops daily but do not clean the tray every day only once a week then he/she recognises it’s their and will go there.
    8.)I would make sure you put the litter spot in a very private area. I have a cat that will not use his litter box unless he has 100% privacy, this includes humans and his buddies watching him. I have our litter box in a hallway closet and I keep the door slightly cracked. A roof/lid over the litter box can really help too. If you don’t want to buy a lid you can place a large box over the top an cut a doorway for him.

    If none of theses work I would suggest to go to a vet. There could possiby be something wrong with he/she.

    Good Luck!

  15. norb4423 November 9, 2012 at 3:46 pm #

    put her outside or atleast out of your room.

  16. Angie A November 9, 2012 at 4:17 pm #

    Next time your cats poops in your room, try scooping the poop and placing it in her litter box. I know it’s gross, but cats orient by scent, so once she smells the poop in the litter box, she will be more likely to continue pooping there. Try it.

  17. sharon b November 9, 2012 at 4:23 pm #

    put them in a door and put the door closed

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