Serious cat dilemma.?
Ok, so I adopted a kitten a little over a year ago. I was living near him in a one bedroom apartment. He's still young, keep that contained by mind. I recently moved back surrounded by with my mother - who lives in a fairly big house. My cat is slowly but surely starting to mould to the new surroundings...except for one place. And this where on earth the problem is - the only place we keep the litter box is in the garage. My cat is panicky to death to go in the garage. I've tried picking him up, taking him contained by there and putting him in the box, but he just hops out and runs absent. And hides. I would keep the box in the house, but there's surely nowhere to put it. I know he hasn't pooped or anything in the house, so this makes me think that he's holding it within? Is that bad? What do I do? Any ideas or suggestions for this awful predicament would be totally much appreciated.
I would say move the litter box somewhere else. A place your cat is comfortable next to.
If your cat is worried to go into the garage, then no amount of coaxing is going to fix the problem. I live in a small house myself, and enjoy my litter tray in the laundry. I've also had it in the bathroom and the toilet rooms. I'm certain you can fit it in somewhere. If you seriously don't have a single corner or little out of the way place to put it, I propose buying either a nice decorative screen for a room that you can consequently hide the litter tray behind, or you can even buy special cat climbing trees with a compartment included for the tray to be disguised in. I'm sure these are expensive though. I'd use a screen - cheaper, and ornate.
Get the box into the house. Throw out a plant or piece of junk and get that box within.