An update to the digging saga: Mario seems to have calmed down. He has always liked to dig a little in the mornings and has gone back to digging fruitlessly in the corner of his ex-pen. Win for me. With the cover on the box he sometimes gets dig-happy in the litter box, but much less consistently than before. When he first got his covered litter box he loved to dig in the hay (which caused big messes both in his cage and on himself). Nowadays when he does dig with the cover on, he is scratching at the actual inside of the cover, high up in the corner. I still sometimes have to take the cover away from him, but much less than before. Just the fact that the new litter box has higher sides than the old one helps to keep the hay inside better.
Monday, May 4, 2009
It may not be apparent from the picture, but Mario's neck was craned in impossible angles to allow him to pick some hay out of the litter box (all four of his paws were on the ground). It would have been much easier for him to hop in and have a bite. Little bum.