The Belleville, Ill., News-Democrat turned to professor Sharon Crowell-Davis of UGA’s College of Veterinary Medicine Behavior Service for an expert take on why cats sometimes skip over the litter box.
“I have seen cats who used their litter boxes in the day, but eliminated in other places at night. With one of these cases, it turned out the litter box was in a closet in the basement and the cat had to negotiate stairs and make it clear through the basement in pitch dark to get to the litter box. Yes, cats can see really well in dim light, but they can’t see in total darkness! Adding a night-light solved that problem,” she said.