Ok so my two buns Arduina & Leo have bonded for about 5 months now and are free run 24/7 in one room and when we're home the rest of the house. About a month ago I switched their litterbox step (ie removed the always open xpen). They seemed to pee occationally next to the litterbox (even before the switch), so I also added another one next to the current one. Two litterboxes, not a big deal, now however it seems like they (not sure which one) are peeing occationally outside both litterboxes (getting worse).
Part of the issue is Arduina has had a wet bum (tail and feet) for the past week or so. I normally clean the boxes every other day, but started the past week cleaning the one on the outside every day and adding more litter. So when she jumps out of the box the urine tracks and then I think its Leo saying 'oh its ok to pee here'.
Arduina also has sore hocks, which I'm not happy for her feet always being covered with urine (I've had to give her several baths). Cleaning the litter boxes more every day and using more litter (3 scoops insead of before 1) seems to only be a cover up solution. (After cleaning everything, litter boxes and blanket, by the next morning they've tracked urine out onto the blanket).
I have several questions: Why are things different than before? Its it because they dont like this new set up? Do I need to clean both litter boxes every day/2x a day/use more litter? Why wasn't this necessary before? Is something wrong with one of them? They aren't peeing any where else in the room/house. Lastly, am I being over paranoid?
This photo is two days after a total room cleaning, the green/open litterbox was cleaned the day before:
Previous set up: