Hey everyone. I don't know if anyone is around from when I was posting frequently before, but I'm back with Smokey related issues again.
Smokey is now almost 3.5 years old. She was litter trained completely by the time she was a little over a year old. For the past 6 months or so, I have noticed that she is barely pooping in her litter box at all. She was mainly just peeing in it. I will attach pictures to show you how bad it gets within about a 4-5 day period. I was just gritting my teeth and dealing with the pooping everywhere, so long as she peed in her litterbox.
Today I noticed that she is now peeing EVERYWHERE on the first floor of her 2-level cage. She has peed on the carpeted section she jumps down from, next to the litter box, in the middle of the cage. She is now also pooping all over her second level and in her bed she sleeps in, which she never used to do.
I just don't know what it could be. She gets let out and loved every day. She gets a healthy diet, treats, talked to. It is not like I have ever neglected her. When this habit first started, I thought that she did not like the children in the class she is a pet in. But the school year ended at the end of June, and now the habits have gotten worse.
There have been no change in diet, moving, anything. Her cage is in the same place, nothing in her cage has been moved, no new hays introduced, no new foods, etc. She is still acting happy when anyone calls her name or comes up to the cage, and she plays when she is outside and sometimes inside by tossing her toys. As a side note, she does NOT poop/pee when outside her cage.
But I feel like there is something wrong and I'm just missing it.
Has anyone else gone through this? Because I am at a loss and am going crazy.
What her cage looks like after a couple of days:
This is just her looking proud of herself and her mess: