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My little 5 month old Lionhead, Elliott , has recently taken to leaving a few pellets in my bed every morning. He is semi-potty trained in that (before this latest development) only pooped and peed in his cage. He can run free upstairs for the most part and only uses his cage to eat, drink, and go to the bathroom. He has an actual litter box IN the cage, but NEVER uses it. I was fine with this scenario since he always kept it in the cage.
But, the other day I accidentally closed his cage over night. That morning I woke up to poop in my bed. Now, he's done it every other night since then - even though his cage is open. He still uses his cage and only leaves a couple pellets every night. He never does it during the day so I can never catch him.
I like it that he can run free at night and hop in bed if he feels like it and I don't want to keep him penned up. What can I do to break this new habit? And, why is he doing it anyways?
He's not neutered and the vet that I always go to thought it was ridiculous when I asked him about getting him neutered. I wanted to get him a friend, but then decided against it and the vet said that there was no reason to fix him then...
Could he be acting out because he's lonely? Does he really need to be neutered? He's started doing it during the day now too. : (