My cat pooped in my reef tank yesterday

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I realize this. I am not sure why I did it, I didn't know what was going on. She likes to poop in water. I have to imagine she has been urinating in there as well.
Sounds like you can train it to use the toilet
 
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Sounds like you can train it to use the toilet
I may give it a shot, though I don't know how i'd feel if company was over and they walked in the bathroom to my cat pooping in the toilet lol
 

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No problem! Asian Leopards need a balanced raw diet to remain healthy, and fully domesticated cats will also benefit from this.
The best thing to do is to grind raw chicken as well as bone, but I do not grind the bone as I don't have a meat grinder. I typically just cut up fresh chicken or beef and feed it to her, generally I try to add some calcium to make up for the bone that is missing.
Here is the culprit :rolleyes:
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Adorable~!
 

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I would worry they might miss the toilet hole. ewww! Sometimes they also will poop in your bathtub if you give them access to the bathroom :p It is instinctual for bengals to pee and poop in water to hide their scent! Although it sounds like it was pretty stinky anyways ;Vomit
 

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Hello
I have a first generation bengal kitten, and last night she pooped in my sump. The water got a little nasty and a very small ammonia spike. Everything is doing fine, some corals seem to be doing better.
Anything else to worry about? She eats a diet of raw meat. I am blocking off the sump so this can not happen again. I figure its not much different than a giant fish pooping. Tank is about 300 gallons total vol.
I was not able to remove the poop or do a water change. She also pooped in the water change container (full).
This system has a huge UV sterilizer on it. Water cleared up very quickly.
Get rid of three cat
 

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haha! Just don't own a half asian leopard cat and you will probably be just fine. ;Woot
My one and only. And she was a monster! This thread just reminds me how controlling they can be
in their own ways.
 

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So nasty man. I couldn't figure out what it was. I thought it was Hydrogen Sulfide, smelled so bad. Disgusting, I even tasted the water before realizing what it was. Ugh im disgusted
Did any vomiting take place? I would have made it about 2 feet.
 

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lol why would you taste your tank water in the first place?
What you did was probably up there with drinking skimmate.
Wait what? You don't drink your skimmate? I actually binned the coffeemachine and go for a cup of the dark strong stuff from the bubbly machine.
 
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Thanks! Yours too! Mine is my first f1 too although the f3 has some quirks as well. My F1 is under a year yet.

If you don’t have a wheel… mine really seem to love it to burn off energy!

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Is it just me or did anyone else see this photo and start wondering about powering tank LEDs using kitty power?

... the photo period might be a bit chaotic ... ;Cat

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Is it just me or did anyone else see this photo and start wondering about powering tank LEDs using kitty power?

... the photo period might be a bit chaotic ... ;Cat

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It can be the battery backup! Powers out! Get running!
 

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Hello from Durham, neighbor. Lol, I'm still trying to wrap my pea around you tasting the water... Lol. Several years back my neighbors had an outdoor Bengal that was the BIGGEST PITA I've ever experienced! Let him in and he'd cry to go out, let him out and he'd cry to come in.... Never happy. Little bugger started begging to come in my house, which was allowed until he decided to go fishing. I've only witnessed a cat swimming once in my lifetime - in my DT! Many moons ago a buddy thought it was cool to let my 12ft Burmese Python take a saltwater swim in his tank while I was away for work..... Until it pooped in the tank. OMG WHAT A MESS!

Beautiful cats, btw!
 

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