I have two 5 year old cats that I have had six then were 10 days old. A male and a female. They tussle sometimes, but it's never anything major. They just, seriously, don't do anything wrong. Sure they throw up sometimes, but they don't claw the carpet, the furniture and so on. And they always use their boxes.
Five months ago we adopted 3 kittens (2 girls, 1 boy), six months of age. They were feral and it was getting cold. I'm a sucker. Anyway, things have been fine during the transition. A few fights, but nothing major. All seems to be going well.
Last night while scooping the litter boxes (a daily event with five cats), the two boys were standing in the room behind me. Wasn't paying attention to them. No fur flying. All seemed calm. I get up to leave, having collected my "treasure" and there was a mess of urine beginning to soak into the carpet. Now I have two male suspects and absolutely no idea why this happened.
I have thoughts though. We were in the master bedroom where there is one litter box, which I was obviously occupying. Down the hall is what we call the "kittens' bedroom". We still keep the kittens separated at night in a room with food bowls, beds, toys and two litter boxes. But these litter boxes, to my knowledge, have never been used by my older two cats.
I have a feeling it was the older male who peed, but can not be sure. It was more the look of shame when we noticed the mess and started cleaning it up with the steam cleaner.
Do you think I am facing a behavioral issue, or do you think this was just bad circumstances and bad timing?