How To Guide Your Kitten To Use Cat Litter

- Feb 24, 2018 -

1. Place the box in a quiet place. Do not put people moving around in the house, such as kitchen or dirty laundry room. Cat litter box is best placed in easy reach, at the same time has a certain degree of covert. It's best to stay out of the way of sudden noise, as that will scare the cat.

Many people choose to put cat litter in the laundry room. Because compared to other rooms, we do not use the laundry room every day, so it will not be too noisy. However, the sound of washing machines and dryer cycles may cause the cat to feel scared and further away from the litter box.

Cat litter box is best placed in the cat's regular activities in the space. This cat can see the litter box and try to use it.

Kittens and adult cats want privacy. If they do not have privacy, then they hide in the back of the sofa or in remote corners.

If you have already started training kittens to use litter, but you need to change the position of the litter box, then move slowly and move 1-2 meters every few days. Getting the box directly to another room puzzles the kitten, causing it to be excreted in the room. It can also be helpful to place the cat's rice bowl near where the litter box was once, since most cats use the toilet where they eat.

2. Put the kitten in a litter box. When you have just brought the kitten home, you can immediately put it into the box, let it get used to the smell and feel of the litter box. Even though it was not easy in the beginning, let it stay for a few minutes. Continue to put it in the box after it has eaten, after waking up, or whenever you feel it is about to be excreted. In addition, if it crouched somewhere else, it was immediately held in the litter box.

Some kittens immediately understand the use of a litter box and do not require any additional training. Other kittens need to be put in at least ten times a day to understand.

You should try to avoid having kittens see "digging" because cats generally bury their own excrement, so it may be scared. So before it gets used to it, do not let it dig its way in the cat litter with its claws

3. Praise, do not punish it. If the kitten gets used to cat litter and starts getting inside, then you should praise it by caressing and comforting. Do not punish it in the box, or it may tie the litter box to punishment.

Kittens do not like to smell the taste of excretion outside the litter box. If it is accidentally excreted, let it smell its own excrement, then gently lift it up and put it in the box so that next time it knows what to do.

Do not hit it or yell at it. This will only make it scared of you.

4. Prepare enough litter box. If you can, you can provide a cat litter box for every cat in your home, and it is always best to provide extra litter boxes.

For example, a cat is best to have two cat litter boxes to choose from. If you have three cats, then you should prepare four cat litter boxes.

5. Consider the isolation cycle. When you bring home for the first time, it is best to put it in a smaller area and let it take a few weeks to get used to the new environment, which will make it easier to get into the litter box, Help reduce the chances of an accident.

You may want to limit the cat to a carpetless area for easy cleaning.

Place the litter box and food, bedding on both ends of the restricted area.