Litter training for cat has to be started while it was young.
Hence, as soon as you bring home your kitten, start to litter train your kitten.
Normally, cats go outside and do their business. However, if you
live in a multi-storied building and your cat can’t go out for its toilet, then arrange a litter box filled with
sand or chaff. There are litter boxes available online also.
Purchase a litter box, as boxes are very inexpensive. You will
want to make sure you do not get one that is too tall for the cat to get in. You want the cat to be able to
comfortable get in the box and not have to climb. Kitty litter should be about couple of inches in the litter box.
Putting too much in will just be all over when the cat uses it and digs. Kitty litter comes in all kind of form,
scents, and prices.
This will be up to you and your cat as to which one is the best.
Purchase kitty litter that will absorb the smell and the poop from the cat. If it does not do this for you or the
cat, the cat may not want to go back in the little box to use. The litter box needs cleaning daily, with removing
the waste. Once a week the litter box needs cleaning, you will need to throw out the old litter, was the litter box
and replace the litter in the box.
Set the box near the place that the cat is going. After every
meal, pick your kitten up and set it in the box. It will soon be toilet trained. When you see the cat going or
needs to go pick the cat up and place in box. Then give your cat a treat, you will need to watch for this, as you
will want to get the cat to use the box. Once the cat is using the litter box, you can start moving very slowly day
by day the litter box to the area that is set up for your cat to use. Moving the litter box to quickly, or all once
will not work, as the cat will not know where the litter box is. Continue the treats and once your cat has
successfully used the box in the proper area, then you can decrease the treats.
Litter box training is perhaps the easiest part of having a
kitty in your life. It is best to keep them confined to one room, the room you will have the litter box in to train
them. They will learn by you putting them in the box and allowing them to familiarize themselves with the smell.
Cats by nature understand the feel of litter associating it with dirt. You may have to pick them up when they first
begin to go if they do not understand the litter box and place them inside.
Occasionally a cat does not like the litter you use. They show
their displeasure by using the floor. This is a time to try something new. Most female adult cats will train their
kittens so it is important they do not leave their mother’s care too quickly. Food works in much the same way. Once
you show them where their food bowls are they will continue to go there. Cats are creatures of habit.