Choosing a New Litter Box for a Cat or a Kitten | Petco

Kittens are fast learners, so it should pick up your lesson quickly – just be gentle and patient, and remember to change the litter frequently, so that the box is always fresh and sanitary. Your kitten is more likely to use the litterbox if its bathroom area is kept clean and tidy.

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A kitten should be placed in the litter box upon waking and after meals and vigorous play. His front paws can be dragged through the litter to simulate digging and covering. Most kittens soon take over and successfully use the box. The trick is to make sure it is the only spot the kitten uses. An unsupervised kitten can easily lose track of the box and instead use whatever is nearby when nature calls.

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Watch these adorable kitties quickly learn how to properly use a litter box for the first time: Cats are naturally very clean and chances are your kitten will already have learned how to use the litter box from her mother before she comes to live with you. All you'll need to do is buy a litter box big enough for your kitten to move around in and fill it with enough litter to cover the bottom of the tray.

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Initially, it is best that the kitten be confined to a small area with an appropriate sized litter box. This allows you to take advantage of a cat’s tendency to eliminate in a loose material. As long as the kitty litter is easily accessible and is the only loose substrate available, very little effort should be required to litter box train the kitten. If you confine the cat for any length of time (e.g., if you are going to work for the day), ensure that the room has all the cat's necessities including litter box, water, food or feeding toys, scratching and play toys, and places to climb and explore.

One indoor area that might be equally or more appealing to some cats is the soil around houseplants. This can best be resolved by ensuring that the cat is prevented from getting into the houseplant, moving the houseplants into an inaccessible room, or to placing decorative pebbles or rocks over top of the soil. Kittens may need to eliminate after they eat, after they wake up and after play. At those times, you might place the kitten in its litter box and, if it eliminates, praise the kitten or give a treat.

A kitten does not need to be confined continuously, but should be supervised to prevent accidents and frequently brought back to the appropriate elimination location. If you place a little urine or stool from a previous elimination in the box, its odor should help to attract the cat back to the box. If the kitten soils in a location other than its box on the first attempt, clean up the area thoroughly using a product that is designed to neutralize cat urine odor and perhaps move a small amount of the stool or a few drops of the urine to the box to attract the cat to that area. If there is more than one cat in the home, at least one more litter box should be added (see below). By confining the kitten to an area with its own box, the kitten can establish regular litter habits without competition or threats from the other cats. This also provides for a more gradual and cautious introduction of the kittens to the other cats.

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