It feels amazing that kittens are as clean as they are. Contrast a kitten with a puppy of the same age and you’ll soon realize our feline friends are a lot quicker to learn where the toilet is.
This is because they learn by watching the mother and copying each other habits .For those fortunate enough to experience the joy of a litter of kittens in the house, you can expect the Mamacat to do the bulk of the toilet training. All you need do is provide her the right tools to teach her kittens, and then sit back with a cup of coffee and enjoy their antics.Thus, simply provide a large litter box with low sides that contains plenty of non-clumping cat litter.
Use non-clumping litter for kittens as they will investigate it with their mouths. When swallowed, clumping cat litter could cause a gut blockage.For tiny cats, lie a book beside the tray to act as a step to help them get inand out. Locate the tray in a quiet corner of the room, but well away from their food and water. Hopefully Mama Cat will pop in to do her business, with the kittens hot on her heels. Then they will watch, and learn.
litter tray cleanliness and kittens.Scent markers from pee and poop help attract the kittens to the tray.Whilst the tray should be kept so clean, don’t swoop straight in but to wait a few hours before spot-cleaning. This helps the youngsters get a stronger sense of what is a toilet area and what isn’t.Homing a Cat and Teaching Good Litter Box Habits What do you do when bringing a kitten or new cat home?Help matters along with a little forethought and planning. This applies equally to homing an adult cat as well as a kitten. The first thing is to find outfrom the rescue or breeder what type of substrate the kitten is used to. Be specific. example, if they use a clay-based litter find out what the brand is. This is because kittens are creatures of habit and far more likely totoilet in the right place when they recognize the substrate. Go with this for now…you can always change litter further down the line.The other basic point is to introduce the cat to one room at a time. Set up one room as the cat’s starter home, complete with food, water, bed, hiding place, scratch post, toys, and litter tray. By introducing a limited world, the cat will find her pawsmore quickly. Then once she is confidently coming out to say, “Hello” you can expand her horizons.
You wouldn’t want to eat your dinner sitting beside a toilet, and neither does your cat. Put food and water bowls on the different side of the room to the tray.
Teach the cat where the tray is, and make gentle digging motions in the clean litter to help the penny to drop.