Tips for litter box training kittens – Part 6

Teaching your kitten to use the litter box is just as easy as 1-2-3. Kitten litter box training could take as short as a day but if it takes longer, don’t despair. Just keep your cool and be patient with them. Sure enough, all kittens that I have had were easily trained into using a litter box in less than two days.

To understand how easy it is to teach kittens to use a litter box, we must understand their instincts. In a kitten’s first two weeks of life, they rely on their mother to lick their underbelly and thus stimulate their urination and defecation. The mother cat then digests all of the kitten’s waste. This is their natural instinct to keep their nest clean and bury their scent. They do this to prevent predators from smelling their nest. This is a blessing for cat owners because this makes them a clean buddy for the home as they do not have any urge to dirty up their nest. After the kittens first three weeks of life, they start exploring the outside of their nest. It is at this time that they start to eliminate outside their nest. It is their mother’s rule that they do not dirty up their nest. When they are big enough and can walk well enough, litter box training should be immediately started.

The best way to start litter box training is to have a clean litter box available for your kitten. If you are adopting or buying a cat, be sure that your litter pan is clean when you take your new kitty home. There’s a wide variety of litter boxes and litter available in the market now. Keep in mind that you want a box that your kitty could comfortably get into without a problem. As for the litter, you may change into a different kind depending on your kitten’s preference. Some cats do not want scented litter while others do. Just watch out if the litter type causes accidents to happen in your home. And then, be sure you also have a scoop so you could scoop out the kitten fecal matter from the litter box.

Step one in training your little one is to introduce him immediately to the litter box once he comes to your home. Of course, it would be helpful if you could warm up with your kitten first by making him feel he is safe with you. To introduce the litter box, just put your kitty in the box and make his paws feel the litter in the box. It’s fine if kitty runs out of the box the first time you do this. Try it again after a couple of minutes or after feeding the kitten because this is the most likely time that they go. Another great time to try is after they

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