As very often happens, we can associate the cat with an animal that does not need to leave the house to do its business outside but that manages itself completely autonomously. Sometimes, however, concrete difficulties persist in educating the cat to go to the right places. The kitten from the moment it is born until about weaning is helped by the mother through the stimulation of the tongue to make solid liquid needs. The mother will just have to lick the genitals of the kitten that you will automatically need. We will have to adopt the same principle with an abandoned kitten that does not exceed two weeks of life, and that therefore will need tactile stimulation to make needs. Just use some cotton soaked in warm water and stimulate the affected areas. Below we list the effective methods to educate the cat to use the litter box.
What type of litter will we use?
The first thing to do will be to buy a simple litter of any color, the important thing is that it is plastic and we can choose whether it is open or closed. The model to choose will be based on the preference of the cat but usually we will start with an open letter. The sandbox to choose according to home needs: We can opt for a silicon litter that will absorb urine very easily and release few odors in the house, or a very clumping bentonite litter, very fine and always fragrant, or we could aim for a litter box with cornand that it will be biodegradable and we can throw it in the toilet. At the same time, the closed letters have a small cat flap that allows the cat to enter and exit while keeping the odors more hidden. Obviously, if we are not willing to clean the cat’s litter box daily, we avoid buying it because unfortunately the cat loves to go to the clean litter box.
How we will proceed
Let’s start by taking the little kitten and place it in the litter tray. Let’s help him dig with his paws and instinctively he will start digging the sand and looking for different smells just like he would in the external environment. The goal is to trigger the animal’s instinctive reaction to dig and cover its droppings after using the litter box. If the kitten fidgets when you grab his paw, avoid doing it. You have to clean the tray every day. Use a scoop to remove stool and urine lumps, then change the sand regularly to keep it cool. If you notice that the litter box smells bad, it will be unbearable for your cat.
We put the litter box in a quiet place, preferably in a corner of the house, where there are at least two walls and the cat will not feel vulnerable to attacks from any predators. Also avoid placing the litter box next to the washing machine or other device that makes sudden sounds or starts to move by itself. If the appliance were to start spinning when the kitten is in the litter box, this would force him not to use it in the future.
Try to always use the same type of sand because the cat could destabilize, it is preferable to use a biodegradable litter with corn chips so as not to have particular scents that could cause discomfort for the cat. The cat must be able to move around the litter box without getting dirty, so use an adequate amount of sand. These animals don’t like walking in their own urine, just as you don’t like it.
Let’s just put the light on without tugging at it with tidbit games or distractions that could make him misunderstand the use. These animals don’t want to eat where they need to and putting food in the litter box would confuse them.