Litter training kittens and cats
1. A quiet, safe place
A quiet, safe place
Cats like their privacy, They like to go to the toilet on their own, away from others. Keep the litter tray in a quiet, safe place where it can be easily accessed.
2. Keep it clean
Keep it clean
Kittens are naturally clean animals and they like a clean litter tray. If the tray is not kept clean then your kitten may choose to go to the toilet elsewhere. Make sure the tray is cleaned at least once a day and use an absorbent cat litter.
3. Get to know your kitten
Get to know your kitten
As soon as you see that your kitten needs the toilet; lift them into the litter tray. Repeat this until your kitten can find the tray themselves. You can help by placing your kitten into the tray in the morning, last thing at night and after every meal. By repeating this behaviour your kitten will soon make the link between going to the toilet and using the tray.
4. Reward good behaviour
Reward good behaviour
When your kitten uses the tray be sure to give plenty of praise and small treats!
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