Kitten Won’t Use Litter Tray

Some pet owners have problems because their kitten won’t use the litter tray.

Some pet owners have problems because their kitten won’t use the litter tray. It can be annoying when this is the case. There are steps you can take to encourage the animal to use the correct space for elimination. It is important to have a regular feeding time for your young cat, so that its bowel movements are also predictable.

Make sure the box is always clean and do not use strong disinfectants or scented litter as these can upset the animal. Make sure the litter tray is in a quiet place where the feline can take care of its needs without being seen.

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Kitten Won’t Use Litter Tray: Praise Better Than Punishment for Cats

It is important to praise your kitten when it does the right thing. If a young cat has difficulty learning where in the house is appropriate for going to the bathroom, you must be careful with the sort of corrective action you choose to take. Sometimes people try to scold the animal and carry it to their litter box, point and berate the pet.

However this will only cause it to associate the litter box with a negative experience. It will choose to do its business in other locations, because the box carries negative connotations. If you want you kitten to use its litter tray, you must associate the product with a positive experience. Using it must be a stress free process.

A basic litter box and a bag of litter (Photo credit: Wikipedia)

Kitten Won’t Use Litter Tray: Early Training

In the early days of training, your cat must be given the litter tray as the only suitable option for doing its business. The kitten must be confined in a single room that has an impermeable floor. Its litter box should be placed at one end of the room and creature comforts like a soft cushion and water should be placed at the other end of the room. When it is ready to do its business the litter tray will be the most appealing option if it is clean and set as far as possible from its food and living space.

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  1. Kharla Jolly

    On May 1, 2012 at 8:40 pm

    Good information for cat owners, thanks for sharing!

  2. SharifaMcFarlane

    On May 1, 2012 at 10:00 pm

    You’re welcome :-)

  3. indianwriting

    On May 2, 2012 at 2:47 am

    good tips for training the feline companion

    :)

  4. Eunike

    On May 2, 2012 at 5:56 am

    It is new info for me

  5. SharifaMcFarlane

    On May 2, 2012 at 8:01 am

    Hi Eunike.

  6. Safa

    On May 2, 2012 at 10:03 am

    Cute little kittens. Useful article for people keeping cats

  7. SharifaMcFarlane

    On May 2, 2012 at 9:52 pm

    Thanks Safa

  8. SharifaMcFarlane

    On May 2, 2012 at 9:54 pm

    @Indianwriting
    :-)

  9. LCM Linda

    On May 2, 2012 at 11:45 pm

    Great advice. Early and good training is important.

  10. yes me

    On May 7, 2012 at 9:36 am

    Those naught naughty kittens, I hope they have their mittens…
    cheers for that one too Sharifa

  11. papaleng

    On May 8, 2012 at 3:40 am

    Good tips for cat owners.

  12. SharifaMcFarlane

    On May 8, 2012 at 4:38 pm

    Thank you

  13. SharifaMcFarlane

    On May 8, 2012 at 5:01 pm

    @Matt
    Lol

  14. jennifer eiffel01

    On June 19, 2012 at 11:03 am

    This is why I am not allowed to have a cat. My mom is afraid it will not go in its litterbox. My aunt wants her to get me a cat. But I do not want a pet.

  15. jennifer eiffel01

    On June 19, 2012 at 11:03 am

    This is why I am not allowed to have a cat. My mom is afraid it will not go in its litterbox. My aunt wants her to get me a cat. But I do not want a pet

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