In the first few weeks of life cats will begin to use the litter box particularly if they observe their mother doing the same thing.
If they are going to the toilet outdoors, it is natural for them to cover up after they have finished.
For new kittens you need to supply them with a litter box as they will need to be kept inside the house until they become accustomed to their new home.
Fill a box with cat litter to a sufficient depth that will allow them to dig, approximately 2 inches, and put the box in a quiet place where they don’t feel like they are being observed as some kittens can get quite embarrassed if they think people are looking at them while they are going to the toilet.
You should regularly remove any wet litter and droppings, and ensure that the cat litter remains clean at all times otherwise the kitten won’t be inclined to use it.
When you have more than one cat using the litter box you’ll need to clean it a lot more frequently as they will tend to go more often, as cats like to mark over each other in a similar manner as they do with marking their territory.
If you find that your cat or kitten is not using its litter box as it should there are several reasons why this could be happening.
The most obvious reason is that the litter is not cleaned enough.
Alternatively the litter box might be in a location that the cat is not happy with and putting it in a more private place could resolve the problem.
If litter boxes sound like too much hard work, why not train your cat to use your toilet.
Aged or incontinent cats might require a visit to the vet to see if they can solve the problem and sick cats will often not bother going to the litter box.
Sometimes it can just be a behavioral problem with your cat and this will need to be resolved with proper action and the correct training techniques.
Cats on heat will also spray in order to attract mates and the only remedy for this is neutering.
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