In our house we are big fans of keeping pets. Currently we are owned by 4 cats, 1 rabbit and 7 chickens. Tomorrow we are adopting another chicken who sadly is unable to stay in her current forever home. I have previously owned 3 other cats who are sadly no longer with us. All of these cats apart from two of our current cats, who we adopted last year, have come to live with us as kittens. To me kittens are just cute and cuddly and they all have their own mischievous personalities. Cats are loyal and all of ours have been affectionate lap cats.
One of the hardest things to do is litter train a kitten, or any other animal come to think of it. It’s a steady battle to get them to go in a litter tray once you welcome them in to your home. Then the next thing that is happening is they are grown up teenage kittens who are now let outside in to the big wide world and no longer need an indoor litter tray. During the growing up stage it is essential that you litter train a kitten and obviously the quicker this is done the better. You want your kitten to be secure in her surroundings. You don’t want them to be frightened by every day objects all around them. Your kitten will be frightened enough having been moved from the home it was born in away from her mother and possibly other siblings.
Your first task when litter training a kitten is to get to know the signs that she needs to use the litter tray. This unfortunately can only be achieved by trial and error and getting to know your kittens personality traits. It is important to keep the litter tray clean and for it to be emptied as soon as your kitten has used the tray. The next step to successfully litter train a kitten is to remember accidents happen. It is essential that you try to find out why accidents are happening. It could be something as simple as the litter tray being dirty or perhaps your cat is frightened by something such as the noise of the washing machine if the litter tray is close by. Finally, when litter training a kitten it is imperative that your reward her. This can involve stroking and verbally praising, a new toy or on rare occasions an edible treat.
Whiskas have filmed a number of short you tube videos to help welcome you new kitten in to your family. This is the video about litter training a kitten:
Do you have pet cats/kittens? Did you find it easy to litter train them?