|How To Train A Kitten To Defecate in His Place?|
1. buy supplies
a. Choose a large shit box.
There is a small box for a kitten, but a kitten will grow so fast that not long after you introduce it to the box, you have to replace it again. If you change the shit box, you have to teach the cat again, so we recommend starting with the box you'll be using for a long time.
- Cats have no trouble getting into the big dirt box as long as one side is low enough so he can step inside. If you find a good box but are not sure if the kitten can climb into it or not, use wood or other surface material as a sloping footing. Paste it into the side of the litter box with masking tape, and release it when your kitten is old enough to enter without the help of the footing.
b. Select the closed shit box.Some dirt boxes have lids around them. This dirt box is perfect for holding back sand and cat excrement as well as obstructing the smell to get out if you live in a small place. Some cats also feel protected by a closed box like that.
- Make sure the covered litter box is large because the cat needs a room large enough to spin comfortably in it. Most cats have a habit of sniffing dirt before burying it. Therefore, the dirt box should be big enough for him to do it.
- Some cats dislike closed boxes when first introduced to them. You can simplify this transition by releasing the door until your cat gets used to the box.
c. Buy sand for a kitten.There are many types of sand that can be selected and any sand can be used for most adolescent or adult cats (8 months and up). Choose sand that as much as possible do not have dust because the dust can irritate the lung of a cat. Some of these factors can be a consideration when choosing a sand cat:
- Use sand that is not fragrant if possible. It is possible that kittens and cats do not like the fragrant sand. If the aroma is too strong, it might even waste water somewhere else.  In addition, some scents may irritate the nose and the eyes of a cat or cause problems for cats that tend to have respiratory problems.
- Try using sloping sand or scoopable litter. Sand that can be dragged into a popular choice because cat litter is removed easily. There is anxiety that cats can get sick from consuming this slathered sand, but there is little evidence or even no evidence at all to confirm it.
- Select cat sands that are widely available. Some cats get used to certain sand and can not recognize the litter box if it does not contain the same sand.
d. Purchase tools for plastering and cloth.The last thing you have to prepare to train your cat to defecate is a grease tool to remove the dirt from the litter box and the cloth that is placed under the box to prevent cat sand from splattering on the floor of your house.
2. Introducing Dirt Boxes of Kittens
a. Place the box in a quiet place.
Do not put in an area that often passes like a kitchen or front area of the house. The ideal place to put a shit box is a place that is easily accessible, not too crowded, and free of noise that can suddenly appear and frighten your kitten.
- Although a laundry room is a popular choice for putting a box of dirt because it is less frequent compared to other areas in most homes, a sudden noise from a washer or dryer can startle your kitten and make it dare not to use a dirt box.
- We recommend that the shit box is in an area where your kitten spends a lot of time. The kitten should be able to see the box at any time so he can use it whenever it is needed.
- Adult kittens and cats love a little privacy. If they have no privacy, they might wastewater on the couch or in another hidden corner.
- If you are just starting to train a kitten but have to move the box of dirt, do it slowly, a few meters each day. Moving a box to a different room the next day can confuse your kitten and lead him to poop somewhere else. You can put a bowl of food in the place where the box was located because most cats are reluctant to defecate where they eat.
b. Put the kittens in the sandbox with the sand.
When you bring the cat home, put him in the box so he can get used to the smell and the sensation. Let him spend a few minutes there, though he does not feel the need to throw the water away. Keep your cat in the shit box after he eats, wakes up, or at other times when you feel he has to relieve himself. In addition, if he squats in a place other than a dirt box, move him into the shit box immediately.
- Some kittens will immediately understand the function of the litter box and do not need to be taught further. Some other cats should be put into the stool box as often as ten times a day before they know it.
- You should not try to "show" how to dig your kitten the way cats do to bury it because it can scare her. So, you should avoid the desire to grab his hand and help him bury the dirt.
c. Use praise, not punishment.
When your kitten is used to using a shit box, praise him every time he does it by stroking it and making a soothing sound. Do not punish him when he's in the box because he might feel he's in the box for punishment.
- Kittens do not like if their nose is rubbed in the mess they make outside the shit box. If the pits out of the box, make him sniff his shit, then lift him gently and put it in the shit box so he knows where to go if he wants to take a bowl.
- Never hit or snap a cat to punish him. He might even be afraid of you.
d. Provide enough droppings.
If possible, we recommend that you provide a box of dirt for each cat at home, plus an extra drop box.
- For example, one kitten should have 2 boxes of dirt. If you have three cats, you should provide four boxes of dirt.
e. Try to lock it in a certain period.
When you just bring the kitten home, you should lock it in a small area for the first few weeks. This can help him slowly familiarize himself with his new environment and provide easy access to his shit box and help to minimize or limit areas where he can relentlessly urinate.
- You should lock the kitten in an area without carpet so you can easily clean up when he urinates carelessly.
- Place the litter box, cat food, and bed at the opposite end of this confinement area.
3. Keeping Kitten Kids Convenience
a. Clean the shit box every day.
Kittens do not like to waste water in dirty areas. If you do not replace the sand in the dirt box, your kitten will look for a cleaner place like a carpet and throw water there.
- Scrap dirt and get rid of the box to clean the litter box. Place the impurities in a small bag, bind the bags and discard them.
- You can leave a small piece of dirt in the litter box (by replacing it with a routine) in the first few weeks. This helps the kitten to recognize the function of the box.
You should clean the litter box thoroughly about once a week. Remove the contents of the dirt box and clean it. When the box is empty, wash it with a harmless cleaning liquid (or warm soapy water), then rinse the box, dry it, and fill it with clean sand.
b. Clean the whole box of dirt regularly.
- You can be tempted to let sand that can be scraped longer than a week because of its use makes you easy to dispose of cat litter. However, such sands should also be thrown away and replaced routinely.
c. Clean the place where your cat throws the water indiscriminately.If your kitten or cat is pooping outside the shit box, make sure you clean the area thoroughly and get rid of all traces of urine or feces. This reduces the possibility of your cat returning to the toilet in the same place.
d. Try to get rid of the large plant pots from inside the house.If you find your kitten using the soil in the pot to pee, you should remove the pot or cover the ground with tin foil while he is still learning to pee in place. The kittens buried their shit instinctively so they could be attracted to the soil or the sandy area. Make sure the litter box you provide is the only place in the house where they want to dispose of water.
e. Feed your kittens at scheduled times.This can help you predict when he needs to use the shit box. Usually, kittens feel like to urinate 20 minutes after eating. When you feel he wants to pee, bring him closer to the shit box and let him climb up.
TipsAlong with the growth of your kitten, you also have to put more sand in the amount. When your kitten is six months old, you should start putting sand as high as 5 to 7.5 cm in the box.
- It would be better if your house has a ceramic or wooden floor because it is easier to swab the urine.
- If you have a house or apartment that is large enough, maybe you can provide some boxes of dirt. Thus if your kitten is going to defecate, he will use a dirt box instead of another area in your home. When your kitten is getting used to the shit box, you can start reducing the amount of litter box provided.
- If your kitten seems to mind using his shit box, make sure he can access the box easily or try replacing it with different sand, especially if the sand you used before was fragrant.
- Replace sand slowly. If you feel compelled to change the type of sand used, try to change it slowly from one sand to another by mixing the new sand with the old one and gradually increasing the amount of "new" sand in a period of about two weeks.
- Make sure your kitten has been vetted by the veterinarian to ensure his health. Some diseases cause adult kittens and cats to behave differently in bowel problems.
- Give dry food or a little wet especially for kittens.
- A common reason why kittens excrete outside the shit box is that the owner punishes them for littering. The kitten also felt uncomfortable to defecate (especially in the open) for fear of being punished and finding a hidden place. Therefore, never punish your kitten for littering because it can complicate the problem.