Litter Training 101

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If you are thinking of adopting a kitten for the first time, you’re probably aware of all the responsibilities that go tidy-catsalong with caring for your new addition. Next to food, litter training is likely at the top of your list of things to take care of after bringing home a kitten. Luckily, litter training a kitten is a relatively simple task, and our friends at Tidy Cats have these tips to help you get started:

  • Cats are instinctively drawn to “go” in litter-like areas, so chances are, your kitten is already trained. All you usually need to do is introduce her to the box.
  • Being prepared with the right supplies is important. Do some research online for tips on how to find the right box. Keep in mind that kittens are tiny and need a box with low sides so they can get in and out by themselves.
  • Tidy Cats KittenSome kittens will try to eat clumping litter. Not only is this an unappetizing choice for a snack, it can clump up in her tummy and cause some serious issues. Choose a non-clumping litter until your kitten is about 4-6 months old.
  • Think about helping your kitten get used to her new home by keeping her in one room for a couple days. Once you’re sure she’s using the box (and it should be pretty easy to tell), you can let her explore more of the house.