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Old August 18th, 2009, 02:16 AM
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The kitten's mother teaches them to use the litterbox usually around 4 weeks old

When you bring a litter-trained kitten or a cat home you just need to show them where the box is.

If the kitten was never litter-trained you place the kitten in the box about 1/2 hour after each meal or play session and take the kittens' paws and rub them in the litter using a scratching motion. Never restrain a kitten in the litterbox (makes them not want to go anywhere near it) but allow them to jump in & out. You can also stimulate interest in the litter by stirring it - helps to get them into digging in it and putting a small amount of poop in the litter box shows them what is expected of that area.
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