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Old August 18th, 2009, 12:53 AM
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Kinda random but...

When you get a kitten.. Does it Automatically know that it has to go in the litterbox or is there some wierd way to train them? (Cant see how you train that :S)


Told ya it was random.. Snce i dont have a kitten nor plan on having one n the next 2 years.. But I was curious
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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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Old August 18th, 2009, 08:45 AM
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For both of mine all I had to do was put them in the box. They got in, looked at me, and did their business right away. Surprisingly enough, it seems almost natural .
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Old August 18th, 2009, 02:08 PM
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Thank you Both I never understood that.. Great explanation Growler!
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Old August 18th, 2009, 02:21 PM
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Kittens have a natural instinct to bury their "business", so it is usually a matter of showing them where a good place for them to be able to do this is. Some kittens catch on much quicker than others, even when they have a momma to show them, ahem, I am talking about Rosebud .
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Old August 18th, 2009, 05:58 PM
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For both of mine all I had to do was put them in the box. They got in, looked at me, and did their business right away. Surprisingly enough, it seems almost natural .
Same for me adammo - when we got the quads, their mom didn't use a box, she was half-feral and went in the yard. Once they got their little paws in the litter, they went there everytime afterward.

It is kinda funny, much easier than house-breaking most pups.

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Old August 18th, 2009, 10:05 PM
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A boyfriend found my Jaeger in a parking lot at all of maybe a month old (maybe less)...she used the litter box from the start

She used to hide in it...burrow her way right down and I would see half a kitty in there on the way to the kitchen...two big eyes LoL!
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