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How do cats know how to use a litter box

People who have never owned or been around cats sometimes imagine that it takes a lot of time and effort to train a cat to use a litter box. We proud cat parents might like to attribute our cat’s use of a litter box to hours of dedicated training, or to our cat’s superior intelligence. However, the truth is that it is relatively simple to teach a cat or kitten to use a litter box because it appeals to their instincts.



1,It's an instinct for a cat to hide her own waste


Lone feral cats will naturally cover their waste without any training; they do so to cover the scent from predators and competitors. In groups of feral cats, dominant cats will often leave their feces uncovered as a way of marking their territory, while cats lower in the hierarchy are expected to cover their waste as a sign of subordination. Since it’s easier to cover their droppings in soft dirt or sand, cats are naturally attracted to this material.

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Cats are fastidious, and in a home, it doesn’t take much prompting for a cat to learn to use a litter box. Provide a clean, roomy litter box in a private location and ensure that your cat knows the location of the litter box. Bring your cat to the litter box and place him or her in the litter box a few times, especially upon your cat’s awakening from a nap, or after mealtimes when your cat is most likely to need to “go.” That’s about all it takes for most cats to get the message that this is where to deposit their waste. In a household, a cat is considered a subordinate member, so most indoor cats will automatically cover their feces. However, in a multi-cat household, it is not uncommon for the more dominant cat to leave his or her feces unburied.

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2,Training cats to use a letter box requires patience


Some cats are timid and nervous when they just come to the new environment. If they still go to the corner of the house to excrete, remember to take toilet paper to suck up the cat's urine and put it in the litter box, then put the cat's feces in, and then take up the cat's two front paws to cover up the feces. But you don't know much about it at the beginning of training. You may always climb out of the little box and have resistance. Don't be impatient at this time. Be patient.

Don't press its nose on the top of the excreta, so it may be attracted by the smell, and instead, it thinks it can be on the litterbox here. After cleaning the place where it urinates and urinates at home, sprinkle with balm or toilet water. This kind of smell is more exciting. Cats don't like to smell it. When they smell the smell in the litter basin, they will go to the litter box to solve it. So you can learn by yourself soon.


3,How to choose litter and litter box.


I recommend tofu cat litter. It's clean, with less dust and good water absorption. If the dust is big, the cat litter (such as bentonite cat litter, which is cheap) is also easy to irritate the cat's eyes, making the cat unwilling to excrete in it. If the litter pan is too small, the cat will urinate everywhere sometimes, so when we buy a litter pan, we directly buy a large one. The cat grows very fast in six months. If the litter pan is too small, it will be embarrassing. There are closed cat litter basin and semi closed type. Some cats are picky about it, while others don't care. You can give them all a try. Closed type can better protect the privacy of cats. They may like it better.


4,You can use food or its favorite toys to induce cats to use a litter box.


 This method is more suitable for kittens. Reward the cat is to make the cat can make the right action, reward and compulsion should be combined for the cat to have the effect. When we find that cats have bad habits, we can appropriately use some punishment means to make cats have fear and irritable feelings about training.

It's better to start training use a letter box when the cat is 3 months old, because the cat is still young at this time, so it's easier to train. The training time can be chosen before feeding the cat, because the hungry cat is willing to be close to people and is very obedient. At this time, food is very attractive to the cat and it is more comfortable to train.


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