- How to teach a cat to the tray
- How to teach a cat to the tray
- How to teach the cat to the tray
To get started, get a tray in a special pet store. They come with a grid and without it. Lattice trays are used more often without fillers, while trays without a mesh and with high sides are designed for toilet with filler. Usually cats love to rummage in the sand after the toilet, burying their tracks. The filler can also be purchased with the tray in the store. They vary in quality and prices. Choose what you can afford. Expensive fillers keep the smell for a long time and absorb moisture well, they need to be changed as they get dirty, and cheaper ones need to be changed more often. Remember that all fillers need to be thrown into the trash bin, not into the toilet. With the filler, it will be easier for you to explain to the cat what is required of it.
After you bring the cat home, he will choose a secluded place somewhere under the bed or in the closet. Do not try to get him out of there, as he meets your apartment and the people and animals living in it. As the adaptation period passes, he will come to you. Place the tray and the food near his secluded place. Later you will put them where you are comfortable.
Introduce your pet to its new toilet. To do this, put the cat in the tray and scratch it with a paw in the filler. During games, as well as after sleeping and eating, take the cat to the tray, reminding him that this is his toilet. If the kitten has done its business in the wrong place, then carefully collect it with a rag or newspaper and put it in the tray. Let the cat smell appear in the tray.
Do not punish the pet with force, do not poke your nose in the puddles, better strictly say "You can not!". Cats are well versed in people's intonation. After such a punishment, take it to the tray and paw it with a paw in the filler. When your pet goes to the tray, praise him with a tender voice, stroke, you can treat something delicious.
Places of puddles in the apartment should be immediately washed with a weak solution of potassium permanganate or vinegar. You can wipe the place with a piece of lemon. Do not use chemicals with chlorine; they attract cats as well as the smell of meat.
It happens that adult cats begin to mark the corners in the apartment, the master's shoes and even his things. Do not think that this way the cat revenges you for something, it just does not like the smell of the things it marks. This may be the smell of a stranger cat on your clothes, or an unpleasant smell of chemistry, or the mating season has come. Expelling someone else's smell, cats leave their and calm down. To solve this problem, you can sterilize the animal and wash the label space in the manner indicated above.
Some helpful tips.
If you took a very small kitten, then you become a mother for him. And you should show him where his toilet is and how to use it. Be patient, for training you will need at least two to three days.
If your adult cat has given birth to kittens, then at first she will clean up their feces behind them. And in the future it will show how to use the tray. Kittens learn from their mothers and from each other, so there should be no problems.
If you sheltered a cat from the street, then it is better to use sand instead of filler at first. This is important because, outside the house, this cat, most likely, buried his affairs in the ground. This will reduce the time to teach the cat to the tray.
If you took an adult cat or a cat, then ask the owners of his tray. And do not forget to ask what kind of filler was used in the toilet. Cats are very picky, and, getting used to one type of filler, it is very difficult for them to get used to another.
If you already have one cat, and you have brought another kitten, then it will be easy to teach the baby. Put their trays nearby, and over time the kitten will begin to imitate the older cat.
Love your pets, and they will reciprocate.
What preparations need to be made before the kitten
Before moving the kitten to a new home, it is in your interest to prepare all the conditions for the pet. Be sure to purchase a bowl for water and food, a few toys and a variety of treats. It is better that from the first day in the new house the kitten has a sunbed and a scraper. Both accessories can be bought at the pet store or made at home.
Tray filled with filler should be in the place of your choice at the time of arrival of the kitten. Be sure to stock up with moisture absorbing diapers, because on the first day, the kitten may forget where the tray is or ignore it.
Important! If there are several animals in your house, everyone should have their own tray, otherwise the youngest will give way to the older one and hide to go to the toilet.
If you are not sure that you can monitor your pet all day, it is better to have a carry on hand. Close the baby every time when you can not follow him. Even at a small age, kittens instinctively do not go to the toilet in the nest.
The isolation time should not be too long, as small kittens cannot tolerate more than 10 minutes.
Choosing a tray and kitty kitten
The most important step in the effective taming of the pet to the "toilet discipline" - is the choice of the tray. Modern manufacturers provide a wide range of cat tray models. Recently, special trays with interchangeable cassettes that mimic the ground have become very fashionable. For primary schooling such an accessory is not suitable.
The entire range of cat litter trays combines the following characteristics:
- The form - the most common type of trays available in the shape of a rectangle. Oval, hexagonal and round trays are available as an additional assortment.
- Side height - Trays are usually divided into low, medium and high. Low trays are suitable for kittens, medium for small cats, tall for large pets.
- Kaymka rim - in some trays, the bead is folded in the opposite direction, which prevents the cat from throwing out the filler from the tray during the instillation of feces. If you choose such a model, carefully look at whether the rim is removed. If the beads are solid and curved, this tray will be very inconvenient to wash.
- Grid - almost all trays are completed with nets, which can be easily removed. The mesh implies a more economical use of the filler; it is filled up only at the bottom to absorb urine. The filler is usually not poured onto the net, so that the cat does not scatter it, burying the stool.
- Cap - some models of trays are covered with spacious covers, creating a closed and safe space. These trays look aesthetically pleasing in the home, but not for all cats.
Important! Choosing the first tray for a kitten, make sure that he can easily climb over the side. The grid for the first time is better to remove. It is important to pay attention to the bottom of the tray, as it should not stagger or slide.
The next thing you need to choose is filler. Usually, pet stores offer to choose one of three options:
- Pressed sawdust - a good, inexpensive filler, but it is wiser to use it when the cat is already accustomed to the tray.
- Sand of different factions - for a kitten, you must choose the finest sand as possible, with a minimum dust content, without fragrances or any other additives.
- Silica gel - the most expensive and convenient filler, well absorbing smell and moisture. Silica gel does not stick to the paws, has no sharp corners, it is easy to clean and not necessary to replace completely. Silica gel is not suitable for primary training for the tray.
Tip: if you picked up a kitten on the street, it may be more comfortable for him to go to the toilet not in the filler, but in the ground (sold in flower and hardware stores).
Tray with or without filler?
Many owners hesitate in choosing a filler. At first, the owner does not pay attention to costs, if he uses an expensive filler, for example, silica gel.
After some time, some people think about teaching the cat to walk on a tray without filling. Moreover, with the filler everything is also not so simple, the cat may refuse to go to the tray, if:
- The filler layer is too thick - the paws get stuck, creating a feeling of shakiness.
- The filler has an odor.
From the point of view of the pet's instinctive desires, there should be a filler in the tray. In nature, cats dig their feces into the ground to hide the smell and protect themselves from the attacks of larger predators.
Domestic cats bury feces instinctively and can avoid a dirty tray, because it exudes the same smell. The tray must be cleaned at least once a day. However, if you use fillers that absorb moisture and odor, the tray can be cleaned once every 2-3 days.
Important! When training to the tray filler must be used without fail!
If you decide to tame a pet to go to the tray without a filler, it needs to be cleaned and washed every time the cat goes to the toilet.
If this rule is ignored, the following consequences are possible:
- The cat will avoid the tray because it does not like to wet the paws.
- The cat will be intimidated by a strong smell, which will make the tray an unsafe place.
- The cat will avoid the tray so as not to stain the wool.
If you are determined to get rid of the filler, you must purchase a tray with a removable mesh. This model allows the cat not to wet the paws, after emptying the bladder. Feces should be removed with a spatula, and the mesh should be thoroughly cleaned.
Tip: Do not use strongly smelling products when washing the tray. Many owners believe that bleach disinfects the tray and makes it safer for the pet. In fact, bleach has a very strong and acrid smell that makes the pet avoid the tray.
How to teach a kitten to the tray for 1 day
If you buy a kitten from a breeder, he will be accustomed to the tray, as he will acquire new skills from his mother and litter mates. As soon as you bring the kitten to a new house, lower it to the floor next to the tray.
Do not interfere with the pet to get used to the new home, let it carefully sniffs all the objects of interest. For the first time, it is absolutely not recommended to place things that have a distinct smell near the tray, for example, household chemicals or shoes.
Usually, kittens have the urge to urinate and empty the bowels within 10–30 minutes after eating. As soon as the kitten feels the urge, he will begin to worry, spin in place, dig the floor, meow, etc.
Gently pick it up and drop it in the tray. Watch the kitten until it goes to the toilet. Be patient, because the first "toilet feat" can take 20-40 minutes.
When the kitten goes to the tray, do not change the filler for several days. It is important that the tray gets an individual smell that will serve as a guide for the kitten. If you need to leave the baby alone, close it in a room with bowls and a tray.
Remember! Up to four months of age kittens can ignore the tray simply because they did not have time to reach it.
Training a street kitten in 1 month and older - nuances
If you picked up a street kitten, it is important to know a few nuances that will help you in the process of education. Kittens are on the street for two reasons - they were thrown out or they were born there.
- If the kitten was home and thrown out, he is most likely accustomed to the tray.
- Kittens that were born on the street are fully oriented towards the mother and learn from her all the necessary skills. Since the recovery of needs within the nest threatens all offspring, the kittens shout loudly, summoning mom when they want to go to the toilet.
With a sonorous squeak and excitement, the baby will show you that he has urge to urinate or empty his bowels. In this case, take the kitten gently in your arms, transfer it to the tray and soothe it with light, stroking movements.
If the kitten is not yet 1 month old, he may not go to the toilet on his own. In this case, the situation will correct the massage of the abdominal cavity and genitals with the help of warm, moist, cotton sponge.
Note that trays are closed and open.
Both models have their pros and cons. On the one hand, the closed tray gives the animal a sense of solitude. On the other - the walls retain odors and the cat may refuse to use, in his opinion, a tray that is not clean enough. In addition, large animals in such a tray is not very convenient to turn around and bury traces of their vital activity.
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Open trays are also of different types: with a grid, without a grid, with high and low sides. A tray with high edges is good for an adult animal who likes to rummage through a filler too vigorously and throw it in all directions. A little kitten at the stage of training will not be easy to climb into such a tray.
But a low tray with a grid can be very useful. The filler in this model is poured under the removable part and does not come into contact with the paws. Perhaps your kitten will not immediately object to the grid, and if it turns out that it is vital to rummage through the filler, the upper part can be removed permanently or temporarily.
However, with such trays, you can do without any fillers. Just need to pour out urine each time and rinse the pot.
There are also special lining on the toilet, which are good for all but one: they are not suitable for small kittens, pregnant cats and old or sick animals. But if you really like the idea to teach the animal to the toilet and not to bother with the filler, you can try this cover when the kitten grows up.
Many of these linings are systems of gradual training to the toilet: they use rings of different diameters, which are removed as the animal gets used. In some of them (for example, in this) you can first fill the filler. Which system is suitable for your pet depends on its preferences.
Finally, there are fully automatic cat litter that care for themselves and is therefore very comfortable and hygienic. But such a miracle of technology is quite expensive. In this case, there is a chance that it will frighten or simply not like your pet.
Take care of a spare tray
This happens infrequently, but nevertheless be prepared for the fact that some cats prefer to urinate in one tray, and to defecate in a big way - in another. If you live in a house or apartment with several floors, a cat toilet should be on each.
And of course, if you have several cats, each one should have its own tray.
Choose a suitable place
The place of cat litter should be easily accessible, comfortable and fairly quiet. It is better not to put the tray in the farthest corner of the house: in case of emergency, the kitten may not have time to reach it.
And do not place the tray next to the food and water bowls. Cats do not shit where they eat and drink.
Choose a filler without dust, lumps and odor
Today, almost every pet store can buy mineral, wood, corn, silica gel and even paper fillers with a color indicator. In general, they cope with their function, so the final choice depends on the personal preferences of the owner and the animal. But at the potty training stage you should pay attention to some important points.
It is recommended to use a filler, from which there is little or no dust, as it can cause discomfort in a kitten when inhaled. It is also not recommended to begin toilet training with a lumpy mineral filler, because your pet will almost certainly taste it, and this can cause severe constipation.
Try to buy products of widespread brands. Perhaps your pet will get used to a certain type of granules and refuse to use the toilet, if suddenly the store does not have that filler.
Silica gel filler also may not like either you or the kitten, as when burrowing it rustles quite loudly. The small corn filler sometimes sticks even to dry paws and spreads throughout the house.
It is better not to buy a filler with a smell, as a strong perfume can scare the animal away and it will start looking for an alternative place for the toilet.
Therefore, it is better to buy pressed sawdust as the first filler, and then, if you want, try other options.
Clean the tray regularly
If your kitten is just beginning to get used to the toilet, it makes sense to leave some wet filler or excrement in the tray as a reminder of where the toilet is in the house.
As soon as the animal gets used, everything will need to be cleaned, as a dirty pot can cause puddles and piles in inappropriate places. It is enough 1-2 times a day to remove the used filler from the tray with a shovel and put a new one in its place plus wash the container once a week with warm water with a mild detergent and no strong smell.
If you have a double tray, regularly remove feces from it. If possible, wash the mesh after each use of the toilet. Well, follow the purity of the filler.
The nozzle on the toilet must first be cleaned and washed in the same way as a regular tray. Если вы используете систему приучения к унитазу с кольцами, то убирать скоро станет нечего. Диаметр её колец постепенно увеличивается и в итоге животное научится пользоваться унитазом без насадки.
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Дайте малышу привыкнуть к запаху и осмотреться. Let the kitten sit for a while or lie down in a tray for a few minutes. It's okay if immediately after this pet does not use the toilet.
Put the kitten in the tray every time after eating, sleeping, playing, or if a lot of time has passed since the last departure. Also, immediately replant the animal in the tray if it crouches with obvious intentions elsewhere. Try playing with the kitten next to the pot: after jumping and somersaults, your pet will probably want to ease.
Be patient: some kittens understand why they need a tray, almost instantly, others need a little more attention and reminders.
Show the kitten what to do
If your pet has never seen a tray, you will have to visually demonstrate to him what to do with this item. Of course, you do not need to use the tray in front of a shocked cat - it is enough to show that you can dig. To do this, put the kitten in the tray and rub the filler with your finger.
In no case do not try to teach a kitten to dig, holding his paws. From this, he only scared and the next time will bypass the tray side.
Praise and do not punish
Iron and gently talk with the kitten every time he shows interest in the tray or uses it correctly. Do not shout, do not poke the animal with the muzzle and do not beat him for failures: with this you will only achieve that the toilet will be associated with punishment and the pet will defend the need for hidden corners.
If the kitten left a surprise in the wrong place, put the pile in the tray. This will remind the baby where to go to the toilet, and the smell will be associated with the pot.
Determine the place for the cat tray
First of all, for some reason, the new owners of the kitten tend to put the container in the toilet room. This is a common mistake. First, the kitten should be denied access to other rooms, it would be enough to study the place where the bowl, house, scraper and the owner stand. It is in this room that the cat's toilet is placed temporarily. Just a baby can not doperte to a distant adult toilet.
In the future, the cat will study the neighboring rooms, will move around the apartment more quickly, then the tray is gradually brought closer to the toilet. There it will be convenient to handle their needs, and the place is almost the quietest in the house.
Important! At first, place the tray strictly in sight of the baby, and in the zone of his access.
The proximity of a toilet of a cat and the place of feeding is inadmissible. Cats are cleanly and will not spoil next to their own food and drink.
If the kitten needs to be trained to the tray quickly, then the toilet should be quiet, without drafts and eyes. Of course, the door to the cat's toilet should always be ajar.
Choosing a tray
Not every pot will appeal to a pet. The task of the owner is to choose the optimal convenient option.
The best latrines of cats are made of non-electrostatic plastic - such things are easily washed, processed, cleaned and fit even a fat cat.
A tray with a net is considered the easiest and most convenient, but requires control over cleanliness. Wash capacity up to three times a day, and not all pussies like. However, with high sides such containers are hygienic, and give the cat a sense of protection from prying eyes.
A tall container with a mesh, under which the silica gel filler is scattered. This is a good solution for often missing owners. The volume of filler in 5 cm quietly restrains the smell, and the cat does not hesitate to visit its toilet.
Solid cast or precast pot with filler and high sides. The most optimal option for the price.
Toilet house is loved by almost all cats. Of course, if the toilet in the house is quite small, it will be very difficult to place there also a cat toilet. It takes more time to wash such a structure, but if your pet likes to splash everything around from a standing position, then it is not a pity to spend time, because everything around will remain clean and dry.
Teach the kitten to the tray with a filler
Once in the house, the kitten looks around in fright and starts exploring new horizons of space. It will be strange if a toilet is immediately put under his nose. Let him pass, hide, if he is so comfortable. As soon as the animal feels safe, it will relax. Hunger will expel any little panties from under cover. And here you need to get ready and wait for the moment. Immediately after the end of the feast, the baby is sent to the toilet, sit a little distance away and wait for the result.
First, a curious cat will study the filler, rummaging in it reflexively. Having done the job, he will immediately try to bury the scene of the crime.
For the result, they will surely praise the kitten who has tried, because you correctly accustom him to the tray. A puddle or a handful of people do not rush to clean - the olfactory connection will let the child know where to do all his business.
This procedure will be repeated several times until the reflex is fixed. Thus, toilet training will be easy, and it doesn't matter what breed a cat, a Scot or a British child, or even a naughty Sphynx will be: crumbs quickly understand what is required of them if the owner does everything right.
Although the cat is small, but you need to carefully look at whether he liked the proposed filler.
What cat litter to choose
Perhaps the main requirement for the filler will be the assessment of the cat: if she likes such a product for the toilet, then there will be no problems with it.
The filler change takes place gradually: a new one is added to the old one.
Pet stores offer a sufficient selection of cat litter: wood, mineral, corn, silica gel, paper and color indicator. All goods are functional, so they come from the interested party itself - the cat should be loved by the cat, and the owner should be arranged in terms of maintaining cleanliness around the tray and the absence of odor in the apartment.
For Teaching a kitten to the tray in the apartment they use dust-free fillers that can cause a negative on the part of the pet if inhaled. Lumpy mineral filler is not suitable for kittens — babies will taste this substance, which will cause severe constipation.
Fillers with a smell also do not always receive good reviews. For the first filler will be good wood pressed sawdust.
Teach the kitten to the tray without filler
Watch the movements of the baby: it will be more likely to catch a playful baby, ready to miss the time of the toilet.
You should not rudely plant a baby in a pot, just push him to him from time to time, let him sniff the ground.
Always take the cat to the toilet after eating and sleeping. Zagrebayuschie movement will be done at the level of instincts, even if the grid in the tray.
The one who did the work in the right place is surely praised and stroked.
You can blot the urine with a napkin and leave it under the net - the smell of your own urine will attract the kitty, so she will try again to come back to the tray. After the baby has visited the pot a second time, the tray can be rinsed under running water and put in place.
From what age to teach a kitten to the tray
The experience acquired by a living being in childhood can remain in the memory for a lifetime, creating a long-term plan of action. This sensitive period, in which the foundations of future activities will be laid, cannot be missed. In order to to teach the kitten to go to the tray you need to have time to begin the process in the appropriate period, from two to seven weeks. So, when you need to teach kittens to the tray, we decided.
This is the age of formation of the most important skills and the development of the character of the cat.
Kittens very quickly understand the function of the latrine, and what to do with it. Most importantly, the first acquaintance with the pot passed in a relaxed atmosphere, without stress. Our task is to develop a conditioned reflex, spending for this time.
Toilet placed in a confined space, often this place next to the toilet of the owner. Observations will show whether a pet has discomfort. If everything is in order, then the matter will soon be done, and the owner will have to fix the conditioned reflex with a positive point - to stroke, to speak kindly.
If you punish the animal, then it will begin to hide its "affairs" so that you no longer scold it. Therefore, you need to be patient.
Teaching month kitten to the tray
The farther the cat's age is from the infant, the more difficult it will be to accustom him to the correct place of the toilet. But everything is possible.
To teach a monthly kitten to go to the tray can. If the cat came to you from other owners, you need to clarify what was used for the quality of the toilet and filler. If there were no problems in that house, then you just need to purchase a similar container and filler.
If the previous owners did not teach the cat to the tray, or the street cat, then try to pick up wood or mineral filler, resembling sand.
It is likely that the kitten will appreciate the toilet with a mesh.
An important nuance! Until the kitten learns how to do things in the space provided, access to other rooms should be closed to him.
A kitten can provoke abandoned shoes, so you have to watch the behavior of the animal more closely. Still, you have to accustom the little kitten to the tray, otherwise you can forget about a quiet life.
If the pussy did things elsewhere, leave the toilet there. After some time, the container can be slowly moved in the direction you want.
All places where cat urine has got must be processed!
Does age matter?
Kittens are the same children. Like any kid, a kitten learns everything gradually from his mother. A mother cat living in an apartment can, over time, teach her to spray herself to go to the tray. But when the pet is taken away from the parent, the owners will have to deal with it.
Age matters. It is best to take a kitten when he is 3 months old.then it will be easier to teach him. By this period, the animal already understands the hierarchy of surrounding creatures and is ready to obey those whom he considers stronger than himself.
The sex of the kitten is not important, and the cat and the cat will master the task quickly, if you are correct.
How to choose a tray
The opinion that a little kitten needs a small tray is wrong. These animals grow very quickly.
Trays can be with and without grills. The grille is worn over the filler and allows the pet to wet the feet. The device is convenient, but there is also a minus - by obeying its instinct to bury feces, the kitten will constantly cling to the plastic grill with its claws and may even damage them. The practice of "koshkovodov" shows that the grid is better not to use, but just take a good filler, which immediately absorbs moisture.
If the cat will feel pain, it will not be possible to accustom him to the lattice.
The shape of the container does not matter (there are oval, square, angular), you can accustom to anyone. The protective rim, which is put on the tray on top, will be useful - it will not allow the filler to crumble when your pet carefully removes itself.
Important! It is necessary to pick up a tray for a kitten even before a new family member appears in the house. If the purchase of an animal occurred unexpectedly, it is worth buying everything you need on the same day.
What to take filler
Cat litters are:
- Based on paper and grain waste.
- Silica gel.
The highest quality is silica gel filler, followed by wood. They perfectly absorb moisture and block unpleasant odor. Mineral and clay when wetted seals kitten paws. “Toilets” based on paper and grain waste are also considered good.
Where to put the tray to quickly teach a kitten?
There are two important rules for choosing a place where the pot will stand:
- It should be away from the area where the animal will eat.
- Nothing should prevent the cat from getting to the tray.
You should not put the container in the toilet room with doors that are tightly closed. A child may not have the strength to open such a door and he will do his job anywhere. At least for the first time it is recommended to find such a place, on the way to which the “fluffy lump” will not have any barriers.
It is necessary to choose a zone where is calm enough that the kitten feels comfortable during the "important things". If you constantly rearrange the pot, it will be much more difficult to train.
Stage two - we observe and help
From the first time, a small kitten may not understand where it is necessary to defecate or not to remember a place. But the behavior of the animal can always be understood when it is preparing to ease. The first day you will have to watch your pet closely. As soon as you notice that the kitten began to fuss, dig in some place (sometimes even just on the bare floor), spinning, meowing - he is preparing for the "case". Quickly transfer it to the tray and do not let it get out of it.
The main rule - can not use force (beat, push, poke the kitten) and raise your voice. This can cause fear in the animal. Henceforth, he will associate it with a tray and will be afraid to approach him.
If everything went well and the baby did the right thing, stroke it and say sweet words. Approval will help teach a kitten to go to the tray. Do not immediately remove the feces, let the kitten remember the place by smell.
Stage three - fix
Even if the cat already goes to the tray, he can still put a "surprise" in another place. It is already possible to scold the pet for this, but not much. "Pile" is to shift to the filler and move the kitten to the tray. If it is a pool, blot it with a napkin and also leave it in the tray for a while.
On average, if everything is done correctly, animals will get used to the toilet in 2-3 days.
Kitty ignored the tray, how to teach it?
If the kitten does not go to the tray, despite the fact that you follow all the recommendations, trying to teach him, perhaps he is uncomfortable in this place or does not like the filler. Try moving the container to another room or changing the contents. See if there are a number of smells that scare cats (they do not tolerate any harsh odors, especially citrus).
It is impossible to have automatic air fresheners and other sources of pleasant aromas, but terrible for cats, next to the cat's toilet.
Sometimes the kitten shits where small children were written (on the carpet, sofa, bed). You should not blame him, he just acts according to his instincts, guided by smell. In this case, it is necessary to clean the “marked” place well, otherwise it will be much more difficult to get used to the pot.
There are several reasons for this:
- The sides of the container are too high and it is difficult for him to climb them.
- The pet is still very small and poorly oriented within the boundaries of space.
- He understands that this is a toilet and he has to go here, but he does not like the filler.
Analyze which of the reasons seems most likely to you. It may be worth changing the container, its contents, or simply wait until the crumb grows up a little and will understand better where its toilet boundaries end.
How to teach a kitten to the toilet
What could be better when the cat itself goes to the toilet? No need to buy fillers, change them, wash the pots. Teaching a kitten to the toilet - the process is not simple. While the pet is small, he will not be able to jump to such a height on his own, and there is no sense to put him there forcibly - you will not achieve anything except fear from the animal.
It is worth starting the process when the cat is 5-6 months old. Do it this way:
- Transfer the tray to the toilet room and place it near the toilet.
- When the cat has mastered and will quietly go to the toilet in a new place, start slowly lifting the container. You can put a newspaper under it (magazines, old books) or something else. Once a week, increase the height of the tank a few centimeters.
- Having thus brought the container to the level of the toilet, begin to leave it, for example, at night, right on top: open the lid with the toilet seat and place the tray in space. By this time, your pet should already easily climb onto the raised pot.
- When the cat will quietly walk into the container standing on the toilet, do so: hide the tray for the night, throw a small part of the filler into the toilet. In the morning you can return the tray and leave for the day nearby. Do this first at night. When you see that the cat is sitting quietly on the toilet, do not return the tray.
There are special nozzles on the toilet for cats. They are sold in pet stores. You can easily remove the device when you go to the toilet and put it on again. The first time you can pour a little filler in such a nozzle so that the cat is oriented by smell. Also, the nozzle closes in the toilet water that can scare the cat.
Tip! If you brought a kitten to the house, treat him as an equal member of the family. Animals feel the emotions of people, and the more love they receive, the more they obey.
Useful tips on how to quickly teach a kitten to the toilet
- In pet stores, special aerosols are served, which beat cats off the desire to spoil in a certain space. They treat those areas where the animal often shits, to accustom him to one place.
- Ammonia or acetic acid will help neutralize the smell of cat feces.
- Большие цветочные горшки с землей – привлекательное место для кошек, куда они могут с радостью справить нужду. Если в доме есть такие вазоны, присыпьте верхний слой земли мелкими камушками – цветам это не повредит, и защитит их от «удобрений».
- Держите контейнер в чистоте, кошка не будет ходить туда, где очень грязно.
- If the house or apartment is large, it makes sense to put two pots in different parts of the space and teach them to each.
If you do everything with love and patience, then quickly kitten the kitten to the tray is quite real. Most importantly, in the first days to show maximum attention. Stories about cats shitting because of revenge on their owners are myths. Animals lack feelings like revenge or deep resentment. They can not go there only because of fear or attracted by the smell. Provide your pet with a comfortable environment and quickly get used to the tray.