After your kitten consumes food or water she ll have to poop and pee within about 10 minutes. Cats like to turn and scratch around in the tray.
Cats aren t fond of climbing into a smelly dirty box to use the bathroom so it s not all that surprising some cats choose to find another place to go.
How to get a kitten to use the bathroom. Rub it slowly and gently on the areas where he excretes. Stimulate the kitten with a soft absorbent tissue at each feeding stimulate the kitten to use the bathroom. To get things moving massage the kitten s private parts with a warm moist cotton ball.
You can also use warm water moistened cotton balls or gauze to help a kitten poop. The gentle circles mimic the mother cat s tongue and stimulates the kitten to empty her bladder and whenever necessary her bowels. These can be hard to find so improvise with an oil drip tray it makes a great litter box.
For the ultimate bathroom experience opt for a tray that is at least 1 5 times as long as the cat. To do this you will need to wet a washcloth or soft towels with warm water and slowly stroke it over the genital and anal areas of the. Dip a new rag in a bowl of clean warm water and massage the kitten again.
Do not use a washcloth that you use in the kitchen or for washing your face. Other ideas for larger boxes include concrete mixing trays and under the bed storage containers. Just like you did before feeding time you should massage him for about one minute or until he eliminates whichever comes first.
Scoop and change it once a day and clean it once a week with baking soda or unscented soap. Apply no more pressure than you would need to wipe a human baby s eyelid. Use no more than 1 to 2 inches of unscented litter.
Use a soft absorbent disposable cloth tissues or toilet paper work great avoiding harsh products like heavy paper towels which could irritate the kitten s skin. Most cats do not like litter box liners or hoods. In multiple cat households some cats claim a box as their own and may even intimidate another cat about using it.
Stimulate the kitten so that it urinates and defecates. Cats like to go to the bathroom in private and they naturally are attracted to areas where they can bury their leavings. After feeding take her directly to her litter box area and leave her alone.
Cats can develop an aversion to scented litter. Use a washcloth that can be designated for pet purposes only.