PLEASE HELP!! Kitten won't use litter box!!
Reply To: bharrelson63
Some things to consider, if you have already not:-unscented litter-Kittens tend to cry and run urgently towards a hiding spot when needing to go potty. Try keeping an eye out for this, and intervening at the appropriate time, gently coax him to, or place him in the box. All cats like a little privacy, so you may want to give some space while watching but stay close until the deed is done- Kittens tend to hide behind furniture when they need to go potty, so try putting the litter box in a hiding place, to make him more comfortable. ( if you have alot of feline friends, perhaps get another box for this?)-Cats don't like to eat and drink in the same vicinity where they go to the bathroom, so keep the litter box and food/water in separate rooms-To ensure cats feel safe, make sure they have plenty of vacating options
from the litterbox. Because cats are natural predators, they also are
natural prey, so they need escape routes available to them when going to
the bathroom- If you have multiple cats in your household, keep litterboxes spread throughout
the house to prevent any one cat becoming territorial over a litterbox
and bullying others away from it. The number of litterboxes is also important to halting inappropriate elimination issues.I've followed all the proper steps, so why does my cat still refuse to use the litterbox?Your
cat may associate the litterbox with negative experiences. Cats suffering from urinary
tract diseases, for example, may associate the litterbox with pain and
discomfort and therefore avoid using it. In drastic cases such as these,
changing as many of the environmental factors
associated with the litterbox as possible, such as a new location, size,
shape and the smells surrounding the litterbox. Continue to work with
your veterinarian on different changes and consider consulting a
behaviorist to devise a solution. Hope the lilguy find harmony with the box, and a loving happy home aswell(:Goodluck
Reply To: knowellynx
Also, as far as your carpet goes,you have probably thought of this but what about keeping him in an un-carpeted area like the kitchen?
Or, you know, buying a tarp to put down.
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