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Kitten toilet problems!

Discussion in 'Cat Training and Behaviour' started by Kirsty Louise haupt, Sep 8, 2019.


  1. Kirsty Louise haupt

    Kirsty Louise haupt PetForums Newbie

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    Hi all

    New to all this kitten stuff so bare with me.

    Long story short. We have a 12 week old kitten from a foster home. Anyway... we have given her a forever home with us day 4!

    She likes to do her business around our living room. Bare in mind we have an 18 month old little girl. It's really hit and miss. Teeny will sometimes do her stuff in litter tray and other times she wont.

    We have bought the odour spray which I'm hoping will eliminate her from doing this. But I'm now at a loose end.

    We are using wood pellets for her litter tray.

    Thanks for reading.
     

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    chillminx PetForums VIP

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    Hello @Kirsty Louise haupt and welcome :)

    I would give kitty 2 open litter trays and a fine granular litter. If it is a clay based litter it must be non clumping in case she were to lick any off her paws when grooming. If it is cereal based then a clumping litter would be OK. Most cats love Cats Best Oko Plus or Worlds Best. Not all cats like wood pellet litters.

    As it is only day 4 of kitty being with you, it would be better to confine her to one room - her "safe" room - with all she needs. Make this a room that's big enough for you to spend lots of time with her, i.e. not a bathroom.

    She may be soiling around the house because she is overwhelmed by her new environment. As she was from a foster home it is likely she was in a pen most of the time or confined to one room of the foster carer's home. That would be normal procedure. So she needs time to adjust.

    I wouldn't allow her out of her safe room until she is using her litter trays every time. Once this happens then rather than move either of the trays, add another tray elsewhere in the house.
     
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