Cats and kittens generally adapt perfectly to the life of the home and also to soil the litter.
This adaptation phase is normally very simple because even in nature the cat is used to dirtying the feces in very precise points and underground to hide them from other predators.
If your cat does not hide his feces and maybe he does it on the couch on the couch and in other raised areas you have a hygienic and behavioral problem, but don’t think that he does it to spite you, there is always a reason you have to investigate for being able to solve it.
Your kitten may be bothered by some change at home or in the family.
You may have health problems to investigate with your veterinarian, if you suddenly pee around the house and out of the box there may be a problem with stones and cystitis, contact your vet as soon as possible
To avoid problems when the cat or kitten arrives home for the first time, there are some tricks to put into practice:
- Put the hygienic drawer in a quiet and private (but easily accessible) part of the house and do not move it for any reason, keep it away from the space where the cat eats. You can also put the box on the terrace or balcony but make sure that the cat can get there at any time by applying a small door called a cat flap on the glass.
- Show your cat where it is.
- If the first few times you do not use the litter you clean perfectly where it has got dirty (after using soap and water, use a little denatured alcohol to remove the smell) and keep some small residue of its feces to put in the clean sandbox. Since the cat tends to dirty where it smells its feces this will make him want to go wherever you want.
- If the toilet cassette has a lid and door and the cat looks scared or annoyed by the closed box, go step by step: first remove the lid and the lid and let it get used to it, when you see that it is well calmed add the lid WITHOUT the box cover and check that you continue to use it regularly. When he has become accustomed to this change, add the flap and if he uses it without problems, he gives him a nice treat when he has finished and left the box.
- If you have more cats, consider putting more than one toilet bowl in the house.
- Change the sandbox frequently and empty it often from solid and liquid waste, cats hate to get back to dirty where there is already too much dirt and often make it unambiguously understand.
- When choosing the toilet cassette, take into account the size of your cat, a box that is too small is likely to be snubbed or it is easy to put a cat in it but the feces fall out due to obvious measurement problems.
- If your cat is old or has problems with arthrosis and pain, choose a box with low edges to facilitate entry and exit.