Our 1 year old Persian cat had a litter of kittens and just after they were born and just after they left for new homes,

We have tried scolding her, rubbing her nose in it, smacking her, giving her more attention so she doesn't feel jealous, changing the litter more often etc. Nothing is working and I can't put her outside all day to do her business as she's on heat again and we don't want her getting pregnant.

Asked by Member 1109917 on May 8th 2012 Tagged cattraining, littertraining, kittens, badbehaviour in Behavior & Training
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Izadore (Izzie)

First of all, you need to have your cat spayed. NOW. There are way too many kittens in the world today and by continuing to let her mate, you are taking homes away from kittens already in shelters. Secondly, there is NEVER a good reason for "smacking", rubbing her nose in her mess or yelling at her. If you then give her more attention, you're just confusing her. She's thinking, "Do they love me or hate me?" She has her own reason for what she's doing, and showing anger toward her will only make it worse. You are adding to her stress. She may miss her kittens. She is on a hormonal roller coaster, going into heat, getting pregnant, delivering, going into heat, getting pregnant, get the picture. Plus, if she is an outside cat, a lot of cats, when they come inside, just go wherever b/c that's what they do outside. Your cat, when she is spayed, should have a complete exam to rull out health concerns.She should be vaccinated.

Izadore (Izzie) answered on 5/9/12. Helpful? Yes/Helpful: No 1 Report this answer


You should never hit your cat or rub her nose in her waste. Why haven't you gotten her spayed yet? I'm sorry to say this, but it doesn't sound like you have a clue on how to care for cats. Please read up on cat care & the health risks for not spaying & about how their are already too many cats & dogs out there without you making more.

Twinkle answered on 5/10/12. Helpful? Yes/Helpful: No 0 Report this answer