|Purred: Thu Feb 25, '10 2:29am PST |
|After becoming a breeder and being responsible for kittens from the moment they are born, I can say that it takes some kittens a while to figure out what a litter box is meant for. Momcat is said to teach them--but nooo, my kittens kept leaving Tootsie-Rolls and mysterious wet patches on the floor until I figured out that they didn't understand the meaning of a litter box. I have a kitty playpen (with a roof) that I keep my kittens in, from the time they start leaving Momcat's side to the time that they seem to have been toilet-trained, and for the first week or so, I put Momcat in there, too, so she can continue nursing them and also show them what a litter box is for. Even so, not a few kittens find the litter box a splendid place to take a nap, even when it hasn't been cleaned. Kittens...
Oh, and I forgot to add that it can take between 2-3 months for kittens to be toilet-trained. My kittens are Maine Coons and on the intelligent side, but each litter so far has taken around 3 months for every kitten to "get" the idea of the litter box. Don't lose hope!
Edited by author Thu Feb 25, '10 2:31am PST
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