To teach a kitten to the tray for 1 day, you need to choose a suitable tray and correctly place it in the home. Do not worry, you will succeed, even if you picked up a street kitten. Step-by-step instructions will help to successfully train a kitten to the tray in 1 day if he is 1 month old.
What you need to have before the appearance of a kitten
Before moving the kitten to a new home, it is in your interest to prepare all the conditions for the pet. Be sure to purchase a bowl for water and food, a few toys and a variety of treats. It is better that from the first day in the new house the kitten has a lounger and a scraper. Both accessories can be bought at the pet store or made at home.
The tray filled with filler should be in the place of your choice at the time of arrival of the kitten. Be sure to stock up with moisture absorbing diapers, because on the first day, the kitten can forget where the tray is or ignore it.
IMPORTANT! IF IN YOUR HOUSE LIVES SEVERAL ANIMALS, EVERYONE SHOULD HAVE A TRAY, OTHERWISE THE YOUNGER WILL SUPPLY THE OLDER AND HIDE TO SHOW IN THE TOILET.
If you are not sure that you can watch your pet all day, it is better to have a carry on hand. Close the baby every time when you can not follow him. Even at a small age, kittens instinctively do not go to the toilet in the nest.
The isolation time should not be too long, as small kittens cannot tolerate more than 10 minutes.
Choosing a tray for kitty
The most important step in the effective taming of the pet to the “toilet discipline” – is the choice of the tray. Modern manufacturers provide a wide range of cat tray trays. Recently, special trays with interchangeable cassettes that mimic the ground have become very fashionable. For primary schooling such an accessory is not suitable.
The entire assortment of cat litter trays combines the following characteristics:
- Shape – the most common type of trays available in the shape of a rectangle. As an additional assortment, oval, hexagonal and round trays are produced.
- Side height – trays are usually divided into low, medium and high. Low trays are suitable for kittens, medium for small cats, tall for large pets.
- Border flange – in some trays, the bead is folded in the opposite direction, which prevents the cat from throwing out the filler from the tray during the process of burying stool. If you choose such a model, carefully look at whether the rim is removed. If the beads are solid and curved, this tray will be very inconvenient to wash.
- Grid – almost all trays are completed with nets that can be easily removed. The mesh implies a more economical use of the filler; it is filled up only at the bottom to absorb urine. The filler is usually not poured onto the net, so that the cat does not scatter it, burying the stool.
- Cover – some models of trays are covered with spacious covers, creating a closed and safe space. These trays look aesthetically pleasing in the home, but not for all cats.
IMPORTANT! CHOOSING THE FIRST TRAY FOR THE KITTEN, ENSURE THAT HE WITHOUT HIS WORK WILL CALL IN THROUGH BORTIK. MESH AT FIRST TIME IS BETTER TO CLEAN. IT IS IMPORTANT TO PAY ATTENTION TO THE BOTTOM OF THE TRAY, BECAUSE IT SHOULD NOT REMAIN OR SLIDE.
The next thing you need to choose is filler. Usually, pet stores offer to choose one of three options:
- Pressed sawdust is a good, inexpensive filler, but it is wiser to use it when the cat is already accustomed to the tray.
- Sand of different fractions – for a kitten it is necessary to choose the most fine sand, with a minimum content of dust, without fragrances or any other additives.
- Silica gel is the most expensive and convenient filler, which absorbs odor and moisture well. Silica gel does not stick to the paws, has no sharp corners, it is easy to clean and not necessary to replace completely. Silica gel is not suitable for primary training for the tray.
How to training a kitten to go to the tray in 1 day
If you buy a kitten from a breeder, he will be accustomed to the tray, as he will acquire new skills from his mother and litter mates. As soon as you bring the kitten to a new house, lower it to the floor next to the tray.
Do not interfere with the pet to get used to the new home, let it carefully sniffs all the objects of interest. For the first time, it is absolutely not recommended to place things that have a distinct smell near the tray, for example, household chemicals or shoes.
Usually, kittens have the urge to urinate and empty the bowels within 10–30 minutes after eating. As soon as the kitten feels like it, he will start to worry, spin in place, dig the floor, meow, etc.
Gently pick it up and drop it in the tray. Watch the kitten until it goes to the toilet. Be patient, because the first “toilet feat” can take 20–40 minutes.
When the kitten goes into the tray, do not change the filler for several days. It is important that the tray gets an individual smell that will serve as a guide for the kitten. If you need to leave the baby alone, close it in the room with the bowls and the tray.
REMEMBER! TO FOUR MONTHLY AGES, KITTENS CAN IGNORE THE TRAY JUST BECAUSE YOU DON’T HAVE DONE TO IT.