Cats by nature like to relieve themselves on the ground or cat litter, from a young age. At around 21 days of age, if you offer them a litter box, they will use it either because they learn it from their mother or simply by instinct.
For this reason, the cat litter is going to be one of those essential products that you can never miss in your home.
It is recommended that in a household in which several cats live together, each cat have its own litterbox, in order for them to correctly learn the sanitary habits that they will use for the rest of their lives. If your cat has access to the outside, they will also look for the most suitable place.
In this article, we detail the importance of choosing a litter that is appropriate for your cat.
What accessories do we need to care for a baby cat?
Since the kitten begins to relieve himself, he needs to have a personal litter box at home. When we introduce a new baby cat into the house, take it to the litterbox, so that it is located, and then let it roam the house to recognize its new space.
In addition to the litter box, it is very important that we pay attention to the type of litter we put inside. Kittens that are still very young and are learning; do not be surprised that it may be the case that the kitten gets to eat the litter.
For this reason, it is very important to choose a natural product that is not toxic for him. But how can we know what kind of litter is the best for a baby cat?
How to choose the best litter for a kitten?
It is very important to choose a natural product that is not toxic. In the market we can find many types of natural litters that are perfect for baby kittens.
Type of litters
Absorbents composed of clay materials (in most cases sepiolite, you can also find litters composed of other minerals)
Silica that retain moisture very well
Ecological and / or Biodegradable composed of organic materials.
The clumping litters are very useful to remove any residue on a daily basis; they give off less dust than absorbent litters, and are easier to treat.
If your kitten has a tendency to eat the litter, the biodegradable ones will be less dangerous for him, and they produce less waste.
Try the types of cat litter with your pet, until you find the one that best suits him and the needs of your home.
Reasons why cats may reject their litter
There may be several reasons why it can be rejected, however, it is important that the drawer is away from food and water, always in an accessible place. Other reasons can be:
- If the litterbox is not clean, it is advisable to remove the waste daily.
- The litter has large and hard granules, you can replace it with a binder type.
- In the market we can find many versions of cat litter with added perfumes, if the sand is scented, it can bother you since cats have very sensitive noses and will avoid approaching if the smell is very strong.
Whatever type of litter we choose for our kitten, make a good choice, because the litter he gets used to as a child will be the one he will be most familiar with when he is an adult cat. We hope this article has been of interest to you and be sure to visit our blog for more information and advice on cats.