can anyone help me,
i am having trouble with my kitten trying to get her to go in her litter box, she goes in it some times but other times well alot of times she goes on the floor. can anyone help me or give me advice on how to get her to go in her litter ?
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can anyone help me, i am having trouble with my kitten trying to get her to go in her litter ... floor. can anyone help me or give me advice on how to get her to go in her litter ?

Pick her up and place her gently in the litter box. Press down on her lower back to show her the sitting position then carefully take one paw and show her how to scratch the litter. Be sure the box is in a quiet place where she won't be disturbed. You didn't say how old the kitten is. Is the box easy for her to get in?
can anyone help me, i am having trouble with my kitten trying to get her to go in her litter ... floor. can anyone help me or give me advice on how to get her to go in her litter ?

Do you only have one litter box? Some cats will not use the same box for both *** and urine (and some will use the same box for both part of the time but not all of the time). I suggest you get a second box and start out with them side-by-side.
MaryL
can anyone help me, i am having trouble with my kitten trying to get her to go in her litter ... floor. can anyone help me or give me advice on how to get her to go in her litter ?

Do you only have one litter box? Some cats will not use the same box for both *** and urine (and some will use the same box for both part of the time but not all of the time). I suggest you get a second box and start out with them side-by-side.
MaryL
other things that come to mind:
If the box is open you may want to try covering it or if covered, take the cover off.
There is a cat attract kitty litter (can't remember the name offhand). You may want to try that.
If the box is close to where the cat eats you may want to move the box or the bowl as they don't like doing both very close together. You didn't mention how long this has been going on. Have you mentioned this to your vet?
can anyone help me, i am having trouble with my kitten trying to get her to go in her litter ... floor. can anyone help me or give me advice on how to get her to go in her litter ?

Lots of good suggestions so far. Here's more...
Does she always go in the same spot? Put a very shallow (no more than an inch high) container there (a large storage box lid might do - it should be at least as long and wide as the cat's body) with a very small amount of litter in it.
If she uses that, she may not like something about the litterbox. Change it.
If she doesn't, she may not like the litter. Try another kind (or even just newspaper in the beginning).
Some cats prefer hooded (covered) boxes. Some hate them.

Some cats prefer scoopable litter because of the finer grains. Some cats hate the smell - try unscented.
You ARE scooping the box daily, right? Try twice daily. She may not like to step in her own excrement.
You didn't use any type of scented or overly strong cleaning solutions on the box when you cleaned it, did you?
IME, using the same type of box and litter as what she had before you got her is helpful.
Praise, praise, praise. Never yell if she makes a mistake - she will only learn to hide it from you by going in corners or under the bed. Sop or pick it up, put it and her in the box, and PRAISE. High-pitched happy voice, pets, and leave her be. If you put her in the box when you are angry, she thinks it is a bad place. Don't do that.

That's all that comes to mind ATM...
Let us know how it goes.

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can anyone help me, i am having trouble with my kitten trying to get her to go in her litter ... floor. can anyone help me or give me advice on how to get her to go in her litter ?

Hi Darren,
You got really really great advice so far... It always depend on the source of the problem as to what solution you will choose. I will share my own experience with you. My younger cat took a long time to go in the litter box for every "business" she had to do. I have enough boxes for 4 cats (one more than the number of cats), in quiet corners, cleaned once or twice a day depending on how much they go... etc etc.

Yet, she was going in my office. So I acted with her a little bit like we do with a 2 years old toddler when we potty train them. When I was home, I would pick her up and put her in the litter box every hour or so or more if she was agitated... you have to observe her behaviour a lot a bit like you do with kids and remind them.. "do you have to pee?").

Sometimes she'd do something, sometimes she'd just step out... The business "out of hte litter box" got a little less cause I didn't give her a chance to do it other places. Then, when she did it in the litter box many times (with praise and scratch scratch and pets pets afterwards) I started to reduce the number of times I would "remind her". And when I did (every 2 hours or so) I didn't pick her up anymore. I encouraged her to follow me, until she'd get to the litter box and I would encourage her to get in it etc...
And I went like that until I noticed she was going by herself always. It took patience and hard work but within a week or two, the problem was solved.
Good luck,
Mia Emotion: smile
Praise, praise, praise. Never yell if she makes a mistake - she will only learn to hide it from you ... you put her in the box when you are angry, she thinks it is a bad place. Don't do that.

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It always amazes me how so very much cats are like humans Emotion: smile

Mia
That's why they are like our "children". Emotion: smile
Mine even throw little tantrums once in awhile. heh

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lol, mine too... and if I leave for more than a day ( I don't live alone, so others take care of them), they ignore me when I come back, for about half an hour and then come for cuddles... Especially one of them, my oldest. lol

Mia
/snip/ gigglesIt always amazes me how so very much cats are like humans Emotion: smile Mia

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