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If this is the first time you welcome a cat in your home, you should familiarize yourself with the fact that this animal is wilder than it might seem at first, and without a doubt, besides being endearing, it is also an impeccable hunter.
Generally the use of the sandbox is not due to a learning process but to a maturation process. From the 4 weeks of life the kitten will begin to use the sandbox instinctively because, as a hunter, the cat needs to hide the smell of its feces in some way so that the possible “prey” do not detect its presence in the zone.
In spite of this, sometimes this process does not occur in such a simple way, that is why in this article we show you how teach a cat to use the sandbox.
The type of sandbox and the location of it and the sand used are key to avoid any problem in the use of sandpit, let’s see how we can make it easier for our cat to urinate and defecate where it belongs:
Sometimes the innate tendency of the cat to use the sandbox does not manifest itself, but this should not worry us, we can solve it using simple tricks:
Each time the cat uses the sandbox we must use positive reinforcement to reward your successes and facilitate their habituation.
In the event that we have used the tips shown above and the cat still does not use the sandbox, thus exceeding the 4 weeks of age (when he starts to develop his instinct), the best thing we can do is go to the vet so that it makes a complete exploration and can thus rule out the presence of any disease.
We also invite you to continue browsing to discover why your cat does not use the sandbox. Maybe that’s how you find the answer.
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