How to teach an adult cat to the tray?
Cats – being wayward. And character they have, frankly, strong. Despite the natural intelligence and ingenuity, these animals often suffer because of our own stubbornness and unwillingness to put up with the rules established by man. For example, they ignore prepared for latrine tray and hard defecate in the place that you choose for yourself.
Most cat owners do not have this problem, when the animal lives in the house almost from infancy, and at the same age, it was accustomed to the tray (kittens are generally easy to train to walk in the tray). If your house is equipped with an adult cat, which was accustomed to the tray, then most likely, she will quickly realize where in the new house is her toilet and is it properly to use it. However, this may not occur if the change of residence of the animal will cause real stress, and the refusal of the tray will become a form of protest.
Accustomed to the tray and have an adult cat, taken from the streets or just accustomed to walk on the need for freedom, not in a plastic cuvette. Therefore, the question of how to do it, not idle. For many, the refusal of the cat to use the tray becomes a stumbling block in relations with animals. In the result of an unsuccessful human struggle are upremacy in the best case, move to live in the private sector, and at worst actually be on the street. Let’s not argue about the morality of such behavior owners of stubborn cats, and talk about how still try to teach an adult cat to walk in the tray.
Choose a place for the toilet
Cat – being the delicate. As latrines they choose secluded corners, hidden from prying eyes. Therefore, for the tray in the house also need to choose a place. The most appropriate place to put a cat in the apartment will be a bathroom or a toilet, and a balcony (loggia), if it is insulated. Also, don’t forget that the animal at any time should be able to freely come to his toilet. This will allow you faster and easier to accustom your cat or a cat to a new toilet.
Categorically not suitable for toilet kitchen and hallway. First, it is unacceptable from the point of view of hygiene of the apartment. Agree that the toilet (even the cat) have no place in the kitchen where food is prepared or in the hallway where people dress and shoes. Conventionally, a suitable place can be considered a pantry, if it is convenient for you and for your cat. Second, the cat may refuse to use the toilet, where often there are people: it is, as already mentioned, being delicate.
Select the tray
If an adult cat before live in your house, do not know what the tray, then she might like to be sufficiently spacious and comfortable to recognize it as a toilet. What means convenient tray? First of all, deep, and for which it is intended for an adult animal. The depth of the tray should not be less than ten centimeters. This will allow the cat to dig in it to prepare a place for intimacy, and then hide the results. In addition, the high sides of the tray were not allowed to sleep on the floor filler. The width and length of the tray must be sufficient so that the animal in him fully fit.
An alternative tray-cells will be a special house-a toilet that is comfortable to the cat and will facilitate your care of the cat toilet. The fact that these special houses are provided with filters, purifying the air from natural scent that remains after a visit there of a cat. And if you don’t have time to remove the pan, the filter absorbs the smell. Cats also have great pleasure begin to walk on the need, using houses as such toilets are equipped with a roof and walls and completely hide the cat from prying eyes. And place a closed toilet can not only in the bathroom, but even in the hallway – the cat or the cat is not confused.
Accustom the cat to the toilet
Very often animals intuitively understand what is prepared for them the tray. Still, some effort you have to exert to accustom an adult cat to a new toilet. By the way, a common belief that the cat accustomed to the tray easier than the cat is wrong. Yes, of course, a cat driven by the instincts of the male, according to which it needs to mark territory in a known manner. Therefore, very often in a new environment, the animal begins to leave the label. But the cat is more capricious. And if she doesn’t like, she will stubbornly refuse to walk in the tray and choose a seat for the toilet itself. But let’s start in order.
First, you need to follow animals. The cat will want to pee soon after a meal. Though, they can endure for a long time. By the way, to acquaint the cat with the toilet immediately after her arrival in the house. As we have said, animals are often intuitively understand the purpose of the tray. If in your case it happened, the problem is solved: once from the tray, the cat (or the cat) will always use them.
But if the animal did not immediately recognize in the tray your toilet, then wait for when it will arise. Want to the toilet, the cat will begin looking for a secluded place to relieve themselves. Seeing this, pick up the animal, take the tray out and put them in it. Pat, calm down and step back. Most likely, the cat will begin to dig the filler mastitis and in the end will do the job in the tray. If she jumps out of the tray and tries to escape again and again return it into the tray until until it celebrate there need.
Another option. Seeing that the cat chose a place and mastitis to pee or poop quickly put the tray on it’s place and put him in the animal. Being already almost in the process, the animal will continue the work, being in the tray. Do not change the filling next time the cat will begin to look for a toilet smell. If it is to go back to its original place, then take it to the tray. Smelling the familiar smell, the cat will use the tray as intended.
If the animal still returned to its former place, deliver on time tray there and begin to move it gradually to where you originally intended to place the tray. It will take time, but for the animal, this process move will be invisible. And another tip.
If you took a cat from the street, for the first time put in the tray no filler, and the usual earth or sand: the familiar texture and smell of what is in the tray, will help the cat to understand why the ditch was intended. If the animal in your absence shits in a secluded corner, DAB the puddle with a napkin and put the napkin in the tray. If in addition to puddles pet left behind and more visible traces, then these traces, too, transfer to a tray. And the place chosen by the cat for the toilet and generously apply ammonia or vinegar essence: strong and pungent smell will force the animal to ignore this place.
Sometimes to get to go in the tray have an adult cat that is known before the time willingly used it. Before you criticize an animal, contact your vet: this behavior can be alarming and to talk about the health problems of the animal. This behavior of the adult cat or cats can also indicate an uncomfortable tray or the wrong place for the toilet. Allow the cat to choose the place for the tray and customize the toilet there. Cats can squeamish soiled tray. Some animals demanding maucat, attracting your attention to this problem, while others ignore the dirty pan in silence, just finding a new place to go to the toilet.
Don’t want a cat to go in one tray with another animal. And if your house lives a cat, each animal purchase a separate tray. Generally to say exactly how easily you will be able to accustom the cat to the toilet impossible. It all depends on the character, temperament and intelligence of the animal. But nothing is impossible does not exist. With enough patience from your side a cat will sooner or later recognize the tray location for the toilet and begin to go into it. Be persistent and resourceful, and you all must succeed!