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new baby kittens!! help

Okay they are wonderful babies havent pooped or pee'd anywhere YET...they wont go in their litter box and if they do they just eat the litter is that ok? Cant imagine it being ok to eat litter...but how do I train them if I cant have the litter box near them?

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Bugsmommy1908

Asked by Bugsmommy1908 at 11:01 PM on Apr. 14, 2009 in Pets

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  • my cats nibbled at the liter when they were kittens too. as long as they don't eat a ton of it, than its not a problem. as for not using the liter box, try lining it w/newspaper. when they start using that slowly add a little liter until theres no newspaper and just the liter.
    vabchmommy

    Answer by vabchmommy at 11:05 PM on Apr. 14, 2009

  • if the mom dind't already, you need to get a warm wash clothe and wipe where it pees from to get them to pee. Someone at work told me that. That the moms ususally lick their kittens to get them to pee but sometimes tehy don't and they will end up dying.
    amy31308

    Answer by amy31308 at 11:14 PM on Apr. 14, 2009

  • seriously amy? thats a little scary!
    Bugsmommy1908

    Answer by Bugsmommy1908 at 11:16 PM on Apr. 14, 2009

  • The only time you will ever have to use a warm, damp washcloth on their behinds to stimulate urination or defecation is when they are very small and have lost their mother, or in very, very rare cases the mother won't take care of them.


    Nibbling a bit at the litter wont hurt them, and it shows they are curious about it, which is a good thing. If the mother uses it, they will learn to do the same.

    pagan_mama

    Answer by pagan_mama at 12:07 AM on Apr. 15, 2009

  • they dont have their mommy any more...a lady gave them to us she said she was gonna let them outside with the dogs if they didnt go now...They had ton of fleas and were starving when I brought them home. Thay are so happy now and are acting wonderful but they are just not pooping or peeing at all.
    Bugsmommy1908

    Answer by Bugsmommy1908 at 1:29 AM on Apr. 15, 2009

  • Exactly HOW old are these kittens?
    pagan_mama

    Answer by pagan_mama at 7:19 AM on Apr. 15, 2009

  • How old are they and what are they eating and drinking?? You should have the litter box close. When they do go pp or poopy leave some in so they know where to go, if the poop outside of the box then pick it up and place it in the box.
    IMAMOM2-2KIDS

    Answer by IMAMOM2-2KIDS at 11:41 AM on Apr. 15, 2009

  • May be gross, but take their poop and put it in the litter box...a few times a day (especially after they are done eating) put them in, take their paw and scratch a little...
    they will catch on :-)
    babycakes254

    Answer by babycakes254 at 4:47 PM on Apr. 15, 2009

  • i believe they are six weeks old. One is going pp in the box. They have not even had accidents on the carpet or anything. No poopy or pp on the ground just the one in that goes pp in the box. I tried wiping them and they didnt go poopy. Could it just be they dont have to?
    Bugsmommy1908

    Answer by Bugsmommy1908 at 5:11 PM on Apr. 15, 2009

  • If they are 6 weeks old, you don't have to stimulate them with a washcloth or cotton ball, Apparently they either don't have to go, or they are cleaning it up the same way the mother cat will until they are weaned: she eats their poo. They could be eating their own or each other's. They might not be getting enough to eat if there is NO poop at all from them. Feed them more and more solids like canned cat food and maybe even mix in some Kitten Chow moistened with warm water. They should be going SOME. I bet they are, and it's so small or so well hidden you haven't found it, from little baby kittens it doesn't have much odor--it sure will stink when they get as little older though!
    pagan_mama

    Answer by pagan_mama at 6:33 PM on Apr. 15, 2009

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