You are here:

Cats/Litter training


Hello, Ok I have asked a previous question on here before concerning this same kitten. Gizmo refused to stop nursing I got him to finally do that but, now he wont go to the litter box. He always goes in a corner at the other end of the house or sometimes he leaves a pile in front of the litter box or behind it. We tried taking the lid off of it because he acted like he was afraid of it. That didn't work though he is still going outside the box. I just don't know what to do showing him his mess and and putting him in the box don't seem to help either. I hope you can help me maybe there is another way I don't know about.


Normally kittens learn this kind of training from their mother, so i am assuming either he was taken away from her before the training was finished or that his mother was not a particularly good mother (sometimes happens).

Litter tray training involves isolation with the litter tray for a few days, it gives the kitten a chance to become very familiar with the tray. There are also some litters that have a specific odor which attracts them to it.
I have put a link to my page about litter tray training and to my page about litters for your information.

best wishes


All Answers

Answers by Expert:

Ask Experts


Kate Tilmouth


I can answer most day to day cat problems encountered by owners. I have a good understanding of cat behaviour and problems which may arise from changes to their daily routine. I can advise on cat training including litter training and general day to day cat care issues. I am not a vet and therefore cannot answer medical questions.


I run my own cat website at and have been a dedicated cat owner for over 20 years. I have encountered many different cat problems and situations and feel that i have a good understanding of cats and cat ownership.

I am a platinum member of Ezinearticles where i write mainly cat related articles.

Educated to High School level and have since worked for many years in a customer support based environment, gaining vocational qualifications.

©2016 All rights reserved.