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post #1 of 5 (permalink) Old 02-20-2013, 10:50 AM Thread Starter
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Hi guys,

I am currently living in Vietnam and I will be a first time cat owner from tomorrow. I will be bringing home to my apartment a white British Longhair kitten and have prepped all I think is necessary.

However, I have one concern I hope you all could help me with. I want to create the best experience and environment for my kitten.

The cat breeder has already trained the kitten to use the toilet and when I take the kitten home I would like the kitten to continue with that practice. Unfortunately I work a regular 9-5 which means the kitten will be home alone quite often. During the first few days I have been advised to keep the kitten in just one room to help him acclimatise to his new environment. This would mean he will have to use a litter tray for the first few days in his new environment. Will I have to toilet train him all over again?

Would you recommend that I just let the kitten roam the house and use the toilet freely? Or just keep him in a room with a litter tray?

Really looking forward to your responses.

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post #2 of 5 (permalink) Old 02-21-2013, 03:03 AM
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It is better to keep your little one in a room by herself with her food, toys, litter box for the first few days. Of course when you are home play with your kitten, speak softly to her, give her little treats. She will be a little overwhelmed at first and she may just hide, but it won't last long. When I got mine as babies this is what I did and they had no problems with the litterbox after they had free roam of the house. Make sure you kitty proof before she gets home, some kittens love to chew on electric cords. Also, if you have any delicate things on a mantle or shelve you may want to keep those where the kitten can not reach, I learned this the hard way. Enjoy your kitten and can not wait to see pictures of your little one.
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post #3 of 5 (permalink) Old 02-21-2013, 03:24 AM
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Hi from a place far far away

Wait, the kitty knows how to use a human toilet? Really? Wow. I would definitely keep the kitty in a small room with a litter box for the first couple of days and then slowly allow her more freedom.

I don't think the kitty would forget its toilet training but you may need to give it a nudge in the right direction at first.

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post #4 of 5 (permalink) Old 02-21-2013, 08:30 AM
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Maybe the little room where you keep her isolated with her food and treats can be the room where the toilet is? (I'd still put a litter box down too, though.)

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Wow! A kitten trained to use the toilet?? Amazing! Post a video of this if you get a chance in the future! I'd love to see it.....and oh yes,... Welcome to the forum!!!

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