Luckily cats are exceedingly clean animals and broadly speaking you don't require to housebreak them at all. During the first few weeks after birth they'll start to use the litter box, especially if they observe their mother doing the same thing.
If they're going to the toilet out of doors, it's natural for them to cover up after they've finished.
For newborn kittens you need to provide them with a litter box because they will need to be kept inside the house till they get accustomed to their new place.
Fill a box with cat litter to an adequate depth that will permit them to dig, about 2 ins, and place the box in a quiet space where they don't sense that they're being watched as many kittens can become rather embarrassed whenever they believe people are looking at them as they're going to the toilet.
You should on a regular basis take out any wet litter and droppings, and ensure that the cat litter stays clean at all times otherwise the kitten will not be willing to use it.
When you have additional cats using the litter box you will need to empty it a good deal more often as they will tend to go more frequently, as cats tend to mark over each other in a similar way like they practice with marking their territory.
Whenever you discover that your cat or kitten isn't using its litter box as it should there are a few reasons why this could be occurring.
The most obvious reason is that the litter isn't cleaned adequately.
Instead the litter box could be in a location that the cat isn't happy with and placing it in a more secluded place could settle the problem.
Elderly or incontinent cats may necessitate a visit to the veterinarian to ascertain if they can resolve the problem and sick cats will frequently not bother going to the litter box.
Some of the times it can merely be a behavioral problem with your cat and this will need to be settled with appropriate action and the correct training methods.
Cats in estrus will also spray so as to attract mates and the only redress for this is neutering.
Go to How To Care For Your Cat to learn about caring for the welfare of one of our most beloved animal pets.
The author, Brian Hill, is a life-long lover of animals, and having had cats as pets for all his adult life, he is particularly knowledgeable of them. His last cat died a few weeks ago after a long (20+ years) life, and by caring for all the cats that he has had, he is very familiar with their habits, and especially of how to care for them. He has a website [http://mycatcarestore.com/] where he has a variety of items that are especially geared towards the better care of cats.