By Amy Shojai
An automatic litter box offers many benefits to you, as well as your cat, including convenience and an always clean potty. When your cat already swears allegiance to a traditional litter box, though, it may take some time to convince your cat to try out the new facility.
It's easiest to train kittens to an automatic litter box. Almost all kittens will already know what a litter box is for, and how to use it, by the time you adopt them. For babies, it's often enough to simply set up the box, place the baby on the litter, and scratch the litter with your fingers. It's a good idea to leave one fresh deposit in the new litter box to offer a scent signal about what's expected. When he is productive, praise him extravagantly, and offer a favorite game or treat as reward. Allow the baby to climb out of the litter box by himself and make his way from the area. That will help him remember how to find his way back to the box when nature calls again.
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