Thursday, July 2, 2009

Poops around the house

Little Bit's babies are getting bigger and bigger. They're now 5 weeks old, and all eating dry food and drinking water from the bowls. Little Bit's still letting them nurse, but not for as long each time.

Since they're eating dry food now, we're starting to find poops. They're being good about it, picking spots that aren't really noticeable: under the couch, behind the kitchen garbage can, under the desk. They're also scratching afterward, so if we are nearby we can know when they've gone potty and pick it up right away.

Now, about a week more and they'll begin to use the litter box. I've already set out the following system for them, which is litter in a toddler plate. The scoop is from a hamster potty set! It's just the right size, though. I made sure the litter is ok for them if they eat it, which they've been doing. I've also put each of them in the big box and let them sniff the other cats' poop so they know what the box is for.


Zippy, Sadie and Speedy said...

Oh man, dis is actually mom's favorite part about kittens (sarcasm) when dey start pooping EVERYWHERE! Dey do seem to learn purrty fast about da litter box tho.

Reese =^..^= said...

Our feral kittens learned about the litter box very quickly. Good luck!