Start toilet training your kitten from about eight weeks of age. Begin with a small litter tray which they can scramble into with ease when you coax them towards it. Make sure they have room to dig. Be prepared for accidents, kittens may not always make it to the litter box on time. Try having several litter boxes around for your kitten to encourage good toileting habits.
It doesn't take long to house train a cat. At your local pet store, you'll find a huge array of boxes, trays and varieties of litter.
• Clay (attapulgite)
• Clumping clay
Scratching is a natural part of being a cat. So, when your cat runs her claws down the new sofa, she's not being destructive out of spite, she's just being a cat.A scratching post is a must. If she's scratching the furniture, it's not a bad idea to temporarily cover or remove the object of abuse. Part of the reason for scratching is to leave her scent by the way of the glands in her paws. So, if possible clean the original target and spray catnip on the scratching post.