We are completely against declawing. It is inhumane and cruel, cutting off the kittens fingertips up to their first knuckle. However, that does not mean that we like our belongings scratched or torn up and we don’t think that you would either so here are some tricks we’ve done to help.
- Make sure to provide plenty of scratching surfaces (post, cardboard, platform, etc)
- Make a mixture of water and lemon essential oils and spray curtains, furniture and anything else they’ve shown interest in scratching. Cats do not like citrus and this helps detract them from the areas that smell like it.
- Keep their nails trimmed, at least every 10 days or two weeks. Click the grooming link below to learn how!
Our kittens will be trained to use the litter box from the day they are able to move freely and can climb into the box on their own.
Keeping the box clean is the key to keeping your kitty on track to continuously using the litter box. Clean at least once per day and completely change out litter at least once per month.
If you don’t particularly enjoy cleaning the litter box. I recommend getting a litter robot 3 connect, it is a life saver and sends an alert to your phone when the poo receptacle is full.
We just got a new Litter-Robot and the cats love it and so do I because I don’t have to clean it as much! However, it is not recommended for kittens under 5 pounds due to the weight sensor. Get your own Litter-Robot here and get $25 off your order of a new Litter-Robot 3 Connect!
Here’s Adonis checking it out for the first time! He’s only 4 pounds so I just hit the cycle button once a day and it’s good to go!