Adopting a cat can be an incredibly rewarding experience but it’s not always the easiest process. These 10 tips will help you to get along better with your pet cat.
10. AVOID PUNISHMENT AND OPT FOR POSITIVE REINFORCEMENT
Kittens and young cats are especially active and it is completely normal they will get up to mischief such as scratching furniture, jumping encounters and even biting.
We need to be patient and understand that these behaviors are specific and it is only through positive reinforcement we can appropriately redirect their behavior into less destructive habits.
We must avoid punishment such as scolding or hitting altogether as it only causes distress and stress.
9. DO NOT INTERRUPT WHEN THEY USE THE LITTER BOX
Using a cool cat litter box is an important part of a cat’s routine and they shouldn’t be disturbed.
This is because when cats relieve themselves they tend to feel vulnerable and will remain in a state of alert against a possible threat.
This makes them more easily frightened by movement and noise, if the animal is frequently disturbed in their litter box they may even stop using it altogether and look to somewhere else in the house to urinate and defecate in peace.
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