If you’re adopting a kitten, you might be wondering about the best cat litter for kittens. Maybe you’ve already got adult cats at home and are adopting a new kitten. Can they use your adult cat’s existing cat litter? And what else do you need to think about when it comes to kittens and cat litter?
Trying to choose the best litter for kittens can feel a little overwhelming when there are already so many new things to consider. We know there’s a lot to think about, which is why we put together a Kitten Checklist to help guide you through the process of adopting a kitten.
Litter might not be the first thing that comes to mind, but it’s a necessary part of daily life with cats and kittens!
What makes cat litter suitable for kittens?
There are some key things to look for when choosing a kitten litter. Always choose a litter that’s suitable for kittens - kittens can be curious little creatures, and it’s possible they may ingest a small amount of litter. This is why it’s so important to choose a litter that’s kitten-safe. Look for litters with:
- Non-toxic material - If your kitten does decide to have a little snack on the forbidden kibble, it’s vital that this won’t cause them any immediate harm. Things like chemical fragrances or silica dust can be toxic, so you definitely don’t want your kitten coming into contact with them.
- Digestible fibres - Because there’s a risk of kittens eating a small amount of litter, it’s important to opt for a litter made from fibres that their bodies can digest.
Which Natusan cat litter should I choose?
At Natusan, we have two different varieties of litter: Wood and Wheat.
Natusan Wheat is suitable for kittens and cats of all ages, making it the perfect choice for a new kitten. As Natusan Wheat is made from a wheat byproduct, its fibres are digestible and easier on the digestive system than the non-digestible fibres of other litter materials.
Natusan Wood is suitable for adult cats and for fully-weaned kittens (which is usually around 12 weeks of age) so, while it’s a great choice for older kittens and cats, it’s not recommended for younger kittens.
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Does my kitten need a litter tray?
Yes, it’s important to provide your kitten with a litter tray. You can start litter training kittens from 4 weeks old. At this age, a large litter tray might be a bit intimidating, so you can start with a smaller litter tray to get them comfortable using it!
If your kitten is joining a home that already has cats, the general rule for multi-cat households is to provide a litter tray for each cat, plus one more - to make sure that each cat has their own space.
Choosing the best litter for kittens is one of the first ways to keep your new kitten healthy and safe. With the ideal kitten litter, litter training your new addition should be a breeze - and as they get older, you can try other types of natural cat litter.
If it’s your first time adopting a kitten, or if you’d just like a little refresh, take a look at our kitten checklist, and find out more about how kittens grow. You can also learn more about sustainable cat litter options!
It is ok for kittens to use cat litter?
Kittens can use cat litter as long as it clearly states that it’s suitable for kittens. Not all cat litters are safe or suitable for young kittens.
Do kittens naturally use a litter box?
Using the litter box is instinctive behaviour for kittens, and they should pick this up naturally. Be sure to provide them with litter boxes or trays with cat litter for kittens.
What is the difference between kitten litter and cat litter?
Not all cat litter is suitable for kittens, and the best cat litter for kittens is made from non-toxic and non-harmful materials. Always look for a cat litter that states it is suitable for kittens.
08/03/2023 by NatuTeam