Asked by: Humbelina Horos
asked in category: General Last Updated: 28th February, 2020

Does my cat know where the litter box is?

The answer is that cats don't know how to use the litter box. They do it by instinct. Cats always prefer to bury their waste, so the litter box feels like the only place in your house – hopefully – where they can do that. That includes hiding their smell, so burying their waste is one of their survival instincts.

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Keeping this in view, do cats automatically use the litter box?

Cats may be easily trained to use a kitty litter box or tray, as this is natural behavior. Many cats and kittens will instinctively use a litter box without needing to be taught, because of their instincts to expel bodily waste in dirt or sand. Cats may also be trained to use a human toilet.

One may also ask, can cats smell their litter box? You may have even heard that your cat can smell their dirty litter a mile away. Unfortunately, there is no evidence that a cat can smell their litter box from that far away. More realistically, they might be able to smell it up to a few hundred feet away (depending on wind and weather conditions) and often a lot less.

Simply so, where should I put my cat's litter box?

The best place for a litter box is a clean, quiet and low-traffic area where the cat feels it has privacy. Depending on the layout of your house, a quiet corner in a family room or a nook in a spare bedroom might fit the bill.

Do cats know where to pee?

In addition to letting the feline world know about their presence by marking their territory, cats may also use their own urine to feel secure about their world. Cats who are a little anxious may deposit their urine around your home.

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