For The Little Ones

When Does a Kitten Become a Cat? From Kitten Litter to Adult Litter

14 May 2023

Your kitten is an adult cat by time it turns one. Around its first birthday, you'll need to transition them from using kitten litter to adult cat litter. To find out what litter might be right for you and your cat. Check out our cat litter selector. Just answer few simple questions and we will recommend the perfect adult litter for your little one.

The process of moving to an adult litter can take some time and patience, but with the right steps, you can help your kitten make a smooth transition. Here's what you need to do:

  1. Choose the Right Adult Cat Litter

When choosing an adult cat litter mix a small amount of the new litter with the old litter to help your kitten get used to the new scent and texture.

  1. Gradually Introduce the New Litter

Start by gradually introducing the new litter to your kitten's litter box. Mix a small amount of the new litter with the old litter and let your kitten use the litter box as usual. Increase the amount of new litter over several days until your kitten is using the new litter exclusively.

  1. Monitor Your Kitten's Behavior

Pay attention to your kitten's behavior during the transition process. Some kittens may take to the new litter quickly, while others may need more time to adjust. If your kitten seems hesitant or avoids using the litter box, try mixing in more of the old litter and gradually decreasing the amount of new litter.

  1. Clean the Litter Box Regularly

Make sure to keep your kitten's litter box clean during the transition process. Kittens are sensitive to odour, and a dirty litter box can discourage them from using it. Clean the litter box daily, and replace the litter completely at least once a week.

  1. Be Patient

Remember, the transition from kitten litter to adult cat litter may take some time and patience. Don't get discouraged if your kitten takes longer to adjust than you expected. Keep providing a clean litter box with the new litter, and your kitten will eventually make the switch. With positive reinforcement your kitten will adjust to the new litter and it will be using the new litter like a pro!