New kitten hates box
I just got a kitten yesterday. She is five weeks old and she refuses to use the litter box.
She didn’t like the first litter we bought and she would jump out immediately. She wouldn't even smell it.
We bought her new litter which is like pebbles. We think she was an outside kitten beforehand so we thought pebbles would be a good correlation.
With this litter, she didn’t jump out immediately but instead started to eat it. Before I put her in the litter box she usually cries before she goes and likes to hide underneath the shadows of furniture. I have no idea what to do.My thoughts:
Some cats refuse to use pellets, others are fine with it. I would try unscented litter with a sandy texture and possibly using Dr. Elsey's Cat Attract.
I would also start the kitten out in a confined space, like a small room. The smaller you make the space, the more likely it is the kitten will choose to use the litter box.
If your kitten is crying before going or seems to be in discomfort in any way, then she may have a medical problem that needs attention. She should be vet checked in any case, and your vet should be able to give you advice on how to better handle this problem. I hope that helps.