Oh boy, there it is!! The boogie monster of the F cat is according to many, the litter box. I have found that by predominantly cage raising a kitten until the age of 4 months, they will develop and maintain good litter habits. Even ALCs can be trained to use the litter box. When going to a new home, the owners will also play an important part in this process. If the kitten is less than 4 months, I emphasize the need to follow the protocol of being in a cage or a small bathroom etc until 4 months of age. I really jump up and down, rant and rave and make a HUGE point of this. Ultimately, I look at the person in the face and I say this. You will never be happy with this cat if it does not use the litter box correctly. They look back, think and say, You’re right, I will not. Ok, I say, this is an investment in the future. I know that when you walk out that door, you are attached and you want to spend your time with this kitten. That is great and I am happy for you. But if you do not do what is needed now, you are not going to be happy a few months from now or even a year from now unless we really step back and start again. Do this now and your cat should provide you with years of joy and proper use of litter box. This works and almost always they do it. If raised this way, the litter box problem vanishes. Am I saying that there will never be a litter box issue? Well, I would not go that far but then again, can you absolutely guarantee that for any cat?