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http://www.animalpetsandfriends.com/...-train-cat.php

i was wondering if anyone has ever tried this and if anyone thinks it would work? My great aunt had a Big orange tomcat that would use the toilet and she would never tell us how she trained him. But i found this online and thought it would be cool.
post #2 of 10
That is a cool article but it isn't feasible to those of us that only have one bathroom. We would have to take the wax paper off everytime we need to use the toilet.

The hubby wouldn't want to do that...
post #3 of 10
Its a 50/50 chance your cat will be trained. IMO its not worth the hassle. There was a person on here months ago that was successful in training - she had a detailed thread on progress. Don't know if she's still around or even if the cats still are using the toilet.

I can see a cat that might be trained at home, but my concern is that if you go to other places (hotel, boarding, etc.) would the cat be confused, would he/she still use the toilet and if boarded they CERTAINLY expect the cat to be using a litter pan - not the toilet.
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Originally Posted by Catkiki View Post
That is a cool article but it isn't feasible to those of us that only have one bathroom. We would have to take the wax paper off everytime we need to use the toilet.

The hubby wouldn't want to do that...
Same here too.
post #5 of 10
I was just about to post about this. I was wondering if it would be possible to train one of ours. He was declawed and they did a horrible job and if the litter box isnt spotless then he will go somewhere else and use the bathroom (normally either a corner or a bed...) And we work most of the day and cant be here to clean the liter boxes every time someone uses one. So we might try and train him to just to see if it works. I was reading This guide earlier. Let me know if you have any success and I'll let you know if we have any!
post #6 of 10
Zissou's smart enough that if she wanted to do it, she'd've started on her own. She figured out what doorknobs are for, what's in the fridge, how to get me to give her catnip, how to open drawers. She sits on my lap when I pee in the morning-- if she wanted to use the toilet, she knows what it's for and she knows how to squat on it (she'll walk across it). She flushes the darn thing, too, just for fun.

She gets so much pleasure digging around in the box, I figure there's no reason to try and make her less cat and more person. That and I loved not having to do any more housebreaking than showing her where her box was and setting her in it the first time.

Then again, some cats hate their box and might prefer a toilet. Just not mine. My 3rd grade teacher had two potty-trained cats who seemed happy as could be to have a nice clean bowl every time.
post #7 of 10
My cats breeder has successfully toilet trained some of her cats using the LitterKwitter, they still have regular litter available as well and she starts training all the kittens, I didn't continue with it but I've seen pics of others owners who did and it worked for them.
post #8 of 10
I think this is one of those "6 on one side, half dozen on the other" things!
There are advantages, but there are just as many disadvantages! My kitties enjoy digging, its a natural thing for them! My kitties would much rather prefer to drink out of the toilet than use it! Ive heard it is very possible to do, but alot of kitties dig on other things to make up for the digging they normally do in the litter box! There is special stuff out there to help you though, the thing you place in your toilet to start with that has litter in it so they give you them the idea and stuff like that. My fear is that one of them would poop on the back of the toilet on accident! Good luck to you on this one!
post #9 of 10
A declawed cat may have problems with balancing with no claws, so its still a 50/50 chance of training him.
post #10 of 10
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Originally Posted by blondrebel76 View Post
http://www.animalpetsandfriends.com/...-train-cat.php

i was wondering if anyone has ever tried this and if anyone thinks it would work? My great aunt had a Big orange tomcat that would use the toilet and she would never tell us how she trained him. But i found this online and thought it would be cool.
I have personally witnessed a cat do this. I never gave any thought to doing it myself though, I guess I am just a happy scooper.
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