and this is not a burial instinct, he goes in the toilet and jumps off as soon as he's done with his business. but then he will go back later and play in it. so it's not that he feels the need to bury his business because he doesn't do it right after he goes. He also has a flowing drinkwell water fountain so he's not lacking for fresh aerated water. I'm going to put ice cubes in his water fountain in case he likes it cold. i also try to flush the toilet as soon as he's done but often he goes at night and i wake up to find him playing in the toilet and i also go to school so i'm not home all the time.
can i pour bitter apple in the toilet water to deter him from drinking it? or is this dangerous for him? i don't want to do anything that has too strong of a scent because i don't want him to hate the smell of the toilet, i want him to still use it to pee and poo, i just want him to hate the taste of the toilet. i'm afraid if i use a strong citrus smell, it'll scare him away from the toilet altogether and we worked on toilet training for a long month so i really want him to continue using the toilet. i'm really desperate for solutions though because it's disgusting when he walks around my house and jumps on my bed after he's played in the used toilet water (i always wipe him off when i catch him but when i'm not home....gag...)