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Can a cat really use a toilet?

post #1 of 20
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This seems crazy, but can you really toilet train a cat. Not with the litter, but with the "toilet", like in the movie Meet the Parents, and Meet the Fockers? The reason I ask is that I have seen devices in pet stores and online to assist in the training, kind of like potty seats . Its not something I really want to try, I don't think Buddy cares to use it either But I was wondering can it really be done.
post #2 of 20
I have seen it before - I presume you can train them to do it - But I don't know if they can flush afterwards!!!
post #3 of 20
You can, but the training can be lengthy and difficult. I wouldn't recommend teaching them to flush, a lot of cats like the sound and watching the water move, so they'll flush all the time just for the fun of it!
post #4 of 20
Hehehe - That would be so funny to watch!!! The cat constantly flushing the toilet and then watching as the water swirled down the bowl!!!
post #5 of 20
I have a neighbor, she has two cats. One is usually doing his outside. But if he does it home he is doing his in the toilette! He learned somehow himself. He doesnt uses the litter although they do have a litter, as the younger one is mostly indoor.
post #6 of 20
I've never seen a cat use the toilet - but I have seen one flush. Years ago I had a cat who used to love to watch the water swirl - you could hear flush..... silence ... flush. She'd be sitting on the rim and watching the water. She taught me to close the lid all the way.
post #7 of 20
I link I saw on a swedish forum. (english-language link) about toilett-training the cat.

http://www.karawynn.net/mishacat/toilet.html
post #8 of 20
I flushed the toilet last week with the seat up and Max watching, daft brush was so fascinated he jumped in! Soon jumped out again bless him
post #9 of 20
Years ago, my Siamese, Oscar taught himself to use the toilet like a human. I was gob-smacked the first time I saw him do it, and he was like, Hey, what's all the fuss about?
post #10 of 20
I'm in the process of teaching my two cats to use the toilet. One has the hang of it, the other is getting there VERY slowly. I know it'll be worthwhile in the end, but in the meantime it's VERY frustrating.
post #11 of 20
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Originally Posted by MRod1
This seems crazy, but can you really toilet train a cat. Not with the litter, but with the "toilet", like in the movie Meet the Parents, and Meet the Fockers? The reason I ask is that I have seen devices in pet stores and online to assist in the training, kind of like potty seats . Its not something I really want to try, I don't think Buddy cares to use it either But I was wondering can it really be done.

I've never seen a cat use the toilet except for ina movie. My Mothers Cat hates the toilet. Whenever anyone flushes the toilet she darts in the bathroom and starts to attack the toilet...and sticks her paws in and scratches at it really fast. Very Strange
post #12 of 20
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Originally Posted by StefanZ
I link I saw on a swedish forum. (english-language link) about toilett-training the cat.

http://www.karawynn.net/mishacat/toilet.html

The picture of that cat using the toilet is hilarious and very cute Thanks for the link, very interesting, I didn't know that it was really possible.
post #13 of 20
I don't know bout the rest of you, but I think it sounds like a very good Idea, I'm going to give it a shot after reading this and the alternative link. I have 3 cat's though, so we will see what happen's wish me luck!!!
post #14 of 20
I have heard from those who have tried that the cats pee in the toilet no problem, but as for pooping, that is a bit difficult and the first time they get splashed in the rump, you can forget them even trying again. That is just what I have heard in emails to me.
post #15 of 20
John has a friend Ben who completly trained his kit a female 2 year old toude the toilet...peeing and pooping......

The splashing is a good point...if you want I will have John ask how him how he accomplished this feat, and avoided the splash scare....if ya want......
post #16 of 20
ok...well I guess John already asked him this...hes soo good

Ok well at first he taught his kit to go in a litter box...

Once the cat was comfortable with that, they placed a cardboard box with a small hole over the litter box so that the cat only went in the hole......

As she got used to this they slowly made the hole bigger till it was the size of a toilet seat.......

Once comfortable with that they took they taught the cat how to sit on the toilet seat.....then once she got that down they took the litter box away entirely............and voila...the cat goes the bathroom in the toilet.........

as for the splash scare.....they have a low water level in their toilet........

so there ya go.....I am a litter box girl myself....but if ya wanna do it, here is how they did it......

Good luck
post #17 of 20
Thanx for the advice, My toilet has a lowere level of water in it too andI've spent all morning trying to figure out how to raise it so I can teach them, but I guess I was going against myself, lol Any more advice is still welcome though, lol Thanx a bunch
post #18 of 20
I have been trying to toilet train my kittens..

I bought these small plastic litter pans at petsupermarket for about two bux each. I cut the end of the litter box off by about 6 inches so it fits in my toilet with the seat down. Every few days I cut the box shorter and shorter. Now the litter box is about 5 inches long, and I have to change the litter / empty it few times daily. The biggest problem I see so far is the cats getting liter EVERYWHERE and playing in the toilet water.
post #19 of 20
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I saw the craziest thing last night. My kids accidently closed the door to the bathroom with Buddies litter box. I walk by the other bathroom and he is sitting perfectly happy in my bathroom sink, peeing in there. Hey it beats him peeing on my carpet If he is happy doing his business there, maybe I can toilet train him Hey, if I can toilet train 2 kids, I can teach my cat And my kids were messy
post #20 of 20
I'm trying the way the link on the first page of this forum says, but I have 3 cats and there is already litter everywhere. I just keep telling myself "If it works I'll never have to clean it again" and that makes it easier, lol. I've heard from alot of people those little store bought things don't work, they all say they are flimsy and fall in to easy. let me know if it does work for you, that may be an option, lol. I'm still keeping my fingers crossed, but I think Trinity will be the easiest to train, she already is fascinated with the toilet, lol.
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