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Trying to toilet train the cat
« on: Sep 18, 2010, 09:32PM »
At home we have two cats and a dog... between the three of them I spend a few hours each week cleaning up the dog crap in the yard and cleaning out the cats litter box.

Currently the cats both use the one box.  A typical box from the pet store it is fully enclosed with a flap door.


So I read once that cats are toilet trainable, so here's the plan.
I have cut out the base of an old mop bucket I had lying around the house.


Step 1:  get the cat comfortable going in the bucket
Step 2: move bucket close to toilet
Step 3: Place the bucket inside the toilet bowl with litter


Step 4: Slowly reduce the litter amount
Step 5: When the cat is used to no litter at all I think problem is almost solved

If I get to this point i'll be happy.

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Re: Trying to toilet train the cat
« Reply #1 on: Sep 19, 2010, 08:10AM »
hahaha you funny bastard col, must say good idea!
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Re: Trying to toilet train the cat
« Reply #2 on: Sep 20, 2010, 04:54AM »
just have to drill in some drainage holes ... all sorted. :D
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Re: Trying to toilet train the cat
« Reply #3 on: Sep 20, 2010, 07:03AM »
thats awesome col...
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Re: Trying to toilet train the cat
« Reply #4 on: Sep 20, 2010, 03:01PM »
Cats seem to like the bucket, so step 1 & 2 is complete... now to move it into the bowl and see if they still use it.

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Re: Trying to toilet train the cat
« Reply #5 on: Sep 21, 2010, 09:05AM »
just remember to take the litter tray out when you wander to the toilet for a midnight piss

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Re: Trying to toilet train the cat
« Reply #6 on: Nov 17, 2010, 09:03PM »
Thought I would let you all know the outcome of this little project.

So about two weeks of the cats using their new litter box, they did not pee in there when the litter was low.  Then strangely one of the cats started having trouble going to the toilet.  We took him to the vet where they told us he has a "narrow penis" and that there were crystals build up in his tubes.
$500 later and a month of special diet, the cat is back to normal.  Needless to say we cancelled the experiment and went back to a standard litterbox.

So it was a FAIL.
No guarantee this experiment was the cause of the cats problem but I have no doubt it contributed.

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Re: Trying to toilet train the cat
« Reply #7 on: Nov 17, 2010, 09:12PM »
nah mate, its just a male cat thing. had that happen to mums cat a few years back, something about whats in tinned food i think. not really sure, but your experiment wouldn't have been a part i dont reckon :)
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Re: Trying to toilet train the cat
« Reply #8 on: Nov 18, 2010, 05:43AM »
bumcrack... talk about a blast from the past!!

Colby, i recon you guys should try it one more time, see how it goes.
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