Re: Toilet training

Laura Jordan ( )
Tue, 02 Feb 1999 10:17:29 -0700

Thanks Selena. I may try to potty train him just to see the results. We have 5
cats, and they may not want to learn, but I'll see what they want anyway.


Selena Walker wrote:

> Dear Laura,
> A dear friend of mine had a Himalayan whom she trained to use the toilet.
> The method, was to anchor a kitty litter box under the seat with the lid up
> (of course), so that the cat would sit on the toilet and use the litter box.
> Once he was regularly hopping up on the potty, she put a small hole in
> the box (near the centre). Gradually, the hole in the box got larger and
> larger, until the hole was the same size as the hole in the toilet seat.
> Keep kitty litter in the round box until it is impractical to do so. She, of
> course, rewarded him with little treats along the way too.
> Deitrich (the himalayan) used the toilet as his litter box until she brought
> home a female himalayan as a buddy for him. He then reverted to the
> real kitty litter box as his latrine.
> I also have a cat who is particularly interested in the toilet, but, he just
> likes to watch the water swirl around!
> My thought is--give it a try if you're up to it but don't be surprised if all
> your cat's interested in is what goes down the toilet as you flush, not
> what goes in!
> Sincerely,
> Selena Walker
> Stittsville (near Ottawa), Ontario, Canada
> in memory of Zachie (June 1982-November 1994)

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