It is a running joke around here, since we have 3 cats, that it would be great if we could toilet train them. One handles the litter box just fine. One gets the general concept but when it comes to covering what she leaves behind…well she was orphaned shortly after birth so she wasn’t taught. I’ve done all but get in the box and show her how this is done but face it, I wouldn’t fit. We’re thankful she uses the litter box. The third one? Well she is mentally challenged on her best days. She digs the hole then stands in it and craps outside of the box onto the floor, then scoops litter OUT of the box onto her floor deposit to cover it. Brilliant, eh?
So I decided today to look into the idea of actually toilet training our cats. Heck we already have a phantom pooper (that person that never flushes but no one owns up to it), why not the cats? Heck if we can train them to go maybe we can train them to flush too! That would raise them above the phantom!
I actually thought it was a joke, as I really haven’t known of anyone that accomplished this feat. But then I googled “toilet training cats” and found out that this can, in fact, be done. Or at least according to the website and a number of videos it is successful. I’m still skeptical but willing to look into it. The first one I found, Litter Kwitter, has videos on it’s site to show how this is accomplished when you purchase their training kit for your cat. For $49 you can buy it and frankly that is worth it if I never have to purchase litter again. I have since found less expensive versions, as cheap as $16. I’m totally wanting to believe this can be done.
I had to include the video, I just knew you’d want to know. They even sell a special package for multi-cat households, like mine.