How to Toilet Train a Cat
Keeping a pet (cat) is awesome. But cleaning cat poop is the deal breaker. So I chose to train my cat (fluffy) to use the toilet. Well fluffy still doesn’t flush but feels better than picking poop off the rag.
If you’re facing the same nightmare, you might wanna know how I trained my cat. Here is a simple guide that will work like a charm. It might take a few weeks to perfect but when all is said and done; it works!
But first here are a few things you should know.
Toilet training isn’t good for cats that are below 3 months old. It isn’t also ideal for cats that are fearful, arthritic, or kitties that have a hard time using the litter box.
The truth is a cat is an “all-over” animal. It runs around over and again and might ease itself anywhere. This is the more reason it needs training to consistently use a specific area to ease up too. But don’t make a big deal out of it!
How to Keep them on the Toilet
There are simple methods that will work miracles when it comes to keeping your cat on the toilet. Choose the one that suits you the most.
Using the Litter Kwitter
If you are looking to end your litter box woes a litter kwitter will do the trick. It is best suited for cats that are confident and who are at three months old or above. Instead of training them for potty you can use a litter kwitter and train them to use the toilet.
The litter kwitter system has four colored trays (white, red, amber, and green). The color-coded trays are for training your cat. You will place the trays over the standard toilet as they are designed to perfectly fit in there.
The first tray is the white tray. It sits on top of the toilet seat. It also anchors the remaining trays. The next tray is the red tray. It has no holes but holds up to four cups of litter. It also hooks on to the white tray. The amber and green trays each have holes in the center and lips to hold litter. As the cat gets confident you change the trays accordingly.
How Litter Kwitter it Works
- For starters hook the the red tray (with no hole) onto the white tray
- Set them both as attached on the bathroom floor.
- Show your pet the litter and then place them inside the red tray.
- Store away the regular litterbox so your cat has no choice but use Litter Kwitter
- Clean the tray often throughout the day (use non-ammonia based cleaners).
Move your cat to the next level of training only after they make it a habit of using the first (red) tray without any form of accidents.
The next step should now be really simple. You should get your cat to jump up on to your toilet seat.
- Start out with the toilet lid down
- Set treats such as food on the lid entice your cat up.
- Once they get comfy with hopping up the seat move the first litter kwitter up the seat.
- Fix it in the porcelain rim of the toilet seat and clip it down.
- Leave the toilet seat in the up position.
This kwitter has a hole so the litter should go down the toilet bowl. If your cat has difficulty hopping up the toilet seat, you can use a step up stool.
Most cats will easily hop onto the toilet’s seat. However, it’s up to you to take your cat to the bathroom after meals, playtime, and when they wake up.
Make sure your cat is used to the litter box before using the litter Kwitter on them. If possible, you can even restrict them to a room for a while with a litter box.