Toilet Training Progress

April 15, 2009 at 1:18 pm 2 comments

Warning: Do not read this if you don’t want to know more about the toilet habits of my cats, and/or see a cat go #1 in the toilet.

Ok…so following the success of the introduction-to-bowl-in-toilet, I waited a few days before making the first hole in the bowl. It was about the diameter of a toilet roll and both Charlie and Tyler, after a lot of poking their paws down the hole to see what was in it, accepted it. Great.

A few days later the hole got bigger. The guys started looking a little worried. Pretty soon their heads would fit down the hole and they would do so with great excitement because they could now see water under the bowl and that was just plain weird. Still, things progressed.

At this point the hole is pretty big. The bottom of the bowl is still there, basically some area around the edges remains. That’s where all the litter is. The center of the bowl is a big gaping hole that both Charlie and Tyler like to poke their head into and put their paw into to get to the water. Weird behavior for a cat. They don’t like doing their business on the contraption, but they love playing with it. Every day I spend about half an hour per cat convincing him to use it for #2 (#1 is not an issue, they use it happily for that).

I think the reason is that they don’t really feel comfortable balancing on the toilet seat (which Charlie does pretty well now) but I have been told that this fear and discomfort will fade with time. So for now, this is the stage we are stuck at. If you want to watch a video of what Charlies looks like going #1 on the toilet, watch it below. 

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  • 1. Sohaib  |  April 17, 2009 at 3:48 am

    This is the most disciplined cat I have ever seen. And the sound effects are rather nice too. 🙂

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    • 2. nidarasheed  |  April 17, 2009 at 9:20 am

      Haha. Yeah, they aren’t exactly very disciplined yet, but they will be once they are fully trained. And the sound effects are actually the toilet tank filling with water, not Charlie.

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