Sunday, October 4, 2015

Train Your Cat to Use the Toilet

Kitty Toilet Training Kit!
They actually have Training Tools for this!

Back in the 1970's we had a very smart Siamese cat who learned to do this, but believe it or not we DID NOT train him!

True Story

In the middle of the night my dad, the jokster teaser type, woke up to use the washroom in the master bedroom ... before he could do his business, he sees our Cat squatting on the toilet taking a pee-poop (cause the cat did both on the toilet!) .... I can just imagine dad's expression!

The next morning he told Mom and the rest of us about it, and NONE of us believed him, we just thought he was joking as usual.

Well, mom was the next person to see our Cat do his magic, then I was the third.

Our cat learned this simply by watching people in the bathroom. WOW - Now that should scare the heck out all of us.  He was so incredibly smart!

When our neighbor would watch our cat, she only had to flush the toilets. Can you imagine telling your cat sitter, 'there's no litter to change, just freshen up the food dishes and flush the toilets' ... and be sure the lids are always up! When I think back, I can hardly believe it.

I've read online about these kitty toilet training kits featured above, but if your cat is smart enough to learn by watching like ours was, then save the money and just let them in to observe on a regular basis!

Here's a video from YouTube that shows you how to train your cat to use the toilet

I like to think my Cat was a Pioneer, after all, he didn't require training, and mastered this in the 70's before Kitty knew he could get famous on YouTube.

I should add, although we've had many pet cats since this little genius, not one of them was able to duplicate this ... and we've never attempted a training. He still holds the record in our house for the 'most outstanding cat of his and many generations'.







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7 comments:

  1. What a smart cat you had! I really do think it would be incredibly wonderful to be able to train a cat to use the toilet and to be able to get rid of smelly litter boxes.

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    1. We were sure spoiled with this kitty, never had to buy litter!

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  2. What a great story - and an amazing cat! I've always insisted on keeping the toilet seats closed so a cat wouldn't fall in. Sounds like I was on the wrong track for all these years and cats later! I know that these cat training kits have been around for years, so they must work. If we ever have another cat, we might just have to give it a try!

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    1. Susan it's amazing when you see them do this and the way they balance themselves

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  3. I've heard that this is possible. Loved the story of your cat - how smart. One of our cats became a 'Nanny-cat' to our baby years ago, but she didn't use the toilet. :-)

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    1. Cats really are little geniuses sometimes, how cute, a nanny cat!

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  4. If I could train a cat like that, I might actually get one again.

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