This was the second day in a row I awoke to find a big cat turd sitting the the toilet training tray. As you can see by its position, Furball stands in the tray with his butt facing the rim of the toilet seat. In order for him to use the toilet successfully, he’ll have to get used to facing the other way.
Cat toilet training is not for the lazy. You’ll need to clean the tray at least once a day, probably closer to twice a day. It’s not that hard to pull out the tray and scoop the poo/pee into the toilet. A few caveats:
- Use flushable litter only
- Flush only if it is safe to do so in your municipality
- If toxoplasmosis is an issue, like it is here in California, only flush if you are 110% sure you’re cat does not have this parasite. If your cat goes outdoors or has eaten raw food, the risk of him/her having taxoplasmosis is much greater.
For your sanity, give up on trying to keep the toilet pristine, or the bathroom for that matter.
If you are lazy, you can console yourself with the promise that after your cat is toilet trained, you’ll never have to clean a box again.