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Should you potty train a cat?

Updated on May 29, 2014

HERE'S WHAT I THINK

Even if you could toilet train a cat, why would you want to?

I recently came across a website that sells a kit that's supposed to help you potty train your cat. Yep! You heard me right. Toilet train your cat!

After reading all the glowing reviews of the Litter Kwitter Cat Training System, I finally conceded that yes, it's possible to toilet train your cat. But I still don't understand why anyone would want to. There's 5 people in my household. Even with two bathrooms it's hard to catch one empty. Add a cat to the mix and it would be impossible! I mean, can you imagine waking up in the middle of the night and having to wait for the cat to finish his business before you can get to yours? And what would the proper bathroom etiquette be? Do we have to exit the bathroom when the cat needs to go? Should we also train the cat to close the door while he's on the potty? Do we teach him to clean up after himself if he misses the target? Plus, it's bad enough when my husband forgets to flush. What are the chances of the cat flushing his nasties down the toilet?

YOUR TURN!

What do you think?

I think toilet training your cat is a ridiculous idea!

According to the Litter Kwitter, toilet training your cat is easy. Here's what they say to do:

Litter Kwitter starts next to the toilet with a seat device and a red plastic disk full of litter so your cat knows what it is & where to go to use it.

Then you put it on the porcelain rim of the toilet, so your cat learns to hop up.

Once your cat gets the idea that the toilet is where the action is, you can move to the amber disk. It has a hole in the middle and room for some litter around the edges so that your cat can use it but also starts to learn how to perch on the edge of the seat itself.

It doesn't usually take too long to get the hang of this so then it's time to use the green disk. It has a bigger hole so that your cat can balance on the seat and go, knowing that everything will end up in the toilet.

It sounds easy enough, but I still think it's ridiculous. It also sounds messy!

See how messy it is!

Notice how the bomb completely misses the target?

If you're just tired of looking at an ugly litter box, - Get your cat a stylish one.

For those who don't agree with me...

Go ahead. Waste your money. But when you're standing outside the bathroom at 3 in the morning waiting for the cat to finish his business, don't say I didn't warn you!

This cat uses the potty AND the toilet paper!

Apparently You Can Toilet Train Dogs Too

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Are you going to potty train your cat?

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    • marigoldina profile image

      Heather B 

      6 years ago

      I don't think my kitty would go for being potty trained. That's okay with me though - she already has a very stylish litter box!

    • jmsp206 profile image

      Julia M S Pearce 

      7 years ago from Melbourne, Australia

      My cat is a bit to old now to be potty trained but maybe If I have another I will consider it.

      Great lens!

    • Senora M profile image

      Senora M 

      7 years ago

      My parents had a siamese cat who potty trained herself and she was 20 years old! :) It was totally weird.

    • hotbrain profile image

      hotbrain 

      7 years ago from Tacoma, WA

      I came back today to bless this funny and interesting lens!

    • hotbrain profile image

      hotbrain 

      7 years ago from Tacoma, WA

      I like your lens! I never saw that toilet training thing before, but I did see the self cleaning kitty litter box... One evening I entertained myself by reading the reviews of the Cat Genie automatic kitty litter box. It apparently had a bit of a problem.. sometimes the cleaning mechanism baked the poop! Icky!!

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