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meee
March 22nd 06, 06:10 AM
I was just wondering if there is any way to train a cat to cover her
'deposits'? Most of my cats have great litterbox manners, but every so often
i would find one uncovered. I finally found the culprit yesterday; Cougar!!
She doesn't even sniff, just gets up and leaves. Any ideas??? It's rather
unpleasant....

Miami Jones
March 22nd 06, 06:18 AM
meee wrote:
> I was just wondering if there is any way to train a cat to cover her
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> unpleasant....

you got a lot of problems
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now I remember why i read these posts
i feel soooo much better about my own problems

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MaryL
March 22nd 06, 08:03 AM
"meee" > wrote in message
...
>I was just wondering if there is any way to train a cat to cover her
>'deposits'? Most of my cats have great litterbox manners, but every so
>often i would find one uncovered. I finally found the culprit yesterday;
>Cougar!! She doesn't even sniff, just gets up and leaves. Any ideas??? It's
>rather unpleasant....
>

Most cats cover, but some cats don't. As far as I know, there is no way to
train a cat to cover her "deposits." Just keep a litter scoop by the box
and quickly scoop some litter over it (or remove it) when you notice.
Fortunately, the smell usually will dissipate quickly even if it doesn't get
covered (as the feces dries).

MaryL

meee
March 22nd 06, 10:55 PM
"MaryL" -OUT-THE-LITTER> wrote in message
news:[email protected]
>
> "meee" > wrote in message
> ...
>>I was just wondering if there is any way to train a cat to cover her
>>'deposits'? Most of my cats have great litterbox manners, but every so
>>often i would find one uncovered. I finally found the culprit yesterday;
>>Cougar!! She doesn't even sniff, just gets up and leaves. Any ideas???
>>It's rather unpleasant....
>>
>
> Most cats cover, but some cats don't. As far as I know, there is no way
> to train a cat to cover her "deposits." Just keep a litter scoop by the
> box and quickly scoop some litter over it (or remove it) when you notice.
> Fortunately, the smell usually will dissipate quickly even if it doesn't
> get covered (as the feces dries).
>
> MaryL
>
Ok!! Thanks for that. I will just have to live with it!!

cybercat
March 23rd 06, 12:48 AM
"meee" > wrote

> >
> Ok!! Thanks for that. I will just have to live with it!!
>
>

When my (not very bright) cat would not cover, I would
stop every time I saw a poo in there, pick her up lovingly
and talk sweetly to her, scratch her flat little wedge-shaped
head, take her to the box, sit her in there, very gently take
her little paws and cover the poo, praising her the whole
time. It only took a few times and she began covering it.
She had a few relapses over the years (she lived to be 20)
but the same thing worked every time.

John Doe
March 23rd 06, 01:39 AM
"meee" > wrote:

> I was just wondering if there is any way to train a cat to cover
> her 'deposits'? Most of my cats have great litterbox manners, but
> every so often i would find one uncovered. I finally found the
> culprit yesterday; Cougar!! She doesn't even sniff, just gets up
> and leaves. Any ideas??? It's rather unpleasant....

Just a word of caution in case you don't already know. You can cause
serious behavioral and even physical problems trying to
correct/train a cat around the litter box. The litter box area must
be a happy place. The reason for that is probably related to the
fact that your cat is stuck inside with you and has no place else to
go. There are lots worse problems than not covering litter. Keep it
clean and relaxed.

I'm not owned by my cats, that's just fact.

Is Cougar aging? My aging female, Kiki has been doing some of that.
I might try another litter box. Part of the problem could be nerves
to begin with. Maybe she is too worried about being bothered by my
other cat to stay around long enough to cover her feces. Or maybe
she is just losing some of her usual awareness.

Good luck.

March 23rd 06, 03:01 AM
meee wrote:
> I was just wondering if there is any way to train a cat to cover her
> 'deposits'? Most of my cats have great litterbox manners, but every so often
> i would find one uncovered. I finally found the culprit yesterday; Cougar!!
> She doesn't even sniff, just gets up and leaves. Any ideas??? It's rather
> unpleasant....

IME, some cats are coverers & some just aren't. Then there are some
who scratch away in there forever, when a few seconds would do the
cover-up job just fine, whereas others just hop out.

Cathy

meee
March 24th 06, 02:01 AM
"cybercat" > wrote in message
...
>
> "meee" > wrote
>
>> >
>> Ok!! Thanks for that. I will just have to live with it!!
>>
>>
>
> When my (not very bright) cat would not cover, I would
> stop every time I saw a poo in there, pick her up lovingly
> and talk sweetly to her, scratch her flat little wedge-shaped
> head, take her to the box, sit her in there, very gently take
> her little paws and cover the poo, praising her the whole
> time. It only took a few times and she began covering it.
> She had a few relapses over the years (she lived to be 20)
> but the same thing worked every time.
>
>
Thanks, I'll give it a go!! (there is hope...)

meee
March 24th 06, 02:02 AM
> wrote in message
oups.com...
>
> meee wrote:
>> I was just wondering if there is any way to train a cat to cover her
>> 'deposits'? Most of my cats have great litterbox manners, but every so
>> often
>> i would find one uncovered. I finally found the culprit yesterday;
>> Cougar!!
>> She doesn't even sniff, just gets up and leaves. Any ideas??? It's rather
>> unpleasant....
>
> IME, some cats are coverers & some just aren't. Then there are some
> who scratch away in there forever, when a few seconds would do the
> cover-up job just fine, whereas others just hop out.
>
> Cathy
>
yup. the other 5 are scratchers, she is a hopper.

Anna via CatKB.com
March 24th 06, 07:02 PM
>I was just wondering if there is any way to train a cat to cover her
>'deposits'? Most of my cats have great litterbox manners, but every so often
>i would find one uncovered. I finally found the culprit yesterday; Cougar!!
>She doesn't even sniff, just gets up and leaves. Any ideas??? It's rather
>unpleasant....

Sometimes they do this as a "warning" to the other cats, kind of a
territorial thing. If you have 5 others, that might be why. Not much you
can do about it, just scoop it right away if you can. The other kitties
probably don't appreciate it just sitting there on top either.

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March 25th 06, 07:48 PM
On Wed, 22 Mar 2006 22:55:51 GMT, "meee" >
wrote:

>
>"MaryL" -OUT-THE-LITTER> wrote in message
>news:[email protected]
>>
>> "meee" > wrote in message
>> ...
>>>I was just wondering if there is any way to train a cat to cover her
>>>'deposits'? Most of my cats have great litterbox manners, but every so
>>>often i would find one uncovered. I finally found the culprit yesterday;
>>>Cougar!! She doesn't even sniff, just gets up and leaves. Any ideas???
>>>It's rather unpleasant....
>>>
>>
>> Most cats cover, but some cats don't. As far as I know, there is no way
>> to train a cat to cover her "deposits." Just keep a litter scoop by the
>> box and quickly scoop some litter over it (or remove it) when you notice.
>> Fortunately, the smell usually will dissipate quickly even if it doesn't
>> get covered (as the feces dries).
>>
>> MaryL
>>
>Ok!! Thanks for that. I will just have to live with it!!

Or you could do what I did and toilet train your cat. Then you have no
litter and nothing to cover up.

RC
>

meee
March 26th 06, 05:45 AM
"Anna via CatKB.com" <[email protected]> wrote in message news:[email protected]
> >I was just wondering if there is any way to train a cat to cover her
>>'deposits'? Most of my cats have great litterbox manners, but every so
>>often
>>i would find one uncovered. I finally found the culprit yesterday;
>>Cougar!!
>>She doesn't even sniff, just gets up and leaves. Any ideas??? It's rather
>>unpleasant....
>
> Sometimes they do this as a "warning" to the other cats, kind of a
> territorial thing. If you have 5 others, that might be why. Not much
> you
> can do about it, just scoop it right away if you can. The other kitties
> probably don't appreciate it just sitting there on top either.
>
> --
> Message posted via CatKB.com
> http://www.catkb.com/Uwe/Forums.aspx/cat-health/200603/1

Ok, that could be why. She hasn't done it yet this week, so maybe she was
cranky that week....

meee
March 26th 06, 05:47 AM
> wrote in message
...
> On Wed, 22 Mar 2006 22:55:51 GMT, "meee" >
> wrote:
>
>>
>>"MaryL" -OUT-THE-LITTER> wrote in message
>>news:[email protected]
>>>
>>> "meee" > wrote in message
>>> ...
>>>>I was just wondering if there is any way to train a cat to cover her
>>>>'deposits'? Most of my cats have great litterbox manners, but every so
>>>>often i would find one uncovered. I finally found the culprit yesterday;
>>>>Cougar!! She doesn't even sniff, just gets up and leaves. Any ideas???
>>>>It's rather unpleasant....
>>>>
>>>
>>> Most cats cover, but some cats don't. As far as I know, there is no way
>>> to train a cat to cover her "deposits." Just keep a litter scoop by the
>>> box and quickly scoop some litter over it (or remove it) when you
>>> notice.
>>> Fortunately, the smell usually will dissipate quickly even if it doesn't
>>> get covered (as the feces dries).
>>>
>>> MaryL
>>>
>>Ok!! Thanks for that. I will just have to live with it!!
>
> Or you could do what I did and toilet train your cat. Then you have no
> litter and nothing to cover up.
>
> RC
>>
>

They are trying to rip off $99 toilet training kits here (Orstrayliar) ATM.
They are basically a plastic toilet seat with no hole, but a removable dish
for litter. Oh, and an instruction book and cd......WTF???

cybercat
March 26th 06, 07:16 AM
"meee" > wrote

> They are trying to rip off $99 toilet training kits here (Orstrayliar)
ATM.
> They are basically a plastic toilet seat with no hole, but a removable
dish
> for litter. Oh, and an instruction book and cd......WTF???
>
>

Have you at least tried taking her to the box and using her paws to
cover her mess? Very gently? It worked well for me. They want to
please you. Try it.

March 26th 06, 01:06 PM
On Sun, 26 Mar 2006 04:47:09 GMT, "meee" >
wrote:

>
> wrote in message
...
>> On Wed, 22 Mar 2006 22:55:51 GMT, "meee" >
>> wrote:
>>
>>>
>>>"MaryL" -OUT-THE-LITTER> wrote in message
>>>news:[email protected]
>>>>
>>>> "meee" > wrote in message
>>>> ...
>>>>>I was just wondering if there is any way to train a cat to cover her
>>>>>'deposits'? Most of my cats have great litterbox manners, but every so
>>>>>often i would find one uncovered. I finally found the culprit yesterday;
>>>>>Cougar!! She doesn't even sniff, just gets up and leaves. Any ideas???
>>>>>It's rather unpleasant....
>>>>>
>>>>
>>>> Most cats cover, but some cats don't. As far as I know, there is no way
>>>> to train a cat to cover her "deposits." Just keep a litter scoop by the
>>>> box and quickly scoop some litter over it (or remove it) when you
>>>> notice.
>>>> Fortunately, the smell usually will dissipate quickly even if it doesn't
>>>> get covered (as the feces dries).
>>>>
>>>> MaryL
>>>>
>>>Ok!! Thanks for that. I will just have to live with it!!
>>
>> Or you could do what I did and toilet train your cat. Then you have no
>> litter and nothing to cover up.
>>
>> RC
>>>
>>
>
>They are trying to rip off $99 toilet training kits here (Orstrayliar) ATM.
>They are basically a plastic toilet seat with no hole, but a removable dish
>for litter. Oh, and an instruction book and cd......WTF???

Yep. A waste of money. I toilet trained my kitten with supplies under
$10 total. And after a total of thirty dollars spent on litter, my
kitten is now litter free and I likely won't have to spend another
penny of litter not to mention the task of cleaning and changing the
litter.

Many of those plastic jobbers are too flimsy and poorly made.

RC

meee
March 27th 06, 02:21 AM
"cybercat" > wrote in message
...
>
> "meee" > wrote
>
>> They are trying to rip off $99 toilet training kits here (Orstrayliar)
> ATM.
>> They are basically a plastic toilet seat with no hole, but a removable
> dish
>> for litter. Oh, and an instruction book and cd......WTF???
>>
>>
>
> Have you at least tried taking her to the box and using her paws to
> cover her mess? Very gently? It worked well for me. They want to
> please you. Try it.
>
>
Ok. Thanks, I will give it a go!! I am also going to put a litterbox inside
one of my cupboards that she usually hangs out in, just in case she needs
some privacy, and has been rushing the job.

meee
March 27th 06, 02:23 AM
> wrote in message
...
> On Sun, 26 Mar 2006 04:47:09 GMT, "meee" >
> wrote:
>
>>
> wrote in message
...
>>> On Wed, 22 Mar 2006 22:55:51 GMT, "meee" >
>>> wrote:
>>>
>>>>
>>>>"MaryL" -OUT-THE-LITTER> wrote in message
>>>>news:[email protected]
>>>>>
>>>>> "meee" > wrote in message
>>>>> ...
>>>>>>I was just wondering if there is any way to train a cat to cover her
>>>>>>'deposits'? Most of my cats have great litterbox manners, but every so
>>>>>>often i would find one uncovered. I finally found the culprit
>>>>>>yesterday;
>>>>>>Cougar!! She doesn't even sniff, just gets up and leaves. Any ideas???
>>>>>>It's rather unpleasant....
>>>>>>
>>>>>
>>>>> Most cats cover, but some cats don't. As far as I know, there is no
>>>>> way
>>>>> to train a cat to cover her "deposits." Just keep a litter scoop by
>>>>> the
>>>>> box and quickly scoop some litter over it (or remove it) when you
>>>>> notice.
>>>>> Fortunately, the smell usually will dissipate quickly even if it
>>>>> doesn't
>>>>> get covered (as the feces dries).
>>>>>
>>>>> MaryL
>>>>>
>>>>Ok!! Thanks for that. I will just have to live with it!!
>>>
>>> Or you could do what I did and toilet train your cat. Then you have no
>>> litter and nothing to cover up.
>>>
>>> RC
>>>>
>>>
>>
>>They are trying to rip off $99 toilet training kits here (Orstrayliar)
>>ATM.
>>They are basically a plastic toilet seat with no hole, but a removable
>>dish
>>for litter. Oh, and an instruction book and cd......WTF???
>
> Yep. A waste of money. I toilet trained my kitten with supplies under
> $10 total. And after a total of thirty dollars spent on litter, my
> kitten is now litter free and I likely won't have to spend another
> penny of litter not to mention the task of cleaning and changing the
> litter.
>
> Many of those plastic jobbers are too flimsy and poorly made.
>
> RC
>
>
Details please??? It's a great idea, pity it's taken this long to filter
down to Oz. Pity also that people are being greedy about it. It will be just
another gimmick that end up in people's closet. I would looove to train them
to do this, if it is at all possible.

March 27th 06, 02:34 AM
On Mon, 27 Mar 2006 01:23:34 GMT, "meee" >
wrote:

>>
>> Yep. A waste of money. I toilet trained my kitten with supplies under
>> $10 total. And after a total of thirty dollars spent on litter, my
>> kitten is now litter free and I likely won't have to spend another
>> penny of litter not to mention the task of cleaning and changing the
>> litter.
>>
>> Many of those plastic jobbers are too flimsy and poorly made.
>>
>> RC
>>
>>
>Details please??? It's a great idea, pity it's taken this long to filter
>down to Oz. Pity also that people are being greedy about it. It will be just
>another gimmick that end up in people's closet. I would looove to train them
>to do this, if it is at all possible.


I began by putting the litter box on the floor near the bathroom.
Every day I would raise the litter box another inch or two until it
was at the level of the toilet. Precious had no problem with this at
all. She just hopped right up on the toilet seat and did her business.
You can put a stool next to the toilet to facilitate the cat getting
up and not falling in the toilet if they lack agility.

After a couple weeks I purchased a Sitz Bath at a local drug store for
about ten dollars. I put it in the toilet and filled it with litter.
Precious had no problems with this either.

After about another week I made a hole in the Sitz Bath about the
diameter of a toilet roll tube and pushed an empty toilet roll holder
through the hole so that it extended a couple inches. I put litter in
the Sitz Bath as before. When Precious first got up she was very
curious about the hole and put her paw inside only to find it was wet.
This did not deter her from using the new litter box for her toilet
needs. I would give her a special treat whenever she used the toilet.

At night I would put her in a luxurious crate next to my bed and first
thing in the morning take her down to do her business. I did not want
to have any accidents at night.

Every week or so I would gradually enlarge the opening in the Sitz
Bath. When the opening got about six inches in diameter Precious was
unable to put her all her paws in the litter so she began to put her
from paws on the toilet seat to do her business.

I would flush the solid wastes down the toilet after Precious went #2.
She was fascinated by the water going down the toilet and would watch
as her feces disappeared.


When the opening got to the point where there was only a small rim of
litter Precious had to have all four paws on the toilet seat. I got
some of those no stick shower strips to prevent any slippage. She did
it like a champ.

Well she is now six months old and has been toilet trained a month.

Now all I have to do is teach her to flush the toilet:-) This should
not be a problem since she has occasionally done it for me when I am
on the toilet.

Yesterday while I was peeing in the toilet, Precious jumped up and
began peeing herself. If only I had a video of that.

I encourage anyone with a new kitten to consider toilet training. It
is much easier to train a kitten and I believe it is much healthier
for the cat especially for those who used silica based litter which
are harmful when inhaled or eaten. I used Feline Pine for the toilet
training as it is flushable and totally natural. It also has a
wonderful woodsy odor. I still have two bags of it left.

I am very happy with the fact that my Precious no longer has to put
her feet into disgusting feces and urine soaked litter and track it
all over the house not to mention ingest it when cleaning her paws.

She also does not have to inhale the dust from the litter.



When she gets too old to jump up on the toilet seat I will set up a
stool or some other system to help her do this.

RC

meee
March 27th 06, 02:43 AM
That is very interesting!!! As I have six cats, it might take me a bit
longer, and I doubt I will be able to get ex-stray Jasmine to do it, but
hopefully the kittens will be ok learning, and perhaps they might learn off
each other!! Thanks for that!!
> wrote in message
...
> On Mon, 27 Mar 2006 01:23:34 GMT, "meee" >
> wrote:
>
>>>
>>> Yep. A waste of money. I toilet trained my kitten with supplies under
>>> $10 total. And after a total of thirty dollars spent on litter, my
>>> kitten is now litter free and I likely won't have to spend another
>>> penny of litter not to mention the task of cleaning and changing the
>>> litter.
>>>
>>> Many of those plastic jobbers are too flimsy and poorly made.
>>>
>>> RC
>>>
>>>
>>Details please??? It's a great idea, pity it's taken this long to filter
>>down to Oz. Pity also that people are being greedy about it. It will be
>>just
>>another gimmick that end up in people's closet. I would looove to train
>>them
>>to do this, if it is at all possible.
>
>
> I began by putting the litter box on the floor near the bathroom.
> Every day I would raise the litter box another inch or two until it
> was at the level of the toilet. Precious had no problem with this at
> all. She just hopped right up on the toilet seat and did her business.
> You can put a stool next to the toilet to facilitate the cat getting
> up and not falling in the toilet if they lack agility.
>
> After a couple weeks I purchased a Sitz Bath at a local drug store for
> about ten dollars. I put it in the toilet and filled it with litter.
> Precious had no problems with this either.
>
> After about another week I made a hole in the Sitz Bath about the
> diameter of a toilet roll tube and pushed an empty toilet roll holder
> through the hole so that it extended a couple inches. I put litter in
> the Sitz Bath as before. When Precious first got up she was very
> curious about the hole and put her paw inside only to find it was wet.
> This did not deter her from using the new litter box for her toilet
> needs. I would give her a special treat whenever she used the toilet.
>
> At night I would put her in a luxurious crate next to my bed and first
> thing in the morning take her down to do her business. I did not want
> to have any accidents at night.
>
> Every week or so I would gradually enlarge the opening in the Sitz
> Bath. When the opening got about six inches in diameter Precious was
> unable to put her all her paws in the litter so she began to put her
> from paws on the toilet seat to do her business.
>
> I would flush the solid wastes down the toilet after Precious went #2.
> She was fascinated by the water going down the toilet and would watch
> as her feces disappeared.
>
>
> When the opening got to the point where there was only a small rim of
> litter Precious had to have all four paws on the toilet seat. I got
> some of those no stick shower strips to prevent any slippage. She did
> it like a champ.
>
> Well she is now six months old and has been toilet trained a month.
>
> Now all I have to do is teach her to flush the toilet:-) This should
> not be a problem since she has occasionally done it for me when I am
> on the toilet.
>
> Yesterday while I was peeing in the toilet, Precious jumped up and
> began peeing herself. If only I had a video of that.
>
> I encourage anyone with a new kitten to consider toilet training. It
> is much easier to train a kitten and I believe it is much healthier
> for the cat especially for those who used silica based litter which
> are harmful when inhaled or eaten. I used Feline Pine for the toilet
> training as it is flushable and totally natural. It also has a
> wonderful woodsy odor. I still have two bags of it left.
>
> I am very happy with the fact that my Precious no longer has to put
> her feet into disgusting feces and urine soaked litter and track it
> all over the house not to mention ingest it when cleaning her paws.
>
> She also does not have to inhale the dust from the litter.
>
>
>
> When she gets too old to jump up on the toilet seat I will set up a
> stool or some other system to help her do this.
>
> RC

March 27th 06, 02:54 AM
On Mon, 27 Mar 2006 01:43:17 GMT, "meee" >
wrote:

>That is very interesting!!! As I have six cats, it might take me a bit
>longer, and I doubt I will be able to get ex-stray Jasmine to do it, but
>hopefully the kittens will be ok learning, and perhaps they might learn off
>each other!! Thanks for that!!

Six cats? How old are they?

That is going to make it very difficult since unless you are closely
monitoring them you won't know who is going correctly and who is not
when they have an accident. Also often cats don't like to go right
after another cat has gone so you will have to be fastidious about
keeping the Sitz Bath clean.

Give them lots of praise and special treats when they go correctly in
the set-up.

I would suggest that you join the cat toilet training group at
Yahoogroups.com. They have a lot of experience in training multiple
cats.

Good luck.

RC



> wrote in message
...
>> On Mon, 27 Mar 2006 01:23:34 GMT, "meee" >
>> wrote:
>>
>>>>
>>>> Yep. A waste of money. I toilet trained my kitten with supplies under
>>>> $10 total. And after a total of thirty dollars spent on litter, my
>>>> kitten is now litter free and I likely won't have to spend another
>>>> penny of litter not to mention the task of cleaning and changing the
>>>> litter.
>>>>
>>>> Many of those plastic jobbers are too flimsy and poorly made.
>>>>
>>>> RC
>>>>
>>>>
>>>Details please??? It's a great idea, pity it's taken this long to filter
>>>down to Oz. Pity also that people are being greedy about it. It will be
>>>just
>>>another gimmick that end up in people's closet. I would looove to train
>>>them
>>>to do this, if it is at all possible.
>>
>>
>> I began by putting the litter box on the floor near the bathroom.
>> Every day I would raise the litter box another inch or two until it
>> was at the level of the toilet. Precious had no problem with this at
>> all. She just hopped right up on the toilet seat and did her business.
>> You can put a stool next to the toilet to facilitate the cat getting
>> up and not falling in the toilet if they lack agility.
>>
>> After a couple weeks I purchased a Sitz Bath at a local drug store for
>> about ten dollars. I put it in the toilet and filled it with litter.
>> Precious had no problems with this either.
>>
>> After about another week I made a hole in the Sitz Bath about the
>> diameter of a toilet roll tube and pushed an empty toilet roll holder
>> through the hole so that it extended a couple inches. I put litter in
>> the Sitz Bath as before. When Precious first got up she was very
>> curious about the hole and put her paw inside only to find it was wet.
>> This did not deter her from using the new litter box for her toilet
>> needs. I would give her a special treat whenever she used the toilet.
>>
>> At night I would put her in a luxurious crate next to my bed and first
>> thing in the morning take her down to do her business. I did not want
>> to have any accidents at night.
>>
>> Every week or so I would gradually enlarge the opening in the Sitz
>> Bath. When the opening got about six inches in diameter Precious was
>> unable to put her all her paws in the litter so she began to put her
>> from paws on the toilet seat to do her business.
>>
>> I would flush the solid wastes down the toilet after Precious went #2.
>> She was fascinated by the water going down the toilet and would watch
>> as her feces disappeared.
>>
>>
>> When the opening got to the point where there was only a small rim of
>> litter Precious had to have all four paws on the toilet seat. I got
>> some of those no stick shower strips to prevent any slippage. She did
>> it like a champ.
>>
>> Well she is now six months old and has been toilet trained a month.
>>
>> Now all I have to do is teach her to flush the toilet:-) This should
>> not be a problem since she has occasionally done it for me when I am
>> on the toilet.
>>
>> Yesterday while I was peeing in the toilet, Precious jumped up and
>> began peeing herself. If only I had a video of that.
>>
>> I encourage anyone with a new kitten to consider toilet training. It
>> is much easier to train a kitten and I believe it is much healthier
>> for the cat especially for those who used silica based litter which
>> are harmful when inhaled or eaten. I used Feline Pine for the toilet
>> training as it is flushable and totally natural. It also has a
>> wonderful woodsy odor. I still have two bags of it left.
>>
>> I am very happy with the fact that my Precious no longer has to put
>> her feet into disgusting feces and urine soaked litter and track it
>> all over the house not to mention ingest it when cleaning her paws.
>>
>> She also does not have to inhale the dust from the litter.
>>
>>
>>
>> When she gets too old to jump up on the toilet seat I will set up a
>> stool or some other system to help her do this.
>>
>> RC
>

March 27th 06, 03:18 AM
"meee" > wrote in message
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>
> "cybercat" > wrote in message
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>> Have you at least tried taking her to the box and using her paws to
>> cover her mess? Very gently? It worked well for me. They want to
>> please you. Try it.
>>
> Ok. Thanks, I will give it a go!! I am also going to put a litterbox
> inside one of my cupboards that she usually hangs out in, just in case she
> needs some privacy, and has been rushing the job.

And then some cat owners just get a covered box. Then at least YOU don't
have to see the mess. Be extra sure to clean daily though - covered boxes
concentrate the odor and may bother some cats if not kept real clean. Don't
let a filter on the box fool you into thinking it needs to be cleaned less
often. The filter is just to reduce the smell for YOU!!

Or you can do like I do. After trying to train my rescued kitty to cover
poop without success, I just cover it up myself with the litter rake. (She
had 3 owners before me, lucky she behaves as well as she does. Poor baby -
doesn't even know how to be carried - its obvious no one ever lifted her up.
She's very sweet though, and a good pal to my older cat.)

-- maryjane

meee
March 27th 06, 03:46 AM
> wrote in message
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> "meee" > wrote in message
> ...
>>
>> "cybercat" > wrote in message
>> ...
>>>
>>> Have you at least tried taking her to the box and using her paws to
>>> cover her mess? Very gently? It worked well for me. They want to
>>> please you. Try it.
>>>
>> Ok. Thanks, I will give it a go!! I am also going to put a litterbox
>> inside one of my cupboards that she usually hangs out in, just in case
>> she needs some privacy, and has been rushing the job.
>
> And then some cat owners just get a covered box. Then at least YOU don't
> have to see the mess. Be extra sure to clean daily though - covered boxes
> concentrate the odor and may bother some cats if not kept real clean.
> Don't let a filter on the box fool you into thinking it needs to be
> cleaned less often. The filter is just to reduce the smell for YOU!!
>
> Or you can do like I do. After trying to train my rescued kitty to cover
> poop without success, I just cover it up myself with the litter rake.
> (She had 3 owners before me, lucky she behaves as well as she does. Poor
> baby - doesn't even know how to be carried - its obvious no one ever
> lifted her up. She's very sweet though, and a good pal to my older cat.)
>
> -- maryjane
>
I have steered clear of covered boxes, as I have so many cats, it can be
easy for a cat to feel 'trapped' in the box by another cat, or be
intimidated from using it. As Cougar (the girl in question) is very timid
and Jasmine (the ex stray) behaves in an aggressive manner with everyone
(ie. typical ex-stray behaviour of staring down people and cats, using up a
lot of 'cat space' when she sits down...she doesn't attack, just behaves
cat-aggressively as most aussie strays do) I have to make sure cougar always
feels she has an 'exit'. She gets intimidated some days by just being in the
same room as the kittens, if they are all there at the same time, totally
ignoring her. The cupboard is a good option, as she can jump up onto shelves
that Jasmine and the kittens cannot. She can also open and close the door,
which the others cannot. I think I will just have to cover for her, and try
as cybercat said, to 'encourage' her to cover it over.