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Gena - posted on 07/30/2015 ( 19 moms have responded )

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Has anybody used the litter kwitter system to train cats to use the toilet?? I am really looking for advice/tips/tricks... for some reason I can't register myself to their forum and also can't contact them. I thought I would try my luck here..thanks for any advice!

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~♥Little Miss - posted on 08/03/2015

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If your kitty is peeing inappropriately, it might be worth bringing her to the vet to rule out a UTI. She might just be upset about the change of litter to toilet, or it could be medical. If the vet rules out UTI, then maybe reconsider the litter box. Don't give up yet!

Also, there is a litter in the states called "cat attract". If you are still using litter in the toilet trainer, it might be worth getting. It literally does what it says, attracts the cat to where they are suppose to urinate/defecate.

~♥Little Miss - posted on 08/01/2015

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Yes it is Shawnn. You have to start with young cats typically, but really any cat can be trained. But damn they can be stubborn.

♫ Shawnn ♪♫♫ - posted on 07/31/2015

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LOL...I also should add that our furry kids are just as well taken care of as our 2 legged ones...and more spoiled than both of my sons put together...I'm a pretty attentive pet parent (which is probably why we keep getting strays dumped...they know I'll take care of pretty much any animal)

♫ Shawnn ♪♫♫ - posted on 07/31/2015

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Gena, one thing that may work (at least it has with mine, and we're currently a 6 cat household...LOL) When you find the spots where they've not used the box, wipe up the pee, let kitty smell the tissue, and then show the kitty while you put it in the box. I have heard the begals are a bit more stubborn on the training side, so it may just take a bit longer.

Oh...one other thing...how many toilets do they have? Sometimes it helps to have a second box located elsewhere in the house. 2 years ago, I took in a 4 week old, and because she was so tiny, we had to get her a smaller box to use. Turns out, we kept the extra box after she was trained, because she actually preferred two boxes...LOL...one for pee and the other for poop, the spoilt rotten cat! (plus we already had 2 adults when we got her, so another box wasn't that big of a deal to add.)
I do scoop each box every other day (or daily if they are especially 'aromatic')

~♥Little Miss - posted on 07/30/2015

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Hey Gena. It is best to start when they are young, but older cats can be trained also. It is just easier the younger they are.

Most cat systems start with a litter style pan on top of the toilet with a little litter in it, then you proceed to take some out a little at a time.

Try googling a different toilet training system. I know there are a few out there. You can even google how to do it without a specific system, and make your own. Also, google it on you tube. Good luck! I am def gonna do this with my next kitten, so if you find a good one, let me know!!

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~♥Little Miss - posted on 08/05/2015

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That is concerning behavior. I stand by what I said. Take her to the vet to rule out UTI. Often cats will do it right in front of their owners to get their attention, seeking help.

It may not be a UTI, but if it is, the training will not work. If it is behavioral, then there are other things you can do. But ruling out medical issues first is best.

Gena - posted on 08/03/2015

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Thanks Little Miss I haven't heard if that cat attract litter. I will see if I can buy it here or online and if it is flushable. I think Phaedra is protesting! Yesterday after I pre washed and washed our duvets, my husband helped be put on the new bedding and she was sitting there watching us. Once we were done she got on the bed and placed her butt down! My husband took her and she was still peeing,he automatically held her above our pillows on the floor...said oh shit..and ran to put her in the tub. It's like she just waited for the bedding to be done! I was laughing because my hubby looked so funny running around with a peeing cat. But then I was upset because I will have to wash AGAIN!
I am going bonkers with this training!!

Gena - posted on 08/02/2015

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Shawnn it is hard work. I am thinking of giving up and letting them use the litter box again. Our little miss Phaedra took a pee on both of our duvet's last night :( Have to wash them now. It's so annoying because Lilith understands the litter kwitter and doesn't go pee anywhere else. But if I put the litter box back I am almost sure Lilith will start using it again.
I really wonder why I can't register myself into the litter kwitter forum!? I read an answer there that one should close the door that the cats don't have a chance to pee on the bed...but our two sleep by us so I can't and wont do that.
My tip to you Shawnn,is if you want to try doing the training definitely buy a second hand one and not a brand new one. Cuz if it doesn't work its a pitty for the money. Also first train them with flushable litter. I was silly and didn't do that first.

Gena - posted on 08/01/2015

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Shawnn another tip: Use it in the guest toilet if you have one and make sure you have a floor that can be cleaned easy. I have to clean out the entire tray and bathroom every morning. It's quite some work but it will definitely pay out in the end. No more litter..just have to check and flush the toilet now and then :)

Gena - posted on 08/01/2015

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Shawnn if I can make it that my two girls can use the toilet I wont need mine anymore so if you like I can send it to you...i also bought a second hand one because they are quite expensive. I payed 45 franks for a second hand one.

Gena - posted on 08/01/2015

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They are both pure breeds. Bengal cats. Phaedra and Lilith are both female and sisters. I think I found the problem..yester I saw how Lili was sitting on the toilet seat but she had her bum the wrong way and a bit of pee landed on the floor. I think that's what happens with the poop as well. I don't think they do it on purpose I think they are sitting the wrong way. Ps they were both born on the 17 march this year.
Shawnn its called the Litter Kwitter...check it out on google/youtube!!

♫ Shawnn ♪♫♫ - posted on 08/01/2015

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Hmmm...LM, do you know if we can get this in North America? Wow, I'm very curious...LOL...most of my cats are under 3 years, with one exception, and I'd probably not even try with him...he's a rescue (well, they ALL are rescues), but he was almost feral due to lack of human contact for almost 9 months between when his 'momma' was put in a nursing home, and his caregiver got her daughter convinced to let her re-home him...And I'm one of those 'I'll try anything once' type of people!
Is it called a Litter Qwitter?

♫ Shawnn ♪♫♫ - posted on 08/01/2015

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wait...wait...is this a device to actually teach them to use the toilet, rather than a box? I may be VERY interested...LOL...ANYTHING to stop having to clean 3 boxes every other day!

~♥Little Miss - posted on 08/01/2015

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So it is poop and pee that is being eliminated outside of cat box/toilet? Male or female cats?

Gena - posted on 08/01/2015

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Oh boy..one just pooped in the tray and the other pooped on the floor. Time to get my gloves on and spray pinol to clean haha

Gena - posted on 08/01/2015

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Lol Shawnn I am the same way...we now have a son and three girls :) lol. Our "older" cat also a stray we took in is 6yrs old but she doesn't use the litter box because she is outside all of the time. Now our two Bengals are also spoilt rotten. Pet stores just have too many nice things that one can't resist lol.
We are using our guest bathroom to get them toilet trained. Thank god its not a carpet floor!!!! We are only using one litter kwitter on that toilet. They are pooping in it and also peeing. I started to ask myself if they maybe just sit wrong on the toilet and that the pee goes on the floor instead of the red tray.
Now the breeder of the bengals told me to take the cat next time and basicly rub their faces in the pee!!? My grandmother was also breeded Siamese cats and she apparently did the same. But I just can't do that!!!! I will try the tissue tip you gave me!!
Yesterday I finally got the litter that can be flushed down the toilet but now they haven't pooped in it at all! Maybe I was a stupid idea to get the new litter now..i just hope I wont find poop somewhere in the house.
Ps the two bengals were also sooo spoilt when they were real young. They also had one box for pee and one for poop. The litter kwitter DVD said there should be no box anywhere so that they really learn to use the toilet. I will keep you updated..i hope I won't have to give up eventually! :(

Gena - posted on 07/30/2015

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Hi Little Miss! I already have one :) the litter kwitter...We have two 4month old bengal kittens. The red stage is kinda working...but sometimes they pee on the floor. I keep the "potty" clean and aways remove waste twice a day...but one or both of them still occasionaly pee on the floor. I would love to know if i am doing something wrong? Maybe they need more time to get used to it? Its only been 2weeks now...The dvd they included doesnt help alot tbh.

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