If you hate cleaning the litter box every day, you might be able to teach your cat to go in the toilet.
Cat toilet training is a great way to keep your house cleaner, and many cats take to it quite well.
But before you jump into toilet training, you need to determine whether it's the right choice for your cat. If your cat is less than six months old, or already has problems using the litter box, toilet training probably isn't a good choice.
It's also not a good option if your cat is very skittish, because skittish cats feel more comfortable burying their waste to protect themselves. Finally, if your cat has any joint or mobility problems, you shouldn't use toilet training because there is a risk of injury.
1. Place your cat's litter box next to the toilet.
2. Gradually raise the litter box to toilet level.
Over the next few weeks, gradually raise the height of the litter box, using cardboard boxes, or stacks of newspapers or magazines.
3. Place the litter box on top of the toilet seat.
This is the most cumbersome step because you might not be able to use this toilet yourself. But if it goes well, you should only need to leave the box there for three or four days.
4. Replace litter box with a training kit.
A Litter Kwitter, or similar product like CitiKitty, is a round litter tray that will fit on your toilet. The kit comes with multiple pieces, gradually increasing the size of the hole that is in the middle.
You can fill the tray with flushable litter, so the cat still knows this is where he is supposed to go, and gets comfortable with going on the toilet.
5. Remove the litter tray.
When you have gone through all the stages of the Litter Kwitter, and your cat is ready, remove the tray. If your cat does a good job with toilet training, he should just go in the toilet without any litter needed.
If your cat stops using the litter box at any point in the process, try taking a step backwards and having her get comfortable with that step before you proceed. Bear in mind though, that toilet training is not right for every cat.
Cats can be very stubborn; if this doesn't work, you might have to go back to the old-fashioned way.
Best of luck!