I have two mixed breed cats, who just turned one year old. They are brother and sister from the same litter, named; Diago and Mischief (Misty). I have thought about toilet training them ever since I got them at 8 weeks of age, however we were moving around a bit at the time and so we used two litter boxes instead. I use one large covered box and one small- both of which use wood pellets as litter- which is way better then clumping litter in many ways. It doesn't smell, other than the wood smell.. it is safer for the cats.. its only 5 bucks for a 40 pound bag.. and its MUCH easier to clean. All you do is scoop the business and the pee turns into sawdust and falls to the bottom of the box.

Anyways I still want them using the toilet so I have purchased what I need and hope we have some success. I choice to blog this because I would like the support when needed.

Scroll to the bottom for the start of our toilet training.

Wednesday, 17 July 2013

Day 3 plus day 4 morning of prep work

So, Day 3 (of prep work for citikitty) was an uneventful day really.. actually I was hardly even home so I am glad! As promised I switched my two free fed cats to meals, which I knew would be a bit tough for them but they are usually pretty cool with new things.. well Misty is, with Diago its sorta come and go.
Anyways Day 2 night I allowed them 1 hour to eat what food their liked from half a days ration. Normally I put a days ration out in the morning and they eat whenever they like and usually don't even finish it anyways.. my guys are not big eaters. They only like wet food for the first few bites, could care less about dry and will hardly touch treats- jeesh what weirdos! Alright so they ate like.. a bite each and that's it. Ok, as you wish. I took it away and sweet Diago kept coming to find me, rubbing on my legs for attention, and when I looked at him or spoke to him he would run off... to the kitchen and sit where his bowl should be and go -Meh mow! Which is his word for please.. Meh mow my food.. Meh mow get me some wet food so I can hardly touch it.. Meh mow help me find someone.. Meh mow spruce up my litter.. and so on!
I had to ignore him, and in the morning when I figured they would definitely want to eat, they again had a bite.

So when I came home from work yesterday I was not surprised to see no presents in their litter box- though I did check the house for anything Diago might have done out of spite. Nothing. I left for the evening after giving them their supper.. I actually left it out while I was gone to be nice since it is a big change for them. They really didn't eat much of it anyways so when I got back (empty litter still) I took it up for the night.

This morning success! They ate half of their ration (I know, not all but its a start) and there was a little something in their litter box so they seam to be ok with the change and its location. Once they are eating meals well and using only the litter box I will lift it up a little.. hopefully tomorrow night!!