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Old 02-20-2016, 01:33 PM   #41
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Better her head than her paw! I had to train our cats not to use their paw to determine water level. Now they use their tongue.

Wonders never cease...you trained a cat? I clearly need to ship Roscoe to you for lessons!
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Oh, come on, Sarah. How hard could it be?
How to Toilet Train Your Cat: 11 Steps (with Pictures)
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Oh, come on, Sarah. How hard could it be?
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But can you train the cat to flush?
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But can you train the cat to flush?
At the end of that page is this warning:
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I asked being totally sarcastic. . Didn't know they can be taught to flush. I do see the warning as wouldn't surprise me one bit having a wise guy cat who loves the fun.
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I asked being totally sarcastic. . Didn't know they can be taught to flush. I do see the warning as wouldn't surprise me one bit having a wise guy cat who loves the fun.
Search youtube for "cat flushing toilet" and you'll get plenty of hits. One guy said he got an astronomical water bill because of the cat repeatedly flushing the toilet while he was at work.
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Search youtube for "cat flushing toilet" and you'll get plenty of hits. One guy said he got an astronomical water bill because of the cat repeatedly flushing the toilet while he was at work.
That's laugh out loud funny. I'm just so glad that cats don't have thumbs. Think of all the more trouble they'd get into.
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I knew a girl who taught her cat to use the toilet. It was disconcerting, to be honest.
Mine use an old fashioned box, or go outside!
I think flushing would be a terrible idea of something to teach cats.
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So it seems to be possible to teach cats if your motivation is high enough!
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Though I don't have conclusive proof, like a photo or video, I think my cats are drinking from the water fountain I got them. Clues are 1) I do see the water with bits of either kitty litter from them pawing the water (or this could be from the charcoal of the filter), 2) paw prints on the blue covering over the bowl (means they aren't totally ignoring the bowl and 3) measuring the water level, the level decreases about 1 cm in a 24 hour period. The decrease, I don't think water from a 60 oz bowl will evaporate that fast? The bowl is out of the sun.
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no, water doesn't evaporate that fast


what's a cm?
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no, water doesn't evaporate that fast


what's a cm?
cm = centimeter .
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This afternoon, I saw one of my cats drink from the bowl portion of the water fountain .

This was after I filled the bowl up almost to the rim with cold, filtered water. Looks like I may have more than just a decoration then .
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I have two cats and I have water bowls inside and also outside. (My cats can come and go through the cat door.) If there is water in the outside water bowls, they much prefer those--I think they really like it when they are filled with rain water. They won't go near a fountain. They prefer porcelain or glass water bowls that are not near their food.
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