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Toilet time...

Discussion in 'Cat Training and Behaviour' started by LittleAlfie, Jun 9, 2010.


  1. LittleAlfie

    LittleAlfie PetForums Member

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    I want to teach Alfie to go toilet outside instead of going in his tray....we only have a little house so he kinda stinks the place out when he goes, and we have started letting him into the Garden, and love his outside time, but i would like to try and teach him to go outside too. But not sure of where to start, my mum suggested when hes outside, put his litter tray out there with some grass in it.

    But does anyone have any tips for me on what i could do?

    Any help would be appreciated!

    Jon and Alfie xx
     
  2. Loulabella1

    Loulabella1 PetForums Junior

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    I put some litter (clean mainly with a little bit of dirty litter) in a nice area of soil, seemed to let them know where to go. I'm sure part of it was instinct though as only one of them used that area and the other one just went in another flower bed. Def worth trying some used litter so they recognise the smell. I never put the litter tray outside but my friend did and put some soil mixed in with the normal litter.

    Mine now only use the litter tray once every few weeks if they get desperate during the night (I shut them in from about 8pm) but mainly they seem to wait until I let them out in the morning (about 7.30).
     
  3. Montys_Mum

    Montys_Mum PetForums Member

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    That's exactly what I've done with all cats.

    We use used litter around the garden. In part to let them know where 'home' is, as they recognise the scent. Also they then knew to use those areas to toilet in.

    80% of the time this works perfectly. We did have 2 little girls who still came in for toilet thought lol We took litter tray away and did have some accidents.

    We found making outside fun for them, and putting them on the garden beds they could use etc helped.

    As they got older, it got easier and now they always go outside and never inside.
     
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