Category Archives: Cat Training

Questions and answers about training a cat.

Cat using a human toilet… watch for yourself!

As we’ve already seen, some cats can be trained to use a human toilet, instead of the litter box.  I tried training my cats to do this (using the litter kwitter kit) but my male cat refused to pickup the habit, and preferred to use the living room rug.

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For cat owners out there that are considering trying this, please consider that some cats also drink out of the toilet (yuck!)

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Cat obesity… an epidemic?

Back by popular demand… another cat treadmill video for you to enjoy! Click here to view another treadmill video!  Thanks to everyone for sharing these wonderful videos!


What I especially love is the laughter coming from the humans taking the video. You can truly hear the love that people have for their pets in some of these videos!

I’m not sure how safe it is for a cat to run on a treadmill, but it is definitely funny to watch. Cats, like humans, should probably build up their exercise routine slowly :)

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Why does my cat use the toilet, and the toilet paper?

Cats can be trained to use the toilet (see the video below for evidence). I have personally tried to train my 3 cats to use the human toilet, but one of them would not learn. After bringing out the litter box for the (less intelligent?) cat, the other 2 cats began using the litter again, instead of the toilet.

Congratulations to this kitty, and its owner, on a job well done!


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Why does my cat start purring and then bite me?

Your cat sounds very very happy and affectionate!  If your cat is biting you hard, you may want to read more about why your cat is biting you.

Cats are usually very very happy when they are purring.  However, a veterinarian once told me that biting is not an affectionate behavior in cats.  I’m not so sure I agree with her.   One of my cats will often start purring very loudly.  If I continue to pet him, he will usually bite my skin very lightly.

When cats get very very filled with love, they may also rub their paws up and down on you. Your cat may also head butt you to show affection.

When cats bite while they are purring, it usually seems like a love bite to me.  I like to tell myself that anyways :)



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Why does my cat ride the Roomba?

Cat riding roomba robot vacuum

Cat riding roomba robot vacuum

Your cat rides the roomba because riding a roomba is fun!  Wouldn’t you ride the roomba if you could?  My niece tried to ride it too (when she was 3 years old).

A roomba is a robot vacuum that cleans your floors. Most pets are scared of roomba robots because they can be quite loud machines, but other cats seem to like riding the roomba — it’s like surfing… without the water!  Cats probably wouldn’t like surfing because most cats don’t like water.  You might be surprised that some cats actually like water!

This is peanut riding the roomba.  Peanut likes riding the roomba almost as much as he likes chasing the laser light.  Take a look at this article to see how fast he is!!

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Why does my cat like getting wet?

Cat playing with water

Cat playing with water

Because water is fun!  

Many cats play with water coming out of taps.  Some cats will even lay in the sink, even if there is some water in it! I once had a cat that sometimes tried to jump into the bathtub with me!

Most cats don’t seem to like water very much, but some cats think water is great!  You might be interested in learning more about why cats don’t like getting wet.

If your cat doesn’t mind getting wet, then you’re probably one of the lucky owners that can give your pet a bath.  That makes you a very lucky owner, especially if your cat smells bad!

In the picture on the side and the video below, you can see Savannah playing with water from the tap.  It looks like she is playing a game to me.

Do you think Savanna likes the water?

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