A viral video has worked wonders for the makers of a device which enables an owner to train their cat to use a human loo. Cadbury is the latest cat to master the art.
By, 6 Nov 2019
Cadbury the cat’s toilet success was filmed by his owners. The family from Sydney watch in amazement as the cat urinates into the bowl. As if mimicking his owners’ hygienic habits Cadbury then claws at the toilet paper and puts a sheet into the bowl.
If that wasn’t enough Cadbury then flushes the toilet and goes about his everyday business.
Cadbury had been trained using a device called Litter Kwitter. It was invented by Canberra-based Jo Lapidge who was inspired to do so by a scene from the film “Meet the Fockers”, according to the Mail Online.
In 2004 Lapidge adopted a Burmese cat. She writes on her website, “The first prototypes were little more than toilet seats with pieces of plastic screwed on, but after consulting animal behaviourists and cat psychologists for advice to ensure the device and training worked with the cat’s natural instincts, the Litter Kwitter finally took shape."
Over the next few months Lapidge invested time and money in the project. The final product was launched in 2005.
“Now in it’s 12th year the Litter Kwitter has trained over one million cats worldwide and is the proven solution to litter box misery,” writes Lapidge.
Cleaning out a cat litter tray can be an arduous task, but it is a necessary one. If you would rather stick with the traditional tray you should ensure that the tray is completely emptied and cleaned once a week at least.
Serious illnesses can be caused by the bacteria growing in the soil of the litter tray. These include toxoplasmosis, which can have serious health implications for pregnant women.