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Does any one else have trouble with this?

Discussion in 'Sphynx Cat Questions?' started by Tiffany_Kay, Sep 19, 2013.

  1. Tiffany_Kay

    Tiffany_KaySenior Lairian Senior Lairian

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    My cat LOVES drinking from the toilet. If she sees me go to the bathroom she will stand outside the door and meow until I come out or if she hears the toilet flush from another room she runs in to the bathroom to drink the water, even if she has fresh water in her bowl. I've had to chase her out of the bathroom many times and teach my three year old and 28 year old boyfriend to close the toilet and the door so the cat wont go in. I have even caught her trying to push the toilet seat up to get into it. I've tried the water jug type bowls and putting fresh filtered water in her water dish but she still prefers the toilet water. I don't know if I should get one of the $20-30 nice flowing water bowls because I've tried to let the water run in the sink and she wont even try it... she is scared of flowing water except for in the toilet. She has never gotten sick from it before but I don't want her to get sick from any cleaning chemicals I use when I clean.
     

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    You could get the fountain and see. Most cats like them. You could put it in the bathroom to see if she would take to it better.
    Then, when she has used it for awhile move it to her food place.
     
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      Totally have this issue with Emma, we had to revert to closing the lids at all times, but I fully understand that will be all but impossible for you :(

      Here is Emma in action last year before the toilet seat down rule commenced...:lol:

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      • Tiffany_Kay

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        Well she hasn't had any toilet water in about 3 weeks but she still tries to get in the toilet. She's been doing better about trying to open the toilet.
         
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        ABSOLUTELY! I HAVE to make sure I close the lid once I'm done every time. Theo is in the bathroom with me everytime so it's a constant reminder. Or else I walk in and see a cat but in the air >.<
         
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        Before spending $$$ on a cat fountain, try a short, fat drinking glass. My Cleo wouldn't drink out of a bowl or the expensive fountain I bought him, but I noticed he was always trying to drink whatever I had in my glass. I gave him his own glass and he never drank out of anything else. After all, he was a people, too. LOL
         
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          My boy loves drinking from basin if I run the tap he jumps in and stands waiting for me to turn tap on. Perhaps if you redirect your baby to another source like a running tap (not fully turned on) will divert its attention to a better source of water
           
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          A couple of mine like to drink from the toilet....but everyone likes the fountain.
           
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          My three boys LOVE drinking out of my cups of water. One of my daughter's hairy cats just recently decided that he'd rather drink on her kitchen counter from a regular, human's drinking glass!
           
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            I'm always afraid of the toilets and the cats. I don't want them drinking out of it because of any chemical residue left over from after cleaning, because of bacteria and because I'm afraid they'll fall in and slip around trying to get out. I'm very strict about keeping the toilet lids closed here, but once in a while someone will leave the lid up.

            My boys love drinking out of my cup of ice water and also love drinking from one particular bathroom sink.
             
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            I've tried this. Izzy won't have anything to do with it. She will drink out of her water dish just fine but she prefers the toilet water. Keeping the lids closed and the doors closed has helped but if my son or boyfriend forget she's is face first in the toilet. Luckily she hasn't been in the toilet in about 3 weeks but she still crys to get into the bathroom
             
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            Spencer doesn't but leia does. Creep. Lol.
             
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            Mine drink out of anything, dish, sink, tub, toilet, whatever they feel like. I don't use any harsh chemicals in my toilet and I figure my toilet is much cleaner than most anything out there in the 'Wild'. My girls think a flushing toilet is just the most amazing thing in the whole world.
             
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            Wow i dont have this problem, try a fountain thats what i use. Good luck