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« Topic Start: June 18, 2010, 10:07:04 pm »

We keep the cats' litterbox in the laundry room and we had to keep the door open so they can get to it.  We finally got sick of listening to the loud washing machine and had a pet door put it.  Now one cat seems to be getting the hang of it but the other two not so much (one of them is 11 and quite set in his ways so that complicates it further).  Does anyone know how long it normally takes cats to get use to something like this?  Is there anything we can do to help them along?
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« Reply #1: June 18, 2010, 10:13:17 pm »

We keep the cats' litterbox in the laundry room and we had to keep the door open so they can get to it.  We finally got sick of listening to the loud washing machine and had a pet door put it.  Now one cat seems to be getting the hang of it but the other two not so much (one of them is 11 and quite set in his ways so that complicates it further).  Does anyone know how long it normally takes cats to get use to something like this?  Is there anything we can do to help them along?

We had three cats (of the seven total that we've had over the years) that didn't understand that that particular portion of the door moved; we spent some time training them by putting a string through it and having them try to chase it through the door, as well as pushing on it ourselves and peering at them through the hole. All of them figured out how to use the door, but one of my kittens still refused to, so we ended up taking the door off and covering the hole with a velcroed-up fringe of fabric on either side. She's the only cat I've ever encountered that knows how to use a cat door and just won't, though. I don't recall how long exactly it took them, but certainly no more than two weeks.
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« Reply #2: June 19, 2010, 06:07:31 am »

We keep the cats' litterbox in the laundry room and we had to keep the door open so they can get to it.  We finally got sick of listening to the loud washing machine and had a pet door put it.  Now one cat seems to be getting the hang of it but the other two not so much (one of them is 11 and quite set in his ways so that complicates it further).  Does anyone know how long it normally takes cats to get use to something like this?  Is there anything we can do to help them along?


We had the same problem with our cat, we tried pushing him through the door, and sticking our head through but he still refused. We eventually we ready to give up when my husband suggested we put him in the wood room ( where the litter box is) and put his food dish just out of reach out side kitty door, and shook his food bag. it took about 45 minutes but it worked. we didn't let him have the food the first time,we had him go through 4-5 times. now he uses it no problem.

we spent some time training them by putting a string through it and having them try to chase it through the door,

 This is a great idea!
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« Reply #3: June 19, 2010, 12:52:39 pm »


Why not try the Whiskas way?
Close the door and shake the food thing and according to the adds, the cat should Burst through the door.
Might want to get some other doors ready though, in case the cat bursts through the whole door instead of the little kitty door. >.>

Ain't I funny? :D Honestly, the thought did make me laugh tho.. Sorry.

Otherwise, try puttin everything (meaning food, water and the likes) on the other side of the door and, in thoery, cats being clever and all. Or maybe just because dying of starvation is not something animals tend to be fond of, mister (or miss) cat should eventually find a way in. But then again, it might jsut be that my cat is jsut obsessive with food.
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