Intro: Train Your Cat to Drink From a Water Bottle
In this Instructable, I will show you how to train your kitten or cat to drink from a water bottle vs. drinking from a bowl. I came up with this idea a few months ago when I had a few kittens. It seemed like every time I'd fill their drink bowl with water, they always wanted to play in it. So I bought a big water bottle that you would use for caged pets. This is how I built it...
Step 1: Step 1: Materials
3 - 12 inch pieces of 1x2's (I used a smaller piece for the middle but changed it to all the same sizes)
6 - 1-1/2 inch wood screws
12 small washers
Step 2: Step 2: Assembly
Pre-drill (optional) the 3 pieces of wood, one hole at the top and one on the bottom (6 holes total)
Drill 2 screws through the first 1x2 (enough to place 6 washers on the end of the screws)
With washers on the screws, drill 1x2 into the wall. This will be your center piece.
Screw the other 1x2's on each side of the center 1x2. (no washers on the end 1x2's)
Fill water bottle up and hang on the center 1x2. (the washers create a gap for the clamp on the water bottle)
Put empty water bowl directly under the bottle. This will train your cat or kitten to still come to the bowl and they are smart enough (or should be) to locate the new water dispenser.
It may take up to a week for your cat or kitten to catch on to the idea of drinking from a bottle but it is less messy
Step 3: Newest Addition
I found this little guy hiding behind my shed back in November. He is around 4 months now. It only took this little guy 2 days to catch on, after almost a week to get him calm.