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    Old February 14th 2012, 04:47 AM
    sciumi sciumi is offline
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    Smile Astor on (assisted) Amber!

    Hello, everyone!

    Astor has graduated to the (modified) Amber stage/ cardboard method.

    We spent 14 1/2 days on Red without any accidents, and a few days ago I fashioned some training wheels for the Amber stage in the form of a flexible cutting board (from Amazon as recommended in this forum).

    Astor pees & poops first thing in the morning, and then pees again before bedtime, so I made the switch mid-day so he only had to pee the first time he used it.

    And we've now used it successfully for three days, with four pees & two poops, and no accidents. His confidence is still great & he doesn't dilly-dally much at all anymore (or scratch at the litter to pretend to go just for treats!).

    And his positioning has really improved! In fact, his morning pee went 80% through the hole! I don't think he was really aiming for the hole--he tends to pee in the center, though--but it was really great to see him unaffected by the sound of his urine hitting the water below.

    You can see photos of the adapted Amber attached--the only difference I've made was to seal around the inner edge of the center reservoir with duct tape, as I quickly learned that urine seeps under the LK between the cutting board & the tray (ick). So far, I've taken off the cutting board to clean separately twice a day, but it's not too bad.

    I'm thinking of cutting the hole bigger tonight or tomorrow! Wish us luck
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    Old February 14th 2012, 10:30 PM
    Norwegiangirl85 Norwegiangirl85 is offline
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    Thanks for posting some pictures here, I'm sure it will help someone What do you use to cut the hole with? Looks very good...

    Wishing you the best of luck!!!
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    Old February 15th 2012, 02:31 AM
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    Thank you!

    I used an Olfa utility knife. Well, technically, I used one of my replacement blades because the hardware store doesn't have replacement blades for my knife model. But I highly recommend using a real utility knife
    I like the model I have because it has snap-off blades: http://www.amazon.com/5004-Rubber-In...9233355&sr=8-4

    A cutting mat is also really handy. Here's the one I have: http://www.amazon.com/9881-RM-SG-Sel...9233276&sr=1-5

    (also by Olfa)

    Excellent for cardboard crafts, too!
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    Old February 19th 2012, 12:15 AM
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    Good products, thanks for the info
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