How to Introduce Cats to a Cat Fountain

How to Introduce Cats to a Cat Fountain

Those of you who subscribe to our YouTube videos, know that several weeks ago, we received the Glacier Point Fountains’ Perfect Fountain for review.  Charlie and Trigg only drank from it for a second or two immediately after eating.  Since Charlie and Trigg are on wet food only – they get the moisture they need from their food.  Ever since I took them off of dry food, they simply do not sit and drink water.

My sister, Amy, adopted two rehomed Ragdolls who are on dry food and wet food.  They also came with a cat water fountain that’s made out of plastic.  One of Amy’s kitties, Ash, has horrible chin acne – so we had to get rid of the plastic cat fountain – and the Glacier Point Fountains’ Perfect Fountain was perfect, since the base is made of ceramic.  Ceramic usually helps prevent zits on kitty’s chins- but not always.  Regardless, it is usually a vast improvement from plastic for bacteria reasons.


So you can see from the video, that we sat by the fountain, once it was plugged in and allowed the cats to approach it, letting them know vocally that it was OK.

What tips and tricks do you have for introducing your kitties?

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Hi, I’m Jenny Dean, creator of Floppycats! Ever since my Aunt got the first Ragdoll cat in our family, I have loved the breed. Inspired by my childhood Ragdoll cat, Rags, I created Floppycats to connect, share and inspire other Ragdoll cat lovers around the world,

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  1. Patricia Bain Holland says:

    I bought the Glacier point fountain several months ago and had to quit using it, One of my Ragdolls that is a pistel actually figured out how to tip the fountain part so all the water flows on to the floor. I tried to secure it and he managed to tip the bowl over and its heavy. I finally gave up and bought a different fountain, He is working on that one too but so far only managed to take the lid off. He loves to play in water.

    1. Did you contact Glacier Point and let them know? They will be very interested and would probably work with you to come up with a solution.

      1. Patricia Bain Holland says:

        No I didn’t but I will

  2. Patti Johnson says:

    I agree with everything Christina said!!! 🙂 <3

    Floppycatters, indeed! Lurve that so much!!! Definitely sounds like a great merchandising option!!!

    I really don't have any tips or tricks to offer. I just let Miss Pink Sugarbelle inspect everything new that comes into our home (as long as it's safe for her to do so)!

    Big hugs!!!

    Patti & Miss Pink Sugarbelle (Two very happy Floppycatters!!!) 🙂 <3

  3. Christina says:

    Oh shoot….forgot one more thing!
    I like that electrical plug in you added!! Thanks for showing the box

  4. Christina says:

    Jenny your reviews are incredibly helpful. Not only do you introduce us to new products but you help us make good decisions on products we aren’t sure about. In turn, we save $ and less unhappy consumers.
    I looked at that and wasn’t sure about it. We have the Platinum series (plastic) and have had no issues with it. The motor is very quiet. Tried to get them to use ceramic and metal but no go. Only like drink well. We also only put filtered water in it.
    Floppy Catter, eh? How bout if you make some long sleeve sweatshirts or hoodies that say that and we can wear em. I’ll go for it then 😉

    1. you have the drinkwell platinum series? good about not having cat zits with it.

      I am working on t-shirts – but not the floppycatters thing yet. Hope to have t-shirts to order before black friday – we’ll see.

      1. Patti Johnson says:

        T-Shirts?!?! Awesome! 🙂 <3

        1. Fingers crossed – I have been trying to get them to go since January!!

          1. Patti Johnson says:

            Floppycatter Fingers crossed!!! 🙂 <3

      2. Christina says:

        If I had it my way we’d have a ceramic one. But they like how the water comes out of the fountain, perfect height for Sebastian.
        Our new addition Sir Quimby has been eating more wet food and so have the rest of our kitties. I have noticed that they are less interested in water now. Perhaps the dry food is high in sodium?
        Dunno, but many changes since our new Ragdoll kitten arrived 😉

        1. No, it’s that dry food is DRY. There is no moisture in it. So they have to compensate for it by drinking water which isn’t a normal cat activity.

  5. ABarletta says:

    Proud to be a Floppy Catter!

    1. Patti Johnson says:

      Me, too!! 🙂 <3

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