We’re going to jump right into this article because you’ve probably been searching high and low for the best kitty litter box and you’ve already read a dozen articles.
We have some tips to help you choose and we’ll highlight cat owner’s favorite picks in our table below.
No fluff, just good advice!
How to Choose a Litter Box
There are so many things to take into consideration as you search for the best kitty litter box for your kitty and the last thing you want to do is spend money on one that they refuse to use.
In order to choose the right one for you and your cat(s), ask yourself the following questions:
- How Hands-On are You Willing to Be? We know that some of you can’t stand cleaning the litter box while others go about is without a problem.
If you cannot stand the idea of touching or being near it, then an automatic/self-cleaning box is ideal for you. You’ll spend quite a bit more, but it is so worth it. We have a few for you below.
For those of you who don’t mind the traditional approach to litter boxes, you’ll find some affordable and effective solutions in our table below.
- Where Will the Litter Box Go? Some go in the laundry room and others in a hidden corner of the home.
Keep in mind that some automatic litter boxes need to be hooked up to a water source (the CatGenie, for example, goes in the bathroom or near your washing machine so it can hook up to the water source, but we won’t be focusing on this model in our guide).
- How Often are You at Home? Some cats are extremely picky about where and how their bathroom arrangement is set up. A clean litter box is equally as important
If you have time to clean it regularly, then a traditional box is probably ideal for you. Get one with a hood or open, depending on your cat’s preferences.
If you’re away most of the day, then your cat may appreciate an automatic litter box to keep his thrown clean.
- Size of Cat. Choose a box that your kitty can fit into! Large cat or multiple cats…get a large box. Standard sized cat or one cat…get a standard box.
Top 6 Kitty Litter Boxes Table
|1. Litter-Robot III Open-Air - Automatic Self-Cleaning Litter Box||$$$$||4.6|
|2. Nature's Miracle Advanced High Sided Corner Litter Box||$$||4.6|
|3. Hagen CatIt Hooded Cat Litter Box||$$||4.5|
|4. Good Pet Stuff Company Hidden Cat Litter Box||$$||4.5|
|5. Catit Cat Litter Pan with Rim, Taupe||$||4.4|
|6. Modkat Litter Box Kit Includes Scoop and Reusable Liner||$$$||4.4|
Do You Need a Mat?
Depending on the type of litter box you choose, you may also need a good mat to prevent them from tracking litter throughout the house. It’s also good to have one in front of open litter boxes for cats that don’t have very good aim (if you know what we mean!)
The iPrimio Cat Litter Trapper is probably one of the most popular choices with cat owners since it works so well. Check it out if you’re in need of a good mat!
Top 3 Best Kitty Litter Box Reviews
The Ferrari of litter boxes right here, friends. Vroom, vroom!
If you don’t want to deal with the litter mess, you have the space for this and you’re serious about your litter utensils, then this is the best kitty litter box your cat will ever step foot in.
This is ideal for multiple-cat households or for large cats. They just step in (the machine senses their weight), do their business and then exit. The machine then goes through its cleaning cycle to sift the litter away from the kitty waste and drop the waste into a drawer under the box.
It has plenty of safety features and even a splashguard in the front to prevent less litter from flying out if you have a digger.
Here is the manufacturer’s demo video. Check it out to see if it’s the right fit for your home and litter needs!
Looking for something a little less expensive, a little smaller and a little simpler? Nature’s Miracle has a high-sided box that kitty owners love.
It’s triangular in shape (measuring 26” X 23” and 10” high). You can place a liner inside for easy litter removal or use it the traditional way (scoop and throw the litter away when you’re done.
Very easy to clean, too, thanks to the non-stick surface. If your cats don’t mind using an open-air litter box and you clean on a regular basis, this should work out great!
If your kitty likes a little privacy and you want an affordable litter box, then try this one.
It comes in two sizes: Jumbo or X-Large (the latter is the largest of the two) and there’s a door to keep the smell from wafting out.
It’s quite spacious and great for extra-large kitties who need a little more room and privacy (or for multiple cats).
Affordable and effective if you have the space for it!