Finding the Right Cat Litter Box

Ultimately, there’s no one right answer when it comes to litter boxes. The best solution for you is going to come down to what you and your cat are capable of. If you think your little buddy is wily enough to avoid an encounter with native wild animals in the area and winter blasts, you may just want to let him roam outdoors. If not, your budget and schedule will probably determine the best solution for you.


Conventional Litter Box 101

If you’ve decided that your kitty isn’t ready to brave the wild outdoors, you’ll need to find an indoor cat-bathroom solution. The obvious place to start is a conventional litter box.


The Iris Open Top Litter Box with Shield runs for roughly $10 from Chewy. The litter box’s three sides help keep the litter off your floor and also give your cat just a bit of privacy. A scoop is already included for your convenience.


Need more privacy? Try a hooded litter box model like Nature’s Miracle Hooded Corner Litter Box. With its extra wide entrance, it’s suitable for multiple cats, but the box is designed to sit in a corner so it won’t take up too much floor space. It’s available from PetSmart for $29.99.


More Advanced Kitty Bathroom Technology

If you aren’t super attentive with those standard boxes, they can start to smell, and your cat may also decide to start going to the bathroom outside of the box if it’s too dirty. That’s when you take a moment to thank whoever decided to go space-age with litter box technology.


The ScoopFree Ultra Automatic Self-Cleaning Litter Box is around $150.00 from PetCo. While on the expensive side, this model ensures that you don’t have to smell, touch, or even see your cat’s little surprises. Inside the box, a rake automatically cleans things up after your cat has done its dirty deeds.


Also from PetCo, the SmartScoop Self-Scooping Cat Litter Box is a model that does the dirty work for you for about $127.49. The motorized rake sweeps clumps of litter in a waste-bag reservoir. While it doesn’t have a hood, the motor is quiet enough to not disturb you at night.

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