Is it time to find something different? There are so many options out there even in the more traditional manual scooping category. Our chart below highlights several to choose from. Sort the grid by rating if that’s your biggest concern. Sort by type if you’re new to the world of kitties and being a cat owner. You can also click on the Name of the box and find more detailed information about it.
Some boxes you’ll find come in colors more than what we are showing. You can even find fun shapes that make it look like a dome or bubble. Hooded pans may even have a top that can open or vents for odor. Hooded and High Sides are perfect for keeping more litter in the box even though some may still sneak out the front of it. Corner style is great when you have to be efficient with space.
You can find the box that is just right for your cat and you. If you’re thinking you might want one that does the most work for you, click here for the Automatic boxes chart.be tossed after a short time which takes care of the heavy duty cleaning and care occasionally needed. You can also see video reviews here.
The Best Cat Box
Whether you want to buy new or you’ve never had one before consider these thoughts as you choose:
- Do you have more than one cat?
- Do you have toddlers?
- Do you have dogs? Try leaning towards a Hooded or Top Entry to deter the icky habit.
- Don’t immediately toss the old box. If it’s staying in the same place, put the boxes side by side.
- If the box is going to a new spot, keep the old box in the old spot and the new one in the new spot (for just a short time!)
- Remind your cat of the new location from time to time.
- Does the new box require a different type of litter? Of course, this can be a bigger deal for the kitty if you switch both.
- Caution: If you’re switching litter too, try switching the litter out first before you combine it with a new box.
- Does the new box require a few accessories? Make sure you buy the right stuff to get started.
- Consider your budget if you like the boxes that need stuff like filters.
- Give your kitty time to transition. Your time isn’t the cat’s time right? They’re usually the boss.
- Did you recently change the cat food? Consider delaying the new box introduction.
- Any other major changes like a new baby in the house? Consider delaying a new box introduction.
- If you’re going to pick up your new best buddy at the pound, buy the type of box they use at first and then switch it later for your preference.
- If your kitty is a Senior and had the same type of box its entire life, think about buying the same or similar but in a different color. Going from a low level standard open style to a High Sided box may not be too extreme.