It goes without saying, large cats need large litter boxes. How do you work out which is the best covered litter box for large cats? We have reviewed the best covered boxes outlining positive and negative points for each.
Are you undecided between a covered or an uncovered box? Then this is a must read article for you.
It also explains the importance of measuring…everything! A rule of thumb regarding measuring; the litter box will ideally be one and a half times as long as the cat, measuring from the nose to the base of the tail.
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|1. Frisco Deluxe Hooded Cat Litter Box – Good Selection Of Different Sizes|
|2. Catit Jumbo Hooded Cat Litter Pan – Removable Door|
|3. Booda Cleanstep Litter Dome – Sleek Design|
|4. Petmate Basic Hooded Cat Litter Pan – Jumbo Size|
|5. Van Ness Translucent Enclosed Cat Litter Pan – Budget Price Clear Top|
Covered Litter Boxes For Large Cats – reviews
1.Frisco Deluxe Hooded Cat Litter Box With Scoop, Extra Large 26-In
The overall measurements of this box are 26L x 19.4W x 18H inches making this is an extra large litter box. The measurements of the bottom section of the pan are 25.9 X 19.4 X 9.5 inches. This is a very roomy covered litter box.
The door swings, which is fine for most cats however some people prefer to remove it for ease of the cats entering and exiting the box. The door is detachable.
A litter scoop is included which is stored in a hidden storage compartment. The compartment is also an ideal place to store a liner or replacement filter.
It is BPA free and also recyclable, a feature we are coming to see more often on plastic products. The handle is on top.
The entry is low at the front however the back of the box is high to minimize the likelihood of any accidents, leakage wise.
There is also a corner version of this box but it is smaller so be careful when making your selection. Be wary of lifting the box solely using the handle at the top when the box is full of litter.
2. Catit Jumbo Hooded Cat Litter Pan
Does your kitty fit in this box?
The door opening is 10.4H X 9.6W. When assembled the measurements are 22.4 L x 18.3W x 17 H inches. The back of the lower part box is taller at the back than the front. This is to help prevent leakage from those kitties who insist on being high pee-ers.
It does have a hood as can be seen in the photo. The hood can be removed for easy cleaning. There is also a handle on the hood for moving the box from one place to another. If the box is very full of litter it may be too heavy to lift easily.
The door opening is also a good size for large cats. The large door makes it possible to scoop the box without actually removing the door. A long handled scoop will make this job easier.
For those kitties who don’t like doors, the door can be removed however this is hardly necessary as the door can be flipped up to sit on top of the box. Note: The door can be stiff and doesn’t necessarily swing freely.
It has a carbon filter (you can see it on top of the box) to remove odors.
3. Booda Cleanstep Litter Dome
Everyone knows this litter box or at least recognizes the design. The measurements for this box are 22.5 x 22.5 x 19 inches.
Bear in mind that the steps do take up some of the litter space as can be seen in the image. Without the stairs the size of the box is shaped liked a half moon and is 12 inches wide x 21 inches long.
Several reviewers indicate that it is a perfect size for their Maine Coons and also a Norwegian Forest Cat – both large breeds, others however have found it too small.
It may seem like a silly thing to do, measuring the cat, but it is a worthwhile exercise to make sure your cat will fit in the box comfortably.
This box has the added advantage of keeping most doggies out, some small breeds may persist with finding a way in.
The stairway entry and exit means that litter is largely confined to the box so a big plus from the litter cleaning patrol.
It does have liners however like any cat litter box, they do not need to be used if this is your preference. It has a charcoal filter to help with odor control and a built in handle.
This box is particularly good to help stop litter tracking. Note: It may be difficult to line up the top part of the box with the lower half when taking part and reassembling after cleaning.
4. Petmate Basic Hooded Cat Litter Pan
This Comes In Two Sizes, Large And Jumbo. The Jumbo measures 24 x 9.56 x 20.88 inches and is available in blue and silver, white and pink and white and blue.
It has a lower front entry point of 5 inches, approximately, which is handy if your large cat is now a senior.
The door is an issue for some cats and not for others. It can be removed and replaced when the cat has adjusted to the box. It works well for litter containment although without the door there would be more litter spread.
Size wise which is what we are looking at here, it works well. The back section is raised higher which is good for high pee-ers and yes there are a lot of them around.
5. Van Ness Translucent Enclosed Cat Litter Pan
If you are looking for something a little smaller than the Frisco litter box the measurements of this extra large size are slightly smaller – 21.5 x 17.5 x 18 inches.
Cats being cats, some will love certain boxes and other will not. As size is a critical factor, one reviewer had a Maine Coon cat that used this box with no problems. That is no guarantee but it is good to read of others experiences. There are more comments from cat owners here.
The door flap is removable. Removing the door makes it easier for the cat to get in and out of the box however in households that also have a dog this may not be a good idea.
There is a filter on the top which is replaceable. It removes odors and freshens the air. The box has a highly polished finish which makes scooping easier as there are no rough surfaces for the scoop to catch on.
On a slightly negative note these boxes have sometimes arrived at their destination cracked or missing clips.
Our Top Choice
1. Frisco Deluxe Hooded Cat Litter Box 26”
The Frisco Deluxe Hooded Cat Litter Box is our recommendation because it fits the size requirements to be suitable for very large cats. The measurements are 26L x 19.4W x 18H.
This box will also provide privacy for your very large cat at the same time allowing him the space and room to turn around inside the box.
The lid comes off for easy cleaning and it has a charcoal filter to help with odors in addition to having a ventilation panel.
More large Litter Box Reading
This post gives foundation information when choosing the best litter box for a large cat. It covers the good and bad points about using a covered or uncovered box for your large kitty. After all, that is the first decision you will need to make. It also covers the measurements you need to take.
If an uncovered litter box is the way you have chosen to go with your large kitty, this post reviews uncovered litter boxes for large cats.
Are you looking for a top entry box? This article is not specifically geared towards large cats so please do check the measurements. There’s those perky measurements again. It’s a pain but from experience I know that my eyeballing the size and taking a guess is not always a good idea.
This article covers even more detail about the benefits or not of using uncovered or covered litter boxes.