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Extra Large Open Top Litter Box Made For Big Cats

An extra large open top litter box will ensure that your large cat has enough space when using the litter box. An extra large litter box will also help keep the litter in the litter box. These litter boxes all have an open top. An open top makes the litter box easily accessible for cleaning. The measurements of each box are given below.

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1. Petmate Giant 25.56 x 18.3 x x10.2 inches
2. Frisco High Sided Cat Litter Box 24 X 18 X 10 inches.
3. iPrimio Ultimate Stainless Steel Litter Box Currently unavailable – September 2021
4. Nature’s Miracle High Sided Litter Box 23.4 x 18.25 x 11 inches
5. Van Ness High Sides Cat Litter Pan – Giant 21.25 inches x 17.75 inches x 9 inches
6. Nature’s Miracle Disposable Cat Litter Box – Giant 21 x 14.5 x 8.375 inches

Reviews – Extra Large Open Top Litter Box

1. Petmate Giant

Petmate Giant Litter Pan High-Capacity Cat Litter Box Blue Mesa Color


This is called Giant because of its size. The measurements are 25.56 x 18.3 x 10.02 inches.

Some of you may remember another Petmate litter box called Giant also. It had two pockets at the front for storing accessories such as a litter scoop, small hand brush, rake or wipes. That particular box has not been available, but is now back in stock – The Petmate Giant Litter Pan for Cats. A little confusing as two of Petmate’s litter boxes are called Giant.
Interestingly, once the two pockets at the front are discounted in the litter box size, that box measured 27 x 17 x 10 inches. Very little difference with the box being reviewed here. Do you really need the pockets at the front? That is a personal choice.

It holds up to 30lbs of litter if necessary. This is a lot of litter, however if your cat is large you need a lot of litter.

There is a non stick coating on this box. If it eventually wears off, give some of these methods a try – DIY non-stick coating on any litter box.

This box is blue or blue!

Pros

It has sloped sides so that the front edge is lower (6 1/2 inches approx) which is good for older cats.

The edges are rimmed which helps when lifting the box.

Cons

The front edge may be too high for kittens. In this case a booster step would work until the kitten grew.

Some cats pee over the lower front edge.

Specifications

The size is 25.56L x 18.3W x x10.2H inches. This litter box weighs 2.20 lbs. It is made from BPA free plastic. Blue is the only color choice.


How do you go about choosing a litter box for a large cat? Read the basic requirements of litter boxes for large cats set out in this article, so you have a clear idea of what you are looking for.

2. Frisco High Sided Cat Litter Box – Extra Large 24-In

extra large open top litter box

The surface is polished (can be seen in the image) making it easy to clean. The open top and lower font make it easy to scoop and keep clean.

With a 10 inch rear wall this box has had a good reaction from owners with high peeing cats unless they turn around and pee through the entrance. In that case place the entrance facing a wall.

The plastic is BPA free and the box can be recycled.

There is no lid for this box. The box is sturdy and thick plastic,

It comes in two colors gray and navy. One helpful review commented that the navy shows the dust from the litter, so if that is going to annoy you, gray is a better color choice.

Another excellent suggestion is to use a marker to draw a line on the box at the three inches mark so that you can see at a glance how much litter needs to go into the box. With very large boxes, the size can cause us to overfill the box when it is absolutely not necessary.

Pros

At 24 inches long it has the tick of approval from a Maine Coon owner. The cat also happens to be a high peer.

This box has positive reviews regarding litter actually staying in the box and is recommended even if you do not have a super large cat.

Cons

The navy color shows the dust.

Cat may turn around and pee through the entrance.

Specifications

The measurements for the box are 24 X 18 X 10 inches. The height for the cat to step into the box is 6 inches. it has a 10 inch rear wall. There are two color choices, gray and navy.


What if you would prefer a covered box for your large cat? No problems! There is further reading here.

3. iPrimio Ultimate Stainless Steel Litter Box  

NOTE: The litter box is currently unavailable. September 22, 2021. If you already have this box, the optional surround is still in stock.

iPrimio Ultimate Stainless Steel Cat XL Litter Box - Never Absorbs Odor, Stains, or Rusts - No Residue Build Up - Easy Cleaning Litterbox Designed by Cat Owners (1 Pan)


This may be the first time you have considered a stainless steel litter box.

We have become so conditioned to plastic of one type or another. However stainless steel does makes perfect sense. Often our pets already have food bowls and water bowls that are stainless steel. I like the way I can get them super clean with a bit of a scrub when needed.

Plastic can absorb odors over time. Stainless steel will outlive plastic many times over.

Not contributing to landfill is a win win for me.

Size wise, it is not quite as large as the Petmate Giant. We are considering kitty size here, as well as any other attributes the litter box may have.

There is also a stainless steel for this box, surround that can be purchased separately. It fits onto the top of the box to make the box higher. This is good news for litter control.

Pros

Optional surround that makes the sides of the box higher.

Cons

Plastic can discolour and absorb odors over time.

Specifications

The measurements of this stainless steel litter box are 23.5 x 15.5 x 6 inches.

iPrimio Cat Litter Box Enclosure Stainless Steel Litter Box - Litter PAN is NOT Included. Patent Pending iPrimio Enclosed Sides Stainless Steel Cat XL Litter Box Keep Litter In the Pan - Never Absorbs Odor, Stains, or Rusts - No Residue Build Up - Easy Cleaning Litterbox Designed by Cat Owners - Patented

Some tips to help with choosing the best box for your large kitty

1 Measure the cat from his cute little nose to the base of his tail (not the end of his tail)
2 Have the measurements at hand of all the boxes you think may be suitable
3 Measure the location where the box will be placed. If space is tight make a paper pattern of the dimensions and fit into the allocated space. Does it fit?


4. Nature’s Miracle Just For Cats Advanced High Sided Cat Litter Box

Black, large cat litter box.
Low opening approx. 5 inches. Good for large cats with mobility issues

This litter box measures 23.4 x 18.25 x 11 inches making it slightly smaller than the Frisco box but is 11 inches high rather than 10 inches high so has the slight edge height wise.

The entrance is approximately 5 inches high so easy for the cat to exit and enter. The 5 inch entrance would possibly work for a large senior kitty depending on the mobility of the cat. Older cats can also have trouble squatting so higher sides once again are a plus.

This box is black, large and has high sides.

Higher sides do also suit the needs of a large cat who may have problems with their rear end hanging over the sides of a box with lower sides. Using a box with higher sides solves this problem.

Pros

The box has an antimicrobial coating to prevent the formation of bacteria.

Suitable for multi cat households.

Good for large senior cats as the front opening is not too high for seniors (unless there are mobility issues).

Cons

The litter may fall out of the lower edged front section of the box.

If your cat is a high peer and is not a senior, a box that has a higher front entry would be preferable like the Petmate Giant.

Specifications

This litter box measures 23.4 x 18.25x 11 inches. The entrance is 5 inches high. The back height of 11 inches slopes down gently until it reaches 10 inches. The box is black. The bottom of the litter box is smooth.

If you are undecided about a covered or an uncovered box, this is a good place to start reading for some pros and cons about both types of litter boxes.

5. Van Ness High Sides Cat Litter Pan – Giant

An all round good buy!

There are two different size Van Ness litter pans. The size being reviewed is the Giant size, measuring 21.25 x 17.75 x 9 inches. See Specifications below for measurements of the large size.

When clicking through to see more information about this litter box please make sure that you select either the Large or the Giant to see the product you are interested in. It is easy to make an error with online shopping as I did recently when I ordered two of the same product.

This box has very positive reviews with a staggering 96% of people who reviewed the product also recommending the product. With 9 inch high sides (apart from the front opening which is 7 inches high) the litter stays mostly in the box.

Even if your cat is not overly large it makes sense to get the giant box to keep litter confined and to allow the cat plenty of space to be able to turn around and around and around.

The corners of the box are rounded making it easy to scoop.

The finish is polished to once again help with scooping and emptying the litter. The high polished finish is also odor and stain resistant.

There is 20% recycled content in this product.

Pros

It is made in the USA.

Because the sides are high litter scatter is reduced.

Cons

Although this pan is labelled Giant it still may no be big enough for our cat. Some of the other boxes on this page are larger. Do the basic measurements first to avoid disappointment.

Specifications

This size is the Giant and measures 21.25 inches x 17.75 inches x 9 inches. If that is a little too large there is also a Large size. The measurements are 17.5 inches x 15 inches x 8.5 inches with a front step in opening of 6 inches.


No matter which box you choose, cleaning the litter box regularly is the key to having the cat use the box. This article has some great tips for litter box maintenance.

6. Nature’s Miracle Disposable Cat Litter Box

Yes, this is a disposable litter box but it is very large hence its inclusion in the list.

It makes a great temporary box if you are not yet sure what to get for a more permanent solution.

It’s also a good way to test the size dimensions to see how well they work for your cat. You will then know if the size is okay or if you do need a larger litter box. Just to note, this box is a smaller size that the Nature’s Miracle Box that is fourth in this list.

Some people do choose to use an extra large open top litter box that is disposable, on a permanent basis.

They are also excellent if you are unable to cope with a normal litter box for what ever reasons perhaps relating to health or mobility or after surgery. This may be a temporary solution that works out much easier than coping with a regular box. The box can just be replaced rather than having to dispose of the litter plus wash the box.

These disposable boxes ca also be put inside traditional litter boxes, cat carry baskets, cages, play pens and so on.

Pros

Excellent temporary solution to test the size

Excellent solution for those unable to manage a regular litter box.

Excellent solution for travelling.

Built-in baking soda provides protection from litter box and ammonia odors.

Cons

The original “white” boxes are viewed as being a much better quality than the newer “brown” boxes. May be advisable to see which product would be shipped.

Specifications

The measurements of this box are 21 x 14.5 x 8.375 inches. There are two litter boxes in the Jumbo size pack. Having two boxes gives you enough time to test the dimensions to then get a more permanent box. The box is eco friendly, made from paper and recycled materials. They are landfill safe according to the manufacturer.


Our Top Pick

We choose the Petmate Giant because of its size. As large size and the open top are the main criteria for this litter box, this box is the clear winner.

All of the boxes on this page are quality boxes and all were chosen with many positive features. It may be that you are willing to compromise slightly on size if there is another feature you like. For example, Nature’s Miracle box is large but has a low opening at the front which would suit a cat with mobility issues.

We hope that we have been able to provide you with enough information to make the best choice for your large cat.

Is your cat elderly? Litter box requirements do change over time as the cat becomes less agile and needs easy entry and exit from the box.

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