Our enclosed cat litter box review guide made easy
Why should I purchase an enclosed cat litter box?
If you have a cat that is on the larger side, then you know how frustrating it can be whenever your cat accidentally tips the litter box over causing a huge mess. Of course this isn’t your cats fault, but by investing in an enclosed litter box you will not have to worry about this annoying occurrence.
Picture this, you just got off from a long day at work, and before you even step foot through the door a horrible smell slaps you in the face! That’s another problem that comes with litter boxes that don’t have hoods on them. One way you could alleviate this problem is by scooping your cat’s waste every day, but this can get tedious and dealing with everyday problems that life loves to bring us just makes this task a burden. So by purchasing an enclosed cat litter box you minimize having to scoop kitty litter everyday to just a couple of times per week.
You should also consider pouring some arm and hammers baking soda before and after you dump the litter box to get the most out of this litter box.
Price ranges you should expect for an enclosed cat litter box:
Typically you can expect the usual ten to twenty dollars for just a basic version. There aren’t too many around that we have tried that are on the “expensive” side, So finding one even if you’re on a limited budget shouldn’t be a hassle.
Some Things you should consider before making a final decision:
Even though these things are much more resilient to tip overs, you should still read over the dimensions and weight just to be more precise. There are small, medium, and larger sized enclosed litter boxes, so choosing the right one that fits your cats’ weight should be a must.
Also take into consideration the door on some of these litter boxes tend to be a little on the small side, so again we advise you to read over the specifics that are listed in the description.
Even though these litter pans are an excellent choice to contain your cat’s odors, they’re not something you can just sit and forget. We usually scooped twice every 3 days to ensure the smell doesn’t linger around the house. Keep in mind we used our special way of containing the smells with various tips and techniques that you can read about more here.
Also having not to worry about your cat kicking up cat litter everywhere is a huge plus. We couldn’t be more thrilled about this issue being solved. Because having to come home with invisible cat litter spread out everywhere is really irritating, and cleaning it up is even worse.
The only way for the cat litter to actually come out of these litter pans would be from your cat’s paws, but even then a simple cat mat like this one here would quickly solve that problem.
Some of these litter boxes come with a handle on top of the hood. Be extra careful when grabbing them by the handle especially if you like to use cat litter that’s on the heavier side. Because the latches that interconnect both pieces tends to be a little feeble. We experienced this countless times, and let me tell you something having to clean up a whole week’s worth of cat litter waste is not something that’s high on my to do list.
So what are the pros and cons of owning an enclosed cat litter box?
- Smells are much more at bay
- No more accidental tip overs
- No more invisible cat litter everywhere
- Excellent choice for multiple cats
- Budget friendly
- Can be a little weak around the latch areas
- Some of the doors on these can pose a problem for heavier cats
- Can be a hassle having to remove the hood to scoop & clean out