If you own a cat, you know just how important it is to get the most appropriate cat litter box for it. All felines are different, so they have different preferences when it comes to choosing where to go when nature calls.
We have picked the top 15 litter boxes for 2021 for you, with the top choice being the Petmate Giant Litter Pan with Microban.
Read on to find out more about the top-ranked cat litter boxes for this year so that you can buy the perfect one to make both your furry friend and yourself happy.
This sturdy and reasonably priced litter box is the perfect solution for households with more than one cat, or for cats from large breeds. In fact, the pan is so large that even small dogs can learn how to use it.
The affordable cat litter box has useful storage areas where you can keep your scoop, disposal bags, or other accessories.
Thanks to the deep wall design, there will be no more kitty litter scattered around the litter box. Also, the litter box is made of Microban, which is an antimicrobial protective material that reduces the staining or odors caused by bacteria.
- It is large sized – 34.8 x 19.5 x 9.8 inches so it is suitable for large cats, more than one cat, or even for small pups.
- It can hold up to 30 lbs. of litter.
- The actual litter area is 27 x 19.5 inches
- Thanks to the tall and deep walls, the area around the litter box will be much cleaner and free of kitty litter
- The pan is very durable
- Thanks to the Microban, the nasty odors and staining of the litter box will be minimized
- The open box design makes it easier to spot clean, as well as for cats to enter
- It has convenient built-in handles
The Frisco High Sided Cat Litter Box is convenient both for the cat as well as for the owner. Thanks to the tall walls, the area around the pan will be free of litter, no matter how much a digger and scratcher your kitty happens to be. Also, there is a nifty step-in entryway, which will make it much easier for the cat to enter and leave the litter box.
- High walls to keep the litter and the mess inside the box, rather than around it
- A lowered front provides easy entry and exit for the cats.
- Made of top quality, sturdy plastic, this litter box is made to last.
- It is very easy to clean and sanitize with water and soap, as well as for scooping or spot cleaning a small mess.
- It is sold in either navy or warm gray colors
- It is extra roomy, so it is suitable for larger cats or for homes where there are more than one cats
- The size of the litter box is 24 x 18 x 10 inches
- It is recyclable and BPA-free, and perfectly eco-friendly
The top budget-friendly option for 2021
The top budget-friendly cat litter box for 2021 is the Van Ness High Sides cat litter pan. This litter box costs less than $10, but it is giant-sized and has high sides to keep the litter and the mess inside the pan rather than around it. It is an excellent choice for people who have more than one cat, as well as for large-sized cats, or cats which love to dig and scatter the litter.
- Covered with a high polished finish which is stain and odor resistant and is very easy to clean and sanitize
- The high walls will minimize the scattering of litter around the litter box and will keep the mess safely inside it instead
- It is an excellent choice for homes with multiple felines, as well as for large-sized cats
- Made of 20% Eco Ness Safe and Green recycled content
- The open design makes it easy to scoop up or spot clean a mess, as well as for easy access by cats
- It comes in Giant and Large sizes
- The large size is 17.5 x 15 x 8.5 inches, and the giant size is 21.25 x 17.75 x 9 inches
- The front entrance is 6 inches tall making it easy for cats and kittens to enter, but still keeps the litter inside the pan
- It costs a fraction of what other litter boxes on the market cost
The rest of the best cat litter boxes for 2021
Thanks to its clever corner design, you can easily tuck away Nature’s Miracle Just for Cats Advanced High Sided Corner cat litter box. Just place it in the corner, so that it doesn’t take up too much space in your batrh9oom, laundry room or another place. Then again, this excellent cat litter box is large and spacious enough to fit larger cats, as well as accommodate the needs of more than one cats.
- A convenient corner design to take up less space, and keep the litter box from sliding around
- The high walls will contain the litter and the mess within the pan itself
- The special antimicrobial surface keeps the are microbe and odor-free, and makes the litter box much easier to clean
- The surface is also non-stick, so there will be no litter buildup on the walls and floor
- It is large enough to accommodate more than 1 cats
- The sturdy plastic will withstand a lot of wear, tear and scratching
- The dimensions of the cat litter box are 26 x 23 x 10 inches
If your fur baby prefers a more discreet cat litter box, then you should check out the Nature’s Miracle Just for Cats Advanced Hooded Corner Cat Litter Box. It has a removable hood to keep the litter and the mess inside the pan and to provide the privacy which shy cats need. This high-quality cat litter box has a corner design, which allows for saving space, and keeping the litter box tucked away, safe from tripping over it or sliding.
- The hood on the box keeps the litter inside and provides privacy for your kitty
- The nifty cat litter box has a corner design that saves space, and keeps it neatly and safely tucked away
- The litter box by Nature’s Miracle also comes with an included replaceable charcoal filter which helps eliminate the odors from the litter for up to 3 months
- The box has a special antimicrobial coating that will prevent the growth of bacteria inside the litter and on the pan itself
- The surface inside of the litter box is non-stick, which prevents nasty build-up and makes it much easier to clean and sanitize
- The size of the cat litter box is 27 x 23 x 20 inches, the bottom pan with the lid removed is 26 x 23 x 10 inches, with the front with the opening being 27 inches
This universal cat litter box can be used for kitties, small pups as well as for other small pets. It has been designed to be convenient for the animal as well as for their human parents. It has been tested to fit small sized dogs, along with cats or other pets. The wide and low opening on the front makes it easy to climb in even for young kittens, senior cats and small puppies with short legs.
- The pan has a generous size, enough to fit any kind of litter, recycled paper or potty training pads
- It is suitable for senior cats or small puppies who otherwise have problems getting in and out of a traditional cat litter box
- Perfect for a potty-trained toy or small sized dogs
- It is suitable for areas where it gets severely cold or rainy for long periods, and you own a small-sized dog which you prefer not to expose to harsh weather
- Made of durable plastic
- It comes in small and large sizes
- The small size is 20 x 15 x 5 inches, with an opening height of 3 inches, and recommended pet weight of up to 6 lbs.
- The large size is 24 x 20 x 5 inches, with an opening height of 3 inches, recommended for pets weighing up to 20 lbs.
Not only does the Clevercat Top-Entry litter box keep your home much cleaner and odor-free than regular litter boxes, but it is also easy to use by kittens and adult cats, and they will simply love the privacy provided by the ingenious design.
It is one of the leading cat litter boxes to get if you have cats and dogs at home and can’t seem to keep your dogs out of the kitty litter.
- The unique top entry design helps eliminate spills, tracking, and messes
- The litter will stay inside the pan, which is a perfect solution for cats who love to dig and scratch the litter, as well as for nosy dogs that love messing with the kitty litter
- Thanks to the partially covered top, the nasty odors will remain inside the cat litter box and outside of your home
- Most kittens and cats adapt very easily to the top entry design
- Felines seem to enjoy the privacy provided by this tip-entry cat litter box
- The flat bottom of the pan is easy to scoop and keep clean
- It dimensions are 20.25 x 15.25 x 15 inches
The Catit Jumbo Hooded Cat Pan is another excellent cat litter box which provides privacy for your cat, as well as comfort for you. The hooded litter box has a handle for easy lifting, and the pan itself is large enough to accommodate multiple cats. Thanks to the integrated bag anchor, the litter will remain in place and inside the pan instead of on the floor. The convenient cat litter box also has an odor removing carbon filter and can be purchased in multiple colors.
- A large size of 22.4 x 17 x 18.3 inches which is sufficient for accommodating the needs of more than one cat
- The ingenious bag anchors will keep the bag as well as the litter in place, no matter how much your kitty likes to dig and scratch
- The litter box comes with a disposable carbon filter which will help eliminate the nasty smells from the pan
- The hooded cat pan provides privacy for cats of all sizes
- The pan comes with a removable clear plastic door which allows for added privacy, odor elimination, and yet still provides easy access for the kitties
- The door opening is 9.6 x 10.4 inches
- The entire litter box can easily be cleaned and sanitized with water and soap
- The handle on top of the hood can be locked and used for moving it around, as well as for easy removal of the hood for spot cleaning and litter replacement
- The flip-top opening mechanism doesn’t require that you remove the entire lid when it comes time to clean the cat litter box
- The rounded bottom of the pan is easier to scoop and clean
- The pan is available in grey and in white tiger colors
If you are not a fan of having a cat litter box visible to all, then the Merry Products Cat Washroom Bench Decorative Litter Box cover could be the right option for you. It is a beautifully designed bench which will fit in any décor and will hide your kitty’s litter box, while still allowing for easy access by your pet when nature calls. You can also use the pretty cat litter box bench for storage of all of your kitty litter clean up tools and other essentials.
- The clever design of this decorative litter box cover can be used as an accent cover as well as for storing all of the tools and other kitty items you need to clean up the litter pan
- It is available in elegant walnut stains or white color to fit into any interior
- The storage bench can accommodate cat litter boxes of all sizes and types including extra-large automatic self-cleaning litter boxes
- It has pre-drilled holes in the back for easy cable management if you are using an electrically powered self-cleaning cat litter box
- The doors are magnetized and can open wide to provide you easy access to the litter pan
- The storage space is behind a removable partition to keep the stored items clean and sanitary
- You can remove the divider if you prefer, or if you want to add more than one litter box inside
- You can place the entrance on either side of the bench, depending on where you decide to place it
- It is perfect for hiding the mess and limiting the odor from the kitty litter box
- It also provides privacy for your cat
- The size of the decorative litter box cover is 21.26 x 37.4 x 22.64 inches, and it weighs 56.33 lbs.
- It can be used as a table or bench and can hold up to 60 lbs. of items on top
- The bench is made of wood which is sealed, so it will not absorb the smell or moisture from the litter box over time
If you have a shy kitty and want to provide it with a private space where it can do its business undisturbed, then you may want to opt for the Frisco Deluxe Hooded Cat Litter Box. The hooded design will not only give your cat the privacy it needs but will also keep the litter, mess, and smell inside the box and out of your room. Thanks to the charcoal filter, the odor from the litter pan will be almost completely eliminated before it escapes.
The high-quality cat litter box is made of durable plastic. It is easy to clean, as well as to move around without spilling the litter.
- The litter box is extra-large, so it can accommodate even larger cats comfortably
- It is sold with a useful scoop for easy and quick cleanup
- The hood has a handle for safe and easy portability, as well as for easy removal for cleaning
- The entire litter box is made of sturdy and durable plastic, which is easy to clean and does not absorb odors or moisture
- The plastic is BPA-free and can be recycled completely
- It is available in various color options including gray, navy or maroon
- The clear door provides easy access as well as added privacy for your kitty
- The clever cat litter box also has a hidden storage compartment where you can keep the added scoop
- There is a ventilated panel in the lid and a charcoal filter which will absorb the odors and prevent them from escaping
- The size of the cat litter box is 26 x 19.4 x 18 inches
The Good Pet Stuff Hidden Cat Litter Planter is another ingenious way to keep the cat litter box away from eyesight and yet provide easy access for your cat. The cat litter cover is disguised as a beautiful house plant, with the bottom part looking like a real clay pot where you can place the litter pan for your cat.
It is large enough to accommodate more than one cat, and thanks to the filtered ventilation system, your kitty litter will not only stay out of sight but will also emit no smell.
- A cleverly designed hidden storage for the cat litter box in the form of a pretty house plant
- The bottom part looks like a real clay pot and has a large entrance for easy access of one or more cats
- The fern plant on top looks very realistic, and even has some decorative moss, and can become a beautiful accent to your home
- The cat litter cover is large enough to accommodate larger cats or even two cats
- You don’t need to add a litter pan, as this product includes one inside the pot
- It has a filtered ventilation system which will capture and trap the dust from the litter as well as the odors from inside – the filter is hidden in the fake moss
- Made of durable top quality polypropylene
- The litter box cover also provides the privacy which most cats prefer
- The size of the pot is 36 x 19 x 19 inches, and it weighs 8 lbs.
- The dimensions without the plant on top are 20 x 19 ¾ inches
- The top of the pot lifts easily making the litter box very easy to clean
- It also helps keep the litter and the mess inside of the box
This elegant Nature’s Miracle Oval Hooded Flip Top Litter Box is yet another top quality cat litter box, which is easy to move around, clean and will give your cat privacy when it uses it. The hood will also help prevent the litter from getting scattered around the box and will keep any traces of spraying inside the pan.
The box has a replaceable integrated odor neutralizer which will help remove any litter smells for up to 3 months. It is easy to clean, and thanks to the non-stick interior, you won’t have to deal with nasty build-up or odors getting absorbed by the plastic.
- An elegant design available in silver grey and white color options
- It has built-in active carbon filters which will neutralize odors for up to 3 months
- The hood is attached with 4 easy to open and lock latches
- The hood has a carry handle for easy mobility
- The flip-top front opening makes cleaning the litter pan even easier
- The hood prevents leaks, spills and also will give your kitty the privacy it needs
- The interior is made of non-stick sturdy plastic to prevent the absorption of odors, as well as buildup and to make cleaning easier
- The opening is 8.25 x 8.25 inches
- The opening when the flip top is open is 11.5 x 14 inches
- The entry is 7.25 inches high
This modern-looking top entry cat litter box will not only look cool in your home, but its design will ensure that your room is safe from scattered litter and messy spraying. The large top entrance is sufficient for easy access even by large kitties.
Thanks to its rounded shape, scooping up the litter from this cat litter box has never been easier. The grooved lid on top of the IRIS cat litter box further helps eliminate tracking and litter scatter, as it efficiently will remove any leftover particles from the paws of your furball.
- An excellent design which will help contain the litter and spraying inside, and will keep your dog out of the litter box
- The top entry litter box is very beautifully made, so you can place it anywhere in the house without worrying about adding unsightly items to your interior
- The top entry is wide enough for even large-sized kitties to easily hop in and get out
- The covered litter box will contain the nasty odors inside
- It also provides added privacy for the felines using it
- The clever cat litter box comes with a handy scoop which can be hung outside on a hook for neat storage and easy access
- Thanks to the rounded shape of the pan, scooping is very easy and quick
- The litter box is available in large and medium sizes
- You can choose among a wide variety of color options including orange and brown, black and gray, black and white, dark gray and gray, dark gray and white, white and beige and others
- It is also sold with a filtered lid and scoop
- The large size is 16.14 x 20.47 x 14.56 inches with an opening of 10.5 x 9 inches
- The medium size is 17.32 x 13.39 x 12.20 inches, with an opening of 8 x 9 inches
With an incredibly cute design, this pretty and practical cat litter box is another top-quality product that we have rated among the top 15 cat litter boxes for 2021. It is available in mint, pink and white colors and is compact enough to take up little space in your home, and yet large enough to provide comfort for your cat.
It has a circular design, with a bowl-shaped hood and bottom, which allows for easy top access for the kitty, as well as for space to move around comfortably inside.
The lid has small holes that will capture any litter particles from the paws of your kitty, preventing it from spreading the mess outside of the pan.
- The rounded bowl-like bottom and top provide sufficient space for cats of all sizes and is even suitable for multiple cat use.
- The top part can be removed if you have small kittens.
- The design of the cat litter box is amazingly cute.
- The holes on the top lid will help clean any leftover particles from the paws of your cat.
- The lid helps keep the litter and spraying inside the pan and off the floor.
- The top entry design also provides the privacy which your pet needs.
- It comes with a cute and useful scoop that can be attached to the heart-shaped mounts outside of the litter box for easy access and neat storage.
- Available in white, pink, and mint green colors
- The hood can easily be removed for cleaning and disposal.
- The bowl-shaped bottom is easy to scoop
- Made of BPA-free and eco-friendly plastic
- The size of the box is 18.5 x 18.5 x 13.8 inches.
If you want a cat litter box which will eliminate the mess from spraying and scattered litter completely, then the Petmate Top Entry Litter Pan could be the perfect solution for you.
Its design helps prevent the cat from spilling litter on the floor while digging or scratching, and will also ensure that any particles stuck on its paws are removed as the cat exits the litter box, thanks to the textured lid.
This affordable cat litter box is easy to clean and is also the perfect way to provide privacy for your kitty as it is doing its business.
- The litter pan is enclosed with high walls from all sides, so there is no danger of litter scatter or of spraying on the floor
- The textured lid will gently but efficiently remove any stuck litter particles from your pet’s paws as it leaves the box
- The opening on top is sufficient to fit even large-sized cats
- The design of this cat litter box provides privacy for the kitties
- The box itself is wide enough to allow for the cat to do its business comfortably
- It has built-in handles for easy lifting and for easy cleaning
- The rounded pan floor is very easy to scoop and clean
- The top entry litter box will also keep the odors inside
- The design of the box will also stop dogs from messing with the kitty litter
- It is compatible with Petmate Top Entry Litter Pan Liners which will make cleaning the kitty litter even easier and mess-free
- The box is sold with a scoop and has a built-in hook to store it
- Made of durable recycled plastic
- The dimensions of this superb cat litter box are 20.3 x 15.1 x 15.2 inches
Features to look for when choosing the perfect cat litter box for your needs
It may sound like a simple task to newbie cat owners, but for long-time cat parents, it is perfectly clear that choosing the right cat litter box can be quite a daunting task. The reason is that each kitty is very specific about its needs and has its own perks and rituals when it comes time to do its business. In many cases, if you fail to pick the appropriate cat litter box, your pet may refuse to get in it and use it completely. Here are some of the main characteristics to keep in mind when you are shopping for the finest kitty litter box:
Naturally, you will need to purchase a litter box which will provide enough space for your cat or cats to comfortably use it. Also, if you choose a litter box with a top entry or hood, you need to make sure that the entrance is wide and large enough to provide easy access for your cat – both when entering, as well as when it is exiting the litter pan. For multiple cat households, you may want to opt for a larger sized cat litter box which can accommodate the needs of all of your kitties, instead of spending money and using up so much space for placing separate litter boxes for each cat. Not to mention how much money and time you will save from cleaning and refilling a single cat litter box as compared to several of them.
Choose between an open and an enclosed cat litter box
There are multiple benefits of choosing each of these types of litter boxes. Enclosed litter boxes usually have hoods or lids, and first of all, help prevent litter scattering and spraying outside of the pan. These litter boxes also provide privacy for the kitties as they are doing their business. Enclosed litter boxes also do a good job of containing the nasty odors from the pan as well, and some of them even come with active carbon filters and ventilation systems which will trap and eliminate the smells altogether.
On the other hand, open cat litter boxes are easier to clean and are also easier to monitor so that you know when it is time to do some spot cleaning and scooping. Plus, open cat litter boxes are a preferred option for kittens and for shy cats or disabled or senior cats which are anxious or are unable to climb into an enclosed litter box.
Choose between top or front entry if you are buying an enclosed cat litter box
As mentioned earlier, enclosed cat litter boxes provide numerous benefits both for the cats and for their owners. The question is whether to choose a litter box which provides front or top access for your cat.
The front entrance hooded cat litter boxes are the most popular option on the market, and most felines are used to this type of cat litter pans. Some even have entrance flaps to add to the privacy of the cat as well as to keep the mess and smell trapped inside the box. Many new front entrance cat litter boxes have filters which will help eliminate the smell whatsoever.
Top entrance cat litter boxes are more efficient in keeping the litter and spraying inside the box. Many of them have specially designed lids which will help remove the mess stuck on the cat’s paws as it leaves the litter box as well. This type of cat litter boxes is also perfect if you have dogs and cats at home, as they will deter any attempts made by the pup to dig into the litter and the mess.
Keep in mind that kittens, senior or disabled cats may find it difficult or impossible to use some top entrance cat litter boxes.
So, to choose the right type makes sure you pick the one which you know that your feline friend will be comfortable with using.
Although it may seem unimportant, the design of the litter box is an essential feature to keep in mind as well. First of all, choose a design which will fit well in the space you have allotted for the cat litter box. Some of our top picks have corner designs which can be tucked away in a corner. Others are covers which disguise the kitty litter into a beautiful piece of furniture, so you can place them anywhere you want and keep the actual litter pan out of eyesight.
Also, some cat litter boxes are designed for accommodating more than one cat, and others are more suitable for kittens or senior cat, so keep in mind those factors as well.
Last but not least, make sure that the shape and design of the litter box are not only pleasing for the eye but also allows for easy and hassle-free scooping, cleaning, and litter replacement.
Self-cleaning cat litter boxes
There are some self-cleaning automatic litter boxes on the market which are a superb option for those of you who want to eliminate the hassle of scooping and cleaning the pan manually. There are various types of self-cleaning litter boxes on the market, some of which can keep the litter box clean for a week and even more, without you having to scoop or handle the mess at all.
Hopefully, we have helped you pick the perfect cat litter box for your needs. Our list of the top cat litter boxes for 2021 includes all types – open, enclosed, with a front or top entry, as well as some litter pans disguised as furniture.
We have picked litter boxes suitable for all kinds of cats of all sizes and ages, as well as for multiple cat households for you.
Good luck with your purchase, and enjoy your new, easy to clean, pretty and mess-free cat litter box!
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