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Anyone have any recs for a covered litter box?

post #1 of 13
Thread Starter 
I decided it's time for a change... the covered box we have is clunky and I think it's started absorbing odors. So... does anyone have any recs for a good covered litter box? Preferably one where I don't have to remove the top to scoop.

Oh and let me know where you bought it too.

Thanks guys!
post #2 of 13
Some have the filters on top, but don't know of any that you can scoop without taking off the top.
post #3 of 13
Thread Starter 
Well the one I have right now you can reach through to scoop...
post #4 of 13
Can you post a picture of it? I've never seen one...and is it a big opening as you'd have problems bringing it up out of the box...wouldn't you?
post #5 of 13
Tidy cats has a box that the lid swings up to clean ... some new corner design s have grates so they are siftable
post #6 of 13
i highly recommend the omega paws self-cleaning litter box. you don't take the top off. you roll it side to side (you can see that the top is rounded). the litter is sifted inside by a "vent" (for lack of a better word). then you roll it back upright, pull the drawer out and dispose of the clumps. yes, you definitely need clumping litter for this box. it's only $25 or $33 (depending on the size). ruby is my big girl (at 12.5lbs), and she fits in the larger one with plenty of room to spare. the whole unit is plastic, so very easy to wash (or hose out). i bought mine at petsmart.com. none of the brick/mortar stores around here seem to stock it.
post #7 of 13
I have 2 of the corner litterboxes and I have to say they are by far my mosr favorite. I used to have the booda domes but thet just take up soo much space and are hard to clean. I also have to other pretty deep covered litterboxes, but none that have a non-removable lid, I am curious to see what one looks like. You said you have one now, who makes it and can you post pics of it, I am sure we would all like to see what you are talking about. Good luck, and once again I highly recommend the catty corner litterboxes!
post #8 of 13
Thread Starter 
Okay, I'll have to look for a corner litterbox... conveniently, the box is in the corner of a room so that'd work out.

The one I have right now just has a opening in the front for the cats to go through.. so therefore I can just reach my hand in and scoop. However, it's a pretty large box so I usually end up having to remove the lid to do so. But I think they're found everywhere.

Actually, it came with a see-through flap so that it would be completely closed in but Jordan got stuck in there a few times so we had to remove the flap... poor kitty!
post #9 of 13
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Originally Posted by mrspotts66 View Post
i highly recommend the omega paws self-cleaning litter box. you don't take the top off. you roll it side to side (you can see that the top is rounded). the litter is sifted inside by a "vent" (for lack of a better word). then you roll it back upright, pull the drawer out and dispose of the clumps. yes, you definitely need clumping litter for this box. it's only $25 or $33 (depending on the size). ruby is my big girl (at 12.5lbs), and she fits in the larger one with plenty of room to spare. the whole unit is plastic, so very easy to wash (or hose out). i bought mine at petsmart.com. none of the brick/mortar stores around here seem to stock it.

I currently have this litter box as well and I ended up taking it apart and throwing out the sifter and the drawer and just scoop it the old-fashioned way now. The sifter took up half the room inside the box and I felt like Anya was cramped in there when she was trying to do her business. Plus I never liked the dusty and pebbley mess that never failed to occur when I would roll it to clean it.

Now Anya enjoys the extra space and will poke her head through the hole where the drawer was to keep an eye on me while she's in there.
post #10 of 13
I have the Van Ness enclosed ex-large box which sounds similiar to what you have that has a door flap. It is a hassle having to open the lid but instead of locking all 4 sides, I just lock one on each side so it workable for me. There are two filters on top so I change it every couple of months or when necessary. I bought it for $15 at Target.
post #11 of 13
we have one of the tidy cats covered boxes. they are pretty nice. and the only box designed so if the cat pees on the wall of it, the pee won't run out to the carpet.

our other boxes are high-sided sterilite storage containers with a entry cut in the side.

we used to use the Van Ness covered boxes, but they went and changed the design. i don't like the way the hood connects now. especially with one cat who pees on the wall of the box.
post #12 of 13
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Originally Posted by pinkdaisy226 View Post
Well the one I have right now you can reach through to scoop...
Is it pink? I ask because I bought what must be Barbie's litter box today- it was the only one that had a nice large opening, high sides, a carbon filter and would fit between the potty and the wall in the bathroom- it's by Petmate- TWO-TONE PINK, to be precise . $13 at Walmart..., however, it does have a top that comes off, but it only has 2 locks on the side, and they are really easy to undo .
post #13 of 13
I have the extra-large Van Ness boxes, 7 of them right now and I really like them, they are very big, I took off the cat flap though as I was afraid someone would get stuck! I actually don't latch the sides down, I just set the lid on, but i get these at Wal-mart for 14.84
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