We all love our cats, but the litter box can get tiresome when we have to keep it in the same small area that we inhabit. I once rented a room where I had to put the litter box inside my closet, five feet away from my bed and computer, because there was no other space for it. I scooped it often to keep the odor down, but because I didn’t have a proper litter box for the space, litter kept tracking all over my bedroom. It felt icky all right! My cat didn’t like it much either.
To save us from icky-ness, let’s look at some solutions for small spaces.
The popular, high-rated Clevercat Top Entry Litterbox cuts way down on litter tracking, which is important for small spaces. With dimensions of 15″ width, 20″ length, and 15″ height, it doesn’t take up much space either. If you’re looking for a more stylish top-entry box, try the Modkat Litter Box.
Some people have noted that it’s fairly easy to make your own Clevercat-style litter box by cutting a hole into the top of a storage bin. This could be a cheaper alternative, but I cannot recommend it personally. Do so at your own risk.
If your cat is old, fat, or just a kitten, this might not be the choice for you because they could have a hard time getting in and out of the hole.
A corner litter box saves on space by fitting into a corner of your room. These come in open-pan or hooded versions. With dimensions of 18″x18″x10″, the SmartCat Corner Litter Box pictured here fits well in a small room like a bathroom. Sure, you could get any old box and put it in the corner, but it would never be as elegant a solution.
They say to never corner a wild animal, but in this case your cat will be shitting out of pleasure, not fear 😉
Hidden Litter Trays
A popular solution for small apartment dwellers is to hide an open-top litter tray somewhere inconspicuous. You could put a litter tray in the closet, under the bathroom sink, in a cabinet, in a nightstand, or in a custom enclosure. The ready-made designer box pictured here, the Merry Pet Products-Cat Washroom And Night Stand
hides the box in a washroom stand.
Here are some articles about DIY projects to hide litter trays:
With any of these boxes, make sure your cat finds it appealing and PLEASE scoop your litter box frequently. Otherwise they may choose somewhere else to eject their platinum-strength stench nuggets…
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