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Everyone knows cats are finicky animals, but without a good litterbox nearby, there is only so much they can do to help themselves keep the areas they frequent clean, and this, by extension, means your home.
So in this review, we will be discussing cat litter boxes. Here, we will share details such as what to look for in a cat litter box, a list of our top 5 cat litter boxes for an apartment, and steps to protecting yourself as you ensure that your cat litter boxes stay clean.
- Top Entry
- BPA Free
23.2 x 15.4 x 15 inches
- Antimicrobial coating
- Large enough for multi-cat households
- Non-stick surface
23.4 x 18.25 x 11 inches
- Ideal for bigger cats
21.25 x 17.75 x 9 inches
- Provides shelf and tabletop space
- Doubles up as private kitty condo
19 x 21.25 x 25.25 inches
- Easy to maintain
- Helps keep home smelling nice
20.5 x 15.8 x 10.1 inches
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5. Tidy Cats Breeze Cat Litter Box System
This cat litter box is a full litter system starter kit. For easy clean-up and maintenance, the cat litter pellet helps to capture solid waste on top and then let liquids enter into the absorbent pads underneath it. The system also comes with a protective area that helps to hold the kitty litter pads in place as your feline uses the Breeze litter box.
The Breeze litter system also helps ensure that your floor is kept clean at all times and your home fresh-smelling. Your home is also kept free of litter to the mess-reducing litter pellets that can help to prevent tracking after litter box use effectively.
As the litter system is designed to keep odors minimal through its odor control system, ammonia smell is kept at bay for days. Overall, we liked that the litter system is designed for easy maintenance and also liked that it can help prevent foul smells. Finally, we liked that it is suitable for cats new to litter box systems and experienced ones and is also affordable for a product packing so many features.
This stylish litter box comes with the Frisco Decorative Table Cat Litter Box Cover. This cover may work as a litter box enclosure or a private space for your kitten. The litter box cover may also serve as a stylish side table and provide some space for proper storage of your feline’s favorite products.
The open-top design of the litter box also affords your feline privacy while at its business. It also helps ensure that the litter and spray are kept within the box. The box design with its lowered front walls helps to ensure that felines come and go with ease.
The litter is also spacious and designed BPA-free and completely recyclable. The box’s removable top rim and box design ensure easy cleaning/scooping of litter for a smell-free box and home. Finally, the box comes in navy and warm gray colors that will easily fit in with existing home décor.
This high-side cat litter pan is simplicity defined. It is large enough for medium to large cats and also homes with more than one cat. The pan is perfect for felines that like to dig as its high sides help to trap the litter. It is also designed with a polished finish to keep it resistant to odor and stain and also make it easy to clean even with multiple cats involved.
We also like that it is made in the US with good quality materials to ensure quality and pet safety even after years of use.
On pricing, the Van Ness High Sides litter pan is reasonably-priced and is suitable for single and multi-cat households. Plus, it is a perfect litter pan for cats who would like really easy access to their litter.
Nature’s Miracle Cat litter box is designed with high sides to help keep the litter inside and provide your cat with some privacy when carrying out its business. With the high sides, your cat litter stays contained in the box instead of spilling around from the cat's play or movements during use. It is also designed with a non-stick antimicrobial surface. This surface prevents and minimizes caking and litter buildup that may have occurred with regular designs.
You'll be pleased to hear that cleaning is a breeze with this litter; you won't have to waste time scraping off caked litter even when multiple cats have to share the box. Yes, it is large enough for multiple cats to share and excellent for apartments with two or more cats. That said, while we like most of the features of this litter box, it may not be the best option for a single cat or homes with a tiny feline.
Regarding the cost, Nature’s Miracle Just Cat Advanced is one of the reasonably-priced ones, which is also a reason we selected it as an option for multi-cat homes.
Frisco Top Entry litter box is designed to provide your feline with the privacy it requires to do its business. The litter’s enclosed design helps to ensure that your pet’s litter stays locked inside it regardless of how boisterous it may be before, during, and after use. Plus, it can be an effective way to keep out other curious/clingy pets should they come around during your cat’s potty session.
We like that clean-up is easy with this box; simply lift the lid, scoop out litter, then shut right back. The litter box is also made of BPA-free plastic, recyclable, and available in neutral colors like gray and black to fit nicely with your apartment’s decor.
It is not as pricy as many litter boxes in its quality range and will be suitable for most cat sizes without being too big or small for them.
What to Look For When Buying a Cat Litter Box for Your Apartment
While all cat litter boxes are created to cater to your feline potty needs, some are designed for specific roles, including being more suitable for a particular cat’s behavior, size, weight, and home type. Below, we outlined certain qualities to look out for when picking a litter box for your apartment cat.
When selecting one, you should consider the height of your feline’s litter box. You want to opt for a box around 5 to 7 inches in height for the average size feline, which is most cats. Another reason you want a relatively high litter box is to keep the litter inside for cats that tend to kick their litter around after use. A high side litter box will prevent the additional burden of cleaning up after your cat uses its litter every time.
As cats vary in size, litter boxes are also designed to fit different-sized cats. If you own a large breed, you want to pick a big litter box and a small box if you own a small breed. The wrong size box can keep your feline away from its box and cause it to litter outside the box.
Yes, it’s just a litter box, but it can still be stylish and fit in with your existing home decor. In apartment homes often with limited spaces, you want a box that is sleek, modern, and blends in with the rest of the home’s décor instead of standing out unnecessarily and being unsightly.
Handling Cat Litter Boxes: Precautions to Keep In Mind
Cat’s litter boxes have to be handled with care at all times. Ensure that your hands are washed with an antibacterial soap every time you finish handling a used litter/cleaning your cat’s litter box.
As feline feces can contain the parasite Toxoplasma gondii that may eventually lead to toxoplasmosis, people with weakened immune systems, pregnant/nursing women, and children are advised to avoid direct contact with used litter. Lastly, you should change used cat litter on time, and litter boxes should always be kept and handled in well-ventilated areas to prevent inhalation.
Best Cat Litter Boxes for Apartment: Conclusion
Feline litter boxes come in many different types for different cat breeds and behavior. While many cat litter boxes are easy to use and maintain, there are also some that are not. Some also are not very suitable for certain home types with limited spaces, including apartments.
This article discussed vital factors to consider when picking a cat litter box for apartments. Here, we also outlined our top 5 litter picks for these building types and why we selected them.
Our number one was the Frisco Top Entry Litter Box. Some of the box’s best features that earned it a top place on our list include its unique but simple design, ease of use, and cleaning. It also provides the privacy for the feline and keeps litter locked in while preventing tracking.
Tell us, which of these boxes would you like for your feline/s? Let us know below. Also, let us know if you have had experience with any of the litter boxes on our list.
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