Originally posted February 23, 2016
Litter Boxes for High Spraying Cats
I am only aware of three litter boxes that are on the market that can work for high spraying cats. My mom’s cats, Caymus and Murphy, pee almost standing up, or as they pee, they lift their bottoms, whereas Charlie and Trigg keep stay in a squatting position the entire time they are peeing. My mom had to get high sided litterboxes because of that problem. When I discovered high sided litter boxes also helped to keep the litter inside the box, it made me want some as well. We have previously reviewed the NVR Miss litterbox – which I love. However, they are not high enough for my parents’ cats. My parents ended up buying a plastic storage container like a Rubbermaid one. This video shows the boxes my mom went with – but it’s a video of Caymus rolling around in his litterbox.
Do you know of any others? Because my mom’s cats are so tall, my mom had to get a storage bin (like from Wal-mart) and use those for litterboxes instead.
Here’s an idea of the type of box she has and uses for her cats:
If you go with a storage bin – just try to find one that has flat sides on the inside, so that you don’t have clumps of pee that are stuck in various nooks and crannies, which makes them impossible to remove.
There are a lot to choose from on Amazon, my mom ended up going with clear ones after having the black ones.
Things to keep in mind when choosing a large plastic storage bin for your litterbox:
- flat sides (as mentioned above)
- height – be aware of the height of the box – and keep in mind that your kitty will be jumping in and standing on 2-3 inches of litter – so then subtract that 2-3 inches from the height, as that is the height your kitty will have to pee standing up. You need to make sure the box is higher for your standing pee-er, so that the pee goes in the box
- length – be aware of the length of the box – is it long enough for your cat to move around in (do circles in) to do his or her business?
The Kattails Kat Kave Litter Box measures 29″L x 19″W x 20″H and has 4.5 out of 5 stars on Amazon from 49 reviews.
This one measures 22.8″ (L) x 17.8″ (W) x 11″ (H) and has a 4.4 star out of 5 on Amazon from 1500+ reviews.
The IRIS Open Top Litter Box with Shield and Scoop is sold on Amazon for $12.99.
Check out this article on the site about how a reader makes her own high-sided litterbox:
Here’s a recent discussion we had on this topic on Facebook:
My favorite litter scoop on the planet is the Litter Lifter.
You might also like the Blackhole cat litter mat is awesome too.