Modkat Open Tray Litter Box Product Review
- Perfect for “side pee-ers.”
- Walk-off step reduces litter tracking
- Great for senior cats + kittens
- 9″ high walls prevent leaks and scatter
- 6″ high splash guard for extra protection (included)
- Hooks keep liner secure
- Dimensions: 20″ L x 14″ W x 9″ H (15″ H with splash guard)
- Entrance height: 6.25″ from floor
- 9″ high reusable liner (included)
- DIY interactive cat toy (included)
One night in November or December 2017, a reader, Teresa, and I were emailing and she mentioned that she had purchased the Modkat Open Tray Litter Box for her high peeing cat, Illaria, and how much she liked it.
I was very familiar with Modkat as a company – but their products, although great, were not usually made for a large breed cat like a Ragdoll. So I immediately went to their website to check them out.
From the looks of it, the Modkat Open Tray Litter Box looked like it would be big enough to accomodate my Ragdoll cats, Charlie and Trigg; so, I wrote Modkat and asked them if they would please send us one for review and so they did.
Modkat Open Tray Litter Box Unboxing/Arrival Video
The Modkat Open Tray Litter Box arrives needing to be assembled. As you can see, there is a large white box, but then there is a liner, liner clips, a splash guard and splash guard clips as well as a little walk-off guard where they step in and out of the litter box. So it arrives like that for you to put together – it’s not difficult and they sent along visual instructions on how to do it.
The only problem I had in the setup process was with the splash guard that seemed to be “warped” in the wrong direction during the shipment process. Modkat offered to send out two new ones – but I didn’t like the idea of wasting the ones that were sent.
I was also sick and not as on top of my emails at the time, which was a good thing because I started messing around with the splash guard and found if I simply flipped it in the opposite direction, it would then sit flush against the liner and the white box portion (which is what it was supposed to do anyway). You can see in the final review video below that I had a bit of a time wrestling it into place, but overall it is not too bad once you get the hang of it.
The litter box measures 20″ L x 14″ W x 9″ H (15″ H with the splash guard). Entrance height: 6.25″ from floor.
The walk-off step probably does reduce litter scatter – but mine leap over it, so it doesn’t reduce litter scatter in the traditional sense for us. The high walls (the splash guard) do help prevent litter scatter, for sure. I can’t comment on whether or not they prevent leaks because mine don’t pee that high. But the reason Teresa got this litterbox is because of her high-peer, so it has worked for at least one reader and her cat!
The reusable liner I was doubtful of – but it really does keep everything neat and my cats’ pee and poop didn’t stick to it, which made it easy to scoop their clumps too!
I like these litterboxes a lot – especially after the litterboxes we had in our master bath before – the Modkat litter box ones are sooo much better at preventing litter scatter. Although they are a bit “tight” for my cats, the cats used them without a problem and willingly used them. So while they might appear “tight” for my LONG Ragdoll cats, it didn’t prevent them from using them. As I explain in the final review video below, it’s important to know and realize litter boxes are very subjective – depends on how your cat pees and poops, where you place your litter boxes, what your preferences are, etc. And based on my personal needs and my cats, these litterboxes worked really well for us.
Free Gift: DIY Interactive Cat Toy and Ping Pong Ball with Poop Emoji
This is just cool and one of the reasons I think Modkat is a cool company. There is a cardboard box that comes inside of the white litterbox – and that cardboard box holds the splash guard and the little liner hooks, etc. Well, once you have all of that removed, you can then make that box into a fun puzzle toy for your cat. Modkat sends the box perforated with holes to punch out and also sends a little ping pong ball with a poop emoji on it. You can see Charlie playing with it in the review video below, but to be honest, it was Trigg who really played with it daily.
Modkat Open Tray Litter Box Product Review Video
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We received the Modkat Open Tray Litter Boxes for review from the manufacturer. Receiving the free product and the review fee did not influence this honest post.
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Hi, I’m Jenny Dean, creator of Floppycats! Ever since my Aunt got the first Ragdoll cat in our family, I have loved the breed. Inspired by my childhood Ragdoll cat, Rags, I created Floppycats to connect, share and inspire other Ragdoll cat lovers around the world,
I began using regular totes (11″ high, 14″ wide) years ago to accommodate my first Ragdoll. Regular litter boxes at that time just weren’t big enough for him. Originally, I had Rubbermaids – very sturdy! – but can’t find them anymore, so I just buy whatever’s on sale in pretty colors. These totes are great except with tiny kittens who need small boxes. The best litter brand I’ve found is Slide… love this stuff! As advertised, Slide soaks up even large amounts of urine – no mud, no scraping. I do have one kitty with “sticky paws”; she’s always tracked litter, no matter what type I’ve used.
“slide” freaks me out – what is in it that would make it be like that – and what is getting on the cat’s paws that could be ingested? that’s why i can’t get on board with “slide” yet. yes, totes can be great! thanks for sharing.
Glad you and Charlie and Chiggy like the boxes. I thought it might be too small for Mari, our Maine Coon, but she goes in it just fine. Yes, I confess, Am the reader with the kitty, Illaria Rose who stands to pee. Sometimes, when Mari is being aggressive to her sisters, Illaria will run to the boxes and just stand there. However, there are times she will run to the boxes and stand there and spray! Am SO thankful to Modcat that their shield takes care of that or we would have a mess! Like Jenny, I also love the liners that are very repellant of their output and nothing seems to stick which is great because I used to detest having to scrape the clumped cat litter that adhered to the side or bottom. Makes that job so much easier! Great unboxing video!
have you ever had a problem with illaria standing and spraying where the splash guard is not (the entrance)?
Super cool and pawesome review post & videos & pics, Jenny!!! Wonderful job with this product. So thorough!!! Gotta lurve all that information and detail. I certainly appreciate that!!! 🙂 <3
These do look like such cool litter boxes (minus the step thingy which I don't think most of our big kitties would use but I can see that it might be very useful for a kitten)!! Modkat IS such a very cool company, indeed!!! 🙂
Adored the end of the final product review video. The playfulness of Charlie in the litterbox had be laughing out loud. And Chiggy relaxing in his litterbox made me chuckle. AND…that look on Chiggy's face as Charlie jumped out of his box was like, "Man, I just do NOT understand that guy!" lol
Big hugs & lots of love!!
Patti & Miss Pink Sugarbelle 🙂 <3
P.S. Fighting a cold right now so if my comment is incoherent then I blame my stupid cold! 🙂 <3
yuck on the cold, patti! get well soon!
yes, the ending was one that i debated to make into it’s own video. they were so funny when i put them both in a box…that’s when we first got them.
Thanks so much, Jenny!!! *sniffle* *cough* 🙂 <3