If you own an indoor cat, then you need a litter box. Except for disposable litter boxes for travel, and a small starter box for kittens, litter boxes typically last for years, with new boxes only becoming necessary upon the arrival of a new cat. The right litter box can also mean the difference between quick litter box training and long-lasting cat box issues.
Choosing the right litter box for your cat requires careful consideration of size, shape, and features. Self-cleaning and covered boxes should also be considered to keep your cat happy, healthy, and comfortable.
How to Select the Size and Shape of a Litter Box?
Litter boxes should be as long as your cat is from her nose to the tip of her tail. This allows your cat to move around in the box comfortably. For large breeds, this may mean a box that is 36" long. The litter box width should be the length of your cat from her nose to the base of her tail.
Most litter boxes are rectangular, but some are round or oval. The shape doesn't matter to your cat, but make sure to get one that has rounded corners for easy cleaning and your pet's safety.