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7 best cat litter boxes

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Choosing a cat litter box is very important. If they don’t like using it, a cat may do its "business" in the house. Luckily, there are lots of cat litter boxes to choose from

By Ashley Murphy

1# IRIS Litter Box

The Iris Litter Box has a stylish design that blends into the modern home. In fact, it's a litter box that doesn't look much like a litter box. It's designed to prevent any overspill of cat litter, helping to keep your carpets and floors nice and clean. It's also fitted with odour suppressing technology. 
Price: £20.99
Size: 20.50 x 14.75 x 14.38

2# Litter Robot III Open Air Automatic Litter Box

The Litter Robot III is seriously high-tech. It's an automatic, self-cleaning litter box with patented sifting technology that separates the dirty litter. This is then stored in a separate drawer fitted with an indicator light that tells you when its full. It comes with a 90-day money back guarantee and an 18-month warranty. You can even monitor or control the Robot Litter Box from your iPhone or Android device!
Price: £500
Size: 26.7  x 24.1 x 29.2

3# Nature's Miracle High-Sided Litter Box

If you're looking for something a bit more affordable, then the Nature Miracle High-Sided Litter Box offers great functionality at a very reasonable price. Its high sides will stop even the messiest cats from spraying or kicking litter out of the box. The non-stick inner surface is easy to clean and has antimicrobial properties to prevent a build-up of mould and mildew. 
Price: £59.86
Size: 58.4 x 47 x 27.9

4# CatIt Jumbo Hooded Cat Litter Pan

This covered litter box gives your cat some privacy and also stops any odours from escaping. It comes with a filtration system that controls dust as well as smell.  The CatIt Jumbo Pan is a great choice for cat owners looking for a budget-friendly litter box with some high-spec additions.
Price: £17.99
Size: 57 x 40 x 46.5

5# Nature's Miracle Disposable Litter Boxes

Made from recycled materials, these disposable litter boxes can be thrown away as soon as they start to smell.100% biodegradable and land-fill safe, these sturdy boxes are lined with baking soda to reduce unpleasant smells. Available in three different sizes, including a jumbo edition for larger cats.
Price: £9.85 (pack of three.)
Size: Small, Medium, and Jumbo. 

6# Omega Paw Roll Self-Cleaning Litter Box

It may not be as high-tech as other self-cleaning litter boxes, but the Omega Paw Roll will still save you lots of time and inconvenience. It has a unique roller system that separates dirty litter, meaning you won't have to use a scoop to clean out any mess. Easy to use and easy to clean, this well-priced litter tray is suitable for cats of all shapes and sizes. 
Price: £34.99
Size: 58.5 x 52 x 53.5

7# Curver Pet Litter Box

The Curver Litter Box is fitted with a specially designed drawer system and coop that makes turning over the litter as easy as possible. It has a swinging door and a filtration system that keeps the smell inside the tray. Its lightweight design makes easy to carry inside and outside of the house. 
Price: £35.00
Size: 51 x 38.5 x 39.5

Cat litter box tips

Cats are clean creatures with very high standards of personal hygiene. This means you'll need to keep their litter tray clean and fresh smelling. Otherwise, your cat may find somewhere else to do its "business". But make sure you don't use any strong smelling cleaning products. Cats have a very sensitive sense of smell, and the strong odours might put them off using the tray; just use some hot water instead. 

Cat litter boxes come in all shapes and sizes, meaning that the modern pet owner is spoilt for choice. Just remember, finding the right litter tray is all about your cat. You might be impressed with some of the high-tech options, but they'll quickly become redundant if your cat doesn't feel comfortable using the litter tray. In other words, it might be a good idea to try out some budget litter boxes before moving on to the more expensive options. Some litter boxes can cost hundreds of pounds. This is a lot of money, but it means nothing to a cat. If they don't like it, your cat won't think twice about shunning the litterbox, no matter how much you might have paid for it!