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One important accessory for any cat owner when taking care of a cat is a litter box and some require extra large litter box!

A litter box is essential for any cat-human who wants to maintain a clean home shared with a cat. Space is a must for any litter box though.

What litter boxes are there then that can give you the space that your giant feline friend needs?

Let’s start with a quick look at our top picks, then keep reading for all the glorious details.

Top Picks at a Glance

Best Extra Large Cat Litter Box Reviews

From simple boxes with high sides to automatic robot boxes that will actually clean up after your cat, there’s something for everyone below. Let’s jump in!

1. Winner: Litter-Robot 3

Whiskers Litter-Robot 3
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Hands down to this best automatic cat litter box that can pass for every cat owner’s dream!

Features and Attributes

This self-cleaning litter box can accommodate cats 2.3 kg and up, giving them much room to do their business.

The Litter-Robot is designed to make cleaning a breeze, especially if your schedule makes it difficult for you to do regular cleaning.

No longer do you have to do any scooping to clean litter that your cat leaves behind.

Litter and waste are sifted and separated as soon as your cat leaves the box. Clean litter is kept in the box and waste is automatically thrown into a pullout drawer for easy disposal.

The waste drawer is lined with a carbon filter so you won’t have to worry about any nasty smells coming from the litter box.

Measurements and Tech Specs

  • Power: 15-V DAC
  • Entryway: 10.25 x 15.25
  • Weight: 24 lb

Benefits

  • “Smart” litter box lets you know when it needs cleaning.
  • Designed to fit multiple cats
  • App lets you track changes in your cat’s waste
  • Comes with a night light

The Litter-Robot can now connect via Bluetooth to your mobile phone through an app available either through the Apple Store or Google Play.

Keeping connected makes it easy for you to remember the “little things”, like checking in on the waste drawer.

Since the Litter-Robot 3 has litter tracking features, the app can automatically send you notifications the moment the waste drawer gets filled up.

The Litter-Robot is designed to accommodate more than one cat.

With the app, you can even track the activity of all your cats so that you are able to note any changes in their health and their digestion.

It comes with a night light too for those kitties who need to wake up at night and do their thing.  This will definitely be much appreciated by your older kitties who already might be having problems with their vision.

It will certainly help them navigate their way to the litter box when all the lights in your home have been switched off.

Drawbacks

  • Very pricey
  • Entrance is a bit high for kittens

The only downside to this incredible litter box though is the price. It comes at a whopping price of $500 for just the basics. The convenience provides though seems to be worth all the expense.

The other drawback isn’t quite so major, but still worth mentioning. One customer complained that she had to buy an extra step to make it easier for her cat to get into the box, as the entrance is a bit high.

Aside from the price, this definitely comes as one of the best, if not the best, litter boxes in the market now. Litter-Robot is pretty much the OG of automatic cat litter boxes, so they’ve been around longer than most, too.

2. Runner-Up: PetSafe ScoopFree Litter Box

Coming in second is this self-cleaning litter box from Scoop Free.

Features and Attributes

Just like the Litter-Robot 3 Connect, you won’t have to worry much about cleaning the litter box yourself since its automatic features eliminate the need for scooping out used litter.

Waste is automatically raked into a covered waste box twenty minutes after your kitty leaves the box.

Measurements and Tech Specs

  • Power : Plug-in
  • Size: 27.6 x 19.1 x 6.2 in

Benefits

  • Trays last throughout a whole month
  • Leakproof
  • Wi-fi capabilities
  • Helps eliminate odors

Disposable trays need to be replaced only once a month since the premium crystal litter, as well as tray cover, are perfect for controlling bad smells.

The tray is pretty leakproof too, so you won’t have to worry about any minor spills coming from the litter box.

From the previous version, this one comes with wifi capabilities. It can connect to an app so you can get notified when you need to change the disposable litter tray or when it needs a replacement.

The app makes you aware of your kitty’s health status by alerting you about his litter activities.

The litter box has an optional cover which you can buy for a higher price, although there are mixed customer reviews when it comes to the covered version.

Drawbacks

  • It’s not cheap
  • Cover not included, and it’s pricey as an add on

This litter box though may eat into one’s budget over time. Besides it being a bit on the pricey side, you will have to spend on replacement trays every month.

Having to replace these every month may not quite be an environmentally-friendly idea either.

3. Best Top Entry Option: Modkat Flip Litter Box

Modkat Flip Litter Box
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The litter box from Modkat has been earning rave reviews because of its simple and practical design that doesn’t compromise on aesthetics.

Features and Attributes

The Modkat Litter Box is a top-entry litter box (but you can alter it to a front entry) that your little kitty can easily adapt to.

It comes with reusable liners made from tarpaulin with built-in tension bands that secure the liner in place.

The liners are pretty sturdy so they can’t easily be torn or destroyed by your cats. They are washable and can be used repeatedly for up to three months!

Measurements

Size:   44 x 54 x 42 centimeters
Weight: 4.3 Kilograms

Benefits

  • Easy-access through swivel lid
  • Minimizes letter scatter
  • Patent-pending design keeps liners in place

The swivel lid makes it easy for your cat to climb into the box and is big enough for you to be able to scoop out litter too.

The lid catches litter that falls off the scoop and immediately places it back into the box to minimize litter scatters.

Drawbacks

  • Again, it’s not super budget-friendly
  • Only comes in white

The Modkat Litter Box though can be quite pricey since you can easily get an automatic, self-cleaning litter box for almost the same price.

I do wish it came in colors other than plain white. While that’s not a major drawback, it does mean you’ll have to spend more time cleaning it to keep it from look grungy.

4. Most Unique Shape: Petmate Litter Box Dome

Petmate Litter Box Dome
  • KEEP LITTER IN THE BOX, NOT ON THE FLOOR: Unique, patented, clean step...
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This is probably one of the biggest litter boxes available in the market now. It can accommodate big breed cats and still give them extra space.

Features and Attributes

The dome shape of the box, as well as an additional charcoal filter, are great features when it comes to odor control.

It comes in three great neutral colors, too: Brushed Nickel, Titanium, Pearl White

Measurements & Specs

  • Size: 22.5 x 22.5 x 19 inches
  • Weight:   22.05 Pounds

Benefits

  • The design really keeps litter tracking down
  • Very easy to clean
  • Three color options

This spacious litter box is designed with an inner ramp that helps keep litter tracking at a minimum. It also helps older cats when entering the box in case they have mobility issues.

The lack of corners makes the box easy to wipe and clean. There are three colors to choose from that can easily match any home interior.

Drawbacks

  • Sometimes the lid doesn’t sit quite right
  • Small dogs can fit through the opening

In case you have a dog though, this may be a bit of a problem since dogs can enter the box as well. The box might end up as their playground and you really wouldn’t want that to happen.

5. Best Design: Frisco Hooded Cat Litter Box

This extra-large litter box comes at a big 26″ so you won’t have to worry about your kitty growing big.

Features and Attributes

It comes with a cover to keep litter sprays from scattering around. But even without the hood, the high-sided design still does well in preventing litter scatter.

It is made of BPA-free plastic so you can be assured that your kitty is safe from toxins. The high-quality material will guarantee years of use as well.

Measurements & Specs

  • Size: 26 x 18.1 x 19.3 inches
  • Material: BPA-free plastic

Benefits

  • Detachable hood makes cleaning easy
  • Filter minimizes odors

Cleaning isn’t a problem since the hood can be detached, giving you ample room for wiping and washing the litter box.

A ventilated panel and a charcoal filter on the lid keep the area free of unpleasant odors.

Drawbacks

  • Doesn’t really stop litter scatter

Some customers suggest putting a litter mat under the box though for diggers to minimize litter scatters since some of the litter may still escape the box, especially for cats who are into digging.

6. Best For Odor Control: Catit Jumbo Hooded Cat Litter Box

The hooded design of this giant cat litter box gives the privacy that your cat needs when he’s busy doing his thing.

Features and Attributes

The entrance has a flap door your cat easily navigate. It also is big enough to serve more than one cat — perfect for homes that have more than one kitty!

The box comes with a replaceable carbon filter for odor control to keep things smelling fresh.
It comes in two colors so you can choose one that matches your taste.

Measurements & Specs

  • Size: 22.4 x 17 x 18.3 inches
  • Colors: beige or tiger white

Benefits

  • Easy to clean
  • Removable hood for claustrophobic kitties

The hood is detachable so cleaning is made convenient. It also gives your kitty an option, just in case he may feel claustrophobic in an enclosed space.

Drawbacks

  • Pricey for a hooded box, but still affordable

The only downside to this litter box though is the price, which turns out to be a bit more expensive than other hooded boxes. However, it still is pretty budget-friendly compared to other litter boxes in the market.

7. Widest Opening: Nature’s Miracle Hooded Litter Box

Nature’s Miracle Hooded Litter Box
  • CORNER LITTER BOX: Convenient corner design saves space.
  • HOODED ENCLOSURE: Provides privacy and helps prevent litter scatter.
  • BUILT-IN CHARCOAL FILTER: Helps control odors to help keep your litter...

If you are working on a very limited budget, this litter box is definitely for you. For a litter box within a very low price point, this one certainly does the job.

Features and Attributes

Snap latches make it easy to detach the hood so cleaning is made easy. The hood also prevents litter scatters so even if your kitty keeps moving inside the box, you can be assured that the litter stays there.

Measurements

  • Size: 25.25 x 18.75 x 16.5 inches
  • Weight: 3.866 pounds

Benefits

  • Non-stick coating
  • Outstanding odor control

This extra-large covered litter box comes with a non-stick coating so you won’t have to worry about litter buildup from sprays. Built-in odor neutralizers and a charcoal filter make for outstanding odor control too!

If you are into design though, this litter box won’t probably easily fit into your home’s interior.

Drawbacks

  • Not the prettiest box

The large logo on the box tends to be an eyesore, making the litter box quite easy to spot. The narrow opening may make it quite difficult for older cats to climb into as well.

8. Most Elegant: Van Ness Cat Litter Box

Van Ness Cat Litter Box
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This litter pan delivers all the essentials you need. The enclosure gives your cat some private time when he needs to do his thing while minimizing litter scatter and unpleasant odors.

Features and Attributes

The polished finish of this cat litter pan makes it stain and odor-resistant. Added to this is a replaceable zeolite air filter that absorbs odor so the box always smells fresh.

It is made from recycled, eco-friendly, and safe plastic that is durable enough to keep for years.

Measurements

  • Size: 21.5 x 17.5 x 19 inches
  • Color: Blue (X-large), White (Large)

Benefits

  • Very affordable
  • Minimizes odors

The price is pretty attractive since this litter box is one of the lowest-priced available.

The only discouraging thing about this litter box though is the design. The large size comes only in white, while the extra-large litter box comes only in blue.

Drawbacks

  • Limited colors for different sizes

The design is also pretty simple and straightforward so you won’t have much to look forward to if you’re looking for something that will complement your home’s interior.

9. Best for Cats that Spray: IRIS Top Entry Cat Litter Box

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IRIS Top Entry Cat Litter Box
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  • TOP ENTRY - The top entry of the cat litter pan means more privacy for...
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This litter box is pretty good for homes with very limited space. It comes in a number of colors and a modern design that is pleasant to the eye.

Features and Attributes

It is a pretty good entry-level litter box that your cat can easily adapt to. The lid is practical too since it has grooves to prevent litter tracking.

Measurements & Specs

  • Weight: 4.85 pounds
  • Size: 20.47 x 16.14 x 14.56 inches
  • Colors: White, White/Gray, White/Beige, Black/Gray

Benefits

  • Almost totally eliminates scatters and spraying
  • Perfect for cats who love to dig

The good thing about high-sided litter boxes is that they minimize litter scatters and sprays, especially for cats who like to dig into their dirty litter as part of their daily activity.  

The IRIS litter box does just that with its clever design.

Drawbacks

  • Entrance hole is a bit small

The IRIS litter box lacks other features though. It doesn’t have carbon filters, not like other litter boxes. The hole for the entrance is a bit small too so your cat may find it a bit difficult to enter the box.

10. Most Affordable: Tidy Cats Litter Box System

Tidy Cats Litter Box System
  • Purina Tidy Cats Breeze litter box system includes a cat litter box...
  • Disposable kitty litter pads lock in moisture so the box remains dry...
  • Anti-tracking cat litter pellets for Breeze cat litter box system are...

If you’re looking for a fairly basic system that does just what you need and nothing else, the Tidy Cats Breeze may be exactly what you need.

Features and Attributes

This litter box comes with or without a hood. It has a simple design which doesn’t really stand out. The pellets that come with the system though make cleaning litter convenient.

Measurements & Specs

  • Size: 20.5 x 15.8 x 10.1 inches
  • Color: white/gray

Benefits

  • Saves money on litter
  • Eco-friendly pellets

The pellets are able to wick in moisture and make liquid waste pass through so that it goes straight to the custom-fit liners that are housed in a drawer at the bottom of the box.

This helps to save on litter so that you won’t have to keep on changing to fresh litter all the time.

Drawbacks

  • Pee pad needs replacing several times a week

One disadvantage though is that the liners need constant replacement.

Although the manufacturer claims that the pee pad can keep nasty odors at bay, customer reviews say that you usually need to replace the liner in two days.

This may make this system a bit heavy on the budget in the long run, not to mention the fact that this may also not be environmentally friendly.

11. Most Simple Design: Petmate Open Cat Litter Box

Petmate Open Cat Litter Box
  • OPEN-TOP KITTY LITTER BOX: This large cat litter pan provides ample...
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This is probably the largest litter box among all the extra-large litter boxes around.

Features and Attributes

The Petmate Giant Litter Pan is big enough to accommodate even a Maine Coon, which is one of the biggest cat breeds. It is made of plastic and doesn’t come with a hood.

Measurements & Specs

  • Size: 34.7 x 19.5 x 9.75 inches
  • Color varies

Benefits

  • Very affordable and simple
  • Antimicrobial coating

The great thing about this litter pan is that it is used Microban antimicrobial coating so you can be sure that the box will be free of bacteria and fungi, which may come from litter and pee.

This also helps in preventing stains and odors from accumulating inside the litter pan.

The high sides of this litter box make it the ideal litter box for messy cats. It helps prevent litter scattering, especially if your tabby is one that is fond of digging through the litter.

Drawbacks

  • You can’t choose the color

If you are looking into aesthetically pleasing litter boxes though, this one may disappoint. The design may remind you of a kitchen drawer organizer because of the storage compartments located on the side.

However, if your main concern is to provide ample space for your feline, this one definitely meets that purpose.

12. Most Colorful Pick: petphabet Cat Litter Box

petphabet Cat Litter Box
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If you are searching for a jumbo hooded kitty litter pan but are disappointed with the colors of the ones that are being sold, you may want to look into this hooded litter box.

Features and Attributes

It comes in four different colors so you can surely find one that will match your home’s theme. It also has plenty of space, enough to simultaneously hold two regular-sized cats.

Measurements & Specs

  • Size: 25 x 19 x 17 inches
  • Colors: Teal, Blue, Gray, Purple

Benefits

  • Fun colors
  • Detachable front for easy cleaning

The jumbo transparent hood helps prevent splashing litter while giving ample light into an otherwise enclosed space.

The front hole is wide enough for your cats to enter and the absence of a door makes it even easier for them to do so,

The hood of this non-stick large litter box is detachable, making it easy for you to clean all surfaces.

Drawbacks

  • The clear hood isn’t very private

The front of the box is quite low though so you may want to make sure that you place just enough litter so that it doesn’t spill out from the front.

13. Best Semi Automatic: Pet Zone Cat Litter Box

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Pet Zone Semi Automatic Cat Litter Box
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  • Easy to Clean - Simple and easy disassembly for cleaning and...

This automatic litter box spells convenience for cat owners who don’t have time to spend on regular cleaning of litter boxes.

Features and Attributes

The design is simple and straightforward. It’s pretty lightweight which makes it easy to handle during cleaning.

It also is big enough to handle big cats, but small enough to fit in small and tight spaces like apartments and condos.

The rake that is installed on the box works with any type of clumping litter, unlike other types of automatic litter boxes which require special kinds of litter.

Measurements & Specs

  • Size: 26.5 x 16.9 x 7.6 inches
  • Weight: 9.3 pounds

Benefits

  • Sturdy rake
  • Lightweight

The rake that comes with it is pretty sturdy! However, there have been reviews with regards to its reach though whenever a cleaning cycle starts.

Drawbacks

  • Leaves behind dirty litter

Customer reviews claim that it doesn’t reach the entire length of the box so it has the tendency to leave dirty litter behind.

Despite this shortcoming, among all the self-cleaning boxes, this automatic litter box does the job without needing any other special accessory so it translates to pretty good savings in the long run.

14. Best Cleaning Cycle: Littermaid LM980 Cat Litter Box

Littermaid LM980 Cat Litter Box
  • MULTI-CAT SELF-CLEANING LITTER BOX: This litter box has automatic...
  • LOW MAINTENANCE: When used as directed, the LitterMaid Multi-Cat...
  • ODOR CONTROL: Once the rake removes waste, the waste receptacles with...

This is another good choice for automatic self-cleaning litter boxes, especially if you are a household that has more than one big friendly feline.

Features and Attributes

This automatic multi-cat litter box is designed to handle a number of cats weighing over 15 pounds. It doesn’t come with a hood so even two cats can fit inside the box together while still having ample space to move in.

Unlike other automatic multi-cat litter boxes, this one comes with a quiet motor that doesn’t scare kitties away.

Measurements

  • Size: 27 x 18 x 10 inches

Benefits

  • Cleaning cycle doesn’t scare cats
  • Self-cleaning

The LitterMaid Multi-Cat Self-Cleaning Litter Box starts a cleaning cycle ten minutes after your cat leaves the box.

It rakes and segregates clumps from the litter, disposing it into a waste receptacle lined with a disposable charcoal filter.

Drawbacks

  • Rake sometimes get stuck mid-cycle

Problems occasionally occur with the rake that may sometimes get stuck during the cleaning cycle. This can be a minor inconvenience.

Overall though, this litter box takes a load off this tedious chore that comes with having a feline family member in the house.

15. Easiest to Clean: Petmate Hi-Back Cat Litter Box

Petmate Hi-Back Cat Litter Box
  • OPEN CAT LITTER PAN: The open-top design of this litter box provides...
  • LARGE LITTER BOX: The large kitten litter pan for cats features a high...
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This litter box is especially good for older cats that may be suffering from mobility issues. The overall high-sided design is lower at the entrance making it accessible for older cats.

Features and Attributes

It provides much open space so your cat can freely move within the box too. The bottom is nicely designed to prevent tipping whenever your cat moves in and out of the box.

Measurements & Specs

  • Size: 24″ x 19″ x 18.5″
  • Colors: Blue Steel, Sky Blue

Benefits & Drawbacks

  • Very easy to scoop thanks to design
  • Anti-tip features

The nicest thing about it though is the indentation at the bottom of the box, which makes it easy to scoop out litter.  Litter from the sides of the box concentrates in that indented portion so scooping is done in one area.

Drawbacks

  • The provided scoop isn’t the best

The manufacturers could have done better though by providing a more roundish scoop since the corners on the scoop make it difficult to use against rounded surfaces.

16. Best Stainless Steel: iPrimio Cat Litter Box

iPrimio Stainless Steel Cat Litter Box
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Nothing beats steel when it comes to durability. It isn’t porous like plastic so it doesn’t absorb odor or stains, which is why this stainless steel litter box is easy to maintain.

Features and Attributes

You can choose one with or without an enclosure, although the enclosed one has a slight advantage in preventing litter scatter.

Rubber feet at the bottom keep the pan in place.

Measurements

  • Size: 23. 5 L x 15. 5  W x 6 inches

Benefits

  • Very easy to clean thanks to stainless steel materials
  • No buildup of waste or gunk

Its ergonomic design makes it easy to handle during cleaning. The buildup is kept to a minimum so you really won’t have to do much scrubbing making cleaning a breeze.

In terms of hygiene, this definitely beats all other plastic litter trays out in the market.

Drawbacks

  • Not the prettiest design

Both don’t offer much when it comes to design though since it pretty much looks like a plain steel tray.

You may want to think about this if you’re looking into something that can complement your home’s interior.

How To Choose The Best Extra Large Cat Litter Box

16 Best Extra Large Litter Box for Cats Reviewed

It’s difficult to choose an extra-large cat litter box. Consider these points when choosing one:

  • ample space to allow movement in the box
  • odor control
  • ease of entry, especially for aging cats
  • high-sided design for scatter control

FAQs

HOW BIG SHOULD A CAT’S LITTER BOX BE?

It should at least be as long as your cat, starting from his nose to the tip of his tail when extended. The width should be almost the same as the length.

IS A LARGE LITTER BOX BETTER?

Generally, yes. Large internal space allows your cat to cover any excrement he makes. It also allows for better movement.

DO CATS PREFER LARGER LITTER BOXES?

Yes, they do.

Conclusion

A good litter box is necessary if you want to keep your cat healthy and your home clean. Litter boxes are the toilet of your cat so it is necessary that you get one where he can do his personal business with much ease.

Litter boxes do not always need to be expensive for them to serve their purpose. It works within your budget though, extra features come in handy to give you more time to spend with your pet.

Indeed, a good litter box will ease half of the burden and responsibilities that come with having a pet feline in your home.

Andreea Juganaru
Andreea Juganaru

Andreea is a very passionate content creator and her purpose is to provide you with the most interesting articles, while constantly discovering new facts. She’s been freelance writing for the past five years and has created numerous articles and educational materials while managing her own business.

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