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1325 of 1356 people found the following review helpful.
Litter-ly a Good Box
By Misty Garcia
It's been cat tested .. and then tested ... and then ... oh my gawd what did you EAT? Tested. It works. My cats are all tall to mid-lard sized little heifers. I was having issues with 2 of them - Sammi the Weasel likes to stick her butt out the front of the box and pee all over the floor. Yoda Boda likes to dig a hole to China then scratch the walls down to fill said hole in (this goes on FOREVER) all while making sure everything in 20 foot radius is equally covered in litter for good measure, then he plunks his butt down right in the center to pee before bolting out like lightning just smacked him which serves his nefarious purpose of making litter trails across the entire house as he completely avoids touching down on the litter mats. Pepper Spray can contain herself and her bizniz to a box but she dislikes the openness of regular ones ... however she's a wee bit umm, FAT, for a regular hooded box.
I checked out the expensive pet stores (you know the ones!) and they did not have anything that would meet all 3 of my precious sugar woogums cow sized elimination habits. Then I ordered Iris CLH-12 Open-Top Litter Box with Shield and Scoop, installed it between my shower & human litter box and voila! Problems mostly solved. Sammi the Weasel can no longer shove her butt out the front edge, Pepper Spray doesn't look like an awkward fat-ass stuffed in a tiny box, and Yoda Boda isn't flinging excavation treasures like a Tasmanian devil all over the entire room.
The box lid is a little awkward because of the weird small area of where it barely clips onto the box. If you got sprayers or super high pee-ers, this will be a problem. It might accommodate bags easier than a regular hooded box, however I don't know that for sure, I haven't tried it with a bag yet since my demon-boy just shreds them into "sifter" bags anyway. He hasn't been able to ninja-kick it off yet, so yay!
The included scoop is SMALL, but it has a cool handle hook that allows it to hook onto the lid of the box or open-hood. But hey, the scoop is a bonus and what cat poop-scooping person doesn't already have like 5 of those things anyway?
The size is okay, its designed high not super lengthy or extra wide. It works, but it could be bigger which would make it more comfortable for my canine sized fur balls. Its only slightly wider than my regular litter box [very slightly]. If you are looking for a high sided wider one, check out one that looks like a baby bath tub (seriously it does), but you pretty much need fur balls with no litter box issues to brave a non-hood design [if you got one ... you could make a killing in breeding it!].
In short, if you need a hood with out the ceiling and don't have super high pee-ers/sprayers, this design will work. It's high enough to contain, but doesn't brush my butt and freak me out when I'm doing my bizniz either [its right beside my toilet, I'm not using the litter box I swear].
82 of 83 people found the following review helpful.
Buy this right meow! It's purrfect!
Oh man, this poop bucket is perfect. I never thought I'd have preference over litter boxes, but this one is tops.
I love the splash guard, if you would, because one of my cats kicks litter up after dropping a #2 and it used to go everywhere. Now it goes right back down into the box! Nice try, Cat!
Now my other cat. Ugh. This cat never covers her poop. She just drops a stinky, jumps out, and runs laps around the apartment, celebrating dropping half her weight. And her crap stinks. She still has kitten poo. Anyway, the open top makes it easy for me to see that she did it, and the attached scoop lets me dig it out immediately and dispose of it before anyone ever smells the darn turd.
The attached scoop is genius. I just.. I love this: even my fiancé gets in on the poop-scoopin action!
I have 2 litterboxes. This one is insanely superior. And the other one was much more expensive. I expect to donate the old one and buy a second one of these.
I never thought I'd be this passionate about a poop box.
If you have a cat, look no further. Get this.
See picture: this is the kitten who never covers her poop. And this was her the second I set this up and filled it with litter.
CAT TESTED & APPROVED!
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it's not efficient and is just a crappy overall litter box because of its design
I'm changing my initial review because although this litter box is extremely affordable, it's not efficient and is just a crappy overall litter box because of its design. As cat owners, we ALL KNOW that a litter box should not have any weird indentations or corners. This box has both. I have provided some pictures to show you how the box looks after scooping, and no cleaning involved yet (to show the fallout in the front) where there's a bunch of little wet clumps left behind because of the fact that it's hard to scrape past the indentations all around the box and corners in the front.
Don't even get me started with the scooper it comes with, it's absolutely terrible. It doesn't pick up ANY of the small clumps at all because of the fact that the holes are so big.
I don't need to get into an extensive review about this product, because the pictures will tell it all.
Overall, I wouldn't recommend buying this and would advise anyone to look for a box that is just a straight square with no special corners/indents.