Cats are very independent creatures, so they do not have to be looked after 24/7. However, the difficulty comes when you own multiple cats. They may have different dietary needs, you might have to buy each of them their own bed, and you will have to provide litter boxes to accommodate all of them.
Cats are territorial, so it may not be a good idea for multiple cats to share a single litter box. A litter box that is specifically designed for multiple cats is the best option. It will keep your house clean and give your fur babies a private space to do their business.
Here are some of the best litter boxes for multiple cats that we have reviewed for you.
Catit Hooded Cat Litter Pan
This Catit Hooded Cat Litter Pan is an enclosed litter box so it will prevent the mess from spilling on your floor. The box measures 22.4 in. in length, 18.3 in. in width, and 15.3 in. in height, so it has enough room for your cat to comfortably turn around. This is very cheap and will only be costing you less than $25.
The 10.4 x 9.6 inches door opening has a plastic swinging door, so your cat can go in and out without problems. You can also fold it back and let it sit on top if you want to keep it open. The top has a handle, so it is easy to carry.
When cleaning it, you can either flip the lid and fold it back or remove the top part completely.
- Comes with a free sample of the Magic Blue Litter Box Filter
- Has a built-in bag anchor
- Prevents spillage
- Thin bottom litter tray
- The latches on the handle don’t hold that well
- Carbon filter is kind of exposed
Nature’s Miracle Advanced Corner Hooded Cat Litter Box
Even if your home is not that big, you can still give your precious kitties their private space for doing their business. This Nature’s Miracle Advanced Corner Hooded Cat litter box is designed to fit in the corner, so it definitely saves space. This litter box will cost you less than $31.
This litter box measures 26 in. in length, 23 in. in width, and 20 in. in height, so it has plenty of room inside for your cat. The opening measures 12 x 13 inches, and it does not have doors so your cat would not have problems going in and out. The charcoal filter at the top is replaceable which is good for reducing odor.
- Has a non-stick surface
- Space saving design
- Very spacious
- Kind of difficult to scoop because of the angles
- Poor quality latches
- Has more spills because of the lack of door
Omega Paw Self-Cleaning Litter Box
If scooping out kitty litter is too gross to handle for you, this one is for you. It is easy to clean, but it does not need electricity, liners, or filters. For less than $40, Omega Paw Self-Cleaning Litter Box is one of the best litter boxes for multiple cats you can find.
You clean this litter box by simply rolling it to the right so that the waste collects in the pullout tray. Roll it back again then shake it, so the clean litter is evened out. Then it will be easy for you to dispose of the waste. The clean litter and waste are separated by a patented grill.
This also comes with one paw-cleaning mat. Your cats can wipe their feet here and prevent cat litter from spilling on your floor.
- Easy to use and clean
- Controls the odor
- Controls dust
- Poor quality latches
- Needs to be cleaned often to prevent stink
- Clumps may get stuck occasionally
Favorite 25″ Large Top Entry Enclosed Hooded Cat Litter Box
This Favorite 25″ Large Top Entry Enclosed Hooded Cat litter box is top entry, so it is easy to pour in the litter without any spills. It provides maximum privacy for your cats and prevents waste from spilling out. For less than $41, you can buy this litter box for your kitties.
The box measures 25 in. in length, 19.5 in. in width, and 16.5 in. in height, so it is spacious enough for your cat. The pan measures 18 in. in length and 12.5 in. in width. With a large capacity and durable construction, this is ideal for multiple cat households as well as single cat households.
For cleaning, you can either scoop from the top entry or remove the top completely.
- Easy to clean
- Stacks into itself for easy storage
- Comes with a free spare locker
- Does not come with a liner
- Doesn’t prevent the litter that sticks to the cat from spilling
- Some cats may not understand the concept of a top entry litter box
Petphabet Litter Box with Lid – Jumbo Hooded Kitty Litter Pan
For less than $43, two of your cats could be pooping buddies. This Petphabet Litter Box with Lid litter box can accommodate two medium-sized cats at the same time. The box measures 24.8 in. in length, 20 in. in width, and 16.5 in. in height with a wide door opening of 8.2 x 7.8 inches.
This has a removable top cover so there would be less spilling of litter and it would be easy to clean. It is very roomy with high walls, so your cat has plenty of space but still gets some privacy. This is made of antimicrobial non-stick plastic with odor protection.
- Easy to clean
- Large and roomy
- It may leak if cats spray very high
- The square scooper doesn’t really work well with the round pan
- Poor quality latches
Factors to Consider When Choosing the Best Litter Box for Multiple Cats
Size of the Pan
Obviously, when you have more cats the bigger the litter box should be. Not just because of the possibility that they may do their business together, though. A bigger box just means that there is slower waste buildup.
If you have multiple cats and not up for cleaning every time they use the litter box, having a large one helps. There is plenty of space so you will only have to clean it at least twice a day.
Size of the Door
Naturally, large litter boxes also have large door openings. It is important that the door is wide enough for your cats so they can comfortably enter and exit.
Sometimes cats do not like boxes with flaps because their tails get stuck. However, if your cats are used to them, then they will probably be fine with or without a door.
Cleaning or Filtering Mechanism
Traditionally, we scoop out the waste to clean the litter boxes. Now there are plenty of litter boxes with advanced self-cleaning and filtering capabilities.
You can expect that these technologically advanced litter boxes will be expensive. If you are on a budget, there are many decent ones you can choose from.
Top Entry or Side Entry
This actually depends on your cat. A lot of cats seem to have a problem with top entry litter boxes. Maybe they do not understand how it works, maybe they think it is too constricting, or maybe they are just plain lazy.
Side entry litter boxes are an easy choice. However, there will be a lot more spilling of litter when your cat buries their waste or when they come out of the litter box.
Maintaining cleanliness in your household is kind of difficult when you have multiple cats. There will be more than one source of little surprises you may see or smell in your house. Having a litter box gives your cat their private space to do their business, so they do not turn your whole place into their toilet.
If you want less trouble in cleaning up, the Omega Paw is the best option. You will not have to scoop the waste because of its rolling cleaning feature. This will definitely bring good value for your money.