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post #1 of 27 (permalink) Old 06-28-2014, 11:21 PM Thread Starter
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In search of perfect litterbox.. help?

Hello, so I have a good litterbox right now (catit hooded litter box) but I have an idea for an even better one. I want to have a big, covered litterbox, with a CLEAR top. You know, like a transparent one.

I have a covered one now, but I think one of my kittys will benefit from a transparent top. She seems to get spooked from not being able to see whats making noise around her while shes doing her business.

Anyway, does anyone know where I can find one??? I've looked but I can't find any. I want it to be at least 22 in long by 18 in wide by 15 in tall (the dimensions of the one i have now)

Also I dont want one more than like $30, the ones I have now were about $20 each so I Id like to spend about that.

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post #2 of 27 (permalink) Old 06-29-2014, 01:57 AM
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Not sure if these are what you wanted. Amazon has quite a couple with clear top, but not all fits your budget or the size you want. Here's a couple:

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3) http://www.amazon.com/FavoriteŽ-25-I...red+litter+box
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I have one but have found that over time the plastic has clouded making it kind of opaque. Defeats the purpose. I only bought it for my screened in back porch to protect it from rain. I don't like hooded boxes because they can absorb odors which is a turn off to cats.

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I have one but have found that over time the plastic has clouded making it kind of opaque. Defeats the purpose. I only bought it for my screened in back porch to protect it from rain. I don't like hooded boxes because they can absorb odors which is a turn off to cats.
well what kind did you get? thats what im asking for..
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Thanks, these are okay. Ive seen them but youre right, they arent exactly what I'm looking for. I'll keep looking.
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I've never seen one with a see-through hood, probably something you'll have to get custom. I bought a large 40 gallon storage bin and cut a hole in it for an entrance and drilled holes in the top for air\smell to escape. Probably cost less than $15
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I've tried them all. The very best that I find works for me and all the cats is a big, rubbermaid storage container. No holes cut in it, they just jump inside it and use it. One of my cats does not put his butt down all the way when he pees, which is what led me to this type of litter box. It works perfect. Even if he keeps his hiney up, it goes on the side. I have 4 cats and 4 litter boxes, and I scoop once a day, and once a week, I wipe down the sides of the litter boxes, push the litter to one side as I wipe down each side. Then, as long as you keep it topped off with quite a bit of litter, I can go a month before I have to take it out and hose out the whole thing. I like scoop away litter the best. It forms tight clumps, and as long as you don't try to scoop them when they are still wet (which is nearly impossible), I think it scoops the best. It is quite dusty, but it does settle and then isn't so bad. I have one cat that is older, and she has her own litter box that the others don't have access to, and for her, I jsut have one that she can step into, but it has high sides, since she can be one of those pee-ers that doesn't sit all the way and get the side of the box. She does have access to the other litter boxes though, the ones she has to jump in, and she can jump into those too without a problem, but she does seem to prefer the one she can just step into. I spend a small fortune on cat litter. About once a week, I top off the boxes, if you keep them pretty full, they don't get gross as quickly.
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I have a fairly high sided litter box. But kitten/cat (growing fast) still makes a mess dragging litter outside the box. I wonder if I could just get a rubbermaide container and use as is. So she should most likely just jump over the high sides without cutting at all?
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I use a covered box, simular to those in the link, but the hood is a solid white. It doesn't seem to bother my cats one bit. They all have no issues using it and they all seem to have a favourite area of litter they utilise.

I've used a covered box for decades and I've never had any issues with them "absorbing odors". Sure, if the cat just goes, there are moments when you first open the box and get a whiff, but heck that's why you get a covered box, so it IS somewhat contained. Most of the time, the litter takes over, does its job and there is no smell anywhere.

Good luck on your hunt! I wish I could help, but the links snowy put up are about it when it comes to transparent covers... as far as I know.


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post #10 of 27 (permalink) Old 07-06-2014, 01:41 PM
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I have 3 boxes. One is all one color and my girl uses it primarily. I have the swing door taped up so she can just walk in. We did this before I trained them to use the kitty door but now just leave it as it is.
The other 2 boxes were from Petco, which seems are no longer available.
The top is clearish and there is no swinging door. Our cats, when they cover, make a mess. Without a lid, it would be a nightmare.
DH cleans it daily.
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