If you have more than one cat, the choice of litter box becomes very important.
Ideally you should have as many litter boxes as you have cats, but not all cat owners have the room or money for that.
That’s why I recommend getting a litter box specifically designed to accommodate multiple cats.
To help you find the best one, I’ve reviewed and compared my top 5 picks.
- 1 Best Litter Box for Multiple Cats Comparison Chart
- 2 How to Help Your Cats Use the Litter Box Appropriately
- 3 Nature’s Miracle Advanced Corner Cat Litter Box Review
- 4 Litter-Robot III Automatic Litter Box Review
- 5 Petmate Giant Litter Pan Review
- 6 Petphabet Jumbo Hooded Cat Litter Box Review
- 7 Favorite 25″ Large Top Entry Cat Litter Box Review
- 8 Which is the Best Litter Box for Multiple Cats?
Best Litter Box for Multiple Cats Comparison Chart
|Nature's Miracle P-5915||- Corner design|
- Charcoal filter
- Antimicrobial plastic
|Litter-Robot III||- Self-cleaning|
- Automatic night light
- Indicates when full
- Carbon-filtered waste drawer
|Petmate 22040||- Large size|
- Antimicrobial plastic
- Storage compartments
|Petphabet Jumbo||- Transparent hood|
- Antimicrobial plastic
- Available in bright colors
|Favorite 25-Inch Large Top Entry||- Top entry|
- Non-stick plastic
How to Help Your Cats Use the Litter Box Appropriately
Before we dive into the reviews, I’d like to give you some advice on how to help your cats use their shared litter box appropriately.
Cats will normally not pee and poop in the same place as other cats, so it’s important that you do everything you can to help them overcome this hurdle. Otherwise you will end up with a stinky mess on the floor.
Here’s what I’d suggest:
Nature’s Miracle Advanced Corner Cat Litter Box Review
Nature’s Miracle Advanced Corner Hooded Cat Litter Box is a popular choice among all cat owners. But thanks to it’s large size – 26″ x 23″ x 11″ (without the hood) – it’s especially suitable for people with multiple cats.
The Nature’s Miracle litter box is selling like hotcakes on Amazon, with customers being more than satisfied (4.4 rating). Click on the image to read what they have to say, or keep on reading to see what we think.
- Corner design.
- Charcoal filter.
- Antimicrobial non-stick plastic.
One of its selling points is the clever corner design. By placing it in the often underutilized corners, it doesn’t take up a lot of space in the room, while still providing plenty of space on the inside. So for owners with little room to spare, this product from Nature’s Miracle is ideal.
From an odor and cleaning perspective, I have to give this litter box high marks. It smells almost nothing thanks to a charcoal filter that absorbs odors, and the hood keeps litter tracking to a minimum.
A minor annoyance is that there’s no handle on the hood. Removing the hood to scoop the litter box can therefore be a bit harder than it should have to be.
However, scooping can be done without removing the hood (thanks to the wide opening), so it’s not a big thing. But if you have some kind of physical disability, it’s at least something you need to know about.
Another detail that will put some cat owners off, is that because of its unusual shape there’s no liner to buy. Some people use a large garbage bag instead, while I personally don’t use a liner at all.
All in all, I think that the guys at Nature’s Miracle has created a great litter box that’s well worth the money.
Litter-Robot III Automatic Litter Box ReviewLitter-Robot III is a top-rated litter box that provides a clean and almost odorless toilet for your cats, while requiring very little work from you. Owning cats have never been more fun!
We reviewed this futuristically looking beauty just a short while ago, so we’ll give you a short version this time. To get our full review, please check out this post.
- Carbon-filtered waste drawer.
- Automatic night light.
- Indicates when the waste drawer is full.
The biggest advantage of Litter-Robot III is of course that it’s self-cleaning (or automatic). This is a huge deal if you don’t want to spend time scooping and cleaning the litter box.
But another big advantage is that because it’s quick to start the cleaning cycle (adjustable timer), it will be clean and ready to use when the next cat enters. This also means that waste and odors are quickly trapped in the carbon-filtered waste compartment. It’s a win-win situation!
The only drawback is that it’s expensive to purchase. But at least you will save money on cat litter. Thanks to the efficient self-cleaning functionality, very little litter is wasted. According to the manufacturer, it will cut the cost with up to 50%! Certainly something to include in your buying decision.
For a practical person like myself (some would call me lazy!), the Litter-Robot III is a wonderful product. It saves a lot of time and energy, and you don’t even have to check when the waste drawer is full. A blue light will flash when it’s time to empty it. I love it!
Petmate Giant Litter Pan ReviewPetmate Giant Litter Pan is a huge cat litter box that’s been extremely popular for a long time.
It’s currently the highest rated litter box on Amazon (4.8 rating), and it’s definitely a product to consider.
- Large size.
- Two built-in storage compartments to hold scoop and cleaning supplies.
- Antimicrobial plastic.
The obvious advantage of this Petmate litter pan is its very large size (35″ x 20″ x 10″). It can without a problem accommodate several cats in the same household.
What I like the most though is that it’s simple and cheap. Why complicate stuff when you don’t have to?
Any drawbacks? Well, it doesn’t have a top, which means that litter tracking and bad smell can become a problem. The walls are rather high though, so litter tracking shouldn’t be a huge issue.
Petphabet Jumbo Hooded Cat Litter Box Review
Petphabet Jumbo Hooded Cat Litter Box is another very popular litter box that’s big enough for two small cats to use at the same time.
The rounded corners makes it easy to clean, and the bright color gives it a fresh and modern look.
- Available in seven fresh and bright colors.
- Antimicrobial non-stick plastic.
- Transparent hood.
What I like the most is the clear top. The cats feel safer as they can see what’s going on outside, and it allows you to easily see when it’s time to scoop. With a non-transparent top, it’s hard to see far into the litter box.
Another positive thing is that odor and litter tracking are limited thanks to the hood and the depth of the box.
Due to a pretty wide opening, you could clean it with the top on, but it would be a lot easier if you took it off first. But unfortunately, there’s no handle on the top to help you do that. A rather small (and the only) issue, but still a bit annoying.
All in all, I think you get a great deal for the money. And so do the customers at Amazon who have given it a remarkable 4.6 rating.
Favorite 25″ Large Top Entry Cat Litter Box ReviewFavorite 25″ Top Entry Litter Box has an ingenious top-entry design that many cats and cat owners like.
It’s available in three different color options – White, Black & White, and Transparent & Blue.
- Top entry.
- Non-stick plastic.
When you see this litter box, you might think that your cat will have trouble entering and leaving. But I can assure you, your cat will be able to come and go without the slightest problem.
The top entry feature is actually very clever. It greatly reduces litter tracking, while also keeping curious dogs away (if you have any). The cats also like it because they have more privacy when doing their business.
If you choose the White or the Transparent & Blue model, you will quickly see when it’s time to scoop thanks to the transparent hood. And that’s the reason I’d recommend those two models over the Black & White in the image.
Cleaning and scooping is very easy once you remove the top.
The only issue I have with the Favorite 25″ litter box is that it doesn’t come with a liner. However, there are other brands that sell liner that fits, so it shouldn’t be much of a problem.
Which is the Best Litter Box for Multiple Cats?
Now that we have reviewed the 5 best options, it’s time for the important question: Which is the best litter box for multiple cats?
If money is of no concern, the Litter-Robot III Open-Air Self-Cleaning Litter Box is definitely the best choice. It requires very little maintenance and almost doesn’t smell at all. It’s a really amazing litter box!
But if you don’t want to spend several hundred dollars on a cat litter box, I think the second best choice would be the Nature’s Miracle Advanced Corner Litter Box. Little smell and litter tracking, and its clever corner design makes it fit in most homes. It’s a great product!