Grreat Choice® Hooded Cat Pan
The Elephant in the Room
I bought this a few months ago because I wanted a second litter box in the house. It was priced at less than half of any other covered litter box (plus I got free shipping). However now that I've had it for a few months, I regret the purchase. The box is HUGE!!!
No liner on the market fits and it takes a lot of litter just to fill it to a two or three inch depth. Plus the lid is difficult to snap off. Changing the litter is a chore because I have to use a black Hefty bag just to dump the contents....and did I mention that it's a big, beige monstrosity in the middle of my upstairs bathroom? To say it's an "eyesore" is being kind.
On the plus side, it's pretty sturdy and the swinging door has never fallen off. I guess it would be suitable for someone's basement or garage...not a small bathroom. It was a thrifty purchase and guess as a money-saver it's suitable.
June 13, 2014
Opening too small
The top is nice and tall but the opening is WAY too small. I have a big cat. Not a fat cat, just a big cat and he almost got stuck going into the opening for the first time. That spooked him so much that I've had to remove the top and just use the bottom of the pan. A mighty expensive litter pan...and I ordered THREE of these ! I may have to get a jig saw blade to cut plastic and cut the opening larger so I can use the top....I can't imagine why the opening is made so small.
March 16, 2014
Great for the Money
I had been looking for a covered litter box because my kitten was now 6 months and outgrowing the open pan that I had been using. All the hooded litter boxes I saw cost twice as much as this and I just couldn't see spending the $. This was a good deal and I had a $4 off coupon and free shipping.
The litter box is enormous and dwarfs the hooded pan already in use. The plastic is a bit flimsy, but I'm sure I'll get years of use out of it. On the plus side, the swinging door does not get stuck (this was a problem in my other box.) The covered box also cuts down significantly on mess and odor.
March 10, 2014
He actually fits!
My cat, Marko, is very athletic and thin, but huge. He is almost 20 pounds, and he hasn't been able to fit his whole body in any litterbox before - he would have to sit with his front half hanging out. Marko actually fits in this litterbox! Yay!!! He spends a lot more time in this one and it doesn't smell at all thanks to the flap and the fit. Instead of getting liners, I just cut a trash bag in half and put that in, and it works really well! You just have to be a little careful when taking it out. Great product for a great price!
March 6, 2014