If you have a Maine Coon, no one needs to tell you how large these cats are. Of course, when you have a large cat, you basically need to supersize everything, particularly their litter box! Most litter boxes are made for small to average-sized cats, and finding one to fit your large Maine Coon is definitely a challenge.
So, we’ve taken on the rather unpleasant job of searching for the perfect litter box for Maine Coons for you. Have a look at our reviews of these 10 oversized litter boxes, and perhaps you’ll find the perfect one!
A Quick Comparison of Our Favorites of 2023
|Best Overall||Petmate Giant Cat Litter Box||
|Best Value||Frisco High Sided Litter Box||
|Premium Choice||Petphabet Jumbo Hooded Litter Box||
|Nature’s Miracle Hooded Corner Litter Box||
|Nature’s Miracle High Sided Corner Litter Box||
The 10 Best Litter Boxes for Main Coons
1. Petmate Giant Litter Box — Best Overall
The Petmate Giant Litter Box is just that — a giant litter box! It is a simple pan that comes in a slate blue color and has a length of just over 25 inches. It has high sides to help keep the litter inside (where it belongs), and it slopes down, which makes it easier for kittens or senior cats to get inside. It is rimmed along the top, making it easier to grip and lift, and the open design works well for cats that don’t like enclosed litter boxes.
On the downside, this pan is relatively light, and if your cat likes to step on the edges, chances are that the litter box will flip over. Additionally, if your Maine Coon tends to pee high, there’s a chance that they can pee over the lower end of the box.
2. Frisco High Sided Litter Box — Best Value
The best large litter box for the money is the Frisco High Sided Litter Box. It’s one of the largest litter boxes available and has a good price. It comes in navy and gray. It is an open pan design with three high sides to help keep the litter contained and one lowered side for easy access. It is made from BPA-free plastic that is durable, recyclable, and easy to clean.
Unfortunately, the sides might not be high enough for cats that pee high. Also, the lower side can still lead to litter escaping and scattering around the box.
3. Petphabet Jumbo Hooded Litter Box — Premium Choice
|Color||Teal, blue, gray, purple|
Our pick for the best premium choice litter box for your Maine Coon is the Petphabet Jumbo Hooded Litter Box. It’s the biggest one on this list and comes in four colors. It has a transparent hood to help contain the litter (and the smell), which can be removed if your cat isn’t a fan of it or just for easy cleaning. In fact, this litter box is so large that some cats want it as a bed (without the litter, of course)!
On the negative side, it is an expensive litter box, and the hood and base don’t form a complete seal. So if your cat pees high, it could leak out between the gap.
4. Nature’s Miracle Just for Cats Hooded Corner Litter Box
|Color||Black and white|
The Nature’s Miracle Just for Cats Hooded Corner Litter Box is a hooded litter box that is designed to nestle into a corner, which can save space. This is particularly helpful if you live in a small house or apartment. The litter box is coated with an antimicrobial non-stick surface, which helps prevent the litter from caking on and makes cleaning up easier. It also comes with a charcoal filter that helps block odors.
However, it is a weird, awkward shape, and if you use litter bags, you’ll find them tricky to fit. Also, pee can leak out between the seam between the hood and the base if your cat pees high.
5. Nature’s Miracle Just for Cats High Sided Corner Litter Box
The Nature’s Miracle Just for Cats High Sided Corner Litter Box is one for smaller houses and apartments because it fits in a corner. The open pan design might work best for really large cats or cats that don’t like litter boxes with hoods, and it has a lower end for easy access. It also has an antimicrobial and anti-stick surface.
On the downside, there is a silly problem with this box. It comes with a manufacturer’s sticker on the bottom of the pan, which is almost impossible to remove. You might want to invest in something like Goo Gone if you decide on this litter box.
6. Nature’s Miracle Silver Oval Hooded Litter Box
The Nature’s Miracle Silver Oval Hooded Litter Box is a neat-looking litter box that is silver, has a hood, and is a rounded shape. It comes with a charcoal filter for odor control, and the hood snaps on with latches and features a flip-top front. The litter box surface is non-stick, and the hood will help keep the litter where it belongs.
The disadvantages include that the company no longer sells the charcoal filter replacements, and in some boxes, the latches don’t always work or are broken easily.
7. Petmate Doskocil Litter Pan
The Petmate Doskocil Litter Pan comes in four sizes: small, medium, large, and jumbo. The jumbo box is inexpensive and quite large, and the open top allows more room for your Maine Coon. This is a simple litter pan but is quite durable and easy to clean.
However, you do get what you pay for, and you might find this litter pan a little thin. Additionally, the litter might stick to the bottom. This litter box is advertised as coming in either blue or gray, but it doesn’t actually let you choose the color.
8. KittyGoHere Senior Cat Litter Box
|Color||Beige, green, lavender|
The KittyGoHere Senior Cat Litter Box comes in two sizes — small and large — and three colors. The large is a great pan for any senior Maine Coon because it’s quite big and easy for any cat with mobility issues to get into. The entryway is only 3 inches high, which should make it accessible for most cats.
On the negative side, the sides of this box are quite low, so if your cat is a digger, you’ll end up with litter on the floor. Plus, litter tends to stick to the bottom of this pan.
9. Catit Cat Litter Pan
Catit’s Cat Litter Pan is both high and large enough to contain both your Maine Coon and the litter. It also has a large rim that can act as an additional shield to keep the litter inside. The back is raised to help keep the litter from scattering and could work well for those high peeing cats. It also has anchors under the rim for your litter bags.
However, the bottom has a bit of a curve, which makes cleaning more of a challenge. Some boxes also tend to crack or break rather easily.
10. Litter Genie Litter Box
The Litter Genie Litter Box doesn’t really look like a litter box — it looks more like a bag. It’s made with flexible plastic, so you can actually pick it up by its handles, exactly like a bag. It has exceptionally high walls, so the only litter that will probably escape is the stuff stuck to your cat’s paws. The flexibility of the plastic also allows for it to be stuffed into smaller spaces, and the handles can help create a spout for easy pouring.
Unfortunately, it might not be large enough for larger Maine Coons, and some of these litter boxes are prone to cracking.
Buyer’s Guide: Selecting The Best Litter Box for Maine Coons
Before you take the plunge and purchase your new litter box, have a quick look at our buyer’s guide. We go over a few important points that might impact your decision.
The size of the litter box is probably the most essential part of buying a litter box for your Maine Coon. Most of the litter boxes on this list should be large enough for the average Maine Coon. The general rule of thumb is that your cat should be able to get inside the litter box easily and turn around comfortably.
Covered or Uncovered
Having a hood on your litter box might be something that you would like, but your cat might not appreciate. Some cats do prefer a covered litter box, while others would rather have an open one. If you’re unsure which camp your cat falls into, consider getting a large, covered litter box that has a removable hood. Also, bear in mind that having a covered litter box means you’ll need to clean it more frequently because you are trapping those smells inside, which will obviously put off your cat.
Another consideration is if you have dogs that are overly curious about your cat’s litter. A covered litter box will work best in this scenario, but if your cat doesn’t like the hood, you’ll need to think about other options.
How Many Litter Boxes?
If you own multiple cats, you should keep in mind that each cat needs their own litter box, and you should have an extra one. For example, if you have three cats, you’ll need to have four litter boxes.
Having high sides on a litter box if your cat pees high or tends to enthusiastically kick litter out is something that you’ll want to look for. The average height of the walls for most cats is 5 to 7 inches, but you’ll want to opt for 8- to 12-inch high walls for those kickers.
Bear in mind that if you have a senior cat or one with mobility issues, you’ll want to aim for walls or a lowered entrance that is 2.5–3.5 inches high.
There are all kinds of litter boxes that have special features, such as door flaps or even automated litter boxes. There’s also special furniture that is designed to hide the litter box in plain sight. You should always keep in mind that your cat’s comfort is more important than some of these features. Door flaps are prone to get stuck and might trap your cat inside, and automated litter boxes might scare your kitty.
We hope that these reviews have helped you at least narrow down your search for a new litter box. The Petmate Giant Litter Box is our favorite overall for being one of the largest litter boxes out there with a sloped design for easy access. The Frisco High Sided Litter Box is another large litter box but for a good price. Finally, the Petphabet Jumbo Hooded Litter Box is a little pricey, but it’s huge and offers an excellent hooded design in a variety of colors.
Featured Image Credit: Nils Jacobi, Shutterstock
- A Quick Comparison of Our Favorites of 2023
- The 10 Best Litter Boxes for Main Coons
- 1. Petmate Giant Litter Box — Best Overall
- 2. Frisco High Sided Litter Box — Best Value
- 3. Petphabet Jumbo Hooded Litter Box — Premium Choice
- 4. Nature’s Miracle Just for Cats Hooded Corner Litter Box
- 5. Nature’s Miracle Just for Cats High Sided Corner Litter Box
- 6. Nature’s Miracle Silver Oval Hooded Litter Box
- 7. Petmate Doskocil Litter Pan
- 8. KittyGoHere Senior Cat Litter Box
- 9. Catit Cat Litter Pan
- 10. Litter Genie Litter Box
- Buyer’s Guide: Selecting The Best Litter Box for Maine Coons