Best Hooded Covered or Enclosed Cat Litter Box

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The most popular choice for a cat litter box is the hooded, enclosed or covered style of litter box. Cat owners do refer to these by different names as you can see. In essence they are a cat litter pan or tray with some type of cover on the top.

That cover can be quickly removed, and that helps to make cleaning the box out a great deal easier. They usually have a flap or small door at the front for the cat to enter, do its business and leave. The litter box is then filled with litter and located somewhere in the home.

Typically these enclosed, hooded or covered style of cat litter boxes are made from some type of washable plastic, and as such they are pretty cheap to make and easy to clean. The price is what makes them the most popular choice for cat owners up and down the country.

These enclosed style of boxes range in price from about $15 and all the way up to around $60 for what is classed as a basic enclosed or hooded box.

Top Buyer Rated Cat Enclosed Litter Boxes

Underneath you will find the top 20 selling cat litter boxes and I have then completed a review on each one. Hopefully that will help narrow down your choice and as you know they all sell well, and have a high rating, it really does come down to which style you prefer.

There are certainly lots of choices and styles available as you will see below. I have listed the boxes below showing the highest buyer rated at the top. If you click on any of the links below, you can then read a summary review of each cat litter box.

If you prefer you can simply look down through the list and read all of the summary reviews.

No 1 Rated - Petphabet Jumbo Hooded Kitty Litter Pan

Overall buyers rate this Petphabet model with an average buyer satisfaction rate of 92% and is a highly popular choice for many cat owners.

This one comes in a range of colors that include light blue, lime green, magenta, orange, purple and teal. Hopefully there is one there that will suit your own personal preference.

This is an attractive litter box with a transparent cover and a side opening.

92%
Buyer Satisfaction

The high back and lid reduce any spills. It is a roomy box so ideal for larger cats or even a couple of smaller cats. It measures 24.8"L x 20"W x 16.5"H. The door opening size is 8.2 X 7.8 inches.

PROS

  • Great for stopping litter getting kicked everywhere
  • A very good choice of colors
  • A great option for keeping odors under control
  • Lid is easy to open and remove as it uses 4 clips that are easy to use

CONS

  • A few buyers said this box leaked at the rear
  • Some buyers said the plastic was not good quality

No 2 Rated - Modkat Flip Litter Box with Scoop and Reusable Liner

Overall buyers rate this one with an average buyer satisfaction rate of 92%. This is an expensive option but buyers do rate this one very highly indeed.

This is from the Modkat brand and the box does come with a scoop and a liner. The sides on this are high so ideal for anyone who has a cat that is a high or side pee-er.

Many of the Modkat litter boxes are top entry, but this one is not, and is the normal style of front (side) entry which cats do seem to prefer. This is a good choice for anyone who wants a box that stops leaks and litter scattering.

92%
Buyer Satisfaction

PROS

  • 77% of all buyers give this one a 5 star rating
  • Only 2% gave this one a bad rating
  • Buyers said this was a good choice for large cats and also for older cats
  • Buyers said the flip lid makes cleaning this one daily a great deal easier
  • Buyers said this was a great choice for those cats who tend to urinate highly

CONS

  • Some buyers thought it was to expensive for just a cat litter box
  • Some buyers said the liners don't last long enough and are too expensive to replace

No 3 Rated- Favorite Jumbo Covered Enclosed Cat Litter Box

Overall buyers rate this one with an average buyer satisfaction rate of 90% This is a very popular choice with buyers.

 It does get very high ratings and for very good reasons. It is a large 25" box that is well made with strong side clamps that keep the lid shut.

It is a front opening box and the lid is transparent so that will take care of the cat who does of course like to have a clear line of vision.

90%
Buyer Satisfaction

PROS

  • This is a deep box and buyers say it is very good at containing sprays
  • There are no creases or ridges in the box where litter can stick
  • Great for older cats who have difficult with their aim
  • Also good for larger cats
  • The seal between the lid and the actual box is well sealed

CONS

  • A few buyers said the actual build quality is poor
  • Some buyers thought this was expensive

This box measures 25" L x 19" W x 16.5" H and weighs 3 pounds.

No 4 Rated- IRIS Top Entry Cat Litter Box

Overall buyers rate this one with an average buyer satisfaction rate of 90% This IRIS model is a very popular choice with buyers.

This is as the name would suggest a top entry style litter box and is available in two tone colors that include orange/brown, white/beige, black/gray, black/white, dark gray/gray, dark gray/white, gray/white, white/gray, white seafoam and white/white
You can buy this with either a grooved lid with a scoop or with a filtered lid and scoop.

90%
Buyer Satisfaction

PROS

  • This is a BPA Freebox
  • Works great at keeping any dogs out of the box
  • Buyers say their cats enjoy the privacy
  • Easier to clean than a normal box
  • Buyers also stated that visitors don't know these are litter boxes at first glance

CONS

  • A couple of buyers said their cats would not use it as it is a top entry style

This box measures 25" L x 19" W x 16.5" H and weighs 3 pounds.

No 5 Rated- Nature's Miracle Advanced Corner Hooded Cat Litter Box

Overall buyers rate this one with an average buyer satisfaction rate of 90% This box and the next one on my list are from the very popular Nature's Miracle brand.

This is a corner style box making it ideal for cat owners with limited space. It has a non-stick surface and comes with an odor control charcoal filter.

It measures 26”L x 23”W x 11”H and the case dimensions are 24.2”L x 24.2”W x 21.7”H.

90%
Buyer Satisfaction

PROS

  • Streamlined corner design that saves space and keeps the entrance to the box hidden from visitors
  • 71% of all buyers gave this on a full 5 star review
  • Easy to clean as you don't have to remove the hood
  • A good choice for small and large cats
  • Very well made

CONS

  • 3% of buyers gave this box a bad review
  • A few buyers had issues with the latches

This box measures 25" L x 19" W x 16.5" H and weighs 3 pounds.

No 6 Rated - Nature's Miracle NM-5434 Top Entry Litter Pan

Overall buyers rate this one with an average buyer satisfaction rate of 89% This is a popular cat brand and many buyers also like this box.

Don't be put off by the fact that this is at number INSERT  on our list. It is still a highly rated box and one that is bought by many online buyers.

Please note that this is a top entry litter box. Like any top litter box it may take a little time to get your cat used to that.

89%
Buyer Satisfaction

PROS

  • Great value for money
  • Ideal if you also have dogs who like to dig into the cat litter
  • Good for larger cats

CONS

  • Some buyers said this box was not made that well
  • Some said that the box arrived with chips on it

This one is a good choice for a single cat. It measures 25.5 x 8.8 x 20 inches and weighs 3.5 pounds. This box uses a double odor control and also has a non-stick surface, and that makes it easier to clean.

No 7 Rated - Catit Jumbo Hooded Cat Litter Pan

Overall buyers rate this one with an average buyer satisfaction rate of 88%, which is one of the highest ratings on my list. There are over 6,000 online buyer reviews, and that gives you an idea why this is one of the best sellers. It is also one of the most affordable on the market.

It is also a good choice if you have multiple cats, and you need to buy a few boxes to cater for all the cats.

88%
Buyer Satisfaction

This box does give privacy for your cat. The large hood lifts up and that makes cleaning it a great deal easier. It has a carbon filter which helps conceal odors. It comes with a free sample of Magic Blue Box litter.

PROS

  • It is very big and could hold 3 average sized cats
  • Nice big opening and that allows for easy and fast cleaning and scooping
  • 3/4 of buyers rate this as a 5 star product, and the number of bad reviews is less then 4%
  • Easy for the cat to open the flap

CONS

  • A couple of people said some parts were missing on arrival

No 8 Rated - Clevercat Top Entry Litterbox

Overall buyers rate this one with an average buyer satisfaction rate of 88%. This is a top entry one which makes it quite different to the normal side entrance style. This one has a top entry which is different to the normal side entry that you get on these enclosed boxes.

These are helpful when it comes to keeping dogs out of the cat litter as they will eat cat poop. A top entry box also helps reduce the amount of tracking that will happen around the home.

88%
Buyer Satisfaction

These top entry box has a 9" diameter hole and that is big enough even for bigger cats.

PROS

  • Really helps prevent spills over the edges and generally speaking less mess
  • Buyers said that this was ideal for cats that love to dig or kick out litter
  • Has really helped a number of dog owners by keeping them out of the box
  • A good choice for cats who won't squat

CONS

  • Not a good choice for disabled, elderly or very large cats
  • You do have to remove the lid to clean it, though not that difficult or time consuming
  • Some cats may not use this though that number will be small

No 9 Rated - Catit White Tiger Jumbo Cat Pan

Overall buyers rate this one with an average buyer satisfaction rate of 88%.  This one is relatively new to the market and is from the highly popular Catit brand.

This is a very good choice for multi-cat households as it is truly a jumbo box. What makes it slightly different to other boxes is the unique tiger design on the top of the lid.

A plastic door provides easy in and out access and it measures 22.4 inches length x 17 inches width x 18.3 inches height. The door opening is 10.4 inches height x 9.6 inches width

88%
Buyer Satisfaction

These box comes with a free sample of the Magic Blue litter box filter.

PROS

  • Greta choice for multiple cats or for someone with a very large cat
  • Flip top feature is very good on this box so never really have to remove the top as there is plenty of access for cleaning
  • Comes with a carbon filter which goes a long way to reducing odors

CONS

  • A few buyers said it was hard to keep clean
  • A few people did receive a product that had been damaged and had to get it replaced

No 10 Rated- Petmate Kitty Komplete Jumbo Hooded Litter Pan

Overall buyers rate this one with an average buyer satisfaction rate of 86%.

This one is made in the USA and it is made from good quality plastic. The raised back helps contain litter scatter and it does come with a scoop and 4 liners.

There is a no latch lock that attached the hood to the pan.

86%
Buyer Satisfaction

PROS

  • 6% of buyers give this a full 5 star review
  • Buyers said this is a huge box so great for really large cats or for multiple cats
  • Buyers also said this is a great choice for big messy cats
  • Buyers said this was a great choice for those cats who tend to urinate highly

CONS

  • 5% of buyers give this one a bad rating
  • A few buyers didn't like the rounded corners
  • A few buyers said the lid was hard to get on and off

No 11 Rated - Petmate Top Entry Litter Pan

Overall buyers rate this one with an average buyer satisfaction rate of 86%. Like many on this list, this one has also sold in its thousands. This is a basic type of litter box and this one has a top entry style.

This one is ideal if you also happen to have dogs in the house who like to dig in the litter. That is why many online buyers opt to buy this style. This one also has a non-slip lid. It measures 20.3 x 15.2 x 15.1"

86%
Buyer Satisfaction

The lid on this box has holes in it, and that allows any excess litter to fall back into the box when the cat is leaving it. The lid is also hinged. The opening on the lid is large enough and comfortable for any size cat to fit through.

Buyers recommend that you should use this box without the lid initially to allow time for your cat to get used to the top entry box.

PROS

  • It is easy to keep clean
  • Very difficult for dogs to get in and out of and works well at keeping them out
  • Buyers said it was good at reducing tracking
  • Also good for smaller kittens

CONS

  • Buyers said that the litter only partially fell back through the holes on the lid
  • There is a small bump on the bottom of the litter box which is not a great design when cleaning

No 12 Rated - Favorite Portable Side Enter Covered Cat Litter Box

Overall buyers rate this one with an average buyer satisfaction rate of 86%. This one has a non-stick surface which does make cleaning easier.

It measures 24"L x 20"W x 21.5"H and weighs 5.1 lbs

The top section is white and the base is a brown color. There are also anti-slip feet that help prevent sliding. There are also 4 locking latches and a carry handle.

The color is pearlized color and has a clear flap door.

86%
Buyer Satisfaction

PROS

  • 69% of all buyers gave this one a full 5 star review
  • A good choice for large cats and for those that do not like to squat to pee (high pee-er)
  • Good quality locking lid
  • Very sturdy and very well made

CONS

  • 2% of all buyers gave this one a bad review
  • A few buyers said the flip door was a little stiff

No 13 Rated - Nature's Miracle Oval Hooded Litter Box

Overall buyers rate this one with an average buyer satisfaction rate of 84%. This box has sold in its thousands and remains a very popular choice for many online buyers.

This has a flip top front opening which does help a lot in making this cat box easier to clean.

Buyers say that not having to unclip and remove the top half of the box is great and saves a lot of time when cleaning the litter box.

84%
Buyer Satisfaction

The hood does of course help litter from being spilled and also good at preventing any leaks on to the floor. Buyers really like the appearance of this cat litter box.

PROS

  • Really good value for money
  • A big and spacious box
  • A good choice for bigger cats or multiple cats
  • A great choice for a basic litter box
  • Litter doesn't stick to the sides of the box

CONS

  • The plastic feels a little bit flimsy
  • A few buyers said the sides were not high enough

No 14 Rated - Modkat Litter Box with Scoop and Reusable Liner

Overall buyers rate this one with an average buyer satisfaction rate of 84%. Again that it a good rating, and this is a popular top entry litter box, that buyers clearly like, as it has a high number of sales. This box comes with a scoop and a reusable litter liner, which is very useful indeed.

The Modkat top-entry litter box helps reduce litter tracking. A top entry box is also a better option if you want to keep dogs out of the box.

It is also worth noting that the lid locks and can also act as a walk-off mat that keeps litter inside the box and off of your floors.. The lid is a swivel style, so any litter left on the lid quickly drops back inside, when the lid is swivelled and turned to close.

The liner is really handy and designed to fit this box. They are rip-resistant, easy to clean. and can last up to 3 months.

84%
Buyer Satisfaction

PROS

  • 2/3 of all buyers give this box a full 5 star rating
  • Many buyers did like the appearance of this box
  • Buyers who also have dogs in the house thought this was a great buy and worked well for them
  • Buyers said it was very good at preventing litter tracking

CONS

  • 6% of all buyers give this box a low rating
  • Some buyers said it was a nightmare to clean
  • Some cats will not like this type of top entry box
  • Some buyers thought it was just too expensive

No 15 Rated - AmazonBasics Hooded Cat Litter Box

Overall buyers rate this one with an average buyer satisfaction rate of 84%. This one is available in a regular or large size.

There is a plastic swinging door and the hood lifts off for easy cleaning.

It is made from polypropylene plastic which wipes clean with a damp cloth
It makes use of replaceable carbon filter traps It has a top handle It measures 20.6 by 15.6 by 15 inches (LxWxH); door opening measures 7 by 7.5 inches (WxH).

84%
Buyer Satisfaction

PROS

  • 62% of all buyers give this box a full 5 star rating
  • An affordable good quality litter box
  • Very easy to assemble and to open and close
  • Buyers said that it is very good at not retaining cat urine smells
  • Buyers liked the high back

CONS

  • 9% of all buyers give this box a low rating
  • Some buyers said the top comes off too easily

No 16 Rated - Van Ness Odor Control Large Enclosed Cat Pan with Odor Door

Overall buyers rate this one with an average buyer satisfaction rate of 80%. 

It is once again a pretty popular choice, with over 1,500 online buyer reviews available and also a nice looking box.

This is a large box with an odor door and air filter.

It measures 19.5" x 15.25" x 17"

80%
Buyer Satisfaction

PROS

  • Buyers liked the fact that this box greatly reduced the amount of litter normally found outside other boxes
  • The box is large, with plenty of room and nice high sides
  • The coating on the inside makes this box extremely easy to clean

CONS

  • A few buyers said this was very flimsy and only lasted about a year

No 17 Rated - Petmate 22026 Jumbo Hooded Litter Pan

Overall buyers rate this one with an average buyer satisfaction rate of 76%. 

This is a jumbo sized box that measures 22 x 18 x 18.5 inches and comes in 3 different colors, almond, pan sand and crystal.

It is made from "Microban" which helps reduce staining, and also helps prevent the build up of mold and mildew.

76%
Buyer Satisfaction

PROS

  • 53% of buyers give this one a full 5 star review
  • A good choice for a large cat or for multiple cats
  • Buyers said good for aggressive litter cats
  • It is large, well vented and the hood is easy to remove and put back on

CONS

  • A few buyers said the colors did not look nice
  • Some buyers said the latches were not that secure
  • 6% of all buyers gave this one a bad review

No 18 Rated - Van Ness Odor Control Large Translucent Enclosed Cat Pan

Overall buyers rate this one with an average buyer satisfaction rate of 72%. 

This is a box with a highly polished finish and uses a zeolite air filter to help control bad odors. It measures 19.5 x 15.2 x 9.5 inches and weighs 2.7 pounds when empty.

The opening is about 7 1/2 inches from the ground and the flap is removable.

72%
Buyer Satisfaction

PROS

  • 49% of buyers give this one a full 5 star review
  • A good choice for smaller cats or kittens but not for large cats
  • Buyers said this was a very stylish box
  • Small in size but does the job really well

CONS

  • 11% of all buyers gave this one a bad review
  • Buyers said the box looked pretty but was not really good value for money
  • It is deep but the sides are short

No 19 Rated - IRIS Split-Hood Litter Box

Overall buyers rate this one with an average buyer satisfaction rate of 68% This is one of the cheaper boxes on my list and it uses a split hood to help make daily cleaning of the litter box that little bit easier.

This one sells really well but primarily that is simple down to the really cheap price.

The cover or hood has a split design, which is really a hinged top and that along with a door step grate does help control the cat litter scatter, but really doesn't do it that well. It does come with a scoop.

68%
Buyer Satisfaction

PROS

  • This one gets really mixed reviews but buyers do like the low price
  • 30% of buyers give this one a 5 star review
  • Buyers overall state it is good enough for the price without being anything special
  • It does help litter scatter as the sides are high enough and still better than a litter tray

CONS

  • 6% of buyers give this one a bad review
  • Buyers have problems with the lid staying on as it doesn't actually clip on
  • Buyers said this is a flimsy box that just about does the basics

No 20 Rated - Petmate Hooded Cat Litter Pan

Overall buyers rate this one with an average buyer satisfaction rate of 60% You will notice that this is a low rating compared to many others on my top 20 list.

The reason it sells so well is simply down to the price I believe. Those buyers who need a few litter boxes will go for something like this one to keep the costs down.

At under $16 it is affordable, but the reviews are not that great with this one.

60%
Buyer Satisfaction

The high back and lid reduce any spills. It is a roomy box so ideal for larger cats or even a couple of smaller cats. It measures 24.8"L x 20"W x 16.5"H. The door opening size is 8.2 X 7.8 inches.

PROS

  • It is an affordable box
  • The raised back pan does help to contain the litter
  • Those buyers who gave this product a high rating said that the box worked great for them

CONS

  • Only 1 out of 4 buyers give this one a 5 star review
  • Almost 30% of buyers give this one a bad review
  • Buyers say they had problems with the handle staying on
  • Quite a few buyers said the box was simply too small

Based on the reviews this does look like one to avoid. The reviews are very split on this one. The bottom line seems to be that if you get a good one with no faulty parts, then the box works well. Quite a few buyers said that the box was poor quality and simply not worth the money.

Summary of Hooded Cat Litter Boxes

So there you go folks a list of what I believe to be top 20 hooded litter boxes that are currently available on the market.

Steve
 

Steve is a content creator with an unhealthy cat obsession. He enjoys reading non-fiction books, entreprenuership and cuddles with his cat Fij.

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