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Homemade Deep Litter Box

I always had a hard time finding a litter box that was deep enough for my cats. They kicked loads of litter out the side with traditional boxes. Then I tried a covered box and it just made them stinky when they came out. So I made my own litter box.


I simply bought two deep Rubbermaid containers (I think Rubbermaid would be better than Sterilite since Rubbermaid is a little more flexible) and cut two openings in the front of the containers. I had my dad actually cut the openings with a saw, but I think a sharp box cutter (and a little safety precaution) would work, too. This has been the "perfect" solution for my cats because they only spill litter out the front, and even then it's not very much.

I hope someone finds this tip useful!

By Kathy from SD

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November 21, 20162 found this helpful
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By cutting the entance so big and so low, you're still allowing litter to be kicked out of the box. I suggest that you don't cut a hole at all.


I use a large file box without the lid, and pour the litter into the box. I have a 23lb male cat and he is able to jump in and out, leaving the litter inside the box.

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July 4, 20131 found this helpful

I used an old baby's bath as the sides are high and it worked well!

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March 27, 20141 found this helpful

Can you please tell me the size/dimensions of the Rubbermaid tubs you used?

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February 24, 20170 found this helpful

Super idea

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May 10, 20170 found this helpful

I love this idea. Mycat gets litter all over the place too. I have been thinking of different method.

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