Cats Top entrance litter box

Published on February 20th, 2014 | by bmathilde


Top entrance litter box with Sortera

Just a modest but cheap hack…

I discovered the existence of top entrance litter boxes on this very website. They are quite hard to find and expensive to order here in France. And, well, there’s no way we could have been sure beforehand that our Ulysse would agree to use one of those because, you know…well, he’s a cat…and as such does only as he pleases ;o).

So we bought a Sortera box. We made a round-shaped hole in the lid, simply using a drill (don’t hesitate to make a lot of holes, with only a few millimetres between each), a small saw and sandpaper.Using double-sided tape, we added some carpet so that the cat would leave most of the litter on it while leaving, and not scatter on the floor what’s stuck under his paws (not having litter on the floor being the main interest of a top entrance litter box).

Here it is…and our cat has been using it for 2 weeks without complaining !

Top entrance litter box

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7 Responses to Top entrance litter box with Sortera

  1. Carly says:

    What were the dimensions of the hole you cut in the lid?

  2. bmathilde says:

    Yes, that and something else too : when the cat scratches the litter when he’s done, he can’t scatter any out of the box (which he managed to do with the classical box, through the opening on the side)

  3. Claire says:

    Smaller footprint and less litter tracking due to them having to jump out and then stand on the carpeted top :)

  4. Emma (Second Hand Home) says:

    Why do you want a top opening box? Doesn’t that mean you can see in all the time? I’m missing the point…!

  5. bmathilde says:

    Dimensions :
    Largeur: 39 cm
    Profondeur: 55 cm
    Hauteur: 28 cm

  6. Rebecca says:

    I too live in France, and had tried this but how tall is the box you’re using ? My cats didn’t like it because they couldn’t sit up straight in it, and therefor had trouble scratching around in it. Thanks !

  7. winnie says:

    grandioos idee, ga het meteen doorgeven aan poezen eigenaars

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