3 Of The Most Innovative Litter Boxes We’ve Seen

Lisa Selvaggio
by Lisa Selvaggio

There’s more to kitty litter than just a regular old plastic box. If your cat is high tech, check out these cool kitty litter boxes.

For the modern cat, a traditional litter box simply won’t do. And for pet owners who are hoping to spend less time scooping litter and more time snuggling their pets, there are a range of innovative litter boxes to choose from that could make life easier.

We took a look at some of the newest and most convenient litter boxes that are on the market today and narrowed them down to the three below. These litter boxes are sure to change the way that you keep your kitty’s little “bathroom” clean. 

Whether you are tired of scooping multiple times a day, you want a box that will be more effective at controlling odors, or you are just the type of person who is always interested in trying the latest gadgets, the following litter boxes might be the ideal solution. Just be prepared to spend more than you would on a standard litter box without any neat and high-tech extras.   


In a world that’s full of automation, why doesn’t your litter box do all of the hard work for you? Well, with the line of products from Litter-Robot, you can simplify keeping the litter box clean for your frisky feline. 

This brand has been around for years, so they now have a few litter boxes that you can choose from, and they sell upgraded models that replaced older ones. For example, the Litter-Robot 2 isn’t available anymore because there are newer models like the Litter-Robot 3 and Litter-Robot 4. So, if you heard about them in the past but were disappointed by their options or their products were out of your budget at the time, it may be worth revisiting their website to see what they now have to offer. 

One option that is worth checking out is the Litter-Robot 3 Connect because, with this product, you can bring your cat’s litter box into the 21st century. This is a self-cleaning litter box that can sense when your kitty is inside doing his business. After your cat jumps out of the box, the Litter-Robot will initiate a cleaning cycle automatically. All of the waste gets sifted into a drawer at the bottom of the unit, keeping odors at bay while allowing your cat to have access to clean litter all the time. This model also tells you when the waste drawer needs to be emptied, so there’s no guesswork involved. Plus, an automatic night light makes it easy for senior cats to use the box when it’s dark. And—get this—the litter box can connect to your mobile device so you can receive real-time status updates, monitor litter box usage, check the waste drawer level, and more, even when you’re on the go.

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The  LitterMaid is another self-cleaning litter box that could make your life easier by reducing the time that you need to spend scooping your cat’s litter. Shaped like a traditional litter box, this type of automatic litter box might be easier for your cat to get used to. So, if you think your cat might be intimidated by something like the Litter-Robot discussed above, or you are in search of something that is high-tech and smaller in size to save space, this might be a great way to go. 

How does it work? Well, the LitterMaid has a motion sensor that can figure out when your kitty is in the box and when he’s all done. Ten minutes after your cat has left the box, the self-cleaning mechanism will get to work, using an automatic rake that moves all of the waste into a receptacle. The high side walls ensure that everything stays contained within the box so there’s less mess on the floor, and there is a paw cleaning ramp that can help wipe your kitty’s paws after he leaves the box so he doesn’t get the litter all over your floor. Plus, there are carbon filters to help keep odors to a minimum.

LitterMaid is another brand that has been around for a while. Their website now features their improved 3rd edition boxes. They offer a Multi-Cat Self-Cleaning Litter Box, which is designed for multiple kitties over 15 pounds, and a Single Cat Self-Cleaning Litter Box, which is designed for one kitty that weighs less than 15 pounds. No matter which one you choose, you should find it easy to set this product up. 

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The  CatGenie litter box has a unique design that looks a lot like a toilet because it acts a lot like a toilet. This is a self-washing litter box that doesn’t use regular litter. Instead, it uses washable granules that don’t produce any dust and don’t need to be changed. It does require hookup to cold water, a waste drainage pipe or toilet, and an electrical outlet, so it is a good idea to set it up in your bathroom or laundry room. 

Basically, when your kitty urinates, the liquid drains into the bottom of the unit, into a solution that removes odors. The solids are scooped out into another part of the unit, where they’re liquefied. Then, all of the waste is flushed out of your home. Finally, a cleaning solution washes the litter bowl and the granules before a blower dries the granules completely.

Their newer offering is the CatGenie A.I., which uses artificial intelligence and a handy app to make your life even easier. You can use the app to monitor when there’s activity in the box, keep an eye on supply levels, adjust settings and choose cleaning modes, get helpful notifications, manually start the box, and more. 

Which High-Tech Litter Box Will You Choose?

If you’re thinking about switching to a more modern, automated litter box, there are a few on the market that you can choose from, and the latest models are more convenient than ever, thanks to apps that boast helpful features. They all look and work a little differently from one another, but the goal is to help you save time that you’d otherwise spend cleaning your cat’s litter. Who doesn’t love that?! 

Lisa Selvaggio
Lisa Selvaggio

Lisa Selvaggio is a freelance writer and editor, and our resident cats-pert, with certifications in pet nutrition and pet first aid. She enjoys producing content that helps people understand animals better so they can give their pets a safe and happy home.

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