Buying a litter tray might sound like a simple thing to do, but there are a lot of options out there for different households, cats, and budgets.
From a small open-topped tray for kittens to a jumbo size hooded litter tray for multi-cat households, there’s a litter tray for every cat.
This article will review the best cat litter tray brands in the UK and other factors to consider before buying a cat litter tray.
Top 10 Best cat litter trays in UK 2021.
1. Trixie Vico Domed Easy Clean Cat Litter Tray
This litter tray offers the perfect combination of discretion and ease of access. Hooded to provide privacy to your cat and to protect your floors from escaping litter pellets and waste, this litter tray also features a double-rimmed design that further protects against leakage. It also has a carry handle to make it easy to take outside to clean and refill.
Another handy feature of this litter tray is that the front portion of the hood is hinged, so when it needs cleaning you can simply lift this section rather than detaching the entire hood. It also features odour filters that neutralise nasty smells using activated carbon.
The size of this litter tray is also ideal: big enough to provide your cat with enough space but not so big that it takes up too much space in a room.
Finally, it has great ventilation which means that it prevents odours from reaching human noses without reducing airflow through the tray, causing discomfort for your cat.
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2. Catit Jumbo Hooded Cat Litter Tray
This large litter tray is a great option for larger cats or for homes with more than one pet cat, as it won’t become full as quickly as a smaller model.
The wide opening makes for easy access for your pets, even if they are overweight, and also makes it easy to clean and refill the litter tray without too much hassle.
This litter tray is also built with leak prevention in mind, with an overlapping hood-and-base design, and it also features a built-in ‘bag anchor’ which helps you easily keep the cat litter bag open for easy refilling.
This litter tray features a handy maintenance hatch which allows you to easily top up litter levels without having to open up the whole tray when needed.
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3. ScoopFree Ultra Self-Cleaning Litter Box
Although a bit of an investment, an automatic self-cleaning litter tray is well worth the money for anyone who loves their pets but has a busy lifestyle, or anyone who has difficulty lifting, cleaning and refilling traditional litter trays.
This self-cleaning tray is very hygienic, featuring litter crystals that absorb liquid and rake which automatically removes solid waste and places it into the covered waste trap, removing it from view and trapping any odours as well as getting it out of your pets way so the tray is ready for your cat to use it again.
A particular feature of this tray is its safety sensor, which can be set at either 5, 10, or 20 minutes and ensures that your cat is out of the tray before the automatic rake sweeps through to remove any waste.
This ensures hygiene and eliminates any distress caused to your feline friend. It also features a health tracker that counts how often your cat uses the litter tray.
It’s also incredibly easy to use, as each tray lasts up to a few weeks and is disposable, making for a simple and mess-free disposal – you just need to order refills.
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4. PAWISE Kitty Cat Starter Kit
Perfect for new cat owners, this is a very practical all in one kit for first-time pet owners or anyone with a new kitten.
This small litter tray comes with a matching litter scoop, a dual dish for water and food – plus an adorable cat toy for your new pet to enjoy. Both the litter tray itself and the accompanying bowl are shallow, easily accessible for kittens who are just learning how to use both. The plastic they’re made from is also stain-resistant, making them easy to clean and hygienic.
Since this set is intended for kittens, they may outgrow the litter tray itself quickly – however, the accompanying scoop, bowl, and toy will remain useful for much longer and if you are someone who fosters or breeds kittens then so will the litter tray.
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5. Dogi Click and Secure Pet Cat Litter Tray
This is a high-quality product for its price, providing good value. A hooded model, this litter tray will provide your cat with privacy and comfort and it features well-placed ventilation slits which mean the air in the space remains fresh.
This is a medium-sized litter tray that will suit most cats, although elderly cats may find the door a little stiff occasionally – however, if this is the case then the door is really easy to remove and doesn’t change the enclosed space of the litter tray.
The enclosed structure keeps odours in, and the whole litter tray is very easy to assemble – it’s delivered in two flatpack sections that just need to be clicked together. For ease of cleaning, this litter tray also features a handy carry handle.
One great feature of this litter tray is the see-through door, which makes it easy to look inside and see when it needs changing without detaching the hood as well as letting light in to reduce any anxiety your cat might feel on entering the enclosed space.
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6. Petphabet Large Litter Tray
Hood prevents litter scattering as well as providing privacy for your cat to do their business.
Doesn’t feature a gate which cats have to push through, so might be good for older or smaller cats who aren’t as strong.
The deep pan means that odour is well contained and urine spraying won’t be cause for concern, in addition, this means that you can provide your cat with a nice deep layer of litter which they will like as they like to bury their waste.
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7. Curver Pet Litterbox
This beautifully designed litter box comes in three colours and is really lightweight. It’s designed with an anti-slip rim and ventilation holes, so your cat will be comfortable using it and there won’t be an odour problem. Litter trays rarely look as trendy as this one, and your cat will enjoy the privacy.
This is a really pretty cat litter box that blends into a room. It really does contain all odours and my cat seems to like it so I am happy! I haven’t experienced any leaking problems unlike some other reviews, just make sure the tray is fully pushed back in possibly as it can get a little stuck. It is really well made and I would definitely recommend. Very pleased.”
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8. Modkat Litter Box
Top-entry litter boxes are not for every cat. They require athletic ability to enter, and once inside, the cat can only go in a place that allows them to pop their head out of the hole. These boxes are also typically smaller than most cats will find comfortable. The two top-entry boxes I tested were among the smallest of the 14 litter pans I considered.
Good-looking and well-designed, the 16-by-16-inch box with a 9-inch diameter entry has a perforated lid for funneling litter that sticks to your cat’s feet back into the pan. To clean the box there’s no need to remove the lid completely — it unlatches and swivels to a vertical position for easy access.
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9. Petface Hooded Corner Cat Litter Tray
This intuitively designed litter box can be neatly tucked away in the corner of a room. It featuresa semi-translucent flap entrance and an integrated carry handlefor easy transportation. We love that this product also comes with a scoop and charcoal filters to help combat odours.
Our only concern is that anxious cats won’t likenot being able to see what’s going on outsidewhile they use it. Still, some pets will enjoy having a bit of privacy!
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10. PetSafe Litter Box Replacement Carbon Filters
The budget-friendly PetSafe Simply Clean Automatic Litter Box is ideal for smaller cats (up to 15 pounds) although it should be left unplugged for kittens less than 6 months old. The whisper-quiet, slow-moving conveyor system operates constantly, sifting the clumping litter of your choice to remove the waste, completing a full rotation each hour. Recycled plastic bags can be used to line the waste container, eliminating additional cost for accessories. This litter box comes with a 30-day money-back guarantee and a one-year warranty.
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When you realise what a range of litter trays is out there it might look impossible to choose the right one, but as long as you have a clear idea of your cat’s needs and preferences as well as what suits your lifestyle, our guide should help you make the right decision.