10 Bizarre (And Surprisingly Expensive) Ways to Hide a Cat Litter Box
I have cats. Yes, I'm a fortysomething man with cats. You got a problem? What I have learned over the years is that the biggest pain in the ass when dealing with cats is the litter box. Hair is annoying. Vet bills can be expensive. But the foul ammonia smell of cat pee will permeate your entire existence and make you lose your will to live.
What are you looking at, bitch?
Fortunately, there is no shortage of crazy contraptions, deodorizers and kinds of litter to help in your efforts. But the only way to ensure a clean box is to clean the damn thing as often as possible -- in my case, every day.
That, unfortunately, doesn't solve the problem of an open box filled with feline feces and clumps of urine-soaked litter balls just sitting on the floor. It's like an open sewer in your house and it's gross. No one wants to see that. Fortunately, cats are totally cool with enclosed boxes -- most of them anyway -- so there are hooded litter boxes that also help filter the air.
But, if you really want to step it up a notch, however, you might consider a litter box enclosure, sometimes referred to as a litter box "house," and they come in all shapes, sizes, designs and prices. Who knew? Here you go, pet lover, ten wacky ways to hide your cat's poop.
10. On the Cheap, Do It Yourself Litter Box Enclosure
Let's start simple. For ten bucks, this guy claims you can make a box house. Sure, it's made from a crappy Ikea side table and poster board, but it's super cheap. Get to it, handyman.
9. The Litter Box House
Get offa my lawn!
Now, we're talking. Your daughter might mistake this for a dollhouse, but it's really a plastic house of poo with a charcoal-filled chimney to help cut down on odor. A plastic walkway is set up to help get litter off tiny paws before they leave this fancy outhouse.
8. Chateau Looey Box Enclosures
One for every decor.
The Chateau Looey enclosures might look fancy, but they are basically just painted corrugated plastic. But they do have a wide variety, from the Mia Casa to the Malibu Surf House to the Yellowstone Hideaway and Midtown Apartment. Fancy!
7. Modern Designs
Philip Glass soundtrack not included.
Maybe you live in an upscale downtown loft with a European minimalist flair, but your cat is screwing it all up with his nasty toilet. Never fear, because there are modern options for you too. Whether it's the $270 contemporary cabinet (top left) or the Clockwork Orange-looking Mox Litter Tower (above right) for $130, your pad will still be swank and cool for kitty.