Cat Litter Box

These clever cat boxes were sent in by Five Gallon Correspondent Simon F.

cat box with airholes

He built dozens of these for a cattery struggling to keep up with explosive growth. This DIY model is more convenient at just a third the cost.

The design is so simple that it’s less time to cobble one together than to drive out to the pet store to buy one!

bucket cat box

An enclosed box helps keep odor down and keeps your cat from scattering litter all over the place. And the lid comes off in an instant so you can scoop those turds!

cat in a bucketAir holes in the lid improve ventilation AND can be coupled with a non-modded bucket for an emergency cat carrier. Never put a cat in a bucket that doesn’t have airholes!

This cat is chilling out in a 5 gallon bucket. As you can see it’s a bit tight in there. Cats love tiny spaces but not when they’re trying to take a dump. Simon used 18 gallon Sterlite Totes like these from Amazon. For cats below a certain size, you can use bins as small as 10 gallons.

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  1. great idea!,
    I no longer use this idea but worked great when I had only a couples cats, don,t have pics but idea is easy
    I use 4-5 inches of litter in my “rubbermaid” container.
    I cut a large hole in the middle of the “rubbermaid lid.
    large enough based on cat size, The remainder of lid allowed cats a platform to jump up on , then go down.
    Was in animal rescue, the more scoopable litter you can use the less odor, , I have 7 cats and scoop 2-3 times a day

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