I have a very small bathroom and this litter box is the only one that would fit between the toilet and the wall. It's convenient because the base is large and it becomes smaller at the top.
My cat has enough room to manoeuver and scratch away inside, granted she is a small cat though.
This is a good idea to keep litter and smells contained to a degree, but if your cat is quote big they might not like it. My cats are quite big and they weren't sure at first, but after a while they used it. I have a few different boxes so they have a choice and they do seem to prefer the one without a cover. It is a very large box so also be sure you have the room.
I have now purchased 3 of these litter boxes and have always been pleased with their appearance though you will need a larger space to house them. I find they are quite easy to clean and practical to use though I do purchase the giant pan liners for the base tray. I am pleased to see that the new version of this Booda has a new filter at the top which cannot fall down which was the only weakness I felt in the original design.
I like this product and love the Simon's Cat design. I had one for a few years until I felt it needed changing, purely for hygiene reasons. Replaced with the new design which is much sturdier than the old one. I don't find it difficult to take the top off to empty it - the clips are easy to undo unlike many of the plastic litter trays. All in all I'm happy with this design.
Great aesthetically but design could improve:
1) The scoop is tiny and not effective at picking up unless your puss has micro-waste
2) the moulders corner 'feet' gather waste you can't pick up with a straight-edged scooper
3) the cat flap opening isn't a snug fit so doesn't stop smells.
Good for large cats. More attractive than tray.
Needs a cover over the filter to stop cat pulling it out. The lid does not fasten to the base so you can not carry the whole unit by the handle.
Does reduce litter tracking.
Not worth the money really.
Spacious enough for 2 cat's to use & for very large cats to fit inside. Height quite good tall enough. Looks good & easy to clean. Opening big enough to put your hand holding the scoop inside & see in to remove wee wee litter & poo immediately without taking the whole top of the box off.
Faults are - that although there are 4 locks holding the top to the base & they work, you wouldn't be able to lift it up with litter in it - it would come apart, as other reviews stated (although i see no reason to do that as when I'm cleaning the box i take thd lid off & just carry the base over to the bin or the bin to the tray). The covered little tray is sturdy enough, but I wish it was rigid, thicker plastic.
The big issue is that the filter is unusable as cats/kittens can get to it to tear it to pieces - the carbon filter seems irresistible to them! It needs improved to have a covered filter - it smells fine though without - no problems with smells (until the flap is opened & you get a waft) ofcourse. Also - the flap is tinted dark black (not transparent) meaning the box is dark inside, the cat can't see in or out, & we can't see inside. This frightens kittens or beginners - but the door is easily removed until they're braver I suppose. - I had no problem with my young kitten though - I just poked her feather toy in the door & she couldn't resist going in after it, then when she went in I pulled the toy out, jingled it & she gingerly poked out a paw first, then out she came again! I'm pleased with the cat litter box, but would spend more money for a covered filter, a hinged opening front, & rigid material in future. I may even spend that ridiculous amount of money on1 of the dearest boxes, (which I'm sure they don't cost that amount to make) as it is worth it to have one that will not need replacing.
I wanted a covered litter box, but had tried one before and my large Maine Coon, Jasmine had trouble fitting in it. I thought I'd try the Booda as it looked a bit larger than the standard covered litter tray, and the steps leading up to it would give Jasmine some extra wiggle room to get comfortable. Jasmine and I both love the Booda. She has no problem gettin in or out of it. It's all private and is a very attractive design. I would highly recommend the Booda for all cat owners, even those of us with extra large cats.
We are a multi cat household (5) and have had numerous litter trays over the years but not as good as the booda dome! The way the dome is filled let's the litter last longer and the cats don't scratch the bottom of it making holes like they do in flat trays! I was concerned initially about the size cos we have a giant ginger tom but it's perfect for all our cats and they all happily use it! Buying another so they have a choice of where to pee and poop! Just brilliant! !!!!!
We wanted an enclosed litter tray as we had a very visible space where we needed to have one, so this is brilliant. People don't actually know what it is which is great. My three longhairs took to it after a few days of suspicion, but will now happily use it when they are in. Occasionally we have litter come down the stairs, but I just sweep it up. Find it odd people say their cats pee down the stairs, ours still recognise it as a litter tray to climb in to, just one with a roof. We're considering replacing our other tray with one of these too.
We bought the grey box as a first grown-up box for our kitten and our older cat took to it immediately! I have removed the swing door so cannot comment on any problems that may have. The only thing we have found is that the scoop is rather small and tends to fall off its hook so we dont use it! For this reason I have droped it a point tho it is a bit harsh as the cats, yes even the kitten, are quite happy to use it and I find they dont seem to manage to lose as much litter over the floor as their other box does. All round great box of good size for even our large cat.
15/04/15 | Dieselbum, Isabelly and Miss Fluffypants
I purchased this litter tray out of sheer desperation, my rescue ragdoll had a nasty habit of half walking into the litter tray and stopping, and the result was pee and poop outside the box! This has completely stopped his behavior even if she was to pee on the steps it wouldn't get as far as the mat by the door as it would collect at the bottom! All 3 cats love it so much they have virtually stopped using the other trays, so much so I'm thinking of removing he other trays.
It's pretty big but I can cope with that. If you have a cat who pee's up the side walls like I do, you just gotta wipe the rim of the bottom and top when you scoop and thats it, no biggy!