Editor’s rating: 4.4 | Avg. rating online: 4.4
Modkat litter box is a modern and sleek unit that keeps the litter in place with its enclosed design, even with the most determined diggers. Modkat allows cats to have privacy to do their business and keeps dogs from trying to get “treats” inside.
The unit features a “rooftop access” where your cat enters the litter box. This rooftop is a grating lid that helps to remove the litter stuck on the cat’s paws acting as a walk-off mat, keeping residual litter on top of the unit, and helping to eliminate the litter tracking.
Modkat litter box uses a rip-resistant reusable liner made from strong tarpaulin that will keep you from spending money on disposable liners and will help the environment.
Modkat complements any home decor and it’s special for small apartments where you don’t have any choice but place the unit in the living areas.
- Modern and stylish design
- This enclosed litter box gives cats privacy
- It helps to reduce litter tracking.
- The grating top lid helps to remove stuck litter on cats’ paws.
- Easy to clean with a hinged lid that swings open.
- It includes an ergonomic scoop, easy storage on the sides
- Reusable strong liner with a wireframe to fit the litter box.
- It comes in colors: red, black and white.
Dimensions: 16” W x 16” D x 15″ H.
Entry opening: 8.5″ at its smallest point.
Can A Large Cat Use The Modkat Litter Box?
It depends on the cat. Some customers state that cats weighing from 11 lbs up to 14 lbs use this litter box with no problem. They have to stick their heads out the hole to fit comfortably while using the box (as seen in the image).
Cats are very adaptable creatures so very large cats seem to do their business in 2 steps, first doing it, going out the box, then entering again to dig and make sure it’s all covered. Small and average cats might be more comfortable, having more room to turn around while digging.
Is Modkat Suitable For Multi-Cat Use?
If your cats can share the litter box there is no problem with this unit if it’s kept clean. Ideally, it is better to use this litter box and another conventional one upstairs or something like that. When we have only one bathroom at home, we can wait, but usually, cats don’t :-).
HOW IT WORKS
The cat enters through the top hole of the litter box and does its business. The litter area consists of a strong liner with the same shape as the box that fits snugly inside the box by a fitted metal band in the top that keeps it tight against the box walls.
The system works well since the liner does not slide down. The liner height is 10” which is about 2/3 of the litter box and it features handles for easy removal, and with a wireframe that makes it fit snug inside the box. If needed, Modkat can be used without a liner as well.
When the cat exits the litter box and walks on the grating top it will remove the excess litter stuck on its paws. Some cats simply jump directly to the floor.
This trapped litter on top can be dumped back inside the box by placing the lid vertically at a 90° angle since the lid is hinged to swivel open; at this position the lid can be lifted straight off the base as well, making it easy to change the litter. The scoop goes attached on side of the box for convenient use.
CAT USING MODKAT LITTER BOX
HOW TO CLEAN THE UNIT
Here’s how to clean the Modkat daily and also when you need to deep clean the unit.:
Push the tabs located on both sides to release the lid and flip the lid open at a 90° angle to leave enough room to scoop. You can remove the lid completely if you want to have more room to do it as well as removing the liner also to scoop if you want.
Dump the clumps in a trash bag or use the practical Litter Genie to dispose of the waste. The frequency of scooping is the same as a regular litter box.
The liner has handles so to remove it, simply lift it up and pour out the dirty litter into a bag or where you dispose of the old litter. The liner handles allow you to dispose of the used litter without getting your hands too close to the waste. The frequency of changing litter is from 2 to 3 weeks.
Cleaning the unit and liner
You can hose the box and liner off. Liners can be washed in the sink as well brushing and using a mild bleach solution. It’s a good idea to keep an extra liner as a backup. The box can be washed in the bathtub or similar.
Liners are very durable and with one cat and correct usage, they have a lifespan of approximately 2 years.
What are the Pros and Cons of Modkat Litter Box?
Find out the good and bad things about the Modkat so you can decide with key information about this litter box:
- Aesthetically modern and sleek design that blends with any room decor.
- Very durable unit
- It contains kicked litter and it minimizes litter tracking, helping to keep clean around the litter box area
- Liner with handles acts as a “portable litter area”, making it easy to carry all the dirty litter close to the garbage or waste container to scoop or to change the litter.
- Grating top entry reduces litter spillage, catching the excess litter from the cat’s paws.
- Very strong and durable liners
- It keeps the dog out of litter “treats”
- The litter box is almost all covered (about 60%) by the top lid so you don’t have dirty litter or waste in your view.
- Good for male cats that don’t squat very much to urinate.
- Easy to scoop and replace the litter.
- Easy to clean the unit.
- Convenient storage of scooper on the box side.
- Brush on the scoop’s side to finishing sweep the top lid.
- Good depth of the litter box (16”)
- It reduces litter in the box area to about 70% to 95% of a traditional litter box, depending on how many cats use it and how cats exit the litter box (if stepping on top or just jumping directly to the floor).
- It reduces odors better than a traditional litter box.
- Nice colors to match your furniture
- High price
- The unit does not cover feces completely or urine smell as it has an opening on top
- Plastic starts holding odor over years
- The litter box does not keep litter from going onto the floor completely.
- Metal band sag over years
- Some cats might stop covering their feces using Modkat.
- The unit size is more suitable for small or average size cats (it depends on the cat’s adaptability, some large cats use it with no problem)
- Some cats might develop an allergy to tarpaulin (less than 1% of cats experienced this)
- Cats need to do their business in a certain position with their head out the opening entry.
- Not all cats are willing to use a top-entry litter box.
TIPS & TRICKS
- Get an extra liner as a backup.
- Make sure not to fill the liner too high or your cat’s head won’t clear the lid.
- Some customers have recommended as the best clumping litters: Scoop Away, World’s Best Cat Litter, Arm, and Hammer.
- Some customers use pine pellets to reduce tracking.
- Use a good rubber litter mat
Modkat litter box is a good concept of cat litter box that works as advertised. The unit reduces the amount of litter going onto the floor and tracking thus, it reduces the frequency of cleaning the litter box area. Some points to consider about this unit:
- Modkat is suitable for cat owners that don’t have any other choice but put the litter box in living areas in people’s view. This is because the unit is very stylish and nicely designed.
- The unit does not prevent 100% from litter going onto the floor, but it helps a lot, much more than a traditional litter box. The use of this litter box will reduce the frequency of cleaning the box area.
- Try to do some testing first to see if your cat will agree to use a top entry litter box.
Modkat is a good solution for cat owners that have small apartments or houses and need to place the litter box in areas where it will be seen.
√ I recommend Modkat litter box to:
- Big kittens and small to average size cats
- Male cats that don’t squat enough to urinate
- Cat owners that want to reduce litter around the box area
x I don’t recommend this unit to:
- Old or disable cats
- Overweight cats
- Large cats