Nature's Miracle High-Sided Litter Box$20
Reduces Litter Tracking7.0/10
Quality / Durability8.5/10
- Easy to clean
- Good for elderly or disabled cats
- Simple design
- Reduces litter tracking
- Sides aren't high enough
- Litter can escape from the front opening
- Large footprint
The Nature’s Miracle High-Sided Litter Box is a big step up over your standard litter box. For an open-top litter box, the high walls do a decent job of trapping litter. The low entrance makes this litter box easy to access for elderly or disabled cats.
The Nature’s Miracle High-Sided Litter Box’s overall dimensions are 23″L x 18″W x 11″H. The litter box is slightly tapered, so the base is approximately 16”L x 12”W. The entrance is 5” from the floor. The Nature’s Miracle High-Sided Litter Box has handles along the side and a spout around the entrance to facilitate pouring of litter. This litter box comes in black and has a non-stick surface. The Nature’s Miracle model number is P-82035.
The Nature’s Miracle High-Sided Litter Box is above average in size, but it is far from the largest litter box on the market. The open-top design makes it feel roomy for most plus size cats. The cutout entrance is only 5” from the floor, which is lower than average. Elderly or disabled cats will have an easier time getting in and out of this litter box thanks to this feature. The 11” tall tapered walls provide some degree of privacy for your cat.
The Nature’s Miracle High-Sided Litter Box is a pretty basic litter box. It doesn’t have any frills or nifty features like some of its competitors. But if you want a simple, practical, and affordable litter box, this might be the best choice for you.
When it comes to cleaning and scooping, it really doesn’t get any easier than this. The open top design means that you don’t have to remove or unlatch anything in order to clean. The handles and pour spout also make this litter box easier to clean than most.
The one main drawback of the Nature’s Miracle High-Sided Litter Box is that you’ll still end up with a good amount of litter getting tracked outside of the box. If your cat decides he doesn’t want to use the front entrance, you may actually end up with more litter outside the box when your cat leaps over the high walls. The low entrance is great for elderly or disabled cats, but it also means more litter will escape from the front of the box.
Depending on the size of your cat, the 11” high walls may or may not be high enough to prevent your cat from spraying or peeing outside of the box.
Quality / Durability
The Nature’s Miracle High-Sided Litter Box is made of high-quality, durable plastic that should last for several years. This litter box is molded as a single piece of plastic, which means the handles and spout should hold up very well over time.
- Easy to clean
- Simple, practical design
- Easy access for elderly or disabled cats
- Multi-cat friendly
- High walls reduce litter tracking
- Some litter will escape from front opening
- Large footprint
- Sides aren’t high enough
Summary / Recommendations
If you’re looking for a simple litter box that will reduce litter tracking, skip the standard height litter box and get the Nature’s Miracle High-Sided Litter Box. Our favorite part about this litter box is that it is extremely easy to clean.
We recommend the Nature’s Miracle High-Sided Litter Box to cat owners who want an open-top litter box and for cats that are elderly or disabled.
If reducing litter tracking is your top priority, we would recommend choosing a top entry litter box like the Modkat Litter Box, or an enclosed litter box like the Catit Jumbo Hooded Cat Litter Pan. The Nature’s Miracle High-Sided Litter Box is better at reducing litter tracking than your standard box, but there are several designs out there that get the job done better.
Original Post Date: 6/4/17