I love my cats, I really do. But one thing I hate about having cats is that so many things made for cats are just not my taste. At. All. I’m not really into cutesy things and the utilitarian litter boxes and scratching posts are okay, but they lack personality. So naturally, I’m loving the trend of cat products with a clean, modern aesthetic–it’s nice to be able to buy my cats things that I don’t feel the need to hide when people come over. Things that (gasp!) fit into our decor and don’t look glaringly out of place.
To me, the pinnacle of this cat-people-have-taste-too trend is the ModKat litter box. I have coveted them for a few years now and I finally got to try one myself and I’m loving it. Obviously, what attracted me to ModKat is the appearance. It looks like no other litter box on the market. Who knew a litter box could be sophisticated, right? And I love that it fits into corners so well–it’s perfect to put in an out-of-the-way place, but it looks so good that you don’t have to hide it. I chose to receive the white ModKat box, but it comes in a variety of other colors as well–I think when I get box #2 (oh, and you better believe there will be a second box!), I’m going to go for yellow.
Although my initial attraction to the ModKat was the appearance, what really made me fall in love with it is the entrance on the top of the box. If you don’t own cats, this may mean nothing to you, but anyone with cats knows exactly why this is so good–reduced tracking. One of our cats has a wonderful habit of kicking massive amounts of litter out of the box whenever she uses it. She digs and digs and digs until she reaches the bottom of the box and then she feels she can do her bizness. With the ModKat, she still digs, but the litter doesn’t leave the box. I really cannot emphasize enough how much less litter we have in the house after switching to the ModKat. We still have traditional litter boxes on the second floor and the difference is night and day. I also like the reusable liner that fits in the box–it makes for much easier cleaning and the cats don’t seem to mind it (they’re not too fond of the disposable liners they sell in pet stores).
That said, there is one big drawback–we have four cats and only three will use the ModKat. Our older cat, Frida, is just too stuck in her ways to use it. If you have an older cat or a cat that’s picky about where they go, ModKat may not be for you. However, if you’re on the fence and still want to give ModKat a try, you can return it within 30 days for a refund. Even though Frida won’t use the ModKat, our other three cats seem to prefer it to their old boxes–we’ve definitely noticed more “deposits” in the ModKat than there are in the other litter boxes.
I received a ModKat litterbox in order to facilitate this review, but all opinions are my own. I only write about products that I love on The Type A Housewife.