Cat litter trays are available in all shapes and sizes, with options ranging from small plastic trays to trays with a hood for more privacy and automatic litter trays.
There may be several reasons why you may require a large cat litter tray, and perhaps the most obvious of these is if you have one of the larger breeds of cat.
Some of the largest domestic breeds of cat are the Maine Coon, the Ragdoll, the Ragamuffin, Siberian and the Savannah – which is recognised as the largest domestic cat breed overall but relatively rare within the UK.
Large cat litter trays are very spacious so you may just want to treat your cat if you have extra space available where the litter tray is kept.
Some cat owners may also use a large cat litter tray if you have multiple cats – although it is recommended to have a separate litter tray for each cat if you can. This is a subject we have discussed in our post on multiple cat litter.
Best Large Cat Litter Trays
There are several large (or jumbo) sized litter trays available, so the best one for you will depend upon your budget and other factors such as whether you prefer a Hooded Litter Tray.
These types of tray have several benefits, as they offer the cat privacy and they are also more hygienic and reduce odours. However, they can be more expensive than a basic plastic tray.
Petmate Stay Fresh Litter Tray Jumbo Pearl Silver
The most economical large cat litter tray that is recommended is the Petmate Stay Fresh Litter Tray which is available in an elegant Pearl Silver Colour.
The tray includes an easy grip rim so it is easy to pick up and empty, and it includes microban antibacterial product protection to protect against stain and odour causing bacteria. This also helps to limit odours which can be a problem with open trays like this.
This is a large litter tray with dimensions of 55cm x 43cm x 16.5cm depth, so it is large enough for a big cat to turn around and dig until their hearts content. The sides are also quite high which stops waste escaping, although the low front provides easy access for the cat.
The ribbed design, wipeable insides and high polish finish make it easy to clean and maintain, and this tray would make a subtle addition to your home.
It is available for just £12.99.
Nobby 72184 “Aseo Jumbo” Cat Litter Tray with Rim
Another open “jumbo” or large cat litter tray is this extra large tray available in a stylish navy blue.
This tray is larger than the Petmate tray, with dimensions of 67.5cm x 48cm x 28cm so it truly is a jumbo sized tray for larger cats or those which prefer more space.
It is a very deep tray which helps to stop litter escaping, although the access point at the front of the tray is low enough for cats to enter easily. The extra depth helps to stop the waste escaping from the tray or cats kicking the litter out when they dig, which can be a problem with smaller trays.
The extra size does make this tray more expensive and it is generally available for around £22.
Catit Jumbo Hooded Cat Pan (Grey)
If your cat prefers a hooded litter tray then an excellent option is this Jumbo Hooded Cat Pan from Catit.
Hooded cat litter trays have several benefits, and as well as the obvious advantage of providing extra privacy for the cat they keep the litter contained and also limited the odours that can escape from an open litter tray.
This large cat litter tray measures 57cm x 46cm x 46.5cm, so there is plenty of space for large cats and an extra feature is that the large hood lifts up for easy cleaning.
A carbon impregnated filter traps and removes odours effectively, while the built in anchor bag helps keep the bag open while the hands are free for scooping.
Although this tray looks quite bland from the outside, it is a favourite among large cat owners that prefer hooded trays and it won’t break the bank for £28.99 considering the size of the tray and the features included.
Jumbo Sized Covered Litter Tray XXL
An even bigger large hooded cat litter tray is this tray which is also great for very large cats.
It measures 66.5cm x 48.5cm x 46.5cm, so it is even larger than the Catit tray. Features include a large, removable swing door, a carbon filter and removable hood.
It is available for £27.99.
These are just some of the large cat litter trays available, so if you do own a larger cat or would like to give your pet more space in their tray there should be a good option available for you.