Many inexperienced pet parents may think that litter box is not actually that important, and that they can purchase any they find, because you know, polecats ets are small animals and stuff. But nothing can be further from truth. If you want best experience both for yourself as a pet parent, and for your fur baby, you don’t want just any box. You want one of the best ferret litter boxes, and for some good reasons. The point is, polecats are easy to look after, and cleaning does not take much time or hassle – but only if you have all the right accessories.

How To Choose The Best Ferret Litter Box

Before you go choosing the top ferret litter box for your fur baby, you have to know a thing or two about ferrets, their manner of pooping, and their poop. Firstly, polecats are small, but they need more space in their litter-box, in order not to step onto the filler that is already dirty. If there is too much dirty filler, they may start digging it around searching for a cleaner place.

Secondly, fetters have a very specific manner of pooping – they always do that against a wall, ideally – into a corner, and put their bottom as far as possible (ideally, to poop outside the cage; if you ever see small baby polecats, you will be amazed how they keep their cage clean by pooping through the wire mesh). So, if the walls of the litter-box are not high enough, all poop will be outside the box rather than inside.

Thirdly, do not plan to clean the litter-box once a week, even with you have the box with wire mesh on the floor, and all the poop and dirty filler fall down. If you don’t clean the cage at least once in two days, it will start smelling.

And fourthly, polecats are not only active and curious, they are also very strong for their size. Which means they are able to easily turn the litter-box upside down, without much effort. So you definitely want the box that can be locked to the cage.

Now, when you know the most important criteria of litter-boxes for polecats, let’s go through the best ones.

#1 Ware Manufacturing Plastic Lock-N-Litter Pan for Small Pets Review

Ware Manufacturing Plastic Lock-N-Litter Pan for Small Pets

★★★★★ (4.1/5.0)

This litter box is a nice choice, combining adequate price and the majority of the most important criteria for a convenient and effective litter-box. You will find it easy to clean, while the pet won’t be able to make a mess there.

While this particular litter box does not look like work of art, or a technologically advanced piece, in fact, it is simple and effective. It has a convenient corner, the walls are high, it can be locked to the walls of the cage, and the low entry is still high enough to prevent the pet from throwing the filler around.


  • has corner
  • high walls
  • has locks
  • easy to clean


  • the edges could have been a bit more blunt

#2 Ware Manufacturing Plastic Scatterless Lock-N-Litter Small Pet Pan Review

Ware Manufacturing Plastic Scatterless Lock-N-Litter Small Pet Pan

★★★★★ (4.3/5.0)

If your ferret has a bad habit of digging everything on its way, this box will be the optimal choice due to its wire mesh that will keep the dirty filler below, and the pet won’t hurt its feet against the mesh.

This litter-box is nice, because it has a corner and also a wire mesh that makes cleaning a bit more convenient, as all dirty filler and poop will fall through the mesh, and the ferret will not be able to throw it around.


  • has corner
  • has mesh floor
  • the edges are blunt
  • locks to cage


  • the walls are too low

#3 Nature’s Miracle Advanced High Sided Corner Litter Box Review

Nature's Miracle Advanced High Sided Corner Litter Box

★★★★★ (4.6/5.0)

This litterbox will be more convenient for the pet rather than the pet parent. However, the polecat will love it, as it is safe and has blunt edges.

This is actually a nice litter-box, but it seems to have the same number of pros and cons, so it is up to you to decide whether you want it. What we can tell right away that it can be good for calmer animals, but probably not for polecats.


  • has corner
  • the walls are high enough
  • the entry is narrow and high
  • the edge of the entry is blunt


  • does not lock to the cage
  • not very convenient to clean
  • no mesh
  • too expensive for such a primitive object

#4 Marshall Ferret Litter Pan Review

Marshall Ferret Litter Pan

★★★★★ (4.3/5.0)

High walls of this box won’t allow your fur baby to throw the filler and the poop around, while blunt edges will prevent the ferret from scratches against the edge when entering and leaving the box. For some pets, four corners are even better, if they avoid filler that is already used.

Marshall is one of the globally known companies making products for polecats, but these litter-boxes will fit only a very careful and accurate ferret. Yet, in case you have no options, they will do as well.


  • high walls
  • blunt edges


  • has four corners, so the ferret may choose the one near the entry
  • the entry is very wide
  • the entry is too low

#5 Nature’s Miracle High-Sided Litter Box, Easy Clean Spout Review

Nature's Miracle High-Sided Litter Box, Easy Clean Spout

★★★★★ (4.4/5.0)

This box is actually necessary for every ferret parent, because it can be used not only in cage, but also outside, to keep the apartment clean. Ferrets will be able to use it outside the cage, but won’t make the space messy due to high walls of the box.

This litter box is good for really big polecats that have a habit of throwing and digging the filler around. On the other hand, you can put this box not in the cage, but in the apartment in the corner where your fur baby sometimes poops if too lazy to go to the cage. The box is convenient to clean.


  • huge space
  • high walls
  • blunt edges


  • four corners
  • the entry is too low
  • too big for some cages

Sum Up

As you see, choosing a litter box for ferrets is not an easy task. Hopefully, this post and review will give you some useful ideas on the best options!


As a rule, no. It depends on the quality of food you give to your pet. Those polecats that eat high quality kibble and/or natural food, do not smell.

Categories: Ferrets

Janny Collins

Hi there! My name is Janny. I am very happy to see you there! I hope this post was useful :)
I am an experienced pet owner and pet care blogger. I have two beautiful pets for today: cat Suisse (11 years old) and dog Jack (6 years old).
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