Using a hooded litter tray can have both its advantages and disadvantages, depending on your individual cat. Some cats may feel more secure in a confined space such as the hooded litter tray and may find it more attractive due to the closer walls, while others may feel uncomfortable in too confined a space. Additionally, hooded litter trays can help keep odors and litter messes more contained.
In general, if you feel that your cat is more prone to anxiety in a confined space, then a hooded litter tray may not be the best option for your cat, although there are other solutions such as using a bigger tray, or a tray with lower walls.
If you decide to get a hooded litter tray for your cat, then it is important to make sure that you provide the cat with easy access to the entrance, as cats might not like it if the entrance to the litter tray is difficult to pass through. Another important point to consider is that you should be sure to keep the hood of the litter tray clean and free of any dirt in order to ensure that your cat feels comfortable.
In conclusion, whether hooded litter trays are good for cats depends on the individual cat. If your cat is not used to sudden changes to its environment, then it is important to take their temperament into account when deciding on whether a hooded litter tray is suitable for them.