Cat Litter Scoops - Cat Info Detective

Cat Litter Scoops

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Greetings cat lovers all! Skye Blake here, with everything you’ve always wanted to know about cat litter scoops (a.k.a., “pooper scoopers”)!

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Cat Litter Scoops

cat litter scoops with silica litter crystals

Scoops are necessary for dealing with any litter box, including robot and other “self-cleaning” ones, since there’s no such thing as a completely hands-free, no maintenance box.

Always good to have a few hanging around!

It can be frustrating using the wrong scoop with the wrong size holes or slats for your litter.

clump in litter scoop

So, it’s important to consider the size of the scoop itself and the size and shape of the holes or slots.

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Check descriptions and reviews carefully for any products you wish to buy… quality, sizes, colors, etc., can’t be guaranteed by anyone but the manufacturer.

Here are some options…

Metal Scoops

stainless steel tubes; cat litter scoops

Metal scoops are usually made of stainless steel or aluminum. They’re more durable than plastic and have handles coated for a good grip.

Be sure the one you choose is the right size holes or slots for your type of litter.

Plastic Scoops

plastic beads, polymer; cat litter scoops

Plastic scoops are less expensive than metal but not as durable.

They can crack and break, especially if you have to scrape clumps that have stuck to the sides or bottom of the litter box.

Plastic ones have more variety of hole/slot sizes. Some are made for fine sifting, while others are for pellets.

Be sure the one you choose is the right size holes or slots for your type of litter.

I make a small commission on some of the links below… and I get to share profits with qualified cat rescues!

Check descriptions and reviews carefully for any products you wish to buy… quality, sizes, colors, etc., can’t be guaranteed by anyone but the manufacturer.

Scoop/Shovel Systems

wooden scoop

There are now some fancy feed-type scoops that sift and hold what you’ve scooped so you can just dump it.

Some even have bags… you have to replace them, so keep that expense in mind when deciding if they’re worth buying.

Scoop Caddies

graphic of cat sleeping in purple box

Caddies are holders to keep dust and mess from a scoop contained. They’re the same idea as a toilet brush holder.

Some caddies come as a full organizer with a scoop, brush and dustpan. Others are just the caddy.

If you’re buying it separately from a scoop, be sure the size will fit the scoop.


Types of Litter Boxes & Accessories

Breeze Litter BoxThe Basic Litter Box
Litter Robot™…Is It Worth the $$$$?The Sifting Litter Box
Cat Genie ®…Does It Really Flush?The DIY Litter Box
The Privacy Screen for Litter BoxesThe Cat Litter Mat
The Corner Litter BoxThe Disposable Litter Box
The Collapsible BoxFurniture Litter Box Enclosures
The Self Cleaning Litter BoxThe Covered Litter Box
The Cat Litter Disposal System

Location, Location, Location…The BoxCleaning Cat Urine
Deciphering Pee PatternsSymptoms of Illness in Your Cat
The Territorial CatWhy Is My Cat Peeing Outside the Litter Box?
What Are the Best Types of Cat Litter?Cat Behavior…Is My Cat Nuts??
Why Is My Cat Pooping Outside the Box?What’s the Best Type of Cat Litter Box?

Sources

Sources used on this website are either primary or secondary.

Primary sources are always preferable and have the most reliable information because they’re original and directly referenced.

Scientific abstracts and data are good examples of primary sources.

Secondary sources are weaker because they usually consist of opinions or articles that give no sources of their own.

However, sometimes they refer to primary sources.

When I use secondary sources, most are those with some authority, such as veterinarian or cat behaviorist books and articles.

List of Sources

Disclosure

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Updated June 12, 2022

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