This, ladies and gentlemen, is NOT an appropriate tool for scooping your cat’s litterbox yet we see this quite frequently. This always perplexes me as your standard issue, plastic, el-cheapo litter scoop is readily available at any dollar store. The same litter scoop is also available at every major supermarket although it’ll run you more than a buck. That being said, we run across all kinds of tools being used as litter scoops. There are the slotted spoons; they are ok – they are metal so they stand up to tough scoops. There are the flat, slotted spatulas; they are a little less than ok, but we can work around it. There are also some people that scoop their litter with a large spoon. As in, a spoon with no slots in it! That one I just don’t get. It takes forever and you end up throwing away more than you need to.
There is one litter scoop that stands above the rest, in my opinion. Let me introduce you to the Durascoop (insert angelic singing here):
This is the Cadillac of litter scoops people. It’s heavy duty yet light weight. It’s ergonomic handle makes it easy to hold and grip. This baby gets the job DONE!
Did I mention it makes a great Christmas gift? It’s available from Amazon.
Another tip to make your litter scooping chore a little easier is to remember to keep a minimum of 3-4 inches of litter in the bottom of the box. It’s really no fun trying to scrape a cement block of kitty pee from the bottom of the box with with only a “hint” of litter in the bottom while using a plastic spoon.