Boxscoop Curve: Instructions & Tips
Please read through the tips and instructions below. A few minutes of reading will help you and your cats get the most from Boxscoop Curve XL.
1. Add litter:
Fill with litter to a depth of ~2 to 2.25 inches (5 - 5.5 cm). For reference, the landing pad in the center is 2.6" deep, so the perfect litter depth will occur when the litter level is about ~1/2" below the landing pad.
We recommend topping up with litter once the level has dropped to ~1.5". With normal usage it will take about 3-4 weeks to drop to this level.
*Add a cup of your cats old litter. This will give their new litter box a familiar scent.
2. Introduce your cats:
Open top Boxscoop Curve:
Cats should adapt right away without any issue. We do recommend mixing a bit of their old scented litter into their new Boxscoop so the litter has a familiar scent.
Top Entry Boxscoop Curve:Approximately, 80% of cats will climb inside minutes after setup. If your cat is a bit more skeptical, consider using without the cover until they are comfortable.
*Please don't rush your cats... this should be a positive experience. Cats are creatures of habit and some just need a little more time than others to make the transition.
3. Cover and Scoop assembly:
Align the cover to the base container:
The slot on the cover (1) aligns to the plug receptacle (1) on the base container. The plug receptacle (2) on the cover, aligns to the slot on the base container (2). Please see the image below for correct assembly:
Attach the scoop to the base container:
The scoop has a mount hook (3) near the thumb grips on the handle. The hook on the scoop will slide downwards into the slot on the base container. In this position the scoop will perfectly contour the base container for tidy storage.
4. Recycle tracked litter:
- Lift the cover and tilt inwards so the bottom lip of the cover is inside the bottom container.
- Watch the tracked litter fall through the slots back into the container.
*On the open top + ramp version, the ramp will collect tracked litter. Simply lift the ramp periodically and toss the tracked litter back inside Boxscoop Curve.
Boxscoop Curve looks similar to a traditional scoop, but it is far different and far more ergonomic—it may take a bit of time to get fully used to the design.
- Insert the scoop into the litter channel, on an angle. In the correct scooping position, the flat part of the scoop will be resting on the bottom like the image below and the side of the scoop will contour the inside of Boxscoop Curve.
- Use your free hand to hold the top edge of the Boxscoop Curve container-- this will give you extra leverage. See video below.
- Slowly move the scoop through the litter channel either clockwise or counterclockwise. It is engineered to scoop in either direction.
- Once the scoop is filled with waste, lift the scoop straight up a couple inches and then tilt it horizontal.
- Toss the waste in a suitable waste receptacle.
5b. Scooping tips
Tip #1: Scoop the poop first
If you spot an area where your cat went #2, we recommend starting the scooping cycle right before the #2 so the first waste the scoop picks up is the #2. This is not critical, but it definitely is the optimal way when possible.
Tip #2: Keep the litter level above 1.5" depth
It is best to keep the litter depth > 1.5", especially with lighter litters. Once the level drops below 1.5", the clumps will start to form as flatter, wider and closer to the bottom and this will make the sifting process slower.
Tip #3: Scoop in steps
If the litter is excessively soiled, it is best to scoop in two or three steps. Insert the scoop and move it about half to three quarters of the way around the litter channel. You'll notice as the scoop fills up the litter in the channel will begin to push forward. It's best to lift out the scoop, discard the waste, and then run the scoop once more all the way around the channel to get any remaining waste out. The litter will now be 100% fresh again.
Tip #4: Leverage with your free hand
The Boxscoop Curve base container is very sturdy and you can hold the top edge with your free hand while scooping. This will help you get extra leverage, help hold the container still, and also allow you to scoop comfortably without kneeling down, because Curve can support your weight.
6. Complete litter changes:
The litter in Boxscoop Curve should stay fresh for 3-10 weeks, depending on which litter type you are using. The easiest way to perform complete litter changes is to line the cover with a bag, and then lift Boxscoop Curve and pour the old litter into the bag:
6b. Scrubbing Curve:
During complete litter changes, we recommend using the base of Boxscoop Curve as a wash basin.
- Fill with some warm water, add some soap and/or vinegar.
- Give Curve a quick scrub.
- Toss the water and rinse/dry the inside area.
In a couple minutes you'll be able to make Curve XL as fresh as new =)
7. Litter types:
For Boxscoop Curve XL we recommend clumping litters that sift well. Clay litters will generally perform very well in Boxscoop Curve, but that said, we highly recommend alternative natural litters as they are lighter, cleaner, healthier and stay fresh much longer in Boxscoop.
*Pellet litters and wood based litters are typically not ideal.
**If you decide to change your litter type, please change slowly. A new litter box and new litter type all at the same time can sometimes be too much for some cats. Let them get used to Boxscoop and then slowly mix in the new litter with old and until all the old is gone.
If you have any questions at all, please reach out to us at email@example.com
***Always wash your hands after coming into contact with cat litter and cat waste. Cat feces can contain toxoplasma gondii.