Instructions & Tips:
1. Add litter:
Fill with litter so the center point is between 2-3.5 inches deep (5 - 9 cm). The center will be around 3.5" deep when the litter surface is slightly lower than the ledges in the container where the 3 green dots are.
*Add a cup of your cats old litter. This will give their new litter box a familiar scent.
2. Introduce your cats:
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. 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.
- Place the scoop into the center scooping slots.
- Slowly rotate the scoop through the litter.
- Lift the scoop from the slots before the scoop reaches the top edge.
Boxscoop 2.0 was designed so the waste can funnel off the ends easier into smaller opening containers. If the litter you are using clumps well, and you want to use a small opening container, simply shake off the loose litter, shimmy the clumps to one side of the scoop, and toss:
If you want to toss the waste into a small opening container and the clumps are soft or the scoop is very full, then we highly recommend first tossing the waste into a toss container.
*Most department/home improvement stores have suitable toss containers for ~$1 to 5. The above one is called "Sterilite 6 qt. storage box." Another good toss container is "Sockerbit Box and Lid 15x9."
4b. Compostable bag it:
If you'd like to bag and seal the waste directly after scooping, check out our bagging technique. For a slow motion video with instructions Click Here
Litter types & performance:
Click on your litter type to see how it performs with Boxscoop, along with pros/cons and tips:
- Clay & Sand (TidyCat)
- Corn (Worlds Best)
- Grass (SmartCat)
- Walnut (Blue Buffalo)
- Wood (ökocat Super Soft)
- Mixology (ökocat + grass)
- Mixology (Walnut + splash of grass)
Crystal litters also work very well in Boxscoop, but they do not clump, and we typically recommend clumping litters so you can get the urine out. Pellet litters are not recommend for Boxscoop. The pellets will not sift through the scoop.
If you have any questions at all, please reach out to us at email@example.com
- If the litter is pushing too close to the top edge instead of sifting through the scoop, try reducing the litter level. Also, you can rotate the scoop backwards a couple inches and then forwards again-- this will help the litter sift through the scoop. To see a video click here
- Angle Boxscoop in a corner or against a wall. This will encourage your cats to exit from the front and effectively reduce litter tracking.
- If your cat has an occasional bout of diarrhea, use the scoop to flick surrounding litter on top of the exposed diarrhea. This will help the scoop to remove the diarrhea without leaving residue on the scoop.
***Always wash your hands after coming into contact with cat litter and cat waste. Cat feces can container toxoplasma gondii.