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Old 11-28-2012, 07:13 PM   #1 (permalink)
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Hi, as a new cat mom, I have a weird question about the cat litter scoop. Where do you keep it and how do you keep it clean?

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Old 11-28-2012, 07:37 PM   #2 (permalink)
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I had the same question in mind, but felt shy to ask, so in the end, forget about the scoop, I pick up the poop with a plastic bag, 1 item less to clean.
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Old 11-28-2012, 08:08 PM   #3 (permalink)
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a plastic milk jug(or the like) with a hole cut to fit the scoop will work for storage, I scoop the boxes nightly and keep the scoop in the used litter bucket (an empty tidy cat bucket that has been given a second use)
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Old 11-28-2012, 08:12 PM   #4 (permalink)
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I had the same dilemma and I found the perfect solution. I use the plastic container from Blue Bunny ice cream. For those in other countries, it looks like this: http://mojosavings.com/wp-content/up...unny_group.jpg

Just as I was throwing the container in the recycling bin and thinking, "Did this really need to be made of plastic?," it occurred to me that I can solve two problems in one. I washed it and it turned out to be the perfect fit for my scoop and it keeps it upright. Also, since it has an open top, I don't need to touch it. I just stick it in.

As for keeping it clean, I just grab the outside of the bag that the poop is going in, stick the scoop against the side and grab any stuck-poop off, using the bag as a hand/poop shield.

I've also seen suggestions online for using a plastic gallon of milk and cutting an opening.
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Old 11-28-2012, 08:40 PM   #5 (permalink)
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I pick up the poop with a plastic bag
How do you find everything? Not everything is on the surface...

As far as the litter scooper goes since it's used for picking up poop I think it's pointless to keep clean. I'm not touching the scooper part myself and wash my hands after I'm done.

When I'm not using it, it goes on top of the hooded litterbox.
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Old 11-28-2012, 09:06 PM   #6 (permalink)
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i always use a disinfecting wipe after i scoop, and store it in the bathroom (cat's not allowed in the bathroom, btw)

also i totally recommend the metal DuraScoop brand scoop. it's heavy duty and large and awesome. makes scooping the box so easy, I couldn't imagine using a dingy little plastic one.
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Old 11-28-2012, 09:07 PM   #7 (permalink)
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How do you find everything? Not everything is on the surface...
I'm using pine pellet, which is beigy in colour, poop is black, not that hard to find. Its always on the surface, even if ET tried to cover it, cos there was no need to use a lot of pellet, so the poop won't be buried deep. There was no need to scoop pee clump at all, it all goes down to the bottom tray.
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Old 11-28-2012, 09:08 PM   #8 (permalink)
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I use this box:

Open Top Cat Litter Box with Shield CLH-12 301750|IRIS U.S.A SHOP

The scooper clips onto the side of the box. I keep mine on the inner back wall of the box.
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Old 11-28-2012, 09:35 PM   #9 (permalink)
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I have this plastic holder I got at petsmart, the scooper sits upright in it and I stand it up on top of one of my covered boxes. Before I got the plastic holder I stuck it inside a plastic grocery bag and kept it under the sink.
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Old 11-28-2012, 09:48 PM   #10 (permalink)
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Ours has a holder. Not cats yet though, but if we needed to clean it, guess hot water and vinegar will do.

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