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Booda Litter Scoop
(4 out of 5)
The Booda litter scoop is inexpensive, basic, and functional.
September 28, 2010 6:19 pm | By Zootoo Editor AmyLi
The jumbo, plastic litter scoop by Booda initially offers promise. The product seems big enough (12 inches in length, 6 inches in width), with a several-inch deep containment reservoir. The scoop also has a built-in front rake, for those hard to get clumps that gather at the bottom of the litter box, and the essential vertical slits that allow you to filter all the clean litter pellets out of the scoop.
The Booda scoop is also fairly cheap, costing a little less than $6 in most pet stores, and around $3 on some online sites. But after a few uses, the jumbo scoop reveals its true, somewhat unreliable colors. The rake is all plastic, and doesn’t ultimately prove strong enough to scrape away all the cemented bits of waste from a litter box’s lining. After much effort, the stubborn bits of clumpy litter remained stuck to the box, but the scooper’s plastic handle began to give way, bending out of shape. That made the job much harder – almost impossible – and wasn’t a very pleasant activity for the wrist, either.
The success of the Booda scoop depends on the kitty litter load that you have to handle, of course, but in this situation, the scooper was tasked with cleaning up after two full-grown cats – and in the end, it didn’t seem quite up to the job, at least not without much unnecessary exertion that a scooper with a metal rake, for instance, could help you avoid.
That isn’t to say the scooper would serve as mostly useless to all pet owners – it could be used as a faithful backup, especially for the cheap price. And if you are dealing with a kitten, perhaps, or an elderly cat who doesn’t leave as much to clean up, this basic scooper might be just enough to get the job done.
Pros: Dirt-cheap price; easy to use; well-suited for smaller, older cats.
Cons: For multi-cat households or bigger jobs, the scoop may not be up to the task.
Reader's Reviews (7)
posted 6 years ago
We have several scoops (three litter boxes) and this one is my favorite of the three. It's wide for quick scooping and has slots narrow enough to catch small clumps.
My only complaint would be the handle. It would be more comfortable if it had more of an angle.
Pros: Wide scooping, narrow slots
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