We’ve used pine pellets in our litter boxes for years now, but it’s a bit different from clumping litter when it comes to scooping. If you’re not sure how to scoop pine pellet litter, this short vlog is for you.

A few reasons why we love pine pellet litter is because it’s natural, dust free and tracks very little. The only downside we’ve found is that there’s a learning curve when it comes to scooping it. So… here’s the scoop on pine pellet litter.

Scooping The Pine

Learning how to scoop pine pellet litter takes a bit of getting used to. Once you get used to it you will love it. How to scoop pine pellet litter is a little different but super easy!

  • Start with a scoop that has small enough slats to keep the good pellets from falling through. You can get this at any department store or online.
  • Scoop the poop as usual, removing the turds. 🙂
  • Scooping the urine will be the opposite of how you scoop clay litter. When you scoop clay litter, you find the wet clump and scoop it out. Sometimes with clay litter, the wet clump gets stuck to the bottom of the box and you have to really scrape it. With pine pellets, where the cat pees the pellets turn to sawdust instead of clumping. The sawdust, however, isn’t dusty!
  • Start at one end of the box and brush through the pellets to find the sawdust and sift it out into your trash and voila… you’re done!

So as you can see, scooping pine pellet litter is a simple process. But you know what we love best about pine pellet litter? There is hardly any tracking of it! When we used other types of litter the kitties tracked it all over the house. Now it stays close to the box!



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