A litter scoop with long handles is a brilliant design idea. The long handles make it easier to scoop the cat litter box, even with impaired mobility, because no bending or very little bending is required. This is one of the reasons that a litter scoop with long handles is a preferred choice to scoop the litter box for anyone who has recently had surgery. These scoops are also useful for anyone with a bad back or who doesn’t want to or isn’t able to bend down to reach the litter box.
The handles in the litter scoops reviewed have different methods for adjusting the length.
Adjustment Methods are : Fixed Length, Adjusted Telescopically or Two Sections That Screw Together.
|Long Handle Litter Scoops||Length of Handle|
|1. IPrimio Scoop Monster Cat Litter Stand Up Scooper||34 inches – Adjusted Telescopically|
|2. Yangbaga Metal Litter Scoop With Long Handle||32.8 inches – Two Sections That Screw Together|
|3. Purrr-FECT Cat Litter Scoop With Long Handles||35 inches – Fixed Length|
|4. TOYDOPOR – Long Handle Cat Litter Scoop||32 inches – Two Sections That Screw Together.|
|5. Snagle Paw Long Handle Litter Scoop||31.5 inches – Adjusted Telescopically|
|6. SunGrow Long Handle Cat Litter Scoop||32 inches – Adjusted Telescopically|
|7. Sand Dipper Junior Long Handle Litter Scoop||27 inches – Two Sections That Screw Together.|
|8. Sand Dipper – Square Long Handle Litter Scoop||41 inches Adjusted Telescopically|
|9. Kitty Kaddy No Stoop Litter Scoop||30 inches Fixed Length|
A long handle litter scoop allows you to stand further away from the litter box than if using a shorter handle scoop. This means breathing in less litter dust which is good news for everyone but particularly those with respiratory issues.
Reviews – Litter Scoop With Long Handles
1. iPrimio Scoop Monster Cat Litter Stand Up Scooper
The handle of this litter scoop extends for 24 inches to 34 inches. To lengthen or shorten simply twist the yellow plastic section which is on the metal shaft of the scooper. Adjust the length and tighten as necessary. The metal scooper is wider at the front edge. This helps to get into those hard to reach corners of the box.
The shovel part of the scoop is 7 inches from the heel (see image) to the tip. It will take large scoops. This is one feature that is often missing in litter scoops. IPrimio have listened to cat owners in the design of their cat litter scoops.
Ergonomic D grip handle allows comfortable control to scoop deeply and easily.
The handle is easy to grip.
The scoop is easy to assemble.
No real Cons but something to consider is where the litter will be emptied. Ideally a box with a liner to avoid spilling contents.
This scoop and shaft is made from solid cast aluminium. The long handle extends from 24 inches to 34 inches.
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2. Yangbaga Metal Litter Scoop With Long Handle
The long shaft of this litter scoop is adjustable from 16.4 in to 32.8 in. The shaft is in two parts and screws together. The entire scoop is made from stainless steel and is rust proof. The handle itself is foam padded for comfort. The scoop is deep which means it will pick up more waste. A convenient way to scoop the litter box from a sitting position without having to bend.
The connecting threads for the two part of the shaft are strong stainless steel.
The scoop is rustproof.
The connecting thread on the handle may work loose. Re tightening may be necessary.
Heavier than a plastic scooper.
The length of the handle is adjustable from 16.4 in to 32.8 in. The item is made from stainless steel. It weighs approximately 13.44 ounces. The deep shovel part of the litter scoop measure 5.6in x 5.2 inches X 2 inches.
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3. Purrr-FECT Cat Litter Scoop With Long Handles
This litter scoop is 35 inches tall. The shaft is made from stainless steel. The shovel is made from a high tech polymer plastic. The plastic won’t corrode like some metal scoops can do and it makes the scoop lighter. The D Grip handle is an important feature. It is designed to put less strain on the wrist when scooping or changing direction of scooping. It stores like a shovel or broom, there is nothing to fold or extend.
The scoop cannot collapse or unscrew when in use as it is one piece.
The scoop can get into corners.
The polymer used for the shovel is the same strength as a snow shovel.
The handle is long. It may be too long to give leverage in heavy waste.
The scoop and the D Grip handle is made from high tech polymer (same strength as a snow shovel). The litter scoop is made in the USA. The measurements are 6 x 5 x 35 inches. The shaft is made from stainless steel and is in one piece with no screwing together or adjustable length.
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4. TOYDOPOR – Long Handle Cat Litter Scoop
This review is for the 32 inch long handle cat litter scoop. The pole is in two pieces each measuring 16 inches that screw together. The shovel can take a weight of 330lbs when flipped upside down, an unusual measurement but it does indicate the strength of the shovel.
This brand also makes another long handle cat scoop which is adjustable from 17 to 23 inches .
The shafts when screwed together stay extended.
One user with a height of 5ft7 inches used this litter scoop with no bending or stooping.
The shaft does not flex.
Check that the metal grooves in the scoop have been ground smooth.
If you have hand problems such as tendonitis, this scoop may be too heavy.
The handle length is 32 inches. The scoop is made from aluminium and it weighs approximately 0.75lb. The slits in the scoop are 5mm wide. The shovel is 2 inches deep and 5 inches wide.
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5. Snagle Paw Long Handle Litter Scoop
This litter scoop has an adjustable handle. It does not have two separate parts that screw together. On the shaft at approximately the center point there is a coloured section that twists clockwise. This is how the handle is adjusted. It is then tightened at the desired length. it adjusts from 21.3 inches to 31.5 inches however you can choose the exact measurement that will work the best for you.
After use the litter scoop can be washed in hot water without worrying about rust. There is a special prtotective coating on the shovel.
The shovel has a protective coating.
It is well priced for a stainless steel scoop.
The locking mechanism can have a tendency to unscrew. It needs to be locked on tightly to stay in place. One solution if this happened was to use duct tape to securely close.
The handle adjusts from 21.3inches to 31.5 inches. It is made from stainless steel. The sifting slots are 5mm wide.
6. SunGrow Long Handle Cat Litter Scoop
This litter scoop can be used with the 16 inch handle or lengthened to 32 inches. it is lengthened by unscrewing the middle of the shaft where there is a soft grip and extending to full length. The handle has a soft grip.
The scoop can be used with or without the extender.
It is suitable to use from a wheelchair or sitting position.
It is strong.
There are no specific cons for this scoop. Any cons relate to handle length however this does depend on the height of the person using the scoop. For this reason, no cons are listed here. This is a fairly new product. (May 2020)
The scoop is made from lightweight aluminium. The scoop can extend to 32 inches. the actual scoop is 4.7 inches wide. The slots are 5.5mm. The total weight is 321 grams.
7. Sand Dipper Junior Long Handle Litter Scoop
The basket is stainless steel and is marine grade, the pole is lightweight aluminium. The handle also has a wrist loop just giving a bit more stability to the grasp. It comes apart in two equal length pieces- handy for storage or when travelling.
A very sturdy basket for serious scooping.
One year warranty.
Doubles a a shell collector at the beach.
The circular basket can be difficult to manage in the corners of the box.
The basket may be too small for large cats.
The basket is marine grade stainless steel. The basket is aluminium (with ski pole technology). The reach is over 27 inches.
Interesting Fact: Because the scoop is metal and not plastic, no static litter dust gets stuck to the scoop.
8. Sand Dipper – Square Long Handle Litter Scoop
This long handle scoop is adjustable from 29 inches to 41 inches. The scoop itself or basket is made from marine grade stainless steel. The handle is made from plastic.
The length extending to 41 inches. A person with the height of 5 ft 7 inches did not need to bend when using this cop.
It has a strong handle which is good for pulling, pushing or rotating.
The bucket has been reported as coming apart from the handle.
The handle adjust from 29 to 41 inches. Marine grade stainless steel basket. Lightweight, weighs just over 1lb. One year guarantee.
9. Kitty Kaddy No Stoop Litter Scoop
The handle is 30 inches long. The handle or rod is metal and the scoop is plastic. The handle is in ne piece, it does not screw apart or telescope. Popular amongst cat owners who have had surgery.
Can be used for dog clean up.
Can use two hands if necessary to hold and use the scoop.
The handle length can’t be adjusted.
Can have trouble when needing to scrape sticky litter or clumps.
The handle is 30 inches long and is not adjustable. The entries scoop is made from plastic. This makes it lightweight at 3,21 ounces. It is made in the USA.
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How To Use A Long Handled Cat Litter Scoop
Long handled cat litter scoops are not used in the same way as shorter handled scoops.
That is because the force exerted with scooping is going to be different (most of the time). Think of the action when using a dustpan and brush. A shorter handled brush allows us to brush debris quite vigorously however a dustpan and brush with a long handle (upright variety) needs a more considered approach and is not done in a hurry.
The same applies to long handled cat litter scoops, it will require a slower approach.
Mostly this would not be a problem as people with mobility/bending problems are not going to want to scoop at 100 miles an hour.
A shorter handle allows for more vigorous scooping. Almost any product will break if not used in the manner it was intended. Keep this in mind when considering your options.
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