Moonshuttle Blackhole Cat Litter Mats Review

Originally published Aug 5, 2014 – am re-running this because I am still in love with these litter mats.  I prefer the rectangle ones over the cat face ones, but they are both effective.  

I stumbled upon the Moonshuttle cat litter mats on Amazon and they looked so cool that I decided to do a post on Floppycats to see if anyone had them.

Many responded and said they looked cool, but no one had them – and I had mentioned to one reader, Lynn, that I wanted to reach out to the company, but I couldn’t find them online and then she said that they had an email on Amazon.  I didn’t even know you could contact a manufacturer through Amazon.  So I reached out over the weekend and I think I had the mats on Monday or Tuesday – shipped directly from Korea (where they are made), overnight.

There are two mats – a super size rectangular one and a cat head shape one.  They currently come in two different colors – dark grey (it’s really black) and beige.  We got both to product test, as you can see in the arrival and final review videos below.

They do a great job catching the litter that kitties shake off their feet when they exit a litter box.  The unique honeycomb structure helps to grab the litter and keeping it within the confines of the mat until you empty it out (I show how to empty it out in the final review video below).  I’d say that the mats catch about 95% of the litter that used to be scattered about around the litter box.

The mats are super easy to empty out, shake off and vacuum.

Charlie and Trigg use the mats often for stretching out their claws and for clawing in general.  The mats have held up to this habitual routine of theirs after using the litter box.  I thought they wouldn’t because it’s a foam like material and their claws do cause little cuts in the foam, but it hasn’t been an issue.  And well, they have served a dual purpose for collecting litter bits as well as being used as a scratching pad in a way.

Charlie and Trigg never had a problem walking on them – and I have walked on them as well and they feel really good….I was wondering if they might feel different and therefore they wouldn’t want to walk on them, but luckily that wasn’t the case.

These mats do really well with our fine grain clay clumping litter that we use (Precious Cat Ultra) – however, the Okocat cat litter that we are product reviewing, has larger granules that are often times bigger than the “black holes” and therefore the mats aren’t as effective with that larger grain litter.  However, I prefer our Precious Cat Ultra, so for our litter box situation, these are a great fit.

You can grab these on Amazon:

Here is our arrival video:


Here is our Moonshuttle Blackhole Cat Litter Mats Review video:


We received the Moonshuttle Blackhole Cat Litter Mats from the manufacturer.  Receiving the free product did not influence this post.

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Hi, I’m Jenny Dean, creator of Floppycats! Ever since my Aunt got the first Ragdoll cat in our family, I have loved the breed. Inspired by my childhood Ragdoll cat, Rags, I created Floppycats to connect, share and inspire other Ragdoll cat lovers around the world,

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  1. Bonnie Koukas says:

    Has anyone used this with the litter robot?

  2. Kristine Rasmussen says:

    I’ve had mine for a few months, and I can safely say it ROCKS! Totally worth the cost.

  3. I’m still using these and they are my favorite litter mats. Well worth the cost!!

    1. YAY! I totally agree – they are my favorites. Glad they’re working for you.

  4. Becky Burciaga says:

    I purchased the rectangular mat after seeing your review the first time and still love it. Even though I use clumping wood pellets now that don’t fall through, they are captured in the holes and stay on top until I dump them back into the box. A really wonderful product, well made and the best mat I’ve ever used.

    1. Super – love it – and love to hear the feedback about alternative litter experiences with it.

  5. Love, love, love it!! Will get one (or two!) soon. Always something exciting happening on your website! 😉

  6. Thanks for the very thorough review of these mats, Jenny. I am interested in the large one for use outside the Nevermiss in the bedroom. The half moon Petmate I use there just doesn’t cut it. The big Petmate I have in the kitchen collects litter well enough, but the litter gets trapped in the “mesh” design and then requires vacuuming (thank you Dyson!). I’m trying to remember where I saw these in store, so I can run out and buy one today. I’m getting tired of vacuuming that area, as I am bit of a clean freak when it comes to my floors LOL.

  7. Patti Johnson says:

    Hi, Jenny!

    Very awesome product review! I’m going to go take a look at these on, too!

    Big hugs!

    Patti & Pink Sugar 🙂 <3

    1. cool, patti – if you end up purchasing them, i hope you’ll share your thoughts.

      1. Patti Johnson says:

        You betcha I will! 🙂 <3

    2. Nancy Tomkinson Stratton says:

      I just got the large rectangular litter mat. I have 2 Ragdolls so the litter box is very busy! I use Worlds Best Litter so I was worried about the kernels being too big. No worries. They fit perfectly and fall through as advertized. I got the tan one because it’s the exact color. My bathroom floor has never been so “litter free” !!

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