Ask Greta Your Questions About Huskaloo
HUSKALOO TOP 10 FAQS
1. MY CAT IS SENSITIVE TO SMELLS. DOES HUSKALOO SMELL OF COCONUTS?
Huskaloo is made from the shell and fibres of a coconut, all the “meat” has already been removed and hence there is no coconut smell. Huskaloo has little smell, but during rehydration some consumers have reported an initial “earthy” aroma.
2. I HAVE TRIED NEW CAT LITTERS BEFORE AND MY CAT REJECTED THEM. HOW DO YOU RECOMMEND I SWITCH TO HUSKALOO?
Gradually! Rather than making an abrupt change, (cats hate the unfamiliar), give your cat time to adjust to Huskaloo. Begin by mixing a small amount of the Huskaloo in with your current brand every day for several days, increasing Huskaloo and decreasing your existing brand with each day. We recommend you continue this method for up to a week, at which point your cat has probably now adapted and will no longer notice any complete final change. Remember, all cats are different, so if yours is particularly fussy, please allow a little extra time for the complete change-over.
Alternatively, you may wish to have 2 litter trays, one with Huskaloo and one with your old litter. Put the trays side-by-side for a few days and your cat may make the switch automatically. Due to the super-soft and natural feel of Huskaloo, customers are reporting a high level of acceptance by their cats to using Huskaloo in favour of the old “hard” litters.
3. DOES IT CLUMP?
Huskaloo does not clump, and in fact, renders the concept of “clumping” obsolete. Each tiny fibre of Huskaloo is made up of thousands of tiny air holes and so when wet the holes trap the fluid inside leaving the surface dry for continued use up to the total saturation point.
4. WHEN I ADD THE RECOMMENDED AMOUNT OF WATER THE BRICK IS STILL DRY. DO I ADD MORE WATER?
Definitely not! When you add the 8oz/227mls of water to the brick, you are merely rehydrating the brick and it should still appear dry in places. Once broken down and hence fully expanded, the initial water has been completely absorbed into the fibres leaving a soft, dry bed of litter for the week ahead.
5. HOW DO I DISPOSE OF HUSKALOO?
Huskaloo is completely biodegradable and can be placed with your garden waste or on your compost heap.
6. MY CAT WILL NOT USE IT FOR ‘NO.2S’?
One brick of Huskaloo is suitable for 1 average cat using a standard-sized litter tray. If you have a hooded cat loo or a Large/XL tray, you will not have the depth required for your cat to “dig”, which is a natural instinct for your cat following a ‘No.2’. Therefore, we recommend you use 2 bricks which will give greater depth and allow your cat to “dig” and bury the waste.
7. HOW DO I USE HUSKALOO?
On a daily basis remove solids and stir the litter, no need to top-up. At the end of the week (or longer if still fresh and dry), or if liquid is pooling on top of the litter, discard all the contents in your garden waste/compost. Clean your tray and expand a new, fresh brick of Huskaloo.
8. DO YOU RECOMMEND LITTER TRAY CLEANING?
We believe that all cat owners should have good litter tray hygiene habits. Huskaloo is so absorbent that customers report upon emptying the tray it is dry, compared to other litters which leave the tray wet. Litter trays are predominantly made from plastic, which is infamous for harbouring smells. So, by changing your Huskaloo once a week, this reinforces good hygiene practice by allowing you to wipe/clean your tray between changes.
9. I HAVE USED MANY CAT LITTERS CLAIMING TO BE ODOUR-FREE. WHAT MAKES HUSKALOO DIFFERENT?
Smells from your litter tray are predominantly driven by bacteria. Coconut husk is naturally resistant to bacteria growth. Furthermore, Huskaloo is treated with Bicarbonate of Soda, a highly regarded natural source for dealing with odours and smells.
10. HUSKALOO BRICKS ARE WRAPPED IN PLASTIC. IS THIS ECO-FRIENDLY?
The plastic wrap around each Huskaloo brick is made from a type of plastic which is widely recognised as being fully recyclable in your household bin. All other Huskaloo packaging materials are also recyclable.