The Science

Greta The Cat Science

We know that Huskaloo is smaller, lighter, greener and cheaper than traditional clay cat litters, but how does it perform?
We commissioned a government accredited research laboratory to find out.

The Method

Three standard litter trays are prepared with holes drilled in the bottom to allow excess water to escape. One contains a single brick of Huskaloo, hydrated with 242ml of water and broken up to make a bed 3.5cm deep. The other two contain clay cat litter to a depth of 5cm.

The extra volume of clay cat litter – 5cm as opposed to just 3.5cm of Huskaloo – are as per the manufacturers directions in both cases. Each tray was divided into 6 equal sections. 25ml of water is added to the first section to mimic the volume of urine produced by the average cat.

Measurement

Clumping Clay Litter

Cat Litter (Mass in Kgs)

2.4

Volume Absorbed (ml)

1593

Absorbancy (ml/kg)

666

Measurement

Non-Clumping Clay Litter

Cat Litter (Mass in Kgs)

4.7

Volume Absorbed (ml)

1796

Absorbancy (ml/kg)

382

Measurement

Huskaloo

Cat Litter (Mass in Kgs)

0.4

Volume Absorbed (ml)

1310

Absorbancy (ml/kg)

3489

A standard tray filled to a depth of 5cm with leading brand clumping cat litter weighs an average of 2.4 kilos.

It will absorb 1593ml of liquid before reaching saturation point. That means each kilo of clumping cat litter can absorb on average 666ml of liquid.

A standard tray filled to a depth of 5cm with leading brand non-clumping cat litter weighs an average of 4.7 kilos.

It will absorb 1796ml of liquid before reaching saturation point. That means each kilo of non-clumping cat litter can absorb on average 382ml of liquid.

A standard tray filled to a depth of 3.5cm with hydrated Huskaloo Coconut Cat Litter weighs an average of 0.4 kilos.

It will absorb 1310ml of liquid before reaching saturation point. That means each kilo of Huskaloo Coconut Cat Litter can absorb on average 3489ml of liquid