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Tired of replacing the heavy bird sand in his aviaries, Günter Leugers made a virtue out of necessity and discovered hemp litter. Today, award-winning natural products are very popular with rodents and birds.

It all started in a garage when avid bird lover and canoe breeder Günter Leugers went in search of a lighter alternative to bird sand and discovered hemp litter himself. His tests quickly showed that the natural product is ideally suited as an aviary covering. The high moisture absorption, the cleanliness of the product and the thermal insulation save labor and also make the disposal of the used bedding, as it is biological, very easy.


The good news of HUGRO hemp waste is spreading like wildfire among bird watchers. Initially, hemp litter is only marketed in large containers. Günter Leugers lends a hand himself and packed the waste in smaller containers in his garage after work.

The high sales success finally gave the pioneer of the hemp litter the exclusive distribution right for Germany. In line with the wishes of the customer, the first small HUGRO packaging will soon be on the market. Shortly afterwards, rodent owners discover that HUGRO hemp litter is also ideal for their darlings.

A new market is being won and the company is growing unimaginably. Today, the former garage has grown into a company with more than 1500 m² of production and storage facilities and an office wing in Saerbeck.


The ideas of customers, growers and partners, as well as the specialist trade, have allowed the HUGRO range to grow steadily. In addition to different types of litter, they now also have food and rodent home furnishings find their place in the product portfolio. Company owner Günter Leugers as a nature lover quality is still very important to his products and sustainability. A concept that works: In 1990, HUGRO was awarded the "European Pet Product Award" for its hemp litter. In 2007, HUGRO's active bedding made from hemp grains will be launched on the market. Winner of the "Aviary nest" innovation competition.


The company motto "Recommended by leading small animals ..." is lived at HUGRO. A dedicated research team, consisting of guinea pigs, degus, gerbils and many other rodents, conducts product testing on a daily basis. Without the critical rodent assessment, HUGRO will not have a new product on the market.

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