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What is catnip and why do cats like it??

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Italiangreyhound Wed 20-May-15 17:34:18

What is catnip and why do cats like it??

Just that, please?

chockbic Wed 20-May-15 18:42:14

Pussy weed.

Little druggies.

gamerchick Wed 20-May-15 18:45:59

They just do... It's a part of the mint family I think.

We got plants to put in the garden and get cat visitors who come and rub all over the plants drooling. Funnily enough since getting the plants, I haven't had any cats shitting in the garden but watching them rub themselves all over it tickles my funny bone grin

Lunastarfish Wed 20-May-15 18:46:00

It's a plant. Not all cats love it (mine couldn't give a flying f) but I've seen others go crazy over it

RubbishMantra Wed 20-May-15 23:42:28

Yup, cat weed. Apparently it has a similar effect that LSD has on humans.

I grow a patch in my garden. MCat restricts his usage for special occasions. Little Monsieur's not arsed about it really.

They're both mad for the Kickeroo though, a toy that contains dried catnip. MCat hugs and kicks it while sniffing it, eventually passing out with it in his arms.

I sent off for a valerian toy for them once, and it stunk so much it had to be chucked into the garden. Like year old mouldy gorgonzola.

Italiangreyhound Thu 21-May-15 02:26:17

Thanks so much.

EBearhug Thu 21-May-15 02:44:39

Nepeta Also known as catmint.

FoxSticks Thu 21-May-15 03:50:17

Apparently it's genetic whether they get high on it or not.

Butterflywings168 Thu 21-May-15 03:55:59

Madame ButterflyCat had a catnip mouse toy...less kitty weed, more kitty made her unpleasantly manic.
Rubbish, ikwym as I have Nytol herbal which also contains valerian and also stinks of feet. Ew.

PolterGoose Thu 21-May-15 16:41:24

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TheoreticalOrder Thu 21-May-15 16:46:17

Our cat loves it. Planted a few different types of nepeta in the garden which after he licks it, he goes a bit skittish. Is v funny. Assume its what is in Dreamies?

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