What is the catnip toys ?
Catnip, or Nepeta cataria, is one of 250 species of mint.Natural plants.
Why cat love catnip ?
When cats who are affected by catnip get a whiff of it, the scent targets the “happy” receptors in a cat’s brain. However, when a cat eats the catnip, it tends to have the opposite effect. The catnip acts as a sedative and the cat will often mellow out, roll around, flip, rub themselves on furniture, or zone out, and some cats may even get aggressive and growl or meow.
Either way, these moods often last about 10 minutes, after which the cat will reset and become their normal, furry selves again. The cat won’t have another reaction to more catnip until about 30 minutes after they’ve had their initial dose of catnip.
If catnip safe to feed my cats ?
Yes, catnip has been proven safe for cats. In fact, people used to use catnip to brew tea and soothe upset stomachs (catnip doesn’t affect people the way it affects cats). Catnip isn’t toxic or addictive, and it can be used as a reward or training aid.
Although, again, be mindful of how much catnip you’re giving your cat since, as mentioned above, excessive amounts may cause your cat to get sick, and maybe even have short spells of diarrhea or vomiting.Try not to indulge them more than every two or three weeks.
Plus, if you give your cat too much catnip, his body may acclimate to it, and the exciting effects that it usually gets will wear off over time. If you spread out how often your cat receives catnip, he’ll still reap the benefits of it.