Catnip Fats That You Didn't Know About!

November 17, 2017 2 Comments

Catnip Fats That You Didn't Know About!

We all know that cats love catnip. But, did you know that 33% of the population of cats don't really react to the herb? 

In this blog post, I'd like to share a few facts about catnip that you probably didn't know about. 

So, let's get started, shall we?

  • Catnip is also known as Catmint, cat's plant, cat cocaine and...kitty crack!

  • The most popular use of catnip is to calm a cat down during a journey followed by using it on toys to increase excitement, and using it in scratch posts

  • Did you know that Catnip is an ingredient used to manufacture cigarettes and teas!? It is also used as a cooking herb...

  • Catnip acts as a mild hallucinogen 

  • Contrary to popular belief catnip is NOT addictive and is completely safe 

  • Cats won't eat catnip but will brush up against it

  • Kittens under six months that aren't yet sexually mature are not affected by catnip at all

  • Catnip can be used to train cats!

Did you know any of these facts before reading this? Let me know in the comments section. 

Got a Catnip fact that you'd like to share!? We'd love to read it... 

2 Responses


November 24, 2017

I have had 2 kitties that loved to eat catnip! I’ve also had cats that ignored the stuff. Love catnip tea myself!

Kathy Cree
Kathy Cree

November 24, 2017

One of my cats does eat catnip!!

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