Fresh Grow Live Catnip Plant

$5.99

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Catnip is a perennial herb of the mint family. The chemical compound in the plant that attracts and affects cats is called nepetalactone. Nepetalactone is a stimulant when sniffed by a cat can produce a high for about 10 minutes before wearing off. When a cat eats catnip, it acts as a sedative, but when smelled, it causes the cat to go crazy. Cats may react to the plant by rolling around, flipping over, and generally being overly active. About 50 percent of cats seem to be affected by catnip. Young kittens generally are not affected by catnip. Cats may rub against and chew on catnip to bruise the leaves and stems, which will release more nepetalactone.

Catnip is a perennial herb of the mint family. The chemical compound in the plant that attracts and affects cats is called nepetalactone. Nepetalactone is a stimulant when sniffed by a cat can produce a high for about 10 minutes before wearing off. When a cat eats catnip, it acts as a sedative, but when smelled, it causes the cat to go crazy. Cats may react to the plant by rolling around, flipping over, and generally being overly active. About 50 percent of cats seem to be affected by catnip. Young kittens generally are not affected by catnip. Cats may rub against and chew on catnip to bruise the leaves and stems, which will release more nepetalactone.

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