Tuesday, August 31, 2010

More insight on Catnip

Catnip (aka catnip cat and value) in the botanical world, going by the name Nepeta cataria. Cats react to the main active ingredient, the chemical nepetalactone. One of three cats, studies show, missing the gene needed to respond to catnip. Cats that remain untouched, like the small kitten always immune. Other cats are so influenced the psychedelic effects appear. The average high catnip, usually takes about ten minutes. At that point, the cat lost interest. Remove it and the next time you introduce the same effect.
Cat reaction to catnip;
They can be amazing! Some smell and rub. Other roles in IT and shovels. Some cats like bright eyes and ready for a fight, while others appeared to be in a state of nirvana, hugging their list catnip toys soft and purring loudly. Beware, if your cat is one that gets too aggressive. For obvious reasons related to safety and if you are not one around your home.
Catnip toys:
Some of the best selling catnip toys: the catnip catnip cigars and bananas. One of the biggest brands cosmic catnip is that you can find in most pet stores and online. Our cats' favorite is the cosmic catnip Bubbles. You will blow bubbles and watch your cat has a lot to find them and roll with it.
If you're in the garden, try growing catnip. It is very easy for even novice gardeners. The catnip plant is a perennial plant that grows 1-3 meters. It requires partial shade and average well drained soil, instead of the rich soil. As you grow in a pot, you will not have problems. However, if you grow catnip in a yard, be aware that it is growing like a weed. This crowding can spread out to the rest of your plants.
Grow catnip seeds by planting them directly on land, about 20 inches apart. Harvest leaves as soon as you notice the flowers blooming. The highest concentration of nepetalactone found in the leaves. It is more powerful than the roots, seeds, and even the stems. If you have the chance, I highly recommend planting your own organic and guaranteed pesticide free catnip for your beloved feline companion.
Catnip is also a way for your cat and provide stimulation. You can tie a catnip toy at the end of a string and your cat playing for a long time, and we all know that indoor cats should You use the work.
Catnip is something that you and your cat will enjoy, as it does not lead to excessive aggression.

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