WHAT DOES CATNIP DO? – Getting High With Smoothie The Cat

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Catnip; what does it do exactly? Are cats really getting high because of it? And why are some cats completely into it and others aren’t? Enjoy a catnip party with Smoothie & Milkshake, and see how they’ll react to it! Here is some more information about it:

Did you know that only about 50 % of cats respond to catnip? And they all react in different ways; some cats are getting more mellow, others go hunting & some cats will just roll over the floor (like Smoothie does in this video). Usually the response will last 5 to 10 minutes, after which the cat becomes temporarily immune to catnip’s effects for roughly 30 minutes.

The chemical that gives the reaction is called “nepetalactone”. Catnip is considered to be nonaddictive and completely harmless to cats, so don’t worry, it’s not dangerous! Catnip plants are popular in herb gardens and grows widely as a weed.

Usually kittens (under 3 months) and older cats are not affected by catnip. Why some cats respond to it and others don’t is not really clear. But if your cat will react to it, is easy to find out!

Follow Smoothie on Instagram / Facebook @smoothiethecat
Follow Milkshake on Instagram @milkshake.thecat

Music:
“Thinking Music” Kevin MacLeod (incompetech.com)
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“Sardana” Kevin MacLeod (incompetech.com)
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“Voltaic” Kevin MacLeod (incompetech.com)
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