catnip and treats? (nutrition?)

Kelly GrahamKelly Graham Montreal, ArundelMember Posts: 89
edited 12 March, 2006 in Food & Nutrition
What is the deal with this catnip or liquid catnip? I have no interest in toys with it built in, and they don't sell it at the Walmart or anything near me, and I wont support the petstores that encourage mills... Why do u guys love it? And I started to refuse treats. I dont like catgrass, except to throw the earth around the apartment (and I dont touch the other 30+ plants in this tiny place)... any one have any suggestions to whats the deal with this catnip?? :)


  • Sue KaufmannSue Kaufmann CranfordMember Posts: 1,465
    edited 1 March, 2006
    Lucy - not sure what your question is. Is it that you're not interested in catnip? There are a lot of kitties (myself included) who are immune to it. The most I've ever done is drool around it, and that was when it was very fresh. Sometimes I wish I could get stoned on it, but I guess it's just genetics.
  • Veronica NieburVeronica Niebur Member Posts: 49
    edited 1 March, 2006
    Hello! Tell your mom to keep trying with different brands if she can. It took me over 1 year to show any interest and now I act a s dumb as my brothers do on it!! Good luck!
  • Karen LeeKaren Lee The kingdom of Mer-lotMember Posts: 89,020
    edited 2 March, 2006
    Meows, some cats are just not affected by catnip. Other cats have less of a response to catnip as they grow older. Mol, I like to push my cat grass pot around too and make a big mess. Perhaps instead of store bought treats your Human can give you small pieces of cooked chicken. I love cooked chicken.
  • Jessica WebsterJessica Webster CalgaryMember Posts: 14
    edited 12 March, 2006
    Catnip rules! I eat it, sniff it, rub myself in it, drag my toys through it... that stuff is just awesome! My little brother loves it too... he's really funny though, cause he's very clumsy and just falls all over the place. My Mommy also gave us some honeysuckle wood pieces, a stick and two disks, and we just love that too! We drool all over it, chew on it and maul it with our paws! Maybe you should try honeysuckle?
  • Teri SextonTeri Sexton Member Posts: 7,987
    edited 12 March, 2006
    We read that a cat\'s brain can handle about 30 min. of stimulus from catnip, then shuts off. I guess cats have better biological defenses against addiction than people! Most of us like it. Mom fills an old sock with it, and Jack drags it all over the house. Zack acts like a kitten! But if you don\'t care for it. then thats OK too.
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