Cats Love Catnip (3 videos)

We humans have alcohol and marijuana. Cats have catnip. Different “drug,” similar chemical effect.

The first video explains why cats get high; the second asks if catnip has the same effect on big cats, and the third video is a funny little piece with a talking cat on a catnip high.

How Catnip Gets Cats High

This video opens with a group of cats irresistibly drawn to a planting of catnip where the aromatic oils give them an addictive high, causing them to roll around and even chase imaginary mice.

About three quarters of all cats are so affected, showing how natural chemicals influence animal behavior.

The video on page 2 from Big Cat Rescue answers the question: do tigers like catnip? Bet you can guess the answer….

Photo credit: Elaine with Grey Cats

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Do Tigers Like Catnip?

Thatís the question. Here is a ďscientificĒ survey in which a variety of big cats are put next to a bag containing catnip. What do you think happens next?

In the next video, on page 3, we hear from a kitty named Juniper herself and join her on her catnip trip.

Photo credit: Tambako the Jaguar

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Kitty on a Catnip Trip

Usually we have to watch cat reactions under catnip and imagine what they are thinking. Fortunately for us, this videographer found a talking cat named Juniper on a catnip trip and recorded her comments and reactions, giving us finally a clearer understanding of what this drug is all about.

Photo credit: ali graney

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78 comments

LMj Sunshine

Thank you.

LMj Sunshine

Thank you!

Linda O.
Linda Owen3 years ago

Soooo adorable!

Sandi C.
Sandi C.3 years ago

Loved the video on the big cats. I've had cats that loved catnip but the one I have now pees in it then walks away!

Arlene M. Baladi

Our two kitties enjoy playing with their catnip mice, it is really cute how much they love it!

Donna Burgess
Donna B.4 years ago

The cats in the first video really enjoying themselves. But it concerns me... Can TOO much catnip be a bad thing? Can they O.D. on it? Just worrying about that. Thx.

Pat W.
Pat W.4 years ago

good stuff!

Lindsey Williams
Lindsey Williams5 years ago

My kitties love their catnip! thanks :)

Lorraine Chatfield

I found this video clip most distressing, in the same way as I would at seeing someone I loved totally intoxicated. The fact that the ginger was foaming at the mouth should raise queries as to whether large amounts are good for them. Incidently, cats do not liked to be laughed at.

Gavin Bledsoe
Gavin Bledsoe5 years ago

Very cool! Thanks for sharing this!