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Cats Love Catnip (3 videos)

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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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9:16PM PDT on Oct 2, 2012

Thank you.

9:15PM PDT on Oct 2, 2012

Thank you!

5:08PM PDT on Sep 12, 2012

Soooo adorable!

6:01AM PDT on Aug 29, 2012

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!

5:00AM PDT on Aug 29, 2012

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

12:25PM PDT on Aug 26, 2012

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.

12:20AM PDT on Jun 10, 2012

good stuff!

8:17AM PDT on Apr 6, 2011

My kitties love their catnip! thanks :)

5:04PM PST on Feb 8, 2011

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.

4:19AM PST on Feb 8, 2011

Very cool! Thanks for sharing this!

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