Join the Meeting Place for Moms!
Talk to other moms, share advice, and have fun!

(minimum 6 characters)

cat weed

do you ever give your cat CatNip? i have a wild cat nip plant outside my house and my cat practically runs out the door at every chance he gets. after he has it he either freaks out and acts nuts or goes to sleep lol. what does your cat do?

Answer Question
 
mandei1509

Asked by mandei1509 at 1:27 PM on Jan. 23, 2009 in Pets

Level 1 (0 Credits)
Answers (9)
  • hahaha i used to love giving that to my cats when i had them..they would run around the house, jumping off walls..it was so funny!! and theyd roll in it, and just jump into the air for no reason!! hilarious!!
    alexis_06

    Answer by alexis_06 at 1:29 PM on Jan. 23, 2009

  • my older cat has no reaction - the younger absolutely freaks out - its funny to watch
    tmcewen

    Answer by tmcewen at 1:52 PM on Jan. 23, 2009

  • what's wild cat nip? never heard of it!lol..it makes your cats go nuts?
    tnteaton

    Answer by tnteaton at 5:10 PM on Jan. 23, 2009

  • Cat nip is scientifically a member of the mint family. It affects the nervous system of most felines in much the same way as marijuana affects humans. Cats eat it, or absorb the oil in the dried leaves through their skin. It affects all feline families, including the great cats, such as tigers and lions, but it does not affect every member of each of these groups equally. Some cats have no reaction whatsoever. Catnip will grow in the wild in most moderatly watered areas of the temperate region, Agricultural zones 3-8. Cultivation requirement similar to most members of the mint plants.
    pagan_mama

    Answer by pagan_mama at 6:58 PM on Jan. 23, 2009

  • My cats eat, lick and roll around in it. They act a little nutty after but not overly so. Then they fall asleep.
    InsanitySpeaks

    Answer by InsanitySpeaks at 8:08 PM on Jan. 23, 2009

  • LOLOL..omg..when i get a cat im so gonna feed it some cat nip. what does this plant look like?
    tnteaton

    Answer by tnteaton at 8:55 PM on Jan. 23, 2009

  • You can buy it at the pet stores. there are boxes of it, and there are toys with cat nip stuffed in them. They even make cat n ip tea for people, though I thinks that's nutty.
    Anonymous

    Answer by Anonymous at 9:02 PM on Jan. 23, 2009

  • oo i just said wild because we never planted it out there, it just grew on its own lol
    mandei1509

    Answer by mandei1509 at 10:47 PM on Jan. 23, 2009

  • OMG! its freakin hilarious to give a cat catnip. Hilarious. I love giving it to my cats. I put it inside a toy or sock and holy crap they do things I didn't know were possible. flipping, jumping, totally tweeking out. so much fun.:)
    calliesmommie

    Answer by calliesmommie at 11:08 PM on Jan. 23, 2009

Join CafeMom now to contribute your answer and become part of our community. It's free and takes just a minute.