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Why do cat's like cat nip?

  1. websclubs profile image53
    websclubsposted 7 years ago

    Why do cat's like cat nip?

  2. scramble profile image64
    scrambleposted 7 years ago

    It is kind of like a drug to them. There is something in it which chemically does something to them. I think it only affects cats but some cats are immune. Cats that like it are immune to it for a short period after a fix.

  3. Geek_luv profile image59
    Geek_luvposted 7 years ago

    Catnip contains nepetalactone. Some cats are born with a catnip gene which makes them go bonkers when they are exposed to the plant. Other cats do not have the gene, so they have no reaction. Some cats are born with two of the genes, which makes... read more

  4. lol lol lol profile image53
    lol lol lolposted 7 years ago

    It smells lovely to them, and brings joy and happiness to them. they often roll on their back (which means they feel safe) when they're near cat-nip.

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    tinamarie9884posted 7 years ago

    Not all cats like cat nip. At least 30% of cats do not even respond, The rest of them are programmed to respond to cat nip. Cat nip- also known as cats worm and cat mint is a plant ( Nepeta Cataria ) of the mint famly having leaves containing aromatic oils. Some cats go crazy, licking, biting, scratching, rolling, rubbing, jumping, some make funny meow sounds. For some cats when they smell it, it works like a Aphrodisiac.