What is catnip, and why do cats like it?

  1. GA Anderson profile image83
    GA Andersonposted 6 years ago

    What is catnip, and why do cats like it?

  2. heart4theword profile image79
    heart4thewordposted 6 years ago

    Well the first thought that came to mind was that...it is the opposite of Cat Nap:)  Or maybe it is, that they look forward to their catnap, after the catnip wears off:)

  3. cloverleaffarm profile image63
    cloverleaffarmposted 6 years ago

    Catnip is an herb that is a member of the mint family.
    While calming for people,(yes you can drink catnip tea for relaxing), the natural chemicals in it give cats a bit of high feeling. They will rub in it, and sniff it until becoming almost unconscious. They may even chew it a bit. When too much has ingested, cats will sometimes foam at the mouth. It is rather scary to see.
    It does no harm to the cat other than making them stagger around and look drunk.