What Does Catnip Toys Do to Cats?
Catnip belongs to the mint family and has a leafy green appearance. However, it has Nepetalactone, which makes cats turn into hyperactive furballs. The most intense reaction to catnip starts with the sniff. According to researchers, catnip targets the happy receptors in your cat's brain, which makes them go crazy. However, catnip usually has the opposite effect when ingested and tends to mellow down even the most hyperactive cat. Usually, cats tend to react by flipping, rubbing, rolling, and gradually just zoning out. Usual behavioural signs include meowing and growling at the same time and aggressiveness when approached. These sessions usually last 10 minutes to lose interest in the catnip and a maximum of two to recover completely.