Type: Cats Toys Type: Catnip Toys Material: High Quality Natural Catnip / Pollution-free Weight: 20 g / Pcs , Diameter 4 CM Packing: Plastic Box Packing
Catnip is a perennial plant that typically grows 25 to 40 centimeters tall, or roughly about 10 to 16 inches. It is believed that catnip originated from Europe and was only introduced to American soil when European settlements were established.
Today, catnip is freely cultivated as a common garden plant and is usually found in pastures, fencerows and barnyards. The plant has distinct heart-shaped leaves with serrated edges that emit a minty odor when either crushed or bruised. Its small flowers grow in clusters, with their color ranging from white to lavender.
But how does catnip work, and why do cats enjoy it so much? Catnip's mesmerizing effects may be because of nepetalactone, a chemical substance that triggers a euphoric state in felines. The effect depends on how you introduce it to your pet's system. Sniffing the leaves triggers a stimulant effect, while eating them may have a sedative-like effect in your cat.