Does your Cat go crazy for Catnip? Many do and it is beautiful to watch them rolling around in such a euphoric state.
So what is Catnip and why do Cats love it? We were fortunate to come across the following explanation from Rach of Catnipsum. According to studies one in 2 cats are affected by Catnip.
What Is Catnip And How Does It Work?
We were also surprised to find that there are some 250 different varieties of Catnip. You can plant Catnip seeds in your garden and we have even seen Catnip Spray available for sale online.
Catnip (Nepeta cataria) is a perennial herb. It is a member of the mint family and can grow as high as 3 feet.
Nepetalactone is the chemical that affects the cats. It is found in the leaves and stems. It acts as a stimulant when sniffed by a cat, producing a “high” and the effects last for about 10 minutes.
If your Cat is one of the 50% affected by Catnip it may start rolling around and acting hyperactive. It is also apparently known to help humans and has been used for its sedative properties. If cats have too much of it, the effects may wear off as they get used to it. This is something that should be a bit of a treat, not a regular thing.
Catnip Biscuits Recipe Video
We found an awesome Catnip Biscuits video from Buzzfeed Tasty. It is short and shiny and shows you exactly how to make your own at home. Click Play above to watch now ^
Catnip Biscuits Ingredients
- 1 cup oat flour
- 2 ounces of tuna, in water (drained) and no salt
- 1 egg
- 1 tablespoon olive oil
- 2 tablespoons catnip
Catnip Biscuits Recipe Instructions
Preheat the oven to 350˚F/180˚C.
Combine oat flour, tuna, egg, olive oil, and catnip in a food processor and blend until it forms a crumb-like dough.
Transfer dough into a bowl and hand roll into small biscuits.
Place each biscuit onto a parchment-lined baking sheet.
Bake for 10-12 minutes or until golden brown.
Remove from the oven and let cool. Store leftover biscuits in the fridge for up to 2-3 days or 1-2 months in the freezer.
Now that you know how to make your own Catnip Biscuits, you’ll need somewhere to store them. We love this super cute idea of these Cat Treat Jar Cozies.
You can get them made up to look like your own Cat. You can check them out on Etsy here.