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    Super Member just_the_scraps_m'am's Avatar
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    how often do you give your kitty some catnip?

    i try to remember every week...

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    Mine know what the jar looks like. I like to give some once a week (when I remember).

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    not very often...

    She is such a calm sweet little thing (4lbs and 15yrs old!)
    But when she gets catnip, she goes nuts. Its a whole new side of kitty, climbing walls, constant meowing, not to mention the mess. She spreads leaves all over the house.

    I give it to her on special occasions like christmas, or when Im really bored.

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    Quote Originally Posted by CloverPatch
    not very often...

    She is such a calm sweet little thing (4lbs and 15yrs old!)
    But when she gets catnip, she goes nuts. Its a whole new side of kitty, climbing walls, constant meowing, not to mention the mess. She spreads leaves all over the house.

    I give it to her on special occasions like christmas, or when Im really bored.
    thanks for the laugh!!!!!!!!!!!!

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    Once winter sets in the nip comes out! Keeps him from driving us crazy. He spend a lot of time yowling at the door to go out and is toatly P***ed off when the doors opened and it cold hits not to mention the snow.

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    Quote Originally Posted by MisDixie
    Once winter sets in the nip comes out! Keeps him from driving us crazy. He spend a lot of time yowling at the door to go out and is toatly P***ed off when the doors opened and it cold hits not to mention the snow.
    OMG, LOL they ARE great entertainment, aren't they?
    but even better on the nip...

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    Mine get there big stash of cat nip toys every night after the dogs are up for the night. We then scoop them all up in the morning as the dogs run outside. Otherwise the dogs would chew them all up.

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    None of my cats ever paid any attention to catnip. Guess I just have weird cats!

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    We have a catnip spray that we spritz occasionally on some small stuffed toys. Once or twice a week.

    One time I found a bottle of bubbles at Pet Smart that had catnip in it. One of our cats would jump five feet after those bubbles! It was hilarious. I have never found it again. STBDH (soon-to-be DH) tried making some but it never worked the same plus was afraid it would stain things. (The one from Pet Smart said it wouldn't stain and never did.)

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    Every few days, just depends on what's going on. Nearly always at night when we put the dogs to bed.

    It really is hilarious.

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    yes they are, but I did have to contain myself a few weeks ago when he had the cone on his head. The thought of cat with the cone on the nip...
    Quote Originally Posted by just_the_scraps_m'am
    Quote Originally Posted by MisDixie
    Once winter sets in the nip comes out! Keeps him from driving us crazy. He spend a lot of time yowling at the door to go out and is toatly P***ed off when the doors opened and it cold hits not to mention the snow.
    OMG, LOL they ARE great entertainment, aren't they?
    but even better on the nip...

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    I make catnip bags for mine to play with now and then

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    I have three cats all of whom love catnip. I also have two pots of live catnip herb on my patio. One day DH says I need to buy some more catnip plants. I look and behold! the plants are stubs! Not even a green shoot showing. Well, it was August and the gardening shops do not carry herbs until Feb and March around here so the cats are just going to have to go without til them. Guess they shouldn't be so greedy! I am hoping some seeds come up but none so far and no seeds to be found in the stores.

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    Not as often as they would like, LOL. Maybe once a month.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Quilter Lois
    I have three cats all of whom love catnip. I also have two pots of live catnip herb on my patio. One day DH says I need to buy some more catnip plants. I look and behold! the plants are stubs! Not even a green shoot showing. Well, it was August and the gardening shops do not carry herbs until Feb and March around here so the cats are just going to have to go without til them. Guess they shouldn't be so greedy! I am hoping some seeds come up but none so far and no seeds to be found in the stores.
    squirrels & chipmunks will destroy those plants, too & then lay on their back with all fours in the air!

    i was amazed to find nip in the garden center @walmart!

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    Quote Originally Posted by scowlkat
    We have a catnip spray that we spritz occasionally on some small stuffed toys. Once or twice a week.

    One time I found a bottle of bubbles at Pet Smart that had catnip in it. One of our cats would jump five feet after those bubbles! It was hilarious. I have never found it again. STBDH (soon-to-be DH) tried making some but it never worked the same plus was afraid it would stain things. (The one from Pet Smart said it wouldn't stain and never did.)
    Oh, that would be a fantastic toy for the cats! I certainly would be entertained by it!! I just googled "catnip bubbles" and found that you can buy it at Walmart and Amazon!

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    when I remember, I'll make little bags and put nip in it. Boy do they know what I'm doing. Also have a store bought toy that I periodically refill with nip and they both go to town on it.

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    We have catnip growing in the vegetable garden so our girls can get their own whenever they want.

    Mostly they try to lie down on the plants and roll on them.

    Which is to teach me to put the catnip plants at the edge of the garden, to minimize the damage.

    And that has an extra bonus in that the deer don't like "smelly plants" so the catnip, garlic, and lemon balm act as (tiny) deterrents.

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    Mine get it quite often since I grow my own. At least a couple times a week except for winter, I pick off a few stems when I walk by the plant. The neighborhood cats have discovered it, so I now put a tomato cage upside down over the plant in the spring when it first comes up (its a perennial) to minimize damage. They (and I) can still get at the stems growing through the wire but the plant doesn't get flattened.

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    Question.... What is the purpose of cat nip? Does it tire them out at night? :)

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    Quote Originally Posted by Wendys Quilts
    Question.... What is the purpose of cat nip? Does it tire them out at night? :)
    There's no real purpose for it. And, almost 20% of cats don't react to it. Its mildly stimulating and the cats enjoy it. Sort of like people having a drink or two.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Wendys Quilts
    Question.... What is the purpose of cat nip? Does it tire them out at night? :)
    Our cat would get 'stoned' on catnip. Nothing bothered kitty when she had some.
    Had to be careful where we walked when she got a hold it. :)

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    Neither one of mine are interested in Catnip. Only one we've had over the years was affected by it.

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    Mine go crazy for the fresh stuff out of the garden more than the dried stuff from the store. Just be careful the stuff spreads everywhere!!


    A weak tea of catnip is great for colic in babies.

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    they say not to let them have it to often cause it won't have much effect cause they become to use to it. some cats could care less about it. once a week is good. i usually need it more in the winter when they are cranky and fussy with each other. it calm them down after eating and rolling in it.i put it in a box or their post i also have a cat cd they like that works. we are down to 4 now but we did have 12 and had to figure something out when they were young.

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