The appeal of catnip toys for cats lies in a chemical in the plant's oil found in its leaves, stems and seeds. One tiny whiff of this powerful oil and your cat's happy receptors in their brain will start to light up. That's when you'll see how they react - and how they react to catnip often depends on the cat.
Some felines experience a deep and comprehensive sense of relaxation. Other cats may be playful, hyperactive and meow more than usual. However they react, it's usually fairly short-lived. Most cats have these heightened sensations for about 10 minutes. Check out the amazing range of catnip toys and wands at Goofy Tails.