We all know that catnip is one evil weapon to get any cats – from lions, tigers, panthers and domestic tabby – to go soft and beg for more. It only takes one or two sniffs of that wondrous oil in catnip before susceptible felines are licking, chewing, and rolling head-over-tail in kitty bliss.
Though intense, that bliss is usually short-lived, lasting about 10 minutes for most cats. For some, the euphoria translates into aggressive playfulness. At the same time, it makes others mellow and calm. But no matter what reaction your cat has, once the pleasure passes it'll be about two hours before kitty responds to catnip again.
Not only does catnip do “evil”, it does good too! As cats do respond to catnip again and again, it is a powerful tool for training to deter your cats from committing a crime such as chewing or clawing your furniture. Or, you can sprinkle a little bit of catnip to newly bought cat bed to make it more attractive to your feline best friend. You can also create a magical cat toy out of catnip. How? Simply sprinkle a little bit of catnip into an old sock and tie a knot at the top so that it is shaped like a ball.