What could go wrong, indeed...

PS: The iridoid that is deposited on cats who have rubbed themselves against the plants and scratched the surfaces of catnip and silver vine (Actinidia polygama) leaves repels mosquitoes.

#Catnip #Cats #Caturday

"Let's plant catnip in the garden they said. It prevents mosquitos they said. what could go wrong they said."

Plenty of "sleeping" cats in this garden where someone planted catnip...
Eve :verified:
3 weeks ago

#cat #catsofmastodon #caturday #cats #catnip
Ah, the feline equivalent of a spa day! Enjoy your chill time, kitty! 😺 Catnip😂
1. + 2 Pic: Mit eine Spielmaus gefüllt mit Catnip spielen
Playing with a play mouse filled with catnip
3. Pic: MEINS...MEINS!
4. Pic: Nun, das war gutes Zeug!
Now that was good stuff!

Getigerte Katze .li liegt auf der Wiese und geniesst Catnip

Tabby cat .li lies on the meadow and enjoys catnip
Getigerte Katze .li liegt auf der Wiese und geniesst Catnip

Tabby cat .li lies on the meadow and enjoys catnip
Getigerte Katze .li liegt auf der Wiese und geniesst Catnip und schaut nach rechts

Tabby cat .li lies on the meadow and enjoys catnip and looking right
Getigerte Katze .li liegt auf der Wiese und geniesst Catnip, sie sieht sehr entspannt aus

Tabby cat .li is lying on the lawn enjoying Catnip, she looks very relaxed
Chris Mills
1 month ago

My #cat, Sophie, getting her #catnip on.

A tabby torture cat enjoys catnip on the carpet. There is much purring and rolling about.
Ann K.
1 month ago

Thursday morning at the #catnip trough.

Meatloaf the Cat
1 month ago


#cats #catsofmastodon #catnip

A fluffy brown and white tabby cat stares at a grey and white tabby cat rolling around on a cardboard scratching post
Meatloaf the Cat
1 month ago


#cat #catnip #catsofmastodon

A fluffy brown and white tabby cat nibbling on his human's hand
Lord Caramac the Clueless, KSC
2 months ago

His Furry Highness the Prince, high on catnip.
#prince #kater #katze #cat #gato #gatto # #🐈 #🐱 #britishlonghair #catnip #niphead

A very fluffy tuxedo cat impersonating a shrimp on the carpet
Orange Menace
2 months ago

I’m PandaCat. This is my garden, this is my ‘nip.
Don’t mess with the pussy!

#caturday #catnip #chamedi #CatsOfMastodon

A black and white cat sitting in a plant pot. A sprig of catnip protrudes between her front paws.
paul 🇬🇧
2 months ago



don't make me use the claws

2 months ago

Ich Wette die #Löwin hängt schon im Bergheim und zieht eine Line #Catnip nach der anderen aus der Poritze eines anderen Löwen.

#Berlin halt. 🤷‍♂️

Petra Kaminen Mosher
3 months ago

Since I missed #caturday, here is a video of Mr Orange Pants enjoying a morning treat of #catnip flowers (not leaves or stems, thank you very much). #OrangeCat #cat #CatsOfMastodon #catstodon #GardenCat

Orange marmalade cat curled up under some hosta leaves and licking (shnuffling?) violet catnip flowers in obvious enjoyment.

🥥 Needs moar #cats, Jeff.
Also needs moar #catnip, Jeff. 🥥

Catriona Gold
3 months ago

I may have identified the culprit #cats #catsofmastodon #catnip #blackcats #blackcatsofmastodon

Black cat rolling around on on garden wall with human hand approaching
Catriona Gold
3 months ago

Inadvertently gave some neighbourhood cat the best night of their life (this was catnip) #catsofmastodon #cats #catnip

Empty pot laying on its side next to a scattered pile of soil and plant matter
3 months ago
Nick Krichevsky
3 months ago

Spent my week trying to get this planted 3d printed (#3DPrinting). Now I have a nice #catnip plant for my cat :)

A tall catnip plant in a pink and black square planter.

I'd watch that movie.


A spoof of the "Reefer Madness" movie poster, except with cats and catnip.

Cat ran out the back door, decides to explore - finds our big pot with a large catnip plant. Cat is delighted. Afterward, cat became less than delighted when I picked him up to bring him back inside.

#cats #caturday #catsOfMastodon #catnip #gardening

Mostly white medium hair cat with head in a large catnip plant with dozens of green leaves.
4 months ago

It’s time for a #gardening 🧵!
Let’s start with what’s in these pots before we go bed hopping 😉: #catnip in the back, #spiderplants and #aloe to the right and my #ginger has funally sprouted after 5 weeks! 🎉 #garden

Orange Menace
4 months ago

Drugs are bad, mmmkay?

If you’re going to pass out in the sunshine, be thankful your owner is there to apply factor 50 to your wee white ears.

#CatsOfMastodon #catnip

A little black and white cat, curled up in a flower pot with the remains of the catnip plant she’s just been cavorting on.
4 months ago

Do I have the only two #cats completely oblivious and/or impervious to #catnip?

I've never seen two grown cats just go "meh" over catnip shaken into a sock & the top tied in a knot. It's an age-old, time-proven #cat #toy but no, Clark and LJ are not having it.


a couple of bastids!

#catsofmastodon #catsodon #mastocats
every day (except today apparently) is #caturday

Just heard about #NipFest. Mom is harvesting one pot of #catnip #Today. #SlowCatIntro Day 14 Update
I was attracted to it right away, rolled in it, and rubbed my head with it. #CatsOfMastodon

A Tuxie girl playing with some fresh catnip
Tuxie Girl Betty having some fresh catnip near her playbox. No idea how it will affect her.
Carolyn Jewel
4 months ago

Yesterday I found out why the catnip is growing in a strange shape. Elderly cat sits in front of the pot and eats whatever is at mouth level.

#Catnip #Gardening

@Gigi No! This IS catnip! You got the right thing. But #catnip susceptibility is genetic. Some have it, some don't. You can still make a lovely tea of it for yourself, though. 😄

5 months ago

Happy #Caturday! I grow things for the cats, too. Catnip, catmint, and grass.

As the catmint is a new purchase, and Major Tom was caught roughing it up when it first arrived, I've stuck it in one of my portable seedling nurseries to protect it, at least until it's a bit bigger. The catmint can grow up through the wire mesh where the cats can get to it.

#Gardening #GrowYourOwn #Catnip #Catmint

A catnip plant in a ceramic pot
A catmint plant in a pot. The pot is in a plastic bin with a window cut out of the top. Metal mesh has been duct-taped into the window and the branches of the catmint are starting to poke through.
A tuxedo cat chomping down on some fresh catnip leaves
5 months ago
A cartoon of a stoned-looking cat flying above a neighborhood. Caption: The catnip had been particularly exceptional that morning.
vintagepix (Carolyn B)
5 months ago

Bonus #Caturday photo collage of the Ninja enjoying the first #catnip of spring. (We occasionally get small patches growing in our yard.) #CatsOfMastodon #BlackCat #SpoiledCat

Collage of 4 square photos arranged in a square. Each shows the face of our black cat with a sprig of fresh catnip leaves. In the last photo she is just a blur of black fur with a flash of green leaf.
5 months ago

When the #catnip hits 😂

A tabby cat rolling around on the floor on their back clutching a rainbow patterned catnip-filled mini cushion/cat toy.  Their face is upside down as we look at them, they have one eye open and the other closed like they are winking. Their mouth is slightly open and we can see their teeth. There are rainbow light patterns on the floor next to them thanks to a light catcher hung up at the window that we can’t see.
Cameo Wood
6 months ago

Please enjoy Truth nipping out on the stairs. #CatsOfMastodon #Catnip #BlackCats

A black cat, rolling around on concrete stairs like a crazy person.

Lookit my #Catnip plant 🌱that my housemate #DaisyDoo & mom planted for me! Said I can have it when it gets a bit bigger. Dreamies for me! 😻😻😻#NipFest #HedgeWatch #TabbyTude #Cats #CatsOfMastodon

A Classic Tabby cat getting ready for Dreamland in his lofty Catio bed.
Catnip plant
Jonathan Matthews
6 months ago

Charlie the #cat has a new scratching pad, and he’s decided to loaf in order to get better acquainted. The dusting of #catnip didn’t hurt, either … #CatsOfFosstodon #CatsOfMastodon

A very handsome ginger and white cat loafs on a corrugated cardboard mat, on a wood floor. A plastic box is in the background.
7 months ago

I bought Rosey the #cat a catnip brush which attaches to the chair leg and now she's in a catnip stupor.
#CatsOfMastodon #cats #CatNip

A calico cat laying on the floor with her face pressed up against the chair leg. The cat has her eyes closed and looks very happy.
His & Hearse Press
7 months ago

As an extremely mature and responsible adult (with a credit card), I’m taking my new cat ownership duties seriously. Very. Seriously.

Blood stained catnip flavored butcher knife?! What a time to be alive.

#HisAndHearsePress #Cat #CatToy #CatToys #GothCatLady #Squee #Catnip #CatnipToy #ButcherKnife #CatsOfMastodon #Catstodon #Caturday #CaturdayEveryday

A purple damask background with four plush replicas of cutting tools. There are two bloodied knives, an axe, and a butcher knife. They are catnip filled cat toys.
A tabby cat aggressively biting a bloody looking plush butcher knife toy filled with catnip.
A tabby cat aggressively biting a bloody looking plush butcher knife toy filled with catnip. She’s got an evil look in her eyes.
A tabby cat biting a bloody looking plush butcher knife toy filled with catnip. She has a surprised look on her face, as if she were just caught doing something naughty.

The catnip in the new toys might be a bit too strong for Wolf Boom Zoom.

#Caturday #CatsOfMastodon #cats #Catnip #RescueCat

A grey cat with a stunned expression lies awkwardly on a bed.
Cameo Wood
7 months ago

My cats have way more fun with my cat sitter than they do with me. Look at these naughty boys, getting high on the ‘nip and acting real cute. #CatsOfMastodon #BlackCats #Catnip early #Caturday

@cypnk #catnip is a hell of a drug! 🤣

8 months ago

Someone has put new catnip on the cardboard scratcher. I didn't know, ate a tonne of it then completely lost my sense of decorum. I was rolling around on the floor like a kitten and trying to kill the scratcher; I exposed my belly; I licked Eric! :blobcat_oh_no:

I've come upstairs for a hug. The woman seems to still love me, so I think I may have got away with the unseemly behaviour. #CatsOfMastodon #Cat #Cats #WhiskersWednesday #CatNip

A slightly blurry, over exposed, too much flash, shot of Colin, an orange cat. His face takes up half the picture and he's looking to the right. There are slightly blurry white whiskers. His ears are not visible, but you can see his skinny little forelegs. Despite the flash, his eyes are open and from the eye you can see, his pupils are wide.
Comfortably Numb
8 months ago

If you don't talk to your cat about catnip - who will?

#cats #catsofmastodon #catstodon #catnip

Black cat with his tongue sticking out is covered in catnip.
9 months ago

Nobody loves anything like Rufio loves a #catnip mouse! 🤣🫠😵‍💫 #caturday #CatsOfMastodon #cat #LazySunday

Tabby cat lying on his side licking a catnip mouse with a pink feather tail

The trick with #catnip stuffed #cat #toys: initially they get "high" on it and play very intensely with it, but after some time (15 minutes?) the effect wears out and then they lose interest and leave it be. That's the time to pick it up, put it in a Ziplock bag and keep it somewhere where the cat can't reach it. Later on (next day or so) you can give it back and then the cat will respond identical to it. This way will prolong its effectiveness and joy 😹

9 months ago

When the catnip flowers, we cut the long flowering stalks and use them as cat toys. Some cats like to rub their faces on catnip or chew it a bit. Luna straight up eats the stuff. He really enjoyed munching on these catnip flowers this morning.
#CatsOfMastadon #Cats #Catnip

A cat chomps on some catnip flowers
Cat doing a blep - tongue sticking out a little bit - with ears going sideways. A catnip flower is on the left side of the image, while the cat is looking off to the right.
Cowboy Cat Ranch
9 months ago

We're ready to submit our revised manuscript on How Plants Make Cats Happy to Frontiers for Young Minds, a science journal for kids, and articles reviewed by kids.

This has been such a lovely experience. We will let you know when it will be available online. It will be open access.

The photograph of Harvey is not relevant, but isn't she a pleasure to look at? (:

#science #kids #children #cats #catsofMastodon #plants #Frontiers #catnip #scicomm #outreach

Cowboy Cat Ranch
10 months ago

We gave a piece of wood to our cats.

It didn't take long before Aguereberry peacefully claimed it. After a long response, she fell asleep on top of it.

#cats #catsofMastodon #science #animalbehavior #smell #olfaction #enrichment #olfactoryenrichment #catnip #Tatarianhoneysuckle

I'm Catnip Lightpaw, well that's what I'm known as online, I play #MMO and #MMORPG. Currently addicted to #ElderScrollsOnline

#IT for 25 years, managing #Networks #Servers #Firewalls #Wi-Fi #VMWare #MS-SQL +

Run #Synology #Xpenology #NAS at home

#Married my #Husband :ablobcatheart: after 22 years in 2017, first time owning a house after 27 years of renting. We have one #Cat, Binky, who is the centre of our world! (yes, there will be lots of #Pictures

xx #Catnip