Wholesome Foods and Wellness Products for Pets

Here Kitty Kitty Honeysuckle
  • Here Kitty Kitty Honeysuckle
Here Kitty Kitty Honeysuckle - is currently on backorder. You may still purchase now though and we'll ship as soon as more become available.

You’re probably familiar with catnip (Nepeta cateria) and the fun reaction it can cause in cats. But what if your kitty doesn’t seem to like catnip? There’s an alternative: honeysuckle! The ability to respond to nepetalactone (the active ingredient in catnip) is hereditary and is a dominant trait in felines. Approximately 70% of cats possess the gene necessary for enjoying catnip, leaving about 30% of the population to delight in a honeysuckle habit. Honeysuckle contains a natural chemical that is remarkably similar to the reactive chemical found in catnip. These chemicals produce a scent that the cat’s pheromone receptors respond to, and this only occurs in sexually mature cats (approximately 6 - 9 months of age).
Reactions include rolling around, meowing, purring or growling, drooling, kneading, chasing invisible prey, and a dreamy or spaced-out mood. This sleepy side effect can last for up to two hours. Many cats play hard for a short while and then crash out after indulging in catnip or honeysuckle play.