Nip query

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Nip query

Postby Ireneb » Tue Apr 23, 2013 3:15 pm

I used to buy catnip mice made by a company called Culpepper in the UK, cats used to go mad over them. The business seems to have closed down. I have tried a couple of basic catnip toys from local petshop, but Rani is very meh about these.

Can anyone in the UK recommend a decent brand that will have her rolling around again without abandon?
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Re: Nip query

Postby tonksrok » Tue Apr 23, 2013 4:11 pm

I made Myet her own catnip toy using an old (clean) knee high stocking, cotton balls and some really strong catnip. Roll the cotton balls around in the nip until they get coated, then pack a few in the toe of the stocking, sprinkle in more nip then pack some more cotton balls in, repeat until you get something about the size of a largish mouse (or smallish rat), tie the stocking in a knot, double the stocking back over itself and tie another knot. Toss to cat and watch the weirdness begin. Myet loved these and they were a great way to recycle old knee high stockings.
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Re: Nip query

Postby Honeybun » Tue Apr 23, 2013 11:48 pm

I use these: http://www.myvetmeds.co.uk/catac-catnip ... -sacks.htm (I don't get them from this site but just put it as an example). All my cats love the bags and they stay fresh for ages, though they do go a bit brown as the catnip gets wet.

An example of one in use:
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This was the first day she came to live with us and the catnip helped her come out of her shell.
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Re: Nip query

Postby Ireneb » Wed Apr 24, 2013 1:26 pm

Thank you, will research that further when I'm back from Vienna. I've never been very successful growing my own catnip, probably because the cats used to eat it.
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Re: Nip query

Postby vonney » Mon Apr 29, 2013 9:34 pm

This knocked off Gus' socks, but was too strong for Gibson.

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