Whether it’s stuffed into a mouse toy, sprinkled onto a scratching post, or baked into a treat, there’s one thing for sure — cats go crazy for catnip! Catnip is a herb from the mint family which contains an active ingredient which is known to alter the normal behaviour of a domestic cat. A cat’s response to catnip may be to sniff, chew, lick, or rub — although it’s thought that one third of cats aren’t affected. Although your cat may appear ‘high’ as he engages with it, it is widely recognised as being a safe source of enrichment for many cats. Here, you’ll find some more in-depth information about what catnip is, and how you make some catnip toys that your cat will adore.