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post May 13 2007, 01:26 PM
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Macka I Valerijana, neverovatno


Valerijana ili macja trava, izazivaju neverovatno ponasanje kod moje macke! Da li neko moze strucnije da objasni zasto, kako i narvno u kojim kolicinama joj mogu davati kapi, i koliko cesto, posto je ona naprosto odusevljena time, a moram priznati i meni je zanimljivo tongue.gif
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post Dec 1 2008, 02:59 PM
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Sve si super napisala! thumbsup.gif

Ranije sam stavila, ali mi se čini da je nestao tekst o catnip-u, pa evo na sredini strane u prilogu je o delovanju cat minta na macose http://zivotinjsko-carstvo.com/forum/index...4175&st=855

Catnip, also catmint.......biljka na čiji miris mnoge mačke otkidaju, igračka je sadrži pa otud ovakvo oduševljenje.

Kog ne mrzi da čita, mali izvod sa neta:

``Catnip is a perennial herb. It is a member of the Mint family Labiatae, it is also a distant relation of marijuana. It is well known for it's ability to get cat's high. It is native to Europe & Asia, however has become naturalised in America & Canada after being introduced. There are approximately 250 species of Catnip, and this figure doesn't include hybrid species.

Catnip is also known by the following names: Cataria, Catmint, Catnep, Catrup, Cat's Heal All, Cat's-play, Cat's Wort, Catswort, Catwort, Chi Hsueh Tsao, Field Balm, Garden Nep, Herba Cataria, Herba Catti, Nebada, Nep.

The active ingredient which causes this is an essential oil called nepetalactone, which can be found in the leaves & stem of the plant. Other constituents include Acetic Acid, Alpha & beta-nepetalactone, Citral, Nepetalactone, Geraniol, Dipentene, Citronellol, Nerol, Butyric Acid, Valeric Acid and Tannins.

When a cat encounters catnip, it usually sniffs it, rubs against it, licks it & finally eats it. It's actually the sniffing that gets produces the high, it's believed that cats eat catnip to bruise the catnip & therefore release more of the nepetalactone. The high produced will usually last between five & ten minutes.

One interesting fact is that when sniffed, catnip will stimulate kitty, however when eaten it will act as a sedative.

Around 50% of cats are affected by catnip, and those who are, are affected to differing degrees. Kittens younger than 8 weeks old aren't able to enjoy it's effects. In fact, they show an aversion to it. The response to catnip appears to be inherited as an autosomal gene. It's not just domesticated cats who enjoy the effects of catnip, many lot of wild species also enjoy it. Cats can smell 1 part in a billion in the air. Males & females, entire or desexed, there appears to be no one group who is more readily affected by catnip than another.

Nepetalactone causes a hallucinogenic effect. Some say the effects are similar to LSD, others say similar to marijuana. Because cats roll on the floor, which mimics a female in estrus, it has been suggested that catnip acts as an aphrodisiac, but this is unlikely as males react in just the same way. What is likely is the cat is reacting to similar "feel good" pheromones released during sexual courtship/activity. However, non sexual behaviour including playing, chasing & hunting can also be observed. The response to catnip is via the olfactory system. Even cats who can't smell will can still respond to catnip.

The effects of catnip seem to change from cat to cat. I have one cat who drools & rolls on the floor, I have another one who becomes very hyperactive, a third becomes aggressive, and picks fights with the other cats when he's had catnip.

Catnip is not harmful to your cat. They won't overdose on it. Most cats know when they've had enough & will refuse any further offers.

Interestingly, researchers say that nepetalactone is about ten times more effective at repelling mosquitos than DEET, which is the active ingredient in most insect repellents. It was also discovered that catnip repels cockroaches too!* Plants aren't alone in containing nepetalactone, some insects & ants also contain it. It's been speculated that this protects them from insects.

Rats & mice are also believed to have a strong dislike of catnip & will avoid places where it grows.

If you set it, the cats will eat it. If you sow it, the cats don't know it.
Philip Miller, The Gardener's Dictionary

This saying came about because fresh catnip is supposedly more attractive to cats when it is bruised & transplanting catnip bruises the leaves. I don't know how much truth there is to that, certainly my cats will have a nibble on the catnip I keep in their enclosure, which hasn't been bruised.

Catnip is usually fairly easy to grow, you should be able to purchase the plant from your local garden centre. It likes light sandy soil, and grows best in full sun.

Most pet shops either sell catnip toys, or tried catnip. When storing catnip, put it in an air tight container, in the fridge or freezer.

To dry fresh catnip, hang upside down in a dry, ventilated area, away from the sun.``


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- pcelica   Catnip, Valerijana kapi, Obična Trava za mace   May 13 2007, 01:26 PM
- - Tatianna   Jooj i ja imam potpuno isto iskustvo!Takodje n...   May 15 2007, 02:33 PM
- - Wayakan   Nisam strucna, al' da ipak napisem nesto... ...   May 16 2007, 09:43 PM
- - MFSara   Nepeta cataria( mačija trava) i valeriana officina...   May 17 2007, 08:28 PM
- - lalence   Imala sam prilike vise puta da vidim ponasanje mac...   Jun 16 2007, 02:56 PM
- - Tijana.   Procitala sam negde da treba ako maca nece da greb...   Nov 25 2007, 07:09 AM
- - xw0lf   da li je relacija iz naslova teme tacna... U proda...   Apr 23 2008, 08:22 AM
- - Nancy   I kod nas i u inostranstvu sam do sada nalazila ig...   Apr 23 2008, 09:07 AM
- - sasame   Catnip ili macina trava jeste daleki rodjak marihu...   Apr 23 2008, 10:43 AM
- - xw0lf   hmmm a ima li po nasim petshopovima (Srbija, Beogr...   Apr 23 2008, 11:21 AM
- - koyemakosako   Trava Za Macke Aka Trava Za Jelo QUOTE(miskec ...   Nov 26 2008, 02:39 AM
|- - koyemakosako   QUOTE(koyemakosako @ Nov 26 2008, 02:39 A...   Jan 5 2009, 06:28 PM
- - Coja   Da ti mozda pomognem...ja Coju hranim iskljucivo R...   Nov 28 2008, 02:32 PM
- - sasame   Ja kad sam vredna sadim pšenicu, a kad nisam onda ...   Nov 28 2008, 02:55 PM
- - koyemakosako   @ Coja & Sasame ( Yuki ) Hvala vam na odgovor...   Nov 28 2008, 04:14 PM
- - Ksenija 24.februar   Spojene su teme pošto su u pitanju 3različite stva...   Dec 1 2008, 01:48 PM
- - sasame   Sve si super napisala! Ranije sam stavila, ...   Dec 1 2008, 02:59 PM
- - Vidilica   Neverovatno kako, skoro svako od nas, u kuci ima k...   Jun 20 2009, 09:45 PM
|- - Zaklinica   QUOTE(Vidilica @ Jun 20 2009, 08:45 PM) N...   Jul 14 2009, 02:05 PM
- - NinaK   Posle svega sto prezivljavamo svaki dan, zar je cu...   Jun 24 2009, 09:55 PM
- - agnjeshka   Jos jedno pitanje od vlasnice-pocetnice. Moja je...   May 7 2010, 12:43 PM
- - oddo   Zna li neko gde ima u Beogradu da se kupi trava za...   Mar 10 2011, 03:59 PM
|- - mjau   Na sta konkretno mislis, travu koje macke jedu da ...   Mar 11 2011, 09:35 PM
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