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For: Cat Toy
Material: Natural Matatabi/Silvervine
Quantity: 15pcs & 20pcs
There are some cats who aren’t affected by catnip. They’re just not interested. How to make them happy? Matatabi, or Silvervine, might just be the way forward.
Matatabi/Silvervine is the most popular cat treat in Asia. Unlike traditional catnip, which contains only one ingredient that acts as a cat attractant – Nepetalactone – Matatabi/Silvervine contains two. The first is Actinidine, a pyridine derivative which invokes a similar response to nepetalactone. The second is dihydroactinidiolide, which has a light, sweet smell and is also said to act as a cat stimulant.
The effects usually last 5-30 minutes and cats have been observed in returning to Matatabi/Silvervine within 20 minutes. The product appears to invoke a more intense euphoric response in cats than regular catnip – fun behaviors such as rolling, licking, drooling, increased playfulness and a general increase in cat activity have been noted.
Dr. Mark Mitchell of the University of Illinois has conducted an in-depth of the use of Matatabi/Silvervine as a cat stimulant. The key to the study was that the cats involved played two and half times longer with the toys associated with Matatabi/Silvervine, than those sprinkled with regular catnip.
He also found that 3 out of every 4 cats preferred the toys covered in Matatabi/Silvervine overall, considering a variety of aspects such as initial excitement, behaviors exhibited and time spent with the product.