Whip Up Purrfectly Pawsome Homemade Catnip Recipes

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For cat owners, witnessing their feline companions frolic in a frenzy of catnip joy is a sight to behold. But store-bought catnip toys can get expensive, and sometimes you just want to spoil your kitty with something homemade. The good news is, creating delightful catnip experiences is easier than you think! Unleash your inner cat chef and whip up some purrfectly pawsome recipes with these homemade catnip delights:

1. Catnip Cat Crack:

This simple recipe packs a potent punch of catnip goodness.



  1. In a small bowl, combine the catnip and olive oil. Mix well to ensure all the catnip is coated.
  2. If the mixture seems too dry, add a few drops of warm water at a time until it becomes slightly clumpy.
  3. Stuff the mixture into empty tea bags, small fabric pouches, or felt toys. Secure them tightly with string or thread.
  4. Let your cat sniff and roll around in their new catnip haven!

2. Catnip & Silvervine Sprinkle:

This irresistible blend offers a double dose of feline euphoria.



  1. Grind the catnip and silvervine leaves in a spice grinder or coffee grinder until they resemble a coarse powder.
  2. Combine the ground herbs with the rolled oats in a bowl.
  3. Sprinkle the mixture on scratching posts, cat trees, or even sprinkle a small amount on the floor for your cat to discover.

3. Tuna & Catnip Temptations:

These delectable treats combine the irresistible allure of tuna with the stimulating effects of catnip.



  1. Preheat oven to 350°F (175°C). Line a baking sheet with parchment paper.
  2. In a large bowl, combine the tuna, egg, flour, wheat germ, rolled oats, and catnip. Mix well until a dough forms.
  3. Roll out the dough on a lightly floured surface to about 1/4-inch thickness.
  4. Use cookie cutters or a knife to cut out desired shapes.
  5. Place the treats on the prepared baking sheet and bake for 15-20 minutes, or until golden brown.
  6. Let the treats cool completely before serving to your feline friend.

4. Bonus: Catnip-Stuffed Catnip Mice:

These adorable DIY toys combine the fun of plush toys with the enticing aroma of catnip.



  1. Cut out two identical mouse shapes from your chosen fabric scraps.
  2. Sew the two pieces together, leaving a small gap for stuffing.
  3. Turn the fabric right side out and stuff it with poly-fil.
  4. Add a pinch of dried catnip to the stuffing.
  5. Sew the gap closed.
  6. Repeat for as many mice as you like and watch your cat bat and pounce with glee.

Tips for Feline Foodies:

  • Always use dried catnip in your recipes. Fresh catnip loses its potency quickly.
  • Start with small amounts of catnip and observe your cat's reaction. Some cats may be more sensitive than others.
  • Store leftover catnip in an airtight container in a cool, dark place.
  • Supervise your cat while they enjoy their homemade treats to ensure they don't ingest any non-edible materials.
  • Most importantly, have fun and enjoy the joy of watching your cat revel in their homemade catnip creations!

Remember, a little catnip goes a long way, and with these purrfectly pawsome recipes, you can create endless hours of fun and feline frolicking in the comfort of your own home. So get creative, unleash your inner cat chef, and watch your kitty's tail wag with delight!


♬ Cena Engraçada e Inusitada - HarmonicoHCO

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