Posted on Monday, January 25, 2010

How to make your cat gets high




Ini kali kedua sy ulang membaca buku Dewey Readmore Book, seekor kucing perpustakaan dari Iowa yg begitu popular di seluruh dunia. Dewey antara kucing library paling popular, tak percaya boleh search kat youtube. even buku mengenai Dewey nie pun jadi international best seller. kisah Dewey nie sedih jugak mula2nya sbb librarians jumpa dia di dalam kotak drop box library yg biasa org guna utk return buku bila library tutup dlm keadaan kesejukan pd satu pagi Isnin bersuhu -15celcius sbb drop box tu dari metal, so umpama msk dlm peti sejuklah kat dlm tu semalaman. sy takkan citer sinopsis kat sini, apa yg sy rasa menarik ialah kewujudan sejenis tumbuhan yg disebut di dalam buku nie yg boleh buat kucing 'high' atau bahasa mat-mat pit nie lalok lah. mula2 tak paham 'catnip' tu aper, bila sy search kat internet barulah tau rupanya sejenis herba tumbuhan. bila kucing cium jer dia high, terguling2, tergelek2, dan tergolek2. sbb sekian lama meminati kucing, nie first time sy dgr catnip. tak sure ada jual tak kat msia. kalu tgk kat internet kata kedai pets selalu ada, tapi bukan yg fresh, ada dlm bentuk spray or dan siap disumbat dlm pet toys. tapi yg fresh kesan dia lagi hebat. tak percaya?? tengok sendiri kat bawah nie yer..

sedikit info mengenai catnip:




inilah rupa catnip


"Catnip" is the common name for a perennial herb of the mint family. It is native to Europe and is an import to the United States and other countries. The catnip plant is now a widespread weed in North America.

­Given to the right cat, catnip can cause an amazing reaction! The cat will rub it, roll over it, kick at it, and generally go nuts for several minutes. Then the cat will lose interest and walk away. Two hours later, the cat may come back and have exactly the same response.
Because there really isn't any scent that causes this sort of reaction in humans, catnip is hard for us to understand. However, it is not an uncommon behavior in animals that rely heavily on their noses. For example, there are many scents that will trigger intense hunting behavior in dogs, and other scents will cause dogs to stop in their tracks and roll all over the scent. 

Although no one knows exactly what happens in the cat's brain, it is known that the chemical nepetalactone in catnip is the thing that triggers the response. Apparently, it somehow kicks off a stereotypical pattern in cats that are sensitive to the chemical. The catnip reaction is inherited, and some cats are totally unaffected by it. Large cats like tigers can be sensitive to it as well.

The reaction to catnip only lasts a few minutes. Then the cat acclimates to it, and it can take an hour or two away from catnip for the cat to "reset." Then, the same reaction can occur again. Very young kittens and older cats seem less likely to have a reaction to catnip.

sumber: http://science.howstuffworks.com/herbs-spices/question303.htm 









bwh nie pulak video dewey readmore book. he's soooo adorable. tapi dah mati thn 2006 pd usia 16 thn.

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3 Responses to How to make your cat gets high

  1. maiyah
    January 26, 2010 at 2:53 AM
    nak cari le tumbuhan tu hehe
  2. Cengkih78
    January 26, 2010 at 9:10 AM
    hehehe, gi carik kak..kalu jumpa bagi tau..
  3. ~ Yanie Rahman ~
    January 29, 2010 at 6:46 PM
    bagus ker kasi kucing high?? sayang eh...hehe