Nip n’ Toy
There is nothing like this on the market, and your kitty is just going to love it! Each bag contains a hand made raw sheep’s wool ball that is felted around a bell.
The wool is all natural, minimally processed and not dyed. The ball is surrounded by premium catnip. When the catnip is off the ball, put the ball back in the bag and shake it up for more catnip fun. If the ball gets too fuzzy from playing, put it through a washer and the dryer cycle and the wool will tighten back up.
Cats carry this ball around the house like nothing you have ever seen! They just love this toy!
Nip n’ Toy
Premium Cat Nip
The cat nip that comes in the Nip n’ Toy is really something special. We have been asked and asked to sell it in its own container. Here it is! .2 ounces of our all natural, premium cat nip comes in each container. This is plenty of cat nip to drive your kitty into a cat nip frenzy again and again!
The cat nip is triple cleaned making it dust free. It is “high grown” making it the most potent cat nip available.
Your cat will thank you with extra purring when you ‘capture” some cat nip for him!
The Secret of Catnip
From Pet Age, April 2010
Why do cats roll around, leap about and go nuts - or just zone out - when they smell or eat catnip?
The answer lies in the chemical nepetalactone, the primary component in the essential oil of the catnip plant (nepeta cataria). Nepetalactone is released from the catnip when cats eat or chew the herb, or kick, claw or bite toys containing it. Response to the herb is hereditary, and researchers estimate that 10 percent to 30 percent of cats don't have the "catnip gene". Kittens don't react until they are about 8 weeks of age. Males and females respond equally, although some evidence suggests males respond a bit more strongly than females. Some experts theorize catnip activates the same neural system in the brain that regulates sexual behavior, because cats roll and squirm under its influence just like female cats in heat do. But since male cats roll around too, and because some of the other behaviors associated with catnip - such as hyperactivity, or conversely, dreaminess - are not associated with feline sexual behavior, others discount the "aphrodisiac" theory. Others cite research of nepetalactone to that of LSD and say catnip seems to have a mild hallucinogenic effect. Cats can't "overdose" on catnip, however. A catnip-induced response typically lasts only 5 to 15 minutes. After that, it takes a few hours for a cat to respond again.
Catnip isn't addicting, either. However, cats can become desensitized to its effects if the herb is given to them frequently. Veterinarians advise offering into more than every few days so it remains a special treat.
My cat, Scooter, has been going bezerk with his new toy. It is fun to see a cat go nuts over catnip, isn't it!"
- Priscilla from White Mountain Kettle Corn
Two Cats Enjoying Their Nip n' Toy
We gave two lucky cats two of the Nip n' Toys and set them loose. Here is a slideshow and video of the fun they had:
" Our cat won't leave this wool ball alone! He has it with him all the time. This is a great toy! " - Yolanda in MA
Praise from a customer
When I initially found this item my first thoughts were that I thought this was expensive for a ball in a little bit of catnip. How wrong I was! With the hours of enjoyment my cats and I, have gotten out of these balls were worth every penny and a lot more. The last one of these I had was half bare and been stepped on, and yet my cat would wait for me to put it back in the bag and return it to her. Sometimes, it would get lost for months, but the second I found it, there was my cat with a gleam in her eyes. The new ball is great, and yet my cat still gets much enjoyment out of the old squished bald one. The best part of this toy is the way the lamb’s wool interact with the cat claws, much fun for all. I will be buying more Nip n’ Toys as gifts.
I was glad to see on your site how to care for these balls, and only hope to add to the enjoyment!!!! "
- Keith, Hooksett, NH
This is a toy and not meant for consumption.