Results 1 to 7 of 7

Thread: What about catnip?

  1. #1
    Cavy Slave cobalt's Avatar
    Joined
    Sep 10, 2004
    Location
    Dayton, OH
    Posts
    96
    Thanks
    2
    Thanked 3 Times in 1 Post
    Mentioned
    0 Post(s)
    Quoted
    0 Post(s)

    What about catnip?

    Hmm... I just picked up some catnip for my recent feline aquisition (a neutered, declawed, tabby that was left behind when someone moved) and after seeing his reaction to it I became curious as to whether the catnip would have a similar effect on my piggers and if it was safe. Can anyone stear me in the right direction?

    Thanks

  2. #2
    Cavy Slave C&K's Avatar
    Joined
    Sep 26, 2005
    Location
    Vulcan
    Posts
    2,762
    Thanks
    44
    Thanks
    157 Rec'd/87 Posts
    Mentioned
    0 Post(s)
    Quoted
    0 Post(s)

    Re: What about catnip?

    From what I heard, it should not harm them, but they don't react to it like cats.

    http://www.guinealynx.info/forums/vi...ghlight=catnip

  3. #3
    Cavy Slave cobalt's Avatar
    Joined
    Sep 10, 2004
    Location
    Dayton, OH
    Posts
    96
    Thanks
    2
    Thanked 3 Times in 1 Post
    Mentioned
    0 Post(s)
    Quoted
    0 Post(s)

    Re: What about catnip?

    Wow, thanks for the quick reply After reading just a bit of the information on that link I think I'll just forget the whole idea of giving them catnip.

  4. #4
    Cavy Slave C&K's Avatar
    Joined
    Sep 26, 2005
    Location
    Vulcan
    Posts
    2,762
    Thanks
    44
    Thanks
    157 Rec'd/87 Posts
    Mentioned
    0 Post(s)
    Quoted
    0 Post(s)

    Re: What about catnip?

    I think Ly recommended a single carrot in the cage to have an entertaining go at it with all of them fighting over it!

  5. #5
    Cavy Champion, Previous Forum Moderator Ly&Pigs's Avatar
    Joined
    Dec 05, 2004
    Location
    Mountain View, Arkansas
    Posts
    21,141
    Thanks
    299
    Thanks
    5,233 Rec'd/1,910 Posts
    Mentioned
    4 Post(s)
    Quoted
    1 Post(s)

    Re: What about catnip?

    My pigs have toys with catnip inside and never reacted to it at all. I wouldn't give it to them as a food though.

    Yes, it's fun to watch a whole herd of pigs fight over a single veggie. They all take turns grabbing out of each others mouths.

  6. #6
    Cavy Slave C&K's Avatar
    Joined
    Sep 26, 2005
    Location
    Vulcan
    Posts
    2,762
    Thanks
    44
    Thanks
    157 Rec'd/87 Posts
    Mentioned
    0 Post(s)
    Quoted
    0 Post(s)

    Re: What about catnip?

    Yes, it's fun to watch a whole herd of pigs fight over a single veggie. They all take turns grabbing out of each others mouths.
    That is what my three "downstairs" pigs would do.

    My fosters however are a different story. I gave them some carrots the third day I had them and they where hiding in a pigloo. Oats came out and retrieved a carrot, bringing it back to the pigloo she and Trixie felt like sharing. After 1/2 a minute, I snuck up and lifted up the pigloo, they where very nicely sharing it! Each taking bites from either end in a manner not to disturb the other pigs eating!

  7. #7
    Cavy Slave aqh88's Avatar
    Joined
    Nov 06, 2004
    Location
    Iowa
    Posts
    2,761
    Thanks
    0
    Thanks
    133 Rec'd/114 Posts
    Mentioned
    0 Post(s)
    Quoted
    0 Post(s)

    Re: What about catnip?

    Mine love catnip. That and the basil was the only thing they would eat out of oxbow's dried herbs treat. All 9 would munch it down like hay if I let them and I even planted patches of it around the garden last year. Some of it is coming up again this year. While I wouldn't give them large amounts and probably not the finely diced catnip sold for cat toys, fresh or dried stalks/leaves seems fine and were a big hit. They much prefer the young stalks though and won't really eat it soon after it's flowered.

User Tag List

Bookmarks

Bookmarks

Posting Permissions

  • You may not post new threads
  • You may not post replies
  • You may not post attachments
  • You may not edit your posts
  •