Cat Goes Full Psychedelic

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Catmint. Catswort. If you’re a scientist,Nepeta Cataria. All of these are names for a feline’s favorite recreational substance that you probably know as… catnip. This fascinating herb has been used for centuries to treat various ailments in humans. It’s also been used as a rat repellent. For our furry feline friends, though, it serves an entirely different purpose.

All shapes and sizes of cats are affected by catnip, including lions, tigers, jaguars, and of course, domestic cats. The effects of catnip vary from cat to cat, but generally, a cat will behave as though goofily intoxicated. You can expect to see jumping about, rolling around, purring, drooling, and lots of kitty-cat mayhem.

In this video, a man offers his cat some catnip from a can and the cat responds in kind with barrel rolls. And then the cat wants more. And then the cat barrel rolls some more. And so on. A hilarious example of a cat enjoying his psychedelics.

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