Handmade Matatabi Cat Toy
Research has shown that indoor cats are happier and healthier when they have an environment enriched with items that stimulate their senses and natural feline nature. Things like scratching posts and cat trees are great but they miss appealing to one particularly important cat sense – smell.
The scent of the compound released by Matatabi, otherwise known as silvervine or Japanese catnip, has a more potent effect than standard catnip and more cats are stimulated by it. 80% of cats react with euphoria, licking, chewing, head-rubbing, playing and ecstatic bunny hops.
As one buyer of this handmade matatabi ball said, “My cats love, love, love this ball!”