Sunday Catinee: Big Cats and Catnip… the “Science”

Sparkle's Sunday Catinee

A while back, Big Cat Rescue featured some of their tigers, lions and leopards enjoying catnip. Apparently some humans argued that there was no science behind the claim that these big guys did, in fact, enjoy the nip. So to placate the naysayers, they threw another nip party for their charges… in a more scientific vein. Well, not really… check it out:

If you can’t see the video above, click here to watch it on YouTube!

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  1. The Kitties of Purring Pines says

    Good research! We don’t act the same way to nip every time! Some hoomans just don’t get us felines! Happy Sunday!

  2. says

    What a great video. I enjoyed that a lot. So much fun to see all those big cats having a good time. That is a great organization.Take care.

  3. says

    We love that video! Big cats really do have some things in common with smaller ones. We also love Big Cat Rescue. Our head peep has visited there, and it’s an amazing place for big cats who needed a forever home.

  4. says

    How to tame the savage beast…big or small…catnip! Loved the video. Thanks for sharing. Purrs and hugs, Lily Olivia, Misty May, Mauricio, Giulietta, Fiona, Astrid, Lisbeth and Calista Josette

  5. Baby Tali says

    Kittehs is kittehs I guess..My Humom got to hold a Mountain Lion cub at a zoo once..she says it just like holding a very big kitten..and lots of fun to play with.. 😆

  6. Michelle S says

    What a great video!!! They’re only 30 minutes from me, so it’s pretty pathetic that I’ve never made the time to visit!

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