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If you're a cat owner, having a small bag of green powder in your home means something very different from what most people would think. It's that magical dust that turns domestic felines into wild jungle cats as soon as they get a whiff of it, and melts them into a motionless puddle of fluff if they lick it up. Enter the wondrous world of catnip, and the stoned kitties who can't get enough of it.

The name 'catnip' is derived from nepeta cataria, an herb closely related to mint. The plant, whether freshly grown or dried for commercial purposes, secretes a chemical compound called nepetalactone that triggers a response from cats' pheromone receptors - in other words, it makes them lose their minds when they smell it. When the plant is ingested, it produces the opposite effect by sedating the cat. Each feline reacts differently to the magical herb, with some showing outright immunity to its powers. Others, however...

Check out a list of cats who went on a serious 'nip trip' below, and just wish that you were on their level of ecstasy right now.

#1

Kitteh's 1st Time On The Nip

Kitteh's 1st Time On The Nip

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#2

Look Who Found The Catnip While I Was Out

Look Who Found The Catnip While I Was Out

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#3

My Cat Felix, High Off His Ass On Catnip

My Cat Felix, High Off His Ass On Catnip

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#4

Our Cat Gets High On Catnip, Then Sits On The Couch And Watches Family Guy For Hours. I Walked In On Her Like This

Our Cat Gets High On Catnip, Then Sits On The Couch And Watches Family Guy For Hours. I Walked In On Her Like This

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#5

Catnip, Not Even Once

Catnip, Not Even Once

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#7

So I Put Some Catnip In Our Food Dehydrator And Came To Find This

So I Put Some Catnip In Our Food Dehydrator And Came To Find This

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#8

Catnip + Cat Pole: Awkward Family Situation (Mother And Son)

Catnip + Cat Pole: Awkward Family Situation (Mother And Son)

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boredhuman
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6 years ago DotsCreated by potrace 1.15, written by Peter Selinger 2001-2017

always make me sad to see a mother stripping for money to pay for her son college tuition

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#9

Just My Cat Enjoying Some Catnip In The Sun. He Was Seriously Sleeping Like This

Just My Cat Enjoying Some Catnip In The Sun. He Was Seriously Sleeping Like This

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#10

When The Catnip Kicks In

When The Catnip Kicks In

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#11

The Cat That Found The Stash

The Cat That Found The Stash

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#13

Woke Up To This Disaster This Morning And Now The Cat Is High As Shit. I Ain't Even Mad

Woke Up To This Disaster This Morning And Now The Cat Is High As Shit. I Ain't Even Mad

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#14

I Introduced My Cat To Catnip Today

I Introduced My Cat To Catnip Today

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#16

Chewy Found Where The Catnip Was Being Grown. This Is Him Sitting In The Planter High As Heck

Chewy Found Where The Catnip Was Being Grown. This Is Him Sitting In The Planter High As Heck

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#18

My Kitten Found The Catnip Drawer And Immediately Had An Existential Crisis

My Kitten Found The Catnip Drawer And Immediately Had An Existential Crisis

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#19

While We Were Out, My Cat Wesley Found The Catnip Bag, Ripped It Open, And This Is What We Returned To

While We Were Out, My Cat Wesley Found The Catnip Bag, Ripped It Open, And This Is What We Returned To

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#20

Here's My Cat Refusing To Let Go Of Her Catnip Bottle

Here's My Cat Refusing To Let Go Of Her Catnip Bottle

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#22

Spaghetti's First Catnip Experience

Spaghetti's First Catnip Experience

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#23

Cat Tree Came With Catnip. He Found The Catnip First

Cat Tree Came With Catnip. He Found The Catnip First

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#25

My Cat Is Either Really Happy... Or Really High On Catnip

My Cat Is Either Really Happy... Or Really High On Catnip

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#26

Catnip Is One Hell Of A Drug

Catnip Is One Hell Of A Drug

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#27

Cat Is Obsessed With A Catnip Stick

Cat Is Obsessed With A Catnip Stick

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#28

Gave My Cat Some Catnip And Left The House, Came Back To This

Gave My Cat Some Catnip And Left The House, Came Back To This

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#33

Friends Little Buddy After Catnip Spilled On The Floor

Friends Little Buddy After Catnip Spilled On The Floor

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#34

Mac Licking The Rug While In A Catnip Stupor

Mac Licking The Rug While In A Catnip Stupor

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#35

Got Some Free Catnip. Woke Up To Find This

Got Some Free Catnip. Woke Up To Find This

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#36

His First Try Of Catnip, Fresh From The Garden

His First Try Of Catnip, Fresh From The Garden

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#39

Hugo Had A Lot Of Catnip And Sat Like This For 20 Minutes

Hugo Had A Lot Of Catnip And Sat Like This For 20 Minutes

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#40

Catnip. One Helluva Drug

Catnip. One Helluva Drug

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#42

After Eating A Bunch Of Catnip, Gus Just Sat There Staring At Nothing For A Couple Minutes

After Eating A Bunch Of Catnip, Gus Just Sat There Staring At Nothing For A Couple Minutes

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#43

Aaaand This Is Why We Keep The Catnip In A Jar Now

Aaaand This Is Why We Keep The Catnip In A Jar Now

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#44

There Was Fresh Catnip At The Farmer's Market Last Week

There Was Fresh Catnip At The Farmer's Market Last Week

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#45

My Cat, High As F*ck After Getting In To The Catnip

My Cat, High As F*ck After Getting In To The Catnip

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#46

I Come Home Every Day From Work To Find My Roommate Sitting Like This On The Couch. High On Catnip Watching Daytime Television. He Doesn't Contribute Or Say Thank You For Anything. Not Sure How To Confront Him

I Come Home Every Day From Work To Find My Roommate Sitting Like This On The Couch. High On Catnip Watching Daytime Television. He Doesn't Contribute Or Say Thank You For Anything. Not Sure How To Confront Him

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6 years ago DotsCreated by potrace 1.15, written by Peter Selinger 2001-2017

I would be veryyyy careful, on how you talk to him, WHATEVER YOU DO DO NOT TOUCH THE NIP, you may lose a eye or something.

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#48

Came Home To A Kitchen Full Of Catnip And This Space Cadet In The Living Room

Came Home To A Kitchen Full Of Catnip And This Space Cadet In The Living Room

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Alia Gail
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6 years ago DotsCreated by potrace 1.15, written by Peter Selinger 2001-2017

My sister looked over my shoulder while I was looking at this one and thought kitty was a potato

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#50

She Just Sticks Her Head In And Breathes. Same Bag Of Catnip For Four Years

She Just Sticks Her Head In And Breathes. Same Bag Of Catnip For Four Years

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#51

The Cat Got Catnip For Christmas, She's So High

The Cat Got Catnip For Christmas, She's So High

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#52

My Cat After A Friend Gave Us Some Homegrown Catnip

My Cat After A Friend Gave Us Some Homegrown Catnip

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Ladam
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6 years ago DotsCreated by potrace 1.15, written by Peter Selinger 2001-2017

I mean like, what if we're not the masters around here? What if in some weird way they own us? That's crazy man.

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#53

We Made The Mistake Of Giving Dj Strawberry Catnip

We Made The Mistake Of Giving Dj Strawberry Catnip

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#54

Found Our Cat On The Table, Completely Out Of His Mind On Catnip

Found Our Cat On The Table, Completely Out Of His Mind On Catnip

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#55

My Friend Had To Hide The Catnip Cigar Due To Level 10 Freakout

My Friend Had To Hide The Catnip Cigar Due To Level 10 Freakout

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#56

Ernesto Got Into The Catnip While We Were Sleeping

Ernesto Got Into The Catnip While We Were Sleeping

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#60

This Is My Sister's Cat, Jeremy. Jeremy Got Into The Catnip, And Now He Is Stuck In A Coat Hanger

This Is My Sister's Cat, Jeremy. Jeremy Got Into The Catnip, And Now He Is Stuck In A Coat Hanger

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#62

Cat's Been Hitting The Catnip Too Hard Lately

Cat's Been Hitting The Catnip Too Hard Lately

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#63

Which Way Did He Go George, Which Way Did He Go?

Which Way Did He Go George, Which Way Did He Go?

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#64

Junkie Cats

Junkie Cats

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#65

Mommy Gave Me Some Catnip And I'm Magically Not Afraid Of The Fan Anymore

Mommy Gave Me Some Catnip And I'm Magically Not Afraid Of The Fan Anymore

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#68

I Couldn't Find The Catnip Lid Last Night. He's Had A Great Day

I Couldn't Find The Catnip Lid Last Night. He's Had A Great Day

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#69

Came Downstairs The Other Morning And Found My Cat Literally Rolling In Catnip

Came Downstairs The Other Morning And Found My Cat Literally Rolling In Catnip

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#70

City The Kitty Gets Frisky From His Catnip

City The Kitty Gets Frisky From His Catnip

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#72

Cat Nip Orgasm

Cat Nip Orgasm

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#73

He Goes Crazy When I Open This Drawer

He Goes Crazy When I Open This Drawer

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Allana Rose
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6 years ago DotsCreated by potrace 1.15, written by Peter Selinger 2001-2017

Mama give me some pleeeeaaasssssseee!!!! I gotta have me some noooooow!

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#74

What Happens When You Leave Your Organic Tea On The Microwave.. That Contains Catnip

What Happens When You Leave Your Organic Tea On The Microwave.. That Contains Catnip

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#76

Cat On Catnip

Cat On Catnip

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#77

My Cat High As A Kite On Catnip

My Cat High As A Kite On Catnip

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#79

Too Much Cat Mint

Too Much Cat Mint

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#80

I've Been Away For A While, So Here's My Newest Cat And His First Time With Nip

I've Been Away For A While, So Here's My Newest Cat And His First Time With Nip

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#81

Well, That Taught Me A Lesson

Well, That Taught Me A Lesson

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#82

After Giving My Cat Some Catnip, She Made This Face For A Good Minute

After Giving My Cat Some Catnip, She Made This Face For A Good Minute

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#84

Catnip Paradise

Catnip Paradise

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#86

He Figured Out Where The Catnip Was Coming From

He Figured Out Where The Catnip Was Coming From

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