Silver Vine Koi (16cm)
Filled with 100% silver vine, no fillers
If you’ve never heard of silver vine, this is your cat’s lucky day. A plant native to the mountainous regions of eastern Asia, silver vine has been used in Asia for centuries as a preventative health aid. It’s also widely used in Japan and China as a cat stimulant. When exposed to powdered silver vine, cats enter a euphoric state that involves behaviours like rolling, chin and cheek rubbing, meowing, drooling and licking. Reactions vary from cat to cat, but the bottom line is that they all go nuts for the stuff. Effects generally last from 5-30 minutes.
Sounds like catnip, right? Well yes, it does, except it’s more potent due to the presence of two cat attractants as opposed to catnip’s one. A study from the University of Illinois found that cats showed a preference for silver vine over catnip both in terms of initial attraction to an object containing the substance and time spent interacting with it. If your cat doesn’t respond to catnip or has grown bored of it, silver vine may be exactly what the doctor ordered.