What are cat attractants?
Another word for a cat attractant is a cat aphrodisiac. Cat attractants are composed of things like odors and contents of essential oils that are from nature and have a natural ability to affect cat behaviors. After giving your cat a feline attractant, he or she may roll in it, paw at it, or chew on the source of the smells and taste. The effect of cat attractant on feline behavior is usually temporal, lasting for only a few minutes. For many feline attractants, when the effects of cat attractant wears off, the cats often have a recovery period during which the response cannot be duplicated. This is common in compounds that mimic the feline facial pheromone. For a long lasting affect, the best cat attractants are a felines natural prey. Cats will never get enough of birds and mice because it is so deeply a part of their basic feline nature.
Here is a list of active chemicals and ingredients that are currently known to cause euphoric behaviors in cats:
- actinidine from Valeriana officinalis
- nepetalactone – C10H14O2 from Nepeta (catnip),
Our official advice to only give your cats substances that are proven safe and taken directly from nature.
Catnip snack recipe
If you want to make some catnip snacks for your kitty cat, here is a great recipe:
Put olive oil in a frying pan and dump in a bunch of catnip. Cook on medium to low heat until you get a rich green oil from which to bake your treats. This can also be done with butter and other types of oils that are good for cats. Take care not to burn the oil or butter.
Cat Urine is a cat attractant
Things from cats and nature tend to be good attractants for cats. Cat urine happens to be one of them. Here we get back to the basic instinctual makeup of cats. In particular, male cats have urine that contains cat pheromones. The pheromone in cat urine is 3-mercapto-3-methylbutan-1-ol (MMB). This pheromone is a compound that gives cat urine its odor.
The cat attractant named Felinine is synthesized in the cat’s urine.
Consequently, rats and mice hate the odor of a cat’s urine. This is due to their instinctual nature to survive. However, when your cat catches a mouse or if a mouse rolls in cat piss, the parasite Toxoplasma gondii will infect the mouse. After infected, a mouse is actually attracted to the Felinine, thus highly increasing the likelihood of the mouse being preyed upon by the cat. This is funny stuff because all your cat needs to do is scent the mouse and the mouse will become deliriously attracted to your cat, lol!