Trixie Cat Toys - Matatabi Stick with Tassels
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No Returns or Exchanges
Matatabi Toys are one of the most unique all natural cat toys you can get for your own cat or as a gift for another kitty. They are a wonderful alternative to catnip that combines both play and dental health.
- Matatabi with dried matatabi fruit, jute string and raffia tassels
- Supports dental hygiene
Size: 24cm length
Cat toys - they’re attractive, they’re fun, and well, they sometimes excite the hooman more than the cat. Every cat has a favorite set of toys, be it balls, feather toys, squeaky toys, interactive wands etc. The best way to know your cats favorite toys is to allow them to choose which they’d like to play with - cats that have a high prey drive prefer chasing, pouncing, and running, and enjoy balls, feather toys, cat trees, agility courses, and treasure hunts. Contrarily, cats that enjoy focus over play, enjoy interactive toys, puzzles, scent work and so on. It is always best to give your cat a mic of both types of toys, i.e. one that exercises the body and one that challenges the brain. Most teaser cat toys that are bright and/or emit sounds that mimic sounds of prey, are loved by curious kittens since their ears are very receptive to new sounds, especially high-pitched ones. As is mental and physical exercise, so is relaxation - matatabi and catnip toys are increasingly popular for their benefit to a cat’s emotional well-being. Whether you choose a cat soft toy or feather cat toy, the best cat toys online are found only at Petsy!
FAQS on Matatabi
1. What is Matatabi?
Matatabi, more commonly known as silvervine, is a plant which produces an oil that cats are naturally attracted to. The plant is native to the mountains Japan and China and grows like an ivy on trees and rocks. It is officially named Actinidia Polygama but gets the name silvervine for the distinctive color of its leaves.
2. How does Matatabi compare to Catnip?
Studies show that while one out of every three cats had no response to catnip, nearly 80% of the cats responded to silvervine. It contains more and different compounds that cats like and respond to and perhaps explains why some cats who do not respond to catnip, do love silver vine.
3. How do Cats React to Matatabi?
The reaction to silvervine is very unique and will differ from cat to cat. Their reactions vary from rolling, chin and cheek rubbing, meowing, pouncing, drooling and licking.
4. How long does the effect of Matatabi last?
Effects of silvervine usually last anywhere from 5-30 minutes. Kittens (under 8 months old) may not have a reaction to silvervine.
5. How does Matatabi work?
It stimulates the cats olfactory system (i.e. the smell receptors) and this releases endorphins and encourages the cat to interact with the stimulating substance.
6. Is Matatabi safe?
Catnip and silvervine are both plants that are safe for cats and humans. Exposure to either of these plants can make your cat quite happy and excited.
Delivery & Returns
This item will be dispatched within 24 hours. Post dispatch, the delivery times are:
- 24 hours for orders within Metro Mumbai.
- 2-7 working days delivery for orders from other towns/cities in India.
Delivery times may be subject to stock availability, delays caused by shipping partners which are beyond Petsy's control, and as such, delivery times may be extended.
This item is non-returnable. Exchange or store credit available only for defective or damaged products within 7 days of delivery date.
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